Dec 11, 2014 7:38 PM EST
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.
Dec 10, 2014 1:16 AM EST
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.
Dec 01, 2014 9:55 PM EST
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.
Nov 26, 2014 3:42 PM EST
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.
Nov 25, 2014 6:30 PM EST
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.
Nov 25, 2014 3:37 PM EST
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.
Nov 23, 2014 5:24 PM EST
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.
Nov 08, 2014 1:40 PM EST
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.
Apr 24, 2014 5:03 PM EDT
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.
Apr 07, 2014 3:06 PM EDT
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.
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