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Raphiael Putney Named D-League Player Of Week

Jan 12, 2016 5:13 PM

Raphiael Putney of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 4 through Sunday, Jan. 10. 

The honor is the first of Putney’s career. 

Putney (6-10, 255, Massachusetts) led Rio Grande Valley to a 2-1 week averaging 28.3 points (third in the league) on 47 percent shooting (29-of-62) to go with a league-leading 15.7 rebounds and 3.7 blocks (third). He connected on 15-of-19 free throw attempts. On Jan. 7, at the NBA D-League Showcase he scored a career-high 38 points on 14-of-22 shooting, including 6-of-11 from beyond the arc to go with 18 rebounds in a 111-99 win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. In his second game at the Showcase, he tied a season high with six blocks in a 125-119 victory over Raptors 905.  On Jan. 4, he set a career high with 21 rebounds and tallied four blocks in a 126-122 loss to the Reno Bighorns.

For the season, Putney is averaging 20.3 points (tied for ninth in the league), 10.0 rebounds (fifth), 3.1 blocks (second) and 1.8 assists.

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Montrezl Harrell Assigned By Rockets To D-League

Dec 6, 2015 5:42 PM

The Houston Rockets have assigned Montrezl Harrell to the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Harrell has appeared in 15 games with one start for the Rockets this season.

Harrell joins Rockets guard/forward K.J. McDaniels, who was assigned to the Vipers on Dec. 4.

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K.J. McDaniels Assigned By Rockets To D-League

Nov 11, 2015 12:30 PM

The Houston Rockets have assigned K.J. McDaniels to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.

McDaniels was acquired by the Rockets from the Philadelphia 76ers last season.

McDaniels has played in three games this season for the Rockets.

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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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Tags: Jarvis Threatt, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, D-League, D-League Award, D-League Teams

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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.

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Tags: Chris Johnson, Milwaukee Bucks, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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