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Mavs Send Beaubois, Jones To D-League

The Mavericks have assigned guards Rodrigue Beaubois and Dominique Jones to the Texas Legends, the Mavericks’ NBA Development League affiliate, it was announced today.  

The assignment marks the 10th and 11th times in the 2010-11 season an NBA player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate, and it is the first assignment for both players.

Via Press Release

Whiteside Sent To Reno Bighorns

The Kings have sent rookie center Hassan Whiteside to the Reno Bighorns of the NBDL.

Whiteside, a second-round draft pick (33rd overall), played two minutes in the season opener and hasn't played since.

"I think he's disappointed, but we explained to him it's not a demotion," coach Paul Westphal said. "(It's) because we think so highly of him that we want him to have a chance to play."

Whiteside is behind Samuel Dalembert and DeMarcus Cousins at center on the depth chart.

"I think it's a real good opportunity for him," Westphal said. "That's what the D-League's for. ... He needs experience. That's what we said when we drafted him, that's where he is right now."

Via Sacramento Bee

76ers Send Brackins To Springfield

The 76ers are sending rookie forward Craig Brackins to the NBA Developmental League for five games with the Springfield Armor.

Brackins has mostly been deactivated this season, appearing in just one game.

"We think this will really help him," coach Doug Collins said. "More than anything, like I tell him if he was to go back to Iowa State he'd be the most dominant player out there, but you don't see it right now because he's not getting that time here. We're hoping that maybe he can go get some game time and see how much he's improved."

Brackins seemed excited about the move, which will allow him to get more playing time.

"I'm excited about it," he said. "I'm going to work on a lot of stuff that I need to work on and get in shape. I don't care how many lines you run, basketball shape is different.

"It will be kind of like coming here, not knowing anybody. But you adjust. It's just playing basketball. Coach has been telling me to work on defense, work on rebounding because they know I can score. It's guarding the wing players because they said at some point they can see me playing some 'three' and then playing some 'four' men on defense. So it's low-post defense, wing defense and rebounding. Just doing stuff that I really don't get a chance to do."

Via Philadelphia Daily News

Antoine Walker To Sign With D-League

Antoine Walker could soon sign a contract with the NBA Developmental League, according to league sources.

Those sources said an agreement could come as early as Monday.

Walker, 34, wasn't able to earn an NBA training camp invite with the Bobcats earlier this year.

In his last season in the NBA, Walker averaged 8.0 points and 3.7 rebounds for the Timberwolves during the 2007-08 season.

Via FanHouse

Flynn Could Play Within A Week

Timberwolves point guard Jonny Flynn says he could return to the court within a week, whether it's for Minnesota or in the NBDL.

Flynn is recovering from summer hip surgery and Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis has said that a stint in the D-League could be beneficial to the young guard.

"I could be playing within a week, whether that's the D-League or the NBA. Get one game in the D-League, a rehab game. So within the next week there is a high possibility I'll be playing," Flynn told Kent Youngblood of The Star Tribune.

Via Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune (via Twitter)

Nets Assign Terrence Williams To D-League

The Nets have assigned forward Terrence Williams to their NBA Development League affiliate in Springfield, Mass.

New Jersey general manager Billy King announced the move on Friday, saying the second-year player will benefit from playing for the Springfield Armor.

The Nets put Williams on the inactive list Tuesday for "repeatedly violating team policy."

New Jersey drafted Williams with the 11th overall pick in 2009.

"I feel the best course of action for Terrence and the team at this time is for him to play in the D-League," King said.

"He is currently on the inactive list and this move will allow him to play until he is once again placed on the active list. There is no timetable on his return to the active list, and Terrence's future status will be addressed at the appropriate time."

Via ESPN

Heat Send Pittman To D-League

The Heat have sent Dexter Pittman to the D-League, where he will play for the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

“That’s the whole purpose of me going, to get some game situations up under me,” Pittman said. “I’ve put in a lot of hard work but it’s not right just to throw me out there with the big guys yet. Even though I’m physically ready. I’ve got to go there and get mentally ready and IQ wise.”

Via Palm Beach Post

Thunder Assign Aldrich To Tulsa 66ers

The Thunder have assigned center Cole Aldrich to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, it was announced Wednesday by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.

Aldrich has appeared in five games this season for the Thunder, averaging 1.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 9.6 minutes per game.

He represents the 16th assignment by a Thunder player to the Tulsa 66ers.

Over the past two seasons Thunder roster players have appeared in more than 100 D-League contests with the 66ers.

Via NBA.com

Sims Named D-League Performer Of The Week

Courtney Sims of the Iowa Energy was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played during the week of Nov. 14.

A 6-11, 245-pound center, Sims led Iowa to a 2-0 record to start the season, averaging 23.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in back-to-back victories over Dakota.

Via Press Release

Raptors Assign Davis To D-League

Toronto Raptors forward Ed Davis was assigned to the Erie BayHawks, the Raptors' NBA Development League affiliate, it was announced today.  The assignment marks the fifth time in the 2010-11 season an NBA player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate, and it is the first assignment for Davis, a rookie out of North Carolina.

Davis (6-10, 225) will join the BayHawks on a short-term rehabilitation and conditioning assignment.  Davis has been cleared to resume game action after sustaining a meniscus tear in his right knee before the start of training camp.  He will be placed on Toronto?s inactive list, but will remain on the team?s roster.

Via Press Release

Rambis: D-League Would Be 'Beneficial' To Flynn

As a two-year player, Jonny Flynn is eligible for a D-League stint as he recovers from hip surgery.

NBA Lockout Won't Affect D-League

The 2010-11 NBA season may be lost due to a lockout, but the D-League will still operate regardless.

Samb Seeking Buyout Of D-League Contract

Cheikh Samb is said to be considering buying out of his NBA D-League contract to sign with a team on another continent.

Cavs Assign Eyenga To D-League

Christian Eyenga has yet to play in a regular season game.

McCants To Join Texas Legends

Rashad McCants will start immediately for the Texas Legends.

Flynn May Make D-League Appearance Before Returning To Wolves

Jonny Flynn is still recovering from offseason hip surgery.

Eyenga Could Be Send To D-League

The Cavaliers may send Christian Eyenga to the D-League after they get healthy.

Raptors Assign Alabi To D-League

Solomon Alabi was assigned to the Erie BayHawks.

Nets To Have Single Affiliate D-League Team

The Nets have become the single affiliate partner with the D-League's Springfield Armor.

Rockets Assign Patterson To D-League

There aren't many minutes available for Patrick Patterson in Houston's frontcourt.
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