Feb 22, 2014 1:15 AM EST
The Houston Rockets signed Troy Daniels out of the NBA D-League on Friday while releasing Ronnie Brewer.
Brewer signed with the Rockets as a free agent last offseason.
Daniels has spent the season with the Rockets' affiliate, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and will remain with the D-League team.
Feb 17, 2014 10:36 PM EST
The Houston Rockets have re-assigned Isaiah Canaan to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League.
Canaan had been rehabbing a hamstring injury.
Feb 15, 2014 10:36 PM EST
Robert Covington of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, playing on assignment from the Houston Rockets, scored 33 points and added six rebounds and three steals on his way to being named MVP of the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game
The game was won by the Prospects over the Futures 145-142.
Covington, who went undrafted in 2013 out of Tennessee State, has spent most of his rookie season on assignment with the Vipers, averaging 21.4 points in 23 games. He’s appeared in five games with the Rockets, averaging 3.8 minutes.
“It’s a great feeling being able to play well in this game in front of our GM Daryl Morey and all these others scouts and NBA people,” said Covington, whose 33 points set a new NBA D-League All-Star Game record. “I feel like I’ve gotten better during my time with Rio Grande Valley, and it’s good to see the hard work paying off in a game like this.”
Devin Ebanks of the Texas Legends added 27 points as part of a balanced effort that saw seven of 10 Prospects score in double figures, while shooting 61 percent from the field as a team.
Jan 30, 2014 9:59 PM EST
The Houston Rockets recalled Isaiah Canaan from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League.
Canaan is a rookie and has split time with the Rockets and Vipers this season.
Jan 27, 2014 4:01 PM EST
Isaiah Canaan, a Houston Rockets rookie playing on assignment for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and Terrence Williams of the Los Angeles D-Fenders, were named NBA Development League Co-Performers of the Week for games played Jan. 20-26.
A 6-0, 188-pound guard out of Murray State, Canaan averaged 25.8 points, 6.8 assists and 4.5 rebounds to lead the Vipers to a 3-1 week. On his second assignment with Rio Grande Valley, Caanan scored at least 19 points in all four games and, on Jan. 25 he recorded a season-high 34 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists in a 123-116 victory over the Austin Toros. For the season, Canaan is averaging 22.7 points, good for second best on the Vipers and seventh in the NBA D-League, to go with an NBA D-League-high 8.6 assists and 4.4 rebounds.
Williams, a 6-6, 220-pound swingman from Louisville, averaged 27.3 points, 6.7 assists and 6.3 rebounds, guiding Los Angeles to a 2-1 week. On Jan. 24, he tallied a season-high 39 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists in a 118-111 win over the Reno Bighorns. For the season, Williams is averaging 18.1 points, 6.2 assists and 4.7 rebounds. The D-Fenders are 7-3 since Williams made his debut on Jan. 4.
Jan 20, 2014 1:37 PM EST
The Houston Rockets have reassigned Isaiah Canaan to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
Canaan has split time this season between the Rockets and Vipers.
Jan 18, 2014 1:29 PM EST
The Houston Rockets have recalled Robert Covington from their NBA D-League team, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
Covington has spent most of the season with Rio Grande Valley.
Jan 17, 2014 12:20 PM EST
The Boston Celtics have signed Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract.
Johnson is averaging 19.4 points and 6.8 rebounds in 20 games this season with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
“Chris has been playing very well. We need a wing player, we need someone who can shoot the ball, so Chris will add some depth to our team for now,” president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said to the Boston Globe before practice Thursday.
Dec 22, 2013 2:30 PM EST
The Houston Rockets will call up Isaiah Canaan from the D-League.
Canaan has averaged 21.7 points and 9.2 assists per game with the Rio Grande Valley Rapids.
Canaan was the 34th overall pick by the Rockets in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Murray State.
Dec 09, 2013 6:47 PM EST
Isaiah Canaan, a Houston Rockets rookie playing on assignment for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and Pierre Jackson of the Idaho Stampede have been named the NBA Development League Co-Performers of the Week for games played Dec. 2-8.
A 6-0, 188-pound guard out of Murray State, Canaan averaged 25.5 points, 9.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds to lead the Vipers to a 4-0 week. On assignment in Rio Grande Valley since Nov. 6, Canaan and the Vipers are 7-0 this season and have won 17 straight regular-season games dating back to March 16. For the season, Canaan is averaging 21.7 points, good for second best on the Vipers and 10th in the NBA D-League, to go with an NBA D-League-high 9.9 assists and 4.6 rebounds.
Jackson, a 5-11, 176-pound guard from Baylor, averaged 31.0 points, 6.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds, guiding Idaho to a 2-0 week. Jackson scored an NBA D-League-high 43 points, sinking six three-pointers, as the Stampede defeated the Springfield Armor 117-107 on the road. The next night, he helped Idaho secure a 101-90 win over the Maine Red Claws, scoring 19 points, dishing out nine assists and grabbing four steals. For the season, Jackson is averaging an NBA D-League-best 28.6 points to go with 5.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds.
Other top performers considered include Delaware’s Kendall Marshall, Idaho’s Richard Howell, Iowa’s Othyus Jeffers, Maine’s Chris Wright, Sioux Falls’ John Allen, Texas’ Devin Ebanks and Tulsa’s Andre Roberson, on assignment from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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Isaiah Canaan and Robert Covington will play for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
B.J. Young received interest from the Lakers and 76ers before deciding to join the Rockets’ burgeoning pipeline of young talent, a league source told RealGM.
Billy Lange is currently an assistant coach at Villanova under Jay Wright.
Andrew Goudelock averaged 21.1 points, 5.2 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 37.1 minutes per D-League game.
Maalik Wayns was picked up from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Mar. 9.
Royce White previously indicated that a plan is in place for him to skip the D-League playoffs.
Royce White returned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Tuesday.
Five days after he left the team, Royce White has returned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
Rio Grande Valley’s Andrew Goudelock and Fort Wayne’s Tony Mitchell have been named NBA Development League Co-Performers of the Week for games played March 18 – March 24.
Royce White posted on his Twitter account that he will rejoin the Houston Rockets next season.
Royce White was suspended in January for failing to report to the Vipers.
Glen Rice Jr. averaged 24.0 points on 48 percent shooting from the floor to go with 11.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 36.7 minutes as the Vipers went 3-0 on the week.
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