Oct 29, 2013 3:28 PM EDT
With the Boston Celtics as the leading candidate to acquire his rights, Romero Osby is finalizing a deal to sign in the NBA D-League, league sources told RealGM.
Osby was a final cut of the Orlando Magic, who selected the rugged, active forward with the No. 51 pick in the NBA draft. Since Osby’s release in training camp, the Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Brooklyn Nets have also expressed interest in him, sources said.
Fort Wayne currently owns rights to Osby, but the Celtics’ D-League affiliate – the Maine Red Claws – is working to acquire the 23-year-old. The Celtics have one roster spot open and could call up Osby at a point that is flexible on the team’s salary situation.
Osby averaged 16 points and seven rebounds last season at the University of Oklahoma. He was part of the Magic’s summer league team and became one of the last rookie signings to officially join his drafted organization.
In seven preseason games for the Magic, Osby averaged 5.7 points and four rebounds in 15.4 minutes a game.
Jul 28, 2013 4:04 PM EDT
The Boston Celtics will hire Ronald Nored in a player development role.
Nored played collegiately at Butler and was briefly an assistant coach at South Alabama.
Nored will have a role with the Celtics' D-League team.
Mar 19, 2013 7:11 PM EDT
The Maine Red Claws have acquired 7-5 center Will Foster. Foster replaces center Garrett Stutz who has been added to the Inactive List after falling ill during the team’s current five-game road trip.
Foster, 25, spent 30 games with the Sioux Falls Skyforce this season, averaging 3.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game in 15.8 minutes played. Foster, a teammate of current Red Claw Micah Downs at Gonzaga, was waived by the Skyforce on March 5. The 7-5, 260 lbs. center is in his third professional season, splitting the 2011-12 season between the Idaho Stampede, Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Skyforce. Foster has also played overseas with teams in Portugal and the Dominican Republic.
Mar 14, 2013 7:27 PM EDT
The Los Angeles Clippers intend to sign DaJuan Summers of the D-League.
The Clippers waived Trey Thompkins on Thursday.
Mar 07, 2013 5:27 PM EST
The Maine Red Claws have acquired guard Josh Selby from the Canton Charge in a trade that will send Maine’s 2013 NBA Development League Draft selection to the Charge.
Selby, 21, played in 11 games for the Canton Charge this season while on assignment from the Cleveland Cavaliers, averaging 15.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 32.9 minutes per games.
Selby appeared in 10 games for the Grizzlies this year, averaging 2.0 points in 5.9 minutes per game. Selby was acquired by the
Selby was waived by the Cavaliers on March 3.
Mar 04, 2013 5:38 PM EST
Chris Wright of the Maine Red Claws has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Feb. 24 – March 3.
Wright (6-8, 225, Dayton) averaged 23.0 points on 19-of-35 shooting from the field to go with 11.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals as the Red Claws went 2-0 on the week.
Mar 01, 2013 4:43 PM EST
The Boston Celtics have reassigned Fab Melo to the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics’ NBA Development League affiliate.
Melo (7-0, 215, Syracuse) returns to the Red Claws where he previously appeared in 20 games, averaging 11.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocks in 27.4 minutes per game. Originally selected in the first round (22nd overall) by Boston in the 2012 NBA Draft, he has played in five games for the Celtics this season, scoring three points in 11 minutes.
Feb 25, 2013 3:44 PM EST
Kris Joseph of the Springfield Armor has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Feb. 18-24.
Joseph averaged 24.7 points while shooting 47 percent from behind the arc as the Armor went 3-0 on the week.
Before being traded to Springfield, Joseph played 12 games this season with the Maine Red Claws, averaging 19.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals.
Other top performers considered include Austin’s Cory Joseph, on assignment from the San Antonio Spurs, Bakersfield’s Damion James, Canton’s Kyle Gibson, Erie’s Kyle Goldcamp, Fort Wayne’s Tony Mitchell, Idaho’s Durrell Summers, Iowa’s Paul Harris, Los Angeles’ Gary Flowers, Maine’s Shelvin Mack, Reno’s Samardo Samuels, Rio Grande Valley’s Andrew Goudelock, Santa Cruz’s Travis Leslie, Sioux Falls’ Demetris Nichols, Texas’ Justin Dentmon and Tulsa’s Rasual Butler.
Feb 11, 2013 9:17 PM EST
The Springfield Armor have acquired forward Kris Joseph from the Maine Red Claws in exchange for forward James Mays.
Joseph (6-7, 210, Syracuse) appeared in 12 games (eight starts) with the Red Claws this season, averaging 18.2 points on .437 shooting, 5.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 34.1 minutes per game. Joseph scored a season-high 28 points on November 23 at Canton.
Feb 11, 2013 8:51 PM EST
Chris Wright of the Maine Red Claws has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Feb. 4-10.
Wright (6-8, 225, Dayton) averaged 26.3 points while shooting 66 percent from the field to go with 14.3 rebounds as the Red Claws went 2-1 on the week. Wright notched a season-high 27 points in a 108-94 road win over the Springfield Armor before coming out the next night and matching his point total in a 104-94 loss to the Bakersfield Jam. He finished the week with a 25-point outing in a 104-100 win over Springfield in Maine.
A 2013 NBA D-League All-Star, Wright is averaging 17.9 points, 9.5 rebounds and 35.4 minutes in 22 games, all starts, for the Red Claws this season.
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