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Jarnell Stokes Named D-League Player Of The Week

Jan 4, 2016 4:12 PM

Jarnell Stokes, a forward playing on assignment with the Sioux Falls Skyforce from the Miami Heat, has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Dec. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 3.  The honor is the first of Stokes’ career. 

Stokes (6-9, 255, Tennessee) guided Sioux Falls to a 3-0 week, averaging 22.3 points on 75.7 percent shooting from the floor (28-for-37) to go with 8.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steals.  He recorded a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds in a 104-88 win over the Raptors 905 on Jan. 2.  On Dec. 31, he finished with 26 points and connected on 11-of-13 from the field in a win over the Raptors.  

For the season, Stokes has appeared in 11 games on assignment in Sioux Falls, averaging 19.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 29.0 minutes. 

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Heat Assign Josh Richardson To D-League

Dec 30, 2015 2:29 PM

The Miami Heat have assigned guard Josh Richardson to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Richardson has appeared in 13 games (one start) with the Heat this season, averaging 1.7 points and 1.1 rebounds in 9.2 minutes while shooting 31.6 percent (6-of-19) from the field and 40 percent (4-of-10) from three-point range. In his lone NBA start on November 12, Richardson scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds in a, 92-91, win vs. Utah. He has led the team in plus/minus twice and is tied for third in charges taken (two) this season. He was originally drafted by the Heat in the second round (40th overall) in the 2015 NBA Draft.

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DeAndre Liggins Named D-League Player Of The Week

Dec 28, 2015 4:55 PM

Sioux Falls’ guard DeAndre Liggins was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games Played Monday, Dec. 21 through Sunday, Dec. 27.  This is the second Performer of Week award for Liggins of his D-League career. He previously received the honor on Dec. 30, 2013 also as a member of Sioux Falls.

Liggins led Sioux Falls to a 3-0 week, averaging 17.3 points on 44.0 percent shooting from the floor (16-for-36) to go with 9.0 assists, 8.7 rebounds and 3.3 steals. He connected on seven of his 15 shots from beyond the arc (46.7 percent). On Dec. 27, he recorded his second triple-double of the season with 14 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in a 106-101 victory over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

For the season, Liggins is averaging 13.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.1 assists (ranks third in the league) and 2.5 steals (ranks second in the league). He has two triple-doubles on the season. They are the only two triple-doubles to be a recorded so far this season.

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Heat Assign Jarnell Stokes To D-League

Nov 24, 2015 5:12 PM

The Miami Heat have assigned forward/center Jarnell Stokes to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Stokes has appeared in two NBA games this season totaling two rebounds in four minutes of action. He was acquired by the Heat, along with Beno Udrih, from Memphis in exchange for Mario Chalmers and James Ennis earlier this season on November 10. Last season, Stokes appeared in 23 NBA Development League games (14 starts) with the Iowa Energy and averaged 15.1 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 32.0 minutes while shooting 61.7 percent from the field.

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Scotty Hopson Named D-League Player Of The Month For March

Apr 1, 2015 5:51 PM

Sioux Falls Skyforce forward Scotty Hopson has been named D-League Player of the Month for the month of March. 

Hopson averaged 22.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists while helping lead the Skyforce to a 9-2 record in March. He shot 58.4% from the field during March, his best field goal shooting percentage in any month this season. During the month, Hopson led the team in scoring on five different occasions.

On the season, Hopson is averaging 19.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 40 games (32 starts) for the Skyforce.

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Heat Recall Zoran Dragic From Skyforce

Mar 15, 2015 1:47 PM

The Miami Heat have recalled guard Zoran Dragic from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Dragic appeared in four games (one start) and averaged 16.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.50 steals, helping the Skyforce to a 3-1 record over that span.

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Heat Signing Henry Walker To Second 10-Day Deal

Mar 2, 2015 1:01 PM

The Miami Heat have reached agreement with Henry Walker on a second 10-day contract, a league source told RealGM.

Walker — formerly known as Bill — has persevered to resurrect his career in the NBA, using the Heat’s affiliate of Sioux Falls as a platform to earn a call up this season. As an active, floor-spacing wing, Walker played for the Boston Celtics (2008-10) and New York Knicks (2010-12) over four seasons.

Walker’s first 10-day deal ends on Monday.

After averaging 15 points for Sioux Falls in the D-League, Walker has scored 11.8 points in 27.9 minutes per game over four contests with the Heat.

Walker starred at Kansas State in 2007-08 alongside current teammate Michael Beasley. He has also played for overseas teams, including in Venezuela, and had seriously considered spending the season abroad before recommitting to the D-League in the preseason.

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Heat To Sign Henry Walker To 10-Day Contract

Feb 20, 2015 12:54 PM

The Miami Heat will sign Henry Walker to a 10-day contract.

Walker was formerly known as Bill Walker and last played in the NBA with the New York Knicks during the 11-12 season.

Walker was most recently in the D-League with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, where he averaged 15.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 27.7 minutes per game.

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