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Wizards Assign Glen Rice Jr. To Fort Wayne

The Washington Wizards have assigned Glen Rice Jr. to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.

 
Rice has appeared in five games this season for Washington while averaging 2.2 points in 8.5 minutes per game.
Via RealGM Staff Report

Ron Howard, Othyus Jeffers Named D-League Co-MVPs

Fort Wayne Mad Ants guard Ron Howard and current Minnesota Timberwolves and former Iowa Energy guard/forward Othyus Jeffers have been named the 2014 NBA Development League’s Co-Most Valuable Players, as voted by the NBA D-League’s 17 head coaches.

Howard (6-5, 200, Valparaiso) played in 49 regular season games for the Mad Ants, averaging a team-high and career-best 20.5 points to go with 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists.  Howard spearheaded Fort Wayne’s offense, leading the team in scoring 24 times and serving as the high-assist man in 22 games.  A seven-year Mad Ants veteran, Howard became the league’s all-time leading scorer on March 29 when he scored 20 points to pass Renaldo Major’s previous record of 4,252 points.

Jeffers (6-5, 210, Robert Morris) played in 44 of the Energy’s 50 regular season games before earning a GATORADE Call-Up to the Timberwolves on April 8.  He averaged a team-high 20.9 points, good for eighth-best in the NBA D-League, to go with 9.9 rebounds (fourth) and 2.2 steals (fifth).  He led Iowa in scoring 20 times and was the team’s high-rebounder in an additional 20 contests.  Jeffers scored in double figures in 43 of his 44 games with the Energy, scoring 30 or more points twice.

Via RealGM Staff Report

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
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