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Bucks To Sign Tony Mitchell To 10-Day Contract

The Milwaukee Bucks will sign Tony Mitchell to a 10-day contract.

Mitchell is averaging 19.4 points in the D-League with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Pistons Reassign Peyton Siva, Tony Mitchell To D-League

The Detroit Pistons have re-assigned Peyton Siva and Tony Mitchell to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.

Siva and Mitchell will begin their second stint with the Mad Ants this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Pistons Recall Peyton Siva, Tony Mitchell From Mad Ants

The Detroit Pistons have recalled Peyton Siva and Tony Mitchell from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League (D-League).

Siva averaged 12.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.6 steals in five games (four starts) with Fort Wayne. He recorded 27 points, three rebounds, eight assists and eight steals vs. Iowa (1/3) after having 24 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers (12/28). Siva has appeared in 13 games this season with the Pistons averaging 0.3 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 5.8 minutes per game. 

In six games (five starts) with the Mad Ants, Mitchell averaged 6.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.5 blocks in 22.1 minutes per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Grizzlies Re-Assign Jamaal Franklin To Mad Ants

The Memphis Grizzlies have re-assigned guard Jamaal Franklin to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. This marks the rookie’s second assignment to Fort Wayne this season.

Franklin (6-5, 191) initially was assigned to Fort Wayne on Jan. 5 and recorded 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and four steals in 23 minutes in his D-League debut on Jan. 6 against the Santa Cruz Warriors. 

Drafted by Memphis in the second round (41st overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft, the 22-year-old has averaged 1.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in 9.2 minutes in 14 appearances this season for the Grizzlies.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jamaal Franklin Assigned To Mad Ants

Jamaal Franklin has been assigned to the NBA Development League’s Fort Wayne Mad Ants, D-League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Franklin (6-5, 191) has averaged 1.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in 9.2 minutes in 14 appearances during his rookie season with Memphis.

Memphis drafted the 22-year-old in the second round (41st overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft after he led San Diego State in scoring (17.0 points), rebounding (9.5), assists (3.3) and steals (1.61) in his junior season. He was the only NCAA Division I player to lead his school in all four categories.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Celtics Lead Among Teams Negotiating Rights To Romero Osby

With the Boston Celtics as the leading candidate to acquire his rights, Romero Osby is finalizing a deal to sign in the NBA D-League, league sources told RealGM.

Osby was a final cut of the Orlando Magic, who selected the rugged, active forward with the No. 51 pick in the NBA draft. Since Osby’s release in training camp, the Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Brooklyn Nets have also expressed interest in him, sources said.

Fort Wayne currently owns rights to Osby, but the Celtics’ D-League affiliate – the Maine Red Claws – is working to acquire the 23-year-old. The Celtics have one roster spot open and could call up Osby at a point that is flexible on the team’s salary situation.

Osby averaged 16 points and seven rebounds last season at the University of Oklahoma. He was part of the Magic’s summer league team and became one of the last rookie signings to officially join his drafted organization.

In seven preseason games for the Magic, Osby averaged 5.7 points and four rebounds in 15.4 minutes a game.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM
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