Feb 24, 2014 5:56 PM EST
The Idaho Stampede’s Dee Bost was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 17 – Sunday, Feb. 23. The honor is the first for Bost this season.
Bost, a 6-2, 176-pound guard from Mississippi State, led Idaho to a 2-0 week, including wins over the Maine Red Claws and Los Angeles D-Fenders. Bost averaged a 20.5-point, 14.5-assist, 11.5-rebound triple-double last week while shooting 36 percent from the floor.
On Feb. 19, Bost, who leads the NBA D-League in minutes (42.0 mpg), played wire-to-wire against the Red Claws, scoring 29 points to go with 14 assists, seven rebounds, two steals and a block. He came back three days later to record his fifth triple-double of the season when he finished with 12 points, 16 rebounds, 15 assists and four steals at Los Angeles.
On the season, Bost is averaging an NBA D-League best 8.9 assists, to go with 16.2 points and 6.4 rebounds.
Feb 20, 2014 11:05 AM EST
Pierre Jackson will sign with Fenerbahçe Ülker of Turkey if he is not traded to a team that will give him a roster spot ahead of the trade deadline.
Jackson's draft rights are owned by the New Orleans Pelicans and he has emerged this season in the D-League.
Feb 15, 2014 3:24 PM EST
Pierre Jackson has been outstanding in the D-League, but is in a difficult situation in regards to his NBA future.
Jackson was the 42nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and then traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans have not renounced his draft rights to allow him to become a free agent, but they also have not signed him.
Jackson is averaging 29.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game for Idaho.
"(Europe's) on the back of my mind," Jackson told CBSSports.com over All-Star Weekend. "My family needs the money. I need to provide for m family so whatever I have to do, I'll have to.
"The NBA's always been my dream, and I think I'm good enough to play there. But the way the cards are dealt, I may have to go overseas for my career."
Feb 10, 2014 4:14 PM EST
The Idaho Stampede’s Pierre Jackson has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 9.
Jackson, a 5-11, 176-pound guard from Baylor, led Idaho to a 2-1 week and averaged 41.7 points on .561 (46-of-82) shooting, to go along with 4.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds. On Feb. 4, Jackson set an NBA D-League record with 58 points on .727 (24-for-33) shooting, while recording eight assists and six rebounds in a 136-122 win over the Texas Legends. He connected on 7-of-13 attempts from 3-point range and his 24 field goals made became a new franchise record. This is the third time Jackson has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week this season.
Other top performers considered include Austin’s Courtney Fells, Canton’s Arinze Onuaku, Los Angeles’ Manny Harris, Maine’s Chris Wright, Rio Grande Valley’s Tim Ohlbrecht, Sioux Falls’ Justin Hamilton and Tre Kelley, and Springfield’s Darius Johnson-Odom.
Feb 03, 2014 3:17 PM EST
Kevin Murphy of the Idaho Stampede has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 27 – Sunday, Feb. 2.
Murphy a 6-5, 185-pound guard from Tennessee Technological University led Idaho to a 2-1 record and averaged 36.0 points on .616 (45-for-73) shooting, to go along with 7.3 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.7 assists. Murphy connected on 8-of-18 attempts from behind the three-point line.
On Jan. 21, he set the Idaho franchise record with an NBA D-League season-high 51 points to go along with eight rebounds, four steals, three assists and one block in a 127-123 victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders. The honor is the first for Murphy, who is averaging 23.5 points and 6.0 rebounds this season.
Other top performers considered include Austin’s Josh Howard, Los Angeles’ Terrence Williams, Maine’s (Boston Celtics assignee) Vitor Faverani, Rio Grande Valley’s Akeem Ellis, Sioux Falls’ Sioux Falls Skyforce, Springfield’s Darius Johnson-Odom and Texas Legends’ Devin Ebanks.
Dec 16, 2013 4:42 PM EST
Pierre Jackson today was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec.15.
Jackson, a 5-11, 176-pound guard from Baylor, led Idaho to a 3-0 week with each win coming on the road. He averaged 34.7 points on .492 shooting, to go along with 5.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists. He shot .462 from beyond the arc, connecting on 12-of-26 three-point attempts.
Other top performers considered include Austin’s Flip Murray, Canton’s Arinze Onuaku, Iowa’s Othyus Jeffers, Maine’s Chris Wright, Los Angeles’ Manny Harris, Rio Grande Valley’s James Johnson, Sioux Falls’ Justin Hamilton, Texas’ Devin Ebanks and Tulsa’s Grant Jerrett.
Dec 09, 2013 6:47 PM EST
Isaiah Canaan, a Houston Rockets rookie playing on assignment for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and Pierre Jackson of the Idaho Stampede have been named the NBA Development League Co-Performers of the Week for games played Dec. 2-8.
A 6-0, 188-pound guard out of Murray State, Canaan averaged 25.5 points, 9.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds to lead the Vipers to a 4-0 week. On assignment in Rio Grande Valley since Nov. 6, Canaan and the Vipers are 7-0 this season and have won 17 straight regular-season games dating back to March 16. For the season, Canaan is averaging 21.7 points, good for second best on the Vipers and 10th in the NBA D-League, to go with an NBA D-League-high 9.9 assists and 4.6 rebounds.
Jackson, a 5-11, 176-pound guard from Baylor, averaged 31.0 points, 6.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds, guiding Idaho to a 2-0 week. Jackson scored an NBA D-League-high 43 points, sinking six three-pointers, as the Stampede defeated the Springfield Armor 117-107 on the road. The next night, he helped Idaho secure a 101-90 win over the Maine Red Claws, scoring 19 points, dishing out nine assists and grabbing four steals. For the season, Jackson is averaging an NBA D-League-best 28.6 points to go with 5.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds.
Other top performers considered include Delaware’s Kendall Marshall, Idaho’s Richard Howell, Iowa’s Othyus Jeffers, Maine’s Chris Wright, Sioux Falls’ John Allen, Texas’ Devin Ebanks and Tulsa’s Andre Roberson, on assignment from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Mar 31, 2013 2:07 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers will call up Justin Holiday from the Idaho Stampede of the NBA D-League, according to a source.
Holiday is the brother of 76ers star Jrue Holiday.
Justin Holiday is averaging 17.3 points and 5.3 rebounds for Idaho this season.
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