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Willie Reed Named D-League Player Of The Week

Mar 2, 2015 3:50 PM

Iowa Energy forward Willie Reed has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 23 – Sunday, March 1. This is the second Performer of the Week honor of Reed’s career. He previously won in March of 2013 as a member of the Springfield Armor.

The newly acquired Reed (6-10, 220, St. Louis) led Iowa to two wins after being traded from the Grand Rapids Drive in exchange for Diante Garrett on Feb. 26. He averaged 29.0 points on 78.8 percent shooting (26-of-33), to go along 13.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals. His debut included a 31-point performance in a 122-112 win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce. It was the second time this season Reed registered at least 30 points in a game. On Feb. 28, he recorded a double-double with 27 points and 20 rebounds in a 96-92 victory over the Erie BayHawks.

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D-League Teammates Jarnell Stokes, Kalin Lucas Ejected For Fighting With Each Other

Jan 28, 2015 11:21 AM

Jarnell Stokes and Kalin Lucas, teammates on the Iowa Energy, were ejected during a D-League game on Tuesday for fighting with each other.

While the cause of the fight is unknown, punches were thrown after they started pushing each other.

Teammates and coaches tried to separate both players.

Stokes has played in 16 NBA games this season for the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Tyrus Thomas In Talks With Grizzlies On 10-Day Contract

Jan 20, 2015 10:22 AM

Tyrus Thomas and the Memphis Grizzlies are engaged in serious discussions on a 10-day contract.

Thomas is attempting to return to the NBA after nearly a two-year absence.

Thomas is currently in the D-League with the Iowa Energy, averaging 14 points and 7.5 rebounds in 26.5 minutes over two games.

The Grizzlies recently had 10-day contract offers turned down by forward JaMychal Green and James Michael McAdoo, who signed with the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors, respectively.

Thomas is making $9.3 million from the final year of his Bobcats contract and had a cyst removed from his spinal cord during surgery last March.

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D-Fenders Acquire Jarvis Varnado From Energy

Dec 30, 2014 7:28 PM

The Los Angeles D-Fenders have acquired center Jarvis Varnado and a third round pick in the 2015 NBA Development League Draft from the Iowa Energy, in exchange for the D-Fenders’ first and second round picks. 

Varnado was drafted out of Mississippi State in the second round (41st overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat, before signing with Carmatic Pistoia of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A, where he averaged 15.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game. The 6’9” center split the 2012-13 season with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. 

From 2012-2014, Varnado appeared in 45 NBA D-League games for Sioux Falls and Iowa, making 44 starts and averaging 14.3 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.0 blocks in 31.1 minutes per game. Varnado was selected as an NBA D-League All-Star in 2014, before earning an NBA Call-Up from the Philadelphia 76ers, where he appeared in 23 games with averages of 4.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game


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Reno Bighorns Acquire Jordan Hamilton

Dec 11, 2014 7:38 PM

The Reno Bighorns acquired the player rights for former NBA player Jordan Hamilton from the Iowa Energy, along with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers' original second round pick in the 2015 NBA Development League draft.

Iowa will receive the Bighorns 2015 NBA Development League first round draft pick.

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Jazz To Sign Patrick Christopher

Dec 10, 2014 1:16 AM

The Utah Jazz are lining up the call up of Patrick Christopher from the NBA D-League.

Christopher went to training camp with the Memphis Grizzlies this season and has since played for the Iowa Energy.

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Grizzlies Send Jarnell Stokes Back To D-League

Dec 1, 2014 9:55 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies re-assigned rookie forward/center Jarnell Stokes to the NBA Development League’s Iowa Energy, the Grizzlies’ exclusive D-League affiliate.

During his first assignment in Iowa, Stokes posted 13 points and 13 rebounds in 35 minutes in an exhibition on Nov. 8 vs. Sioux Falls, which was played in Memphis at FedExForum. He was recalled from Iowa on Nov. 10. The 20-year-old has totaled eight points and seven rebounds on 3-of-3 shooting in 21 minutes through six appearances for the Grizzlies this season. 

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Jordan Hamilton Signs With Iowa In D-League

Nov 26, 2014 3:42 PM

The Iowa Energy acquired Jordan Hamilton on Wednesday, the team announced.

Hamilton was a first round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and has played for the Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz.

 

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Grizzlies Re-Assign Jordan Adams To D-League

Nov 25, 2014 6:30 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies re-assigned rookie guard Jordan Adams to the NBA Development League’s Iowa Energy, the Grizzlies’ exclusive D-League affiliate.

During his first assignment in Iowa, Adams (6-5, 209) totaled 20 points, seven rebounds and one assist in 31 minutes in an exhibition on Nov. 8 vs. Sioux Falls, which was played in Memphis at FedExForum. He was recalled from Iowa on Nov. 10. The 20-year-old is averaging 1.5 points, 1.3 assists and 0.75 steals in 10.1 minutes in four games for the Grizzlies this season.

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Damien Wilkins Named D-League Player Of The Week

Nov 25, 2014 3:37 PM

Damien Wilkins of the Iowa Energy was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Friday, Nov.14, through Sunday, Nov. 23.

A 6-6, 225-pound guard/forward out of Georgia, Wilkins averaged 28.3 points (fourth in the league) on .561 shooting (32-for-57), 10.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists to lead Iowa to a 3-0 start to the season.  On Nov. 14, he recorded a double-double, scoring 32 points and snatching 13 rebounds, to go along with nine assists, one block and one steal in a 152-144 victory over the Reno Bighorns. On Nov. 15, he tallied 30 points, 11 rebounds and two steals in a 102-100 victory over the Santa Cruz Warriors. Wilkins is in his first season in the NBA D-League and was selected by Iowa in the 2014 NBA Development League Draft with the 16th overall pick.

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Heat To Sign Hassan Whiteside
The Heat are signing Hassan Whiteside out of the NBA D-League.

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Grizzlies Assign Jordan Adams, Jarnell Stokes To Iowa
Jordan Adams appeared in one game this sesason.

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Ron Howard, Othyus Jeffers Named D-League Co-MVPs
Ron Howard averaged 20.5 points to go with 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists, while Othyus Jeffers averaged 20.9 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.2 steals.

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Patrick Christopher Named D-League Player Of The Week
Patrick Christopher averaged 28.3 points on 65 percent shooting from the floor to go with 5.3 rebound and 2.0 assists.

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Glen Rice Jr. Recalled To Wizards
Glen Rice Jr. has appeared in 11 games for Washington this season.

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