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Damon Jones Joins Cavs' Coaching Staff For Playoffs

Apr 14, 2016 12:42 AM

Damon Jones has been added to the Cleveland Cavaliers' coaching staff for the playoffs.

Jones is currently an assistant with the Canton Charge of the D-League.

Jones is expected to join Tyronn Lue's bench at the conclusion of Charge's season.

Last season, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith repeatedly sought out Jones' assistance in helping correct subtle mechanics of their jump-shots. 

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Quinn Cook Named D-League Rookie Of The Year

Apr 11, 2016 4:29 PM

Quinn Cook of the Canton Charge was named the 2015-16 NBA Development League Rookie of the Year.

The award, voted on by the league’s 19 head coaches, recognizes the first-year professional who most significantly contributed to his team’s success during the season.

Cook (6-2, 179, Duke) led the Charge to a 31-19 season by averaging team highs of 19.6 points and 5.4 assists to go with 3.9 rebounds in 43 games (37 starts). He shot 47 percent from the field and connected on a team-high 86 three-pointers.

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Nick Minnerath Named D-League Player Of The Week

Feb 29, 2016 4:27 PM

Nick Minnerath of the Canton Charge has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 28. The honor is the first of Minnerath’s career.

Minnerath (6-9, 215, Detroit Mercy) led Canton to a 3-0 week, averaging 25.3 points (sixth in the league) on 60.5 percent shooting (26-for-43) to go with 8.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists. He scored at least 20 points in three consecutive games for the second time this season, helping push Canton’s winning streak to 12.

On Feb. 26, he recorded a double-double with 26 points and 10 rebounds in a 107-96 victory over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. On Feb. 28, he tallied 29 points on 10-of-13 shooting to go with five rebounds and two assists.
Minnerath is averaging 18.1 points on 50.8 percent shooting along with 6.7 rebounds

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Jorge Gutierrez Signs 10-Day Contract With Hornets

Feb 20, 2016 1:45 PM

Jorge Gutierrez has been signed to a 10-day contract by the Charlotte Hornets.

Gutierrez rejoined the Charge on December 9th after beginning the season with the Milwaukee Bucks and has played in 22 games (20 starts), averaging 11.3 points on .431 shooting with 4.2 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 2.2 steals in 27.9 minutes per games.

Gutierrez, 27, ranked third in the D-League in steals per game and has helped Canton win 14 of their last 16 games, including two seven-game win streaks. He recorded his third career triple-double in a win over Los Angeles on January 9th by scoring 18 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing 10 assists in 36 minutes. He also had six games this season with four or more steals.

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Quinn Cook Named D-League Player Of The Week

Jan 18, 2016 2:31 PM

Quinn Cook of the Canton Charge, was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 11 through Sunday, Jan. 17.

Cook (6-2, 179, Duke) led Canton to a 3-0 week, with all three wins coming on the road, to extend Canton’s winning streak to six games, bringing them back to .500 with an 11-11 record. Cook averaged 26 points (fourth in the league) on 52- percent shooting (30-for-58), including his connection on 8-of-15 attempts from behind the arc. On Jan. 15, in the first game of a back-to-back vs. the Maine Red Claws, he scored 25 points on 11-of-19 shooting to go with six assists and four rebounds in a 105-93 win. On the following night, he recorded career highs with 32 points and three steals in a 96-83 victory over Maine.

For the season, Cook is pacing Canton with 19.0 points to go with 4.7 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals. 

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