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Ivan Johnson Signs In NBA D-League

Two-year NBA veteran Ivan Johnson has signed in the NBA Development League, joining the waiver player pool, sources told RealGM.

Johnson had discussed deals overseas since becoming a final roster cut out of training camp with the Dallas Mavericks in October, but he had always leaned toward joining the D-League in hopes of an NBA call up.

Johnson, a 6-foot-8 forward, averaged 5.3 points and 2.5 rebounds in four preseason games for the Mavericks.

In two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, Johnson was a contributing reserve on playoff teams while averaging 6.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in 125 total games from 2011-13. He played in the Chinese Basketball Association with Zhejiang a season ago.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Austin Spurs Acquire Orlando Johnson

The Austin Spurs have acquired guard Orlando Johnson. As a result, Russell Robinson was released from the team.

Johnson was the 36th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Warriors Reassign Ognjen Kuzmic To Santa Cruz

The Golden State Warriors assigned center Ognjen Kuzmic to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.

Kuzmic will be in uniform for the D-League team’s home game on Wednesday.


Via RealGM Staff Report

Rockets Assign Clint Capela To Rio Grande Valley

The Houston Rockets have assigned assigned center Clint Capela to Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner in Rio Grande Valley.

Capela (6-10, 245, France), has appeared in four games for the Rockets and recorded six rebounds, one assist, a steal and a block in 12 total minutes of playing time.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Shabazz Napier, Hassan Whiteside Recalled To Heat

The Miami Heat recalled guard Shabazz Napier and center Hassan Whiteside from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, on Monday.

Napier appeared in one game with the Skyforce recording 22 points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal in 30:39 minutes. He has appeared in 23 games with the HEAT this season averaging 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 21.4 minutes while shooting 42.9 percent from the field.

Whiteside appeared in one game with the Skyforce and posted a 21-point, 12-rebound double-double while blocking four shots and dishing out two assists in 26:02 minutes of action.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Earl Barron Named D-League Player Of The Week

Bakersfield Jam center Earl Barron has been named the NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Dec. 8 – Sunday, Dec. 14.

Barron (7-0, 245, Memphis) led Bakersfield to a 2-1 record, averaging 31.9 points on .571 shooting (40-for-70), to go along with 12.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal. Barron recorded point-rebound double-doubles in all three games, giving him eight on the season. On Dec. 8, he had 34 points, 14 rebounds and four assists in 119-100 victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders. On Dec. 11, he scored 43 points, the second-highest scoring game of the season, and grabbed 12 rebounds in a loss to Canton.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Heat Assign Shabazz Napier, Hassan Whiteside To Sioux Falls

 The Miami Heat have assigned both guard Shabazz Napier and center Hassan Whiteside to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Napier has appeared in 23 games with the HEAT this season averaging 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 21.4 minutes while shooting 42.9 percent from the field.

Whiteside, who was signed by Miami on November 24, has appeared in three games with the HEAT this season totaling six points, four rebounds and a block in nine minutes of action while shooting a perfect 3-of-3 from the field.

Via RealGM Staff Report

76ers Sign Ronald Roberts From D-League, Waive Jorge Gutierrez

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed free agent forward Ronald Roberts from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers.  

Roberts is the 11th Call-Up of the 2014-15 NBA Development League season. 

Roberts started all eight games for the Sevens so far this season, averaging team-highs of 18 points and 12 rebounds while shooting 67% from the floor.  He was also on the Sixers roster during the preseason and the Orlando Pro Summer League.

The 76ers have also waive Jorge Gutierrez.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Reno Bighorns Acquire Jordan Hamilton

The Reno Bighorns acquired the player rights for former NBA player Jordan Hamilton from the Iowa Energy, along with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers' original second round pick in the 2015 NBA Development League draft.

