Apr 07, 2013 4:54 AM EDT
The Phoenix Suns have assigned guard Diante Garrett to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.
Garrett will spend his second stint in Bakersfield after he was originally assigned to the Jam on Jan. 10, where he averaged 15.1 points, 7.4 assists and 1.7 steals while appearing in seven games for the Jam (five starts). During his seven-game assignment, the Jam compiled a 6-1 (.857) record, including a season-best six-game win streak.
Mar 28, 2013 11:55 AM EDT
The Utah Jazz have signed Jerel McNeal on a 10-day contract.
McNeal had been playing for the Bakersfield Jam in the D-League.
"For me, it's just really exciting and just humbling to be able to come from where I just came from," McNeal said, "and today, this morning, be in an NBA locker room. It means a lot to me."
McNeal, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard out of Marquette, went undrafted in 2009.
Mar 27, 2013 1:30 PM EDT
The Utah Jazz announced Wednesday that the team has signed guard Jerel McNeal of the NBA Development League’s Bakersfield Jam to a 10-day contract.
McNeal has averaged 18.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 44 games this season for Bakersfield.
The Jazz had an open roster spot after deciding not to keep Travis Leslie and waiving Raja Bell.
Mar 06, 2013 6:17 PM EST
The Atlanta Hawks have recalled Mike Scott from the Bakersfield Jam.
Scott was assigned on March 1st and started three games for the Jam, averaging 24.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 37.3 minutes (.482 FG%, .909 FT%), recording at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in each contest. The three-game stretch was Scott’s second assignment to the Jam this season.
Scott, a second round pick (43rd overall) from Virginia in the 2012 NBA Draft, has seen action in 25 games for the Hawks this season, averaging 3.0 points and 2.1 rebounds in 7.5 minutes per game (.452 FG%, .750 FT%).
Mar 04, 2013 1:00 PM EST
The Toronto Raptors have reassigned rookie forward Quincy Acy to the Bakersfield Jam, Toronto’s NBA Development League affiliate.
Acy (6-7, 225, Baylor) has appeared in 20 games for Toronto this season, averaging 3.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 7.7 minutes.
He appeared in three games for Bakersfield from December 6-10, averaging 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 21.7 minutes. He posted highs of 18 points, five rebounds and 23 minutes in his debut Dec. 7 at Reno.
Feb 04, 2013 4:40 PM EST
The NBA D-League has announced their 2013 All-Star teams.
Fourteen of the players have NBA experience and several are currently on NBA rosters.
On the Future All-Star roster are Micah Downs, Courtney Fortson, Ron Howard, Jerome Jordan, Jeremy Lamb, Marcus Landry, Shelvin Mack, Arinze Onuaku, DaJuan Summers and Chris Wright.
On the Prospects All-Star roster are Andrew Goudelock, Damion James, Terrence Jones, Cory Joseph, D.J. Kennedy, James Mays, Jerel McNeal, Demetric Nichols, Tim Ohlbrecht and Henry Sims.
Jan 28, 2013 12:36 PM EST
The Phoenix Suns have recalled guard Diante Garrett from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.
Originally assigned on Jan. 10, the 6-4, 175-pound guard averaged 15.1 points, 7.4 assists and 1.7 steals while appearing in seven games for the Jam (five starts). During his seven-game assignment, the Jam compiled a 6-1 (.857) record, including a season-best six-game win streak.
Garrett shot 46.1 percent from the field (49-of-93), including a 62.5-percent clip from three-point range (10-of-16).
Jan 14, 2013 6:39 PM EST
Luke Harangody (Fort Wayne Mad Ants), Jerome Jordan (Reno Bighorns), Jeremy Lamb (Tulsa 66ers on assignment from the Oklahoma City Thunder), Shelvin Mack (Maine Red Claws) and DaJuan Summers (Maine Red Claws) were selected to the First Team All-NBA D-League Showcase First Team.
Bakerfield’s Damion James, now of the Brooklyn Nets, Austin’s Cory Joseph, on assignment from the San Antonio Spurs, Reno’s Marcus Landry, Sioux Falls’ Dexter Pittman, on assignment from the Miami Heat, and Texas’ Chris Roberts comprise the Second Team.
The Los Angeles’ Courtney Fortson, Fort Wayne’s Ron Howard, Erie’s D.J. Kennedy, Rio Grande Valley’s Terrence Jones, on assignment from the Houston Rockets, and Tulsa’s Daniel Orton, on assignment from the Oklahoma City Thunder, round out the third team.
Jan 13, 2013 2:20 PM EST
The Brooklyn Nets announced on Sunday that they have signed Damion James to a 10-day contract.
James is Brooklyn's first NBA D-League Call-Up of the season, joining the Nets from the Bakersfield Jam. In 17 games for Bakersfield this season, James averaged 15.5 points and 7.3 rebounds in 28.9 minutes per game.
The Nets originally acquired James in a 2010 draft-night trade, after the University of Texas product was selected in the first round (24th overall) by the Atlanta Hawks. James played in 25 games for the Nets in 2010-11 and seven in 2011-12, missing a total of 107 games over two seasons due to right foot injuries. Appearing in 32 games with the Nets over two seasons, James holds NBA career averages of 4.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game.
Jan 10, 2013 6:10 PM EST
The Phoenix Suns have assigned rookie guard Diante Garrett to the Bakersfield Jam, Phoenix’s NBA Development League affiliate.
Garrett has appeared in six games for the Suns this season, scoring five points and seven assists in 30 minutes.
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Quincy Acy appeared in three games, averaging 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 21.7 minutes.
The Raptors have sent Quincy Acy to the Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
John Jenkins is averaging 25.5 points on .529 shooting, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 33.0 minutes per game.
The Hawks have assigned guard John Jenkins and forward Mike Scott to the Bakersfield Jam, their NBA Development League affiliate.
Kendall Marshall has appeared in six games for the Suns this season, averaging 1.2 points and 5.7 minutes.
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The D-League has three classifications for player salaries, paying $25,500, $19,000 and $13,000 per year.
The Bakersfield Jam have acquired rookie forward Cam Tatum from the Iowa Energy in exchange for guard Mustapha Farrakhan.
JaJuan Johnson was the first overall pick of the 2012 D-League Draft as he was selected by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
During the 2011-12 season, Jerel McNeal played in 32 games for the Sutor Montegranaro (Italy-SerieA) and averaged 10.7 points, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals in 25.3 minutes per game.
Brian Levy spent last season serving in the role of Director of Player Personnel.
An all-time high eleven NBA teams will have single NBA D-League affiliates including first-year partnerships between the Boston Celtics and Maine Red Claws and the Portland Trail Blazers and Idaho Stampede.
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