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Knicks Assign Cleanthony Early To Westchester

Jan 30, 2015 12:35 PM

The New York Knicks have assigned Cleanthony Early to the Westchester Knicks of the NBA D-League.

It marks Early's first assignment of the season.

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RealGM Radio: Shams Charania On Showcase, Klay, Bucks

Jan 29, 2015 1:51 PM

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with RealGM's Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) about covering the D-League Showcase, his first experience at Oracle Arena, Klay Thompson's All-Star case and the surprising success of Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks.

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James Michael McAdoo Returning To D-League

Jan 29, 2015 11:42 AM

James Michael McAdoo will return to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League when his 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors expires.

McAdoo has averaged 4.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in 6.5 minutes over three games with the Warriors.

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Tags: Golden State Warriors, Santa Cruz Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Warriors Assign Festus Ezeli To D-League, Recall Ognjen Kuzmic

Jan 29, 2015 12:56 AM

The Golden State Warriors have assigned Festus Ezeli to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League.

Additionally, the Warriors have recalled Ognjen Kuzmic from his D-League assignment.

Ezeli has missed Golden State’s last 16 games (since December 25) due to a left ankle sprain.

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Tags: Festus Ezeli, Ognen Kuzmic, Golden State Warriors, Santa Cruz Warriors, NBA, NBA Misc Official Transaction, D-League, D-League Transaction, D-League Teams

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Tyler Johnson Signs 10-Day Contract With Heat

Jan 28, 2015 1:30 PM

The Miami Heat have called up Tyler Johnson on a 10-day contract, league sources tell RealGM.

Johnson comes from the D-League's Sioux Falls Skyforce, where he averaged 18.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 15 games.

Johnson was on a 10-day contract with the Heat earlier this month.

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Tags: Tyler Johnson, Miami Heat, Sioux Falls Skyforce, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Chris Johnson Signs 10-Day Contract With Jazz

Jan 28, 2015 1:19 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed forward Chris Johnson of the NBA Development League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers to a 10-day contract.  Johnson becomes the NBA’s 24th overall NBA D-League Call-Up of the 2014-15 season and the 22nd different player to be called up.  

The 24-year-old Johnson (6-6, 201, Dayton) appeared in 14 games (all starts) for the Vipers this season, averaging 20.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals in 35.3 minutes per contest. He scored in double figures on 13 occasions and recorded 20-plus points in eight games, including one 30-point contest. He started the 2014-15 season with the Philadelphia 76ers, averaging 6.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 20.8 minutes while scoring in double figures twice in nine games (two starts), before being waived on Nov. 15. 

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Tags: Christapher Johnson, Utah Jazz, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Spurs Sign Reggie Williams To 10-Day Contract

Jan 28, 2015 12:53 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have signed forward Reggie Williams of the Oklahoma City Blue to a 10-day contract.

Williams has appeared in 13 games this season for the Blue of the NBA D-League, averaging 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.08 steals in 31.9 minutes. He has also spent time in the D-League with the Blue in 2013-14 and the Sioux Falls Skyforce in 2009-10. In 69 career D-League games, he has averaged 22.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists in 37.7 minutes.

In the NBA, the Virginia native has suited up for the Oklahoma City Thunder (2013-14), Charlotte Hornets (2011-13) and the Golden State Warriors (2009-11). In 180 total games, he has averaged 8.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 19.7 minutes.

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Shayne Whittington Assigned To D-League By Pacers

Jan 28, 2015 11:28 AM

Shayne Whittington has been assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League by the Indiana Pacers.

Whittington has played in 13 games for the Pacers this season with averages of 2.0 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.

Whittington was undrafted out of Western Michigan and signed as a free agent, July 2, 2014.

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D-League Teammates Jarnell Stokes, Kalin Lucas Ejected For Fighting With Each Other

Jan 28, 2015 11:21 AM

Jarnell Stokes and Kalin Lucas, teammates on the Iowa Energy, were ejected during a D-League game on Tuesday for fighting with each other.

While the cause of the fight is unknown, punches were thrown after they started pushing each other.

Teammates and coaches tried to separate both players.

