Mar 04, 2014 1:13 PM EST
The Charlotte Bobcats have signed center Justin Hamilton to a 10-day contract. Hamilton joins the Bobcats from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League.
In 37 games played for the Skyforce this season, the 7-0 Hamilton is averaging 19.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 assists in 35.8 minutes, while shooting .491 from the field (269-548), .385 from beyond the three-point line (30-78) and .812 from the free-throw line (147-181). He has scored in double figures 34 times, including 21 games of 20 points or more and three contests with 30 points or more, and recorded 16 games with double-figure rebounds, tallying 16 double-doubles.
Feb 25, 2014 10:36 AM EST
The Miami Heat have signed DeAndre Liggins to a 10-day contract.
Liggins was previously with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, D-League affiliate of the Heat. Liggins was averaging 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.5 steals in 40.3 minutes per game.
Liggins was a 2014 NBA D-League All-Star.
Dec 06, 2013 1:09 PM EST
Charlie Westbrook has been claimed by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League, according to a RealGM source.
The Skyforce are the D-League affiliate of the Heat.
Westbrook was in training camp this season with the Heat.
Nov 24, 2013 3:44 PM EST
NBA D-League guard Quincy Douby has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association, a source told RealGM.
Douby had been the No. 3 pick in the Development League’s draft, and he further cemented himself as a strong call-up candidate with a 20-points-per-game start to the Sioux Falls’ season.
With Shanghai, Douby significantly bolsters a scoring backcourt that lost Von Wafer for the year, teaming with Indiana Pacers camp invite Darnell Jackson at point guard. Shanghai is expected to go deep in the Chinese playoffs, a scenario that could prevent Douby from signing in the NBA late in its season.
After three seasons as a standout at Rutgers, Douby went 19th in the NBA Draft in 2006 to the Sacramento Kings and played two seasons with the organization. He signed a free agent deal with the Toronto Raptors in 2009, but was later released.
Douby, 29, has averages of 4.1 points and one rebound while shooting 31.2 percent from three-point range over three NBA seasons. The 6-foot-3 sharpshooter closed the 2012-13 season with Zhejiang.
Oct 31, 2013 3:36 PM EDT
The Miami Heat have invited Jarvis Varnado, Justin Hamilton and Larry Drew II to the Sioux Falls Skyforce's training camp.
Varnado, Hamilton and Drew were cuts by the Heat in training camp.
All of those players are eligible to be claimed by any NBA team at any time, with the Heat not holding exclusive rights.
Jun 10, 2013 1:44 PM EDT
The Miami Heat, the Sioux Falls Skyforce and the NBA Development League announced that the Heat and the Skyforce have entered into a single affiliation partnership beginning with the 2013-14 NBA D-League season. Miami becomes the record 13th NBA team to have a one-to-one affiliation with an NBA D-League team.
The Heat, which joins the Philadelphia 76ers as the second NBA team to become singly affiliated with an NBA D-League team this offseason, will be Sioux Falls’ sole NBA affiliate and will have full control over the team’s basketball operations. To further solidify the relationship, the Skyforce has adopted Miami’s red, yellow and black color scheme and signature font beginning with next season.
The Heat assigned both Dexter Pitman and Jarvis Varnado to the Skyforce last season, the fourth season of the teams’ affiliation. During the 2012-13 season, Sioux Falls was also affiliated with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers.
Apr 25, 2013 6:57 PM EDT
Andrew Goudelock has been named the 2013 NBA Development League’s Most Valuable Player, as voted by the NBA D-League’s 16 head coaches, for his efforts as a member of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Goudelock (6-3, 200, College of Charleston) played in 37 games, all starts, for the Vipers this season, averaging 21.4 points to go with 5.8 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 36.7 minutes, while leading the team in scoring 16 times. Selected to play in the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game, Goudelock was traded in January to Rio Grande Valley from the Sioux Falls Skyforce, where he played in 14 games.
In all, Goudelock appeared in 52 regular season NBA D-League games, averaging 21.1 points, good for third best in the NBA D-League, to go with 5.2 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 37.1 minutes.
Mar 22, 2013 3:16 PM EDT
The Sioux Falls Skyforce have acquired guard Dominique Johnson.
Johnson averaged 9.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 35 games with the Canton Charge this season. He holds NBA Development League career averages of 11.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in 107 games with the Texas Legends (72) and Canton (35). The two-time NAIA All-American averaged 17.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in two seasons (72 games) at Azusa Pacific University.
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