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Suns, Bakersfield Enter Single Affiliate D-League Partnership

The Phoenix Suns, Bakersfield Jam, and NBA Development League have announced that the Suns have entered into a single-affiliation relationship with the Jam beginning with the 2014-15 season.

With the partnership, the Suns become the record 15th NBA franchise to have a one-to-one relationship with an NBA D-League team, solidifying half of the NBA’s 30 teams as singly-affiliated.

The Suns will oversee and fund all aspects of the Jam’s basketball operations while the local ownership in Bakersfield, led by Stan Ellis and David Higdon, will continue to manage the team’s business operations and community outreach. Executives and players from both teams will celebrate the partnership with fans in Bakersfield at an event in September.

Phoenix has named Bubba Burrage, the Suns’ Head Pro Personnel Scout for the past three seasons, as the General Manager in Bakersfield. Burrage brings 21 years of experience in the NBA, holding scouting, coaching, video and front office positions. Burrage will continue scouting in addition to serving as General Manager of the Jam.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ike Diogu Named D-League Player Of The Month For March

Bakersfield Jam forward Ike Diogu has been named NBA Development League Player of the Month for games played in March.  The award is the first of Diogu’s career.  

Diogu (6-8, 255, Arizona State) led Bakersfield to a 10-3 record in March, including a 7-2 road record and a seven-game winning streak between March 12 and March 26.  For the month, Diogu averaged 21.4 points, shooting 59 percent from the field, to go with 12.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks.  He recorded a double-double in 12 of his 13 games in March, notching two 30-plus point outings. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Raptors Recall Dwight Buycks From D-League

Dwight Buycks has been recalled from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League by the Toronto Raptors. 

Buycks was reassigned to the Jam on March 5. He appeared in three games, totaling 61 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in 98 minutes. Buycks scored a game-high 28 points on 12-for-19 shooting from the field March 5 against the Texas Legends.

This was Buycks’ second stint in the NBA D-League this season. He is averaging 15.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 28.8 minutes in eight games (two starts) with the Jam. He has scored in double figures six times. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Knicks Weigh Signing Ike Diogu

The New York Knicks are mulling whether to sign Ike Diogu, according to a source.

The Knicks will have two open roster spots when the releases of Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih are official.

Diogu played with the Knicks in training camp. Diogu has spent this season with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League, averaging 16.2 points and 8.2 rebounds.

The Knicks could also consider other veteran players such as Earl Clark, Ben Gordon, Antawn Jamison.

Via Marc Berman/New York Post

Hawks Recall Jared Cunningham From Bakersfield

The Atlanta Hawks have recalled Jared Cunningham from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League.

Cunningham has appeared in five games with the Hawks this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jared Cunningham Assigned By Hawks To D-League

The Atlanta Hawks have assigned guard Jared Cunningham to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.

Cunningham has averaged 15.2 points, 4.2 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 29.8 minutes in 17 games over three stints with the Jam this season.

Cunningham has appeared in five games with the Hawks this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Suns Recall Archie Goodwin From D-League

The Phoenix Suns have recalled guard Archie Goodwin from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.

Phoenix originally assigned the rookie guard to their D-League affiliate on Jan. 23. Selected with the 29th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Goodwin appeared in two games for the Jam, averaging 29.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in 44.0 minutes. The 19-year-old tallied 32 points, shooting 15-of-18 from the free throw line, against Sioux Falls on Friday and scored 27 points against Reno on Saturday.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Hawks Recall Jared Cunningham

The Atlanta Hawks have recalled guard Jared Cunningham from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.

Cunningham, who was re-assigned to Bakersfield on January 1, has averaged 15.2 points, 4.2 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 29.8 minutes in 17 games (14 starts) over three stints with the Jam this season.

He has appeared in three games with the Hawks this year.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Suns Assign Archie Goodwin To D-League

The Phoenix Suns have assigned guard Archie Goodwin to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.

Goodwin (6-5, 198), a 19-year-old rookie from Kentucky, has appeared in 36 games with the Suns this season, holding averages of 3.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 10.3 minutes. The first-round selection (29th overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft scored a season-high 16 points at Sacramento on Nov. 19.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jazz Recall Ian Clark, Rudy Gobert From Bakersfield

The Utah Jazz have recalled guard Ian Clark and center Rudy Gobert from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Bakersfield Jam.

Both are expected to be available for the Jazz’s game Monday vs. the Denver Nuggets at EnergySolutions Arena.

This was the second assignment this season for both Clark and Gobert, who began their most recent stint with the Jam on Jan. 4

Via RealGM Staff Report

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Raptors Assign Dwight Buycks To Bakersfield

Dwight Buycks has appeared in 12 games for the Raptors this season.

Hawks Assign Jared Cunningham To D-League

Jared Cunningham has averaged 18.1 points, 5.4 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 33.1 minutes in eight games with the Jam.

Jazz Recall Ian Clark, Rudy Gobert From D-League

Ian Clark and Rudy Gobert are expected to be available for the Jazz’s game Saturday at the Bobcats.

Hawks Recall Dennis Schroder From D-League, Assign Jared Cunningham

Jared Cunningham has been assigned to the Jam.

Hawks Assign Dennis Schroder To D-League

Dennis Schröder ranks tied for fourth among all NBA rookies in assists.

Hawks Assign Jared Cunningham To D-League

Jared Cunningham has appeared in one game for the Hawks this season.

James Nunnally Reaches Deal To Return To D-League's Bakersfield Jam

James Nunnally has reached a deal to return to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League, a league source told RealGM on Friday.
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