Iowa will receive the Bighorns 2015 NBA Development League first round draft pick.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Quincy Miller Signs Contract For NBA Call Up Chance In D-League

After a recent workout for the Los Angeles Lakers and considering overseas deals, free agent Quincy Miller has signed a contract in the NBA Development League, sources told RealGM.

Miller's agent, Jared Karnes, confirmed on Wednesday night that the 6-foot-10 forward has filed paperwork to enter the D-League.

Miller worked out for the Lakers last month and had been a leading candidate to earn a roster spot. The Lakers have been deliberate in deciding which wing player to sign onto the roster, continuing to closely monitor forward Roscoe Smith out of their D-League affiliate in Los Angeles, league sources said.

Miller, the 38th overall pick to Denver in 2012, spent two seasons with the Nuggets and averaged 4.5 points and 2.5 rebounds.

Miller, 22, was waived out of Denver's training camp in October.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Jazz To Sign Patrick Christopher

The Jazz are lining up the call up of Patrick Christopher from the NBA D-League.

Earl Clark Close To Deal In China

Earl Clark currently is playing in the D-League for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Jordan Adams Recalled To Grizzlies

Jordan Adams began his second assignment with Iowa on Nov. 25.

Celtics Assign James Young, Dwight Powell To Red Claws

Dwight Powell has appeared in two games for the Red Claws this season and is averaging 21.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in 33.5 minutes per game.

Hawks Recall Adreian Payne From D-League

Adreian Payne has appeared in six games, starting five, averaging 13.5 points, 10.5 rebounds (tied for seventh in the D-League) and 2.3 assists in 31.3 minutes.

Lakers Re-Assign Jordan Clarkson To D-Fenders

The Lakers have re-assigned Jordan Clarkson to the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

76ers Waive Drew Gordon, Sign Malcolm Lee

The 76ers have waived Drew Gordon to sign Malcolm Lee from the D-League.

Pelicans Assign Russ Smith To D-League

The Pelicans have assigned Russ Smith to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.

Celtics Assign Marcus Smart, James Young, Dwight Powell To D-League

The Celtics have assigned Dwight Powell, Marcus Smart and James Young to the Maine Red Claws for Thursday's game in Portland, ME.

Heat Assign Andre Dawkins To D-League

Andre Dawkins made the Heat's regular season roster out of training camp this season.

Toure' Murry Recalled To Jazz

Toure' Murry appeared in six games (five starts) for the Stampede.

Grizzlies Send Jarnell Stokes Back To D-League

Jarnell Stokes posted 13 points and 13 rebounds in 35 minutes in an exhibition on Nov. 8 vs. Sioux Falls, which was played in Memphis at FedExForum.

Earl Clark Named D-League Player Of The Month For November

Earl Clark averaged 28.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in November.

Joe Alexander Named D-League Player Of The Week

Joe Alexander averaged 26.7 points on 57 percent shooting from the floor (35-of-62) to go with 9.3 rebounds as the Warriors went 2-1 last week.

Pistons Recall Tony Mitchell From D-League

Tony Mitchell recorded 12 points (5-9 FG), 12 rebounds and one steal in 30 minutes vs. the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

Kings Reassign Eric Moreland To Reno

Eric Moreland is averaging 13.3 points (.581 FG%), 10.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in three games (all starts) for the Reno Bighorns.

Jordan Hamilton Signs With Iowa In D-League

Jordan Hamilton was a first round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and has played for the Nuggets, Rockets and Jazz.

Pistons Assign Tony Mitchell To D-League

Tony Mitchell appeared in 21 games for the Pistons last season.

Grizzlies Re-Assign Jordan Adams To D-League

Jordan Adams had 20 points, seven rebounds and one assist in 31 minutes in an exhibition on Nov. 8 vs. Sioux Falls.

Damien Wilkins Named D-League Player Of The Week

Damien Wilkins averaged 28.3 points (fourth in the league) on .561 shooting (32-for-57), 10.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists to lead Iowa to a 3-0 start to the season.
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