Stokes has played in 16 NBA games this season for the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Tags: Kalin Lucas, Jarnell Stokes, Memphis Grizzlies, Iowa Energy, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Robert Upshaw Considering Playing In D-League

Jan 27, 2015 3:07 PM

Robert Upshaw is giving serious thought to playing in the D-League this season following his dismissal from the University of Washington's basketball program.

After his dismissal from Washington, Upshaw’s inner-circle has begun the agent selection process, sources told Yahoo Sports. 

 

The NBA does not allow players enrolled at the beginning of a school year to make the immediate move into the D-League unless there’s corroboration that the NCAA or university has declared them ineligible. 

 

Upshaw, 21, is rated as the NBA’s No. 20 prospect on Draft Express.com’s Top 100 list. Playing in the D-League would allow Upshaw to improve his stock for the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Tags: Robert Upshaw, Washington Huskies, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, D-League, NBA Draft General

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Ronald Roberts Expected To Sign In Philippines
Ronald Roberts is on the verge of signing a lucrative contract in the Philippines.

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Timberwolves Plan To Sign Lorenzo Brown On 10-Day Contract
Lorenzo Brown has played for the Grand Rapids Drive in the NBA D-League.

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Bucks, Hornets, 76ers Interested In Gary Talton, D-League's Assists Leader
Gary Talton has averaged 13.2 points, 10.2 assists and 40.6 percent three-point shooting this season for Fort Wayne.

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Ronald Roberts Named D-League Player Of The Week
Ronald Roberts led Santa Cruz to a 2-0 record last week, averaging 29.5 points on 78 percent shooting (25-of-32) from the floor, to go with 13.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks.

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Nuggets Recall Erick Green From D-League
Erick Green played two games for the Mad Ants this season averaging 21 points and 3.0 assists per game.

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D-Fenders Acquire Jamaal Franklin
Jamaal Franklin played 26 games in China for the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, averaging 28.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.9 steals in 33.8 minutes per game.

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Cavaliers Assign Joe Harris To Canton
Joe Harris has played in 33 games (one start) for the Cavs this season.

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Tyrus Thomas Signs 10-Day Contract With Grizzlies
Tyrus Thomas returns to the NBA after a brief stint in the D-League.

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Future D-League Showcase Could Be Played In Vegas
The Showcase has been hosted in a D-League city as a marketing tool with Santa Cruz the host this past weekend.

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Archie Goodwin Named D-League Showcase MVP
The D-League Showcase First Team featured Lorenzo Brown, Bryce Cotton, Quincy Miller, Clint Capela and Willie Reed.

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Tyrus Thomas In Talks With Grizzlies On 10-Day Contract
Tyrus Thomas is attempting to return to the NBA after nearly a two-year absence.

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Andre Emmett Named D-League Player Of The Week
Andre Emmett averaged 28.5 points on .550 shooting (22-of-40), to go along with 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 2.5 assists and 1.0 block.

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Celtics Considering Andre Dawkins For 10-Day Contract
Andre Dawkins will meet with the Celtics this week after his strong performance in the D-League Showcase.

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Bryce Cotton Rejects Overtures Abroad To Continue Pursuit Of NBA
Bryce Cotton has rejected overtures from teams in Italy, Turkey and Belgrade and has remained persistent in staying the course, sources told RealGM.

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Bulls, Pistons, Wizards, Clippers Express Interest In Damion James
The Bulls, Pistons, Wizards and Clippers have expressed interest in Damion James, a league source told RealGM on Sunday.

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James Michael McAdoo Agrees To Sign 10-Day Contract With Warriors
James Michael McAdoo also considered a 10-day contract with the Grizzlies.

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James Michael McAdoo Considering 10-Day Contract With Warriors, Grizzlies
James Michael McAdoo is also weighing interest from other clubs.

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Spurs To Sign JaMychal Green To 10-Day Contract, Cut Austin Daye
JaMychal Green was participating in the D-League Showcase with Austin.

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Quincy Miller Agrees To Sign With Kings
Quincy Miller has been playing on the Bighorns of the D-League and sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania he will sign with the Kings.

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Larry Drew II To Sign 10-Day Contract With 76ers
Larry Drew has played for the Sioux Falls SkyForce in the NBA D-League this season.

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