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Joe Jackson Named D-League's Most Improved Player

Apr 16, 2015 3:24 PM

Bakersfield Jam guard Joe Jackson has been named the 2015 NBA Development League’s Most Improved Player, as voted on by the league’s 18 head coaches. The award honors the player who demonstrated the most significant improvement over the course of the 2014-15 NBA D-League season.

Jackson (6-1, 171, Memphis) played in 38 games for the Jam this season, averaging a team-high 4.8 assists. He began his professional career averaging 6.0 points, 2.0 assists and 10.6 minutes over six games in December before starting in all 10 of the team’s games in March, when he averaged 17.7 points and 7.5 assists.

“Improving is what the NBA Development League is all about and that is just what Joe did this season in Bakersfield – he got better every day,” said Malcolm Turner, NBA D-League President. “He demonstrated an impressive commitment to his craft, seizing opportunities for development in Bakersfield, and we’re so pleased that his hard work paid off.”

Jackson averaged 13.9 points, 4.9 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 24.8 minutes this season, the best of the five rookies on the Jam’s roster. He scored in double figures in 26 of 38 games, including two 30-plus point outings. Additionally, he recorded five double-doubles.

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Bakersfield Acquires Alec Brown

Feb 16, 2015 4:21 PM

The Bakersfield Jam have acquired Alec Brown as a draft rights player.

Brown, a 7-1, 235-pound center, was selected in the second round (50th overall) in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. The 22-year old appeared in five games for the Suns Summer League team, averaging 2.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 10.6 minutes.   

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Suns Recall Ennis, Goodwin, Warren From Jam

Dec 31, 2014 8:08 PM

The Phoenix Suns have recalled rookie guard Tyler Ennis, second-year guard Archie Goodwin and rookie forward T.J. Warren from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League. 

In three games in his second assignment with Bakersfield of the season, Ennis averaged 15.7 points on 43.2 percent field goal shooting and 3.3 assists in 32.6 minutes.  

Goodwin played three games in his first assignment to Bakersfield this season, averaging 15.7 points on 48.6 percent field goal shooting and 3.7 rebounds in 30.9 minutes.  

This was the second D-League assignment of the season for Warren, who averaged 15.3 points on 45.0 percent field goal shooting and 7.3 rebounds in 28.9 minutes in three games.

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Suns Assign Tyler Ennis, Archie Goodwin, T.J. Warren To Bakersfield

Dec 25, 2014 3:35 PM

The Phoenix Suns have assigned Tyler Ennis, Archie Goodwin and T.J. Warren to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League.

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Tags: Archie Goodwin, Tyler Ennis, T.J. Warren, Phoenix Suns, Bakersfield Jam, NBA, NBA Misc Official Transaction, D-League, D-League Transaction, D-League Teams

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Earl Barron Named D-League Player Of The Week

Dec 15, 2014 11:05 PM

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.

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