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Lakers Re-Assign Jordan Clarkson, Xavier Henry To D-Fenders

The Los Angeles Lakers have re-assigned Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry to the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

Clarkson and Henry will make their second appearance of the season with the D-Fenders, after having previously played with the team on November 15th against the Texas Legends. Clarkson shot 8-of-20 from the field and tallied 28 points, five rebounds and five assists against the Legends. Henry scored a game-high 33 points, connecting on 12-of-20 field goal attempts, while also grabbing four rebounds for the D-Fenders.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Lakers Working Out Roscoe Smith

The Los Angeles Lakers will bring in Roscoe Smith for a workout on Friday, league sources tell RealGM.

Smith plays for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Lakers Assign Jordan Clarkson, Xavier Henry To D-League

Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry have been assigned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders from the Los Angeles Lakers.

Clarkson, a second round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, has appeared in eight games for the Lakers this season, averaging 4.3 points and 1.4 rebounds in 11.4 minutes. Clarkson played two seasons at the University of Tulsa, before transferring to Missouri where he appeared in 35 games and averaged 17.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 33.9 minutes.

Henry has appeared in seven games this season for the Lakers, scoring 1.3 points per contest. A product of Kansas University, Henry appeared in 43 games for the Lakers in 2013-14, averaging 10.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.1 minutes per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Phil Hubbard Could Become Head Coach Of D-Fenders

Phil Hubbard is the leading candidate to become head coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders, D-League affiliate for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Hubbard played for the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers in the late 1970s and 1980s.

Hubbard is a longtime assistant coach with a long tenure under Eddie Jordan with the Washington Wizards and previous stops in the D-League.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Elijah Millsap Signs With D-Fenders

Elijah Millsap has signed with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League.

Millsap played for the D-Fenders over the past two seasons.

Millsap had spent the earlier part of the season with Maccabi Ashdod.

Millsap went to training camp with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Brandon Costner, Willie Reed Named D-League Players Of The Week

Los Angeles D-Fenders forward Brandon Costner and Springfield Armor forward Willie Reed were named NBA Development League Co-Performers of the Week for games played Monday, March 17- Sunday, March 23.  

Costner (6-9, 235, North Carolina State) led the D-Fenders to a 2-1 week, including wins over the Austin Toros and Santa Cruz Warriors. For the week, Costner averaged 27.0 points on 59 percent shooting from the floor to go with 11.3 rebounds.

Reed (6-10, 220, St. Louis) helped the Armor record a 2-2 week, securing wins against the Erie BayHawks and Canton Charge while averaging 18.3 points on 56 percent shooting, to go with 19.3 rebounds, including 7.5 offensive rebounds. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Shawne Williams Named D-League Player Of The Week

Shawne Williams has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 10 – Sunday, March 16. The award is the first for Williams, who becomes the third member of the Los Angeles D-Fender to be honored as Performer of the Week this season, joining Manny Harris and Terrence Williams.

Williams (6-9, 225, Memphis) led the D-Fenders to a 3-0 week, including road wins over the Tulsa 66ers and Canton Charge.  For the week, Williams averaged 26.3 points on 49 percent shooting from the floor and 46 percent shooting from three-point territory to go with 7.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks.  His 34-point performance on March 15 at Canton was his NBA D-League career high. 

A six-year NBA veteran who played in 36 games for the Los Angeles Lakers this season, Williams is averaging 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 30.6 minutes in 13 games for the D-Fenders. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Lakers Recall Xavier Henry From D-League

The Los Angeles Lakers have recalled Xavier Henry from the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League.

Henry played two games with the D-Fenders.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Lakers Assign Xavier Henry To D-League

The Los Angeles Lakers have assigned Xavier Henry to the NBA D-League.

Henry will play in the Los Angeles D-Fenders' game on Thursday night.

Henry has missed the last 27 games due to a right knee injury.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Terrence Williams Named D-League Player Of The Month For January

Los Angeles D-Fenders guard/forward Terrence Williams was today named NBA Development League Player of the Month for games played in January. The award is the first of Williams’ career.

Williams (6-6, 220, Louisville) averaged 21.5 points on 42 percent shooting from the floor to go with 6.1 assists and 4.8 rebounds in January, appearing in 12 of the team’s 13 games. For the month, the D-Fenders were an NBA D-League best 10-3. 

Williams scored in double figures 10 times in January and set a D-Fenders record with a 50-point outing against the Idaho Stampede on Jan. 31. 

For the season, Williams is averaging 21.8 points, good for seventh in the NBA D-League, along with 5.9 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 36.9 minutes in 13 games, 12 starts.  His 50-point outing was the second-highest single-game point total this season. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Los Angeles D-Fenders Archives

D-Fenders Acquire Shawne Williams

Shawne Williams spent 32 games (11 starts) with the Lakers this season, posting averages of 5.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 20.2 minutes.

Isaiah Canaan, Terrence Williams Named D-League Players Of The Week

Isaiah Canaan and Terrence Williams were named D-League Players of the Week.

Manny Harris Again Named D-League Player Of The Week

Manny Harris is second in the NBA D-League in scoring with 29.7 ppg, and fifth in the league with 2.17 spg.

James Southerland Drawing NBA Interest Amid D-League Play

James Southerland has met with NBA teams at the D-League Showcase in Reno, Nev., and is maintaining discussions with three other organizations, a league source told RealGM.

Chris Smith To Sign With D-Fenders

Chris Smith averaged 11.3 points in six games with the BayHawks of the D-League on an assignment from the Knicks.

Manny Harris Named D-League Player Of The Week

Manny Harris averaged 29.3 points in three games last week.

Terrence Williams Acquired By D-Fenders

Terrence Williams most recently spent time playing in Turkey for Turk Telekom Ankara and has also played internationally in China for the Guangdong Southern Tigers.
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