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Pistons Assign Tony Mitchell To D-League

The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has assigned forward Tony Mitchell to the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive.

Mitchell, drafted 37th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, appeared in 21 games for the Pistons last season averaging 1.0 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

76ers Sign Robert Covington

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed free agent forward Robert Covington.

Covington was the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Development League Draft by the Grand Rapids Drive.

As a rookie last season, Covington saw action in seven games for the Houston Rockets while spending most of his time with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League. In 42 games (41 starts) for the Vipers, Covington averaged 23 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.4 blocks in 34 minutes per game while also averaging 3.2 3-pointers made on 37.0% shooting. In addition to being named the 2014 NBA D-League Rookie of the Year, Covington also earned D-League First Team honors and won the MVP award at the D-League All-Star game after scoring a record 33 points in helping his team to victory. 

In a related move, the Sixers waived Chris Johnson.

Via RealGM Staff Report
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