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Jarvis Threatt Named D-League Player Of The Week

Mar 16, 2015 5:10 PM

Rio Grande Valley Vipers guard Jarvis Threatt has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 9 – Sunday, March 15.  The honor is the first of Threatt’s career.

Threatt (6-2, 165, Delaware) led Rio Grande Valley to a 2-0 week and averaged 25.0 points on 55 percent shooting, to go with 12.5 assists, 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals. On March 15, Threatt notched a triple-double with 18 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in a 131-125 win over the Santa Cruz Warriors. It was the fourth triple-double in Vipers franchise history, joining Will Conroy, Gary Talton and Toure’ Murry. The win ended Santa Cruz’s 11-game winning streak.

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Bucks To Sign Chris Johnson To 10-Day Contract

Mar 6, 2015 10:45 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks plan to sign Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract.

Johnson has most recently been with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Shawn Jones, Toure' Murry Named D-League Players Of The Week

Feb 2, 2015 10:10 PM

Sioux Falls Skyforce forward Shawn Jones and Rio Grande Valley Vipers’ forward Toure’ Murry have been named NBA Development League Co-Performers of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 26 – Sunday, Feb. 1.  This is the first time either player has garnered Performer of the Week honors.

Jones (6’8, 236, Middle Tennessee State) led Sioux Falls to a 3-0 record, averaging 19.0 points on .649 shooting (24-for-37), to go along with 14.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block. He recorded a double-double in all three games and giving him six consecutive games of double-digit points and rebounds. On Jan. 21, he tallied season-highs with 29 points and 20 rebounds in a 121-11 win over the Delaware 87ers.

Murry (6’5, 200, Wichita State) helped Rio Grande Valley to a 2-1 record, averaging 19.0 points on .463 shooting (19-for-41). He connected on 6-of-14 three-point attempts in addition to recording 9.0 assists, 7.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists. On Jan. 30, he registered a season-high 24 points, to go along with 10 assists, nine rebounds and three steals in a 133-126 victory over the Texas Legends.

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Chris Johnson Signs 10-Day Contract With Jazz

Jan 28, 2015 1:19 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed forward Chris Johnson of the NBA Development League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers to a 10-day contract.  Johnson becomes the NBA’s 24th overall NBA D-League Call-Up of the 2014-15 season and the 22nd different player to be called up.  

The 24-year-old Johnson (6-6, 201, Dayton) appeared in 14 games (all starts) for the Vipers this season, averaging 20.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals in 35.3 minutes per contest. He scored in double figures on 13 occasions and recorded 20-plus points in eight games, including one 30-point contest. He started the 2014-15 season with the Philadelphia 76ers, averaging 6.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 20.8 minutes while scoring in double figures twice in nine games (two starts), before being waived on Nov. 15. 

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Glen Rice Jr. Signs With Rio Grande Valley In D-League

Jan 12, 2015 12:54 PM

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers have acquired guard/forward Glen Rice, Jr.

Rice (6’6”, 215, Georgia Tech) played with the Washington Wizards, where he averaged 2.7 ppg over the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. He was drafted 35th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2013 NBA Draft, before being traded that night to the Wizards.

Rice was a member of the Vipers’ 2012-13 NBA D-League Championship squad.

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Rockets Reassign Nick Johnson To Rio Grande Valley

Jan 3, 2015 2:28 PM

The Houston Rockets have reassigned Nick Johnson to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League.

Johnson has played 17 games for the Rockets this season.

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Rockets Assign Clint Capela To D-League

Dec 27, 2014 6:25 PM

The Houston Rockets have assigned Clint Capela to their single-affiliation NBA D-League partner Rio Grande Valley.

Capela (6-10, 245, France), has appeared in four games for the Rockets and recorded six rebounds, one assist, a steal and a block in 12 total minutes of playing time. This will be Capela’s third stint in the D-League where he has averaged 9.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 15.4 minutes per game with the Vipers over the course of nine games. The former Elan Chalon player out of France was selected by the Rockets 25th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft.

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Rockets Assign Clint Capela To Rio Grande Valley

Dec 17, 2014 1:11 AM

The Houston Rockets have assigned assigned center Clint Capela to Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner in Rio Grande Valley.

Capela (6-10, 245, France), has appeared in four games for the Rockets and recorded six rebounds, one assist, a steal and a block in 12 total minutes of playing time.

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Earl Clark Close To Deal In China

Dec 9, 2014 6:52 PM

Earl Clark is nearing a deal in China.

Clark currently is playing in the D-League for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been interested in Clark.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Earl Clark Named D-League Player Of The Month For November

Dec 1, 2014 4:35 PM

Earl Clark has been named NBA Development League Player of the Month for games played in November. The honor, the first of the 2014-15 season, is also the first of Clark’s NBA D-League career.

Clark helped the Vipers to a 4-3 record to start the 2014-15 season. The team was 4-0 in games he competed in. For the month, Clark led the Vipers in scoring (28.8 ppg), good for second-best in the NBA D-League, while shooting 45 percent (42-of-93) from the floor. He also averaged 7.3 rebounds and was third in the league in blocks (3.3 bpg).

Clark scored in double figures in all four games he played in, including a 35-point outing to secure a 151-148 triple-overtime road win over the Bakersfield Jam on Nov. 18.

Other players receiving consideration for the monthly award were Bakersfield’s Elijah Millsap, Idaho’s Kevin Murphy, Maine’s Tim Frazier, Reno’s Brady Heslip, and Texas’ Eric Griffin.

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Nick Johnson Assigned By Rockets To Rio Grande Valley
Nick Johnson has appeared in three games with the Rockets so far this season, totaling two points and a rebound in 11 minutes of playing time.

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Rockets Assign Clint Capela To D-League
The Rockets assigned Clint Capela to Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner Rio Grande Valley on Monday.

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Rockets To Rely On D-League Growth For Clint Capela, Nick Johnson
The Rockets plan to utilize the NBA Development League heavily this season for their two draft picks, Clint Capela and Nick Johnson.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

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