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Will Cumming Named D-League Player Of The Week

Apr 4, 2016 7:13 PM

Will Cummings of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 28 through Saturday, April 2. It’s the first Performer of the Week honor of his career.

Cummings (6-2, 185, Temple) led Rio Grande Valley to a 3-0 week, averaging 22.7 points on 52.4 percent shooting, including his 12-of-22 from beyond the arc, to go with 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.7 steals.

On March 29, he tallied 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists in a 118-97 win over the Oklahoma City Blue.  On April 2, he scored 26 points and added five rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 128-121 victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders to help the Vipers clinch the number three seed going into the Western Conference Playoffs.

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Montrezl Harrell Suspended Five Games For Shoving Referee

Mar 29, 2016 5:08 PM

Montrezl Harrell has been suspended five games without pay for shoving a referee to the floor during an altercation with Derek Cooke Jr.

The incident occurred after the final of the Bakersfield Jam's win on Saturday over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Harrell was on a D-League assignment by the Houston Rockets.

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Pelicans To Sign Jordan Hamilton To 10-Day Contract

Mar 24, 2016 8:11 PM

Jordan Hamilton will sign a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Hamilton has been playing for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League. Hamilton is averaging 14.9 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 29.2 minutes per game over 14 appearances in the D-League this season.

Hamilton last played in the NBA last season with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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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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