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Jordan Hamilton Signs With Iowa In D-League

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.


Via RealGM Staff Report

Grizzlies Re-Assign Jordan Adams To D-League

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.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Damien Wilkins Named D-League Player Of The Week

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.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Heat To Sign Hassan Whiteside

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

Whiteside has had a strong start for the Iowa Energy and was briefly signed by the Memphis Grizzlies.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Grizzlies Assign Jordan Adams, Jarnell Stokes To Iowa

The Memphis Grizzlies assigned Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes to the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League.

Adams appeared in one game this sesason. Both players will play in Iowa's game on Saturday.

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

Patrick Christopher Named D-League Player Of The Week

Iowa Energy guard Patrick Christopher has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 31- Saturday, April 5.  The award is the first of Christopher’s career. 

Christopher (6-5, 209, California) led the Energy to a 2-1 week en route to the Central Division Championship, the team’s fourth in its seven-year history.  

For the week, Christopher averaged 28.3 points on 65 percent shooting from the floor to go with 5.3 rebound and 2.0 assists.  He scored a career-high 47 points in the team’s 142-122 win over the Red Claws on April 4, before dropping 23 points and grabbing seven rebounds in a 148-128 win over Los Angeles the following night. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Glen Rice Jr. Recalled To Wizards

The Washington Wizards recalled Glen Rice from the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.

Rice has appeared in 11 games, including one start, for Washington this season while averaging 2.9 points in 10 minutes per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Josh Boone Signs With Iowa Energy

The Iowa Energy have signed Josh Boone.

Boone was the 23rd overall pick by the Nets in 2006.

The former Connecticut Husky averaged 5.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in his four years with the Nets.

Boone spent part of last season with Iowa.

Via RealGM Staff Report

76ers Sign Jarvis Varnado To 10-Day Contract

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Jarvis Varnado to a 10-day contract.

Varnado was named a D-League All-Star for the Iowa Energy and is averaging 14.1 points along with a league-high 4.7 blocks while also ranking second in rebounding with 11.0 rpg.  He signed a 10-day contract with Chicago on February 18, 2014 and appeared in one game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Iowa Energy Archives

Wizards Reassign Glen Rice Jr. To D-League

This marks Glen Rice Jr.'s second assignment to Iowa this season.

Jarvis Varnado To Sign 10-Day Contract With Bulls

Jarvis Varnado is averaging 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4.7 blocks per game for the Iowa Energy of the D-League.

Wizards Assign Glen Rice Jr. To D-League

Glen Rice Jr. fractured his wrist in mid-December.

Timberwolves Assign Shabazz Muhammad To D-League

Shabazz Muhammad has appeared in 11 games with the Timberwolves this season.

Othyus Jeffers Named D-League Player Of The Month For Nov./Dec.

Othyus Jeffers averaged 24.2 points, fourth-best in the NBA D-League, while shooting 50 percent from the floor. He ranked second in the league in rebounds (12.4 rpg), steals (2.4 spg), and minutes (40.2 mpg) during November and December.

Bulls Assign Marquis Teague To D-League

Marquis Teague has appeared in 19 games with the Bulls this season.

Marquis Teague Recalled From D-League By Bulls

Marquis Teague was recalled due to an injury to Mike James.

Bulls Assign Marquis Teague To D-League

The Bulls have assigned Marquis Teague to the D-League.

Othyus Jeffers Named D-League Player Of The Week

Othyus Jeffers averaged 25.5 points, 12.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists to lead Iowa to a 3-1 week to start the season.
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