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Armor To Relocate To Grand Rapids In Hybrid Deal With Pistons

The Detroit Pistons will launch a D-League team in Grand Rapids with the Springfield Armor relocating.

Dennis Mannion, president of the Detroit Pistons, and Dan Reed, president of the NBA D-League, will be on hand to explain a “hybrid partnership with Detroit Pistons,” according to a press release sent out Thursday, April 10.

The team was purchased by an undisclosed local ownership group, and has received league approval, sources said.

“Hybrid” partnership, one of two ownership options followed by the NBA D-League, allows local ownership to control day-to-day and business operations while the parent club controls basketball operations. The other is exclusive ownership by the parent NBA club.

Via Peter J. Wallner/MLive

Adonis Thomas Signs 10-Day Contract With 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Adonis Thomas to a 10-day contract.

The 76ers had room on its 15-man roster after James Nunnally’s second 10-day deal expired Saturday night.

Thomas has had two 10-day stints with the Orlando Magic this season.

Via Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Willie Reed To Sign With Kings For Remainder Of Season

Willie Reed has reached agreement with the Sacramento Kings on a contract for the remainder of the season, his agent Joel Bell told RealGM.

The deal contains a team option for next season.

Reed, a 6-foot-10 forward with the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League, has averaged 14.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 59 percent shooting this season. He went to training camp with the Kings in 2012, and the team remains enamored with his activity and athleticism.

Reed finished last season with the Memphis Grizzlies and participated with their summer league team, but he was released prior to 2013-14.

Reed, 23, played two seasons at Saint Louis University, where he averaged 12.4 points and 7.9 rebounds as a sophomore.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Brandon Costner, Willie Reed Named D-League Players Of The Week

Los Angeles D-Fenders forward Brandon Costner and Springfield Armor forward Willie Reed were named NBA Development League Co-Performers of the Week for games played Monday, March 17- Sunday, March 23.  

Costner (6-9, 235, North Carolina State) led the D-Fenders to a 2-1 week, including wins over the Austin Toros and Santa Cruz Warriors. For the week, Costner averaged 27.0 points on 59 percent shooting from the floor to go with 11.3 rebounds.

Reed (6-10, 220, St. Louis) helped the Armor record a 2-2 week, securing wins against the Erie BayHawks and Canton Charge while averaging 18.3 points on 56 percent shooting, to go with 19.3 rebounds, including 7.5 offensive rebounds. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Magic Sign Dewayne Dedmon, Adonis Thomas To 10-Day Contracts

The Orlando Magic have signed center Dewayne Dedmon and guard-forward Adonis Thomas to 10-day contracts.

Dedmon has played in 15 combined games this season with Golden State and Philadelphia, averaging 2.5 ppg. and 3.3 rpg. in 10.4 minpg. He also appeared in 15 games with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, averaging 15.2 ppg., 13.1 rpg., 1.3 apg., 2.33 blkpg. and 1.53 stlpg. in 33.7 minpg.

Thomas has played in 26 games (21 starts) with the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League, averaging 16.2 ppg., 4.2 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 35.1 minpg., while shooting .469 (38-81) from three-point range.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Nets Recall Tornike Shengelia From D-League

The Brooklyn Nets have recalled forward Tornike Shengelia from the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.

In his most recent two-game stint with the Armor, Shengelia averaged 9.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.50 blocks in 25.0 minutes per game at the NBA D-League Showcase in Reno, Nevada.

In 15 games this season with the Nets, Shengelia is averaging 1.4 points and 0.9 rebounds in 8.4 minutes per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Tyshawn Taylor Recalled To Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have recalled Tyshawn Taylor from the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League.

Deron Williams will miss Monday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Terrence Williams Has No Plans To Return To Nets' D-League Affiliate

Terrence Williams has no plan to return to the Brooklyn Nets' D-League affiliate, the Springfield Armor.

Williams is talking to other teams, a source has told Shams Charania of RealGM.

Williams signed with Turk Telekom in October, but parted ways after just two games.

Williams finished the 12-13 season with the Boston Celtics.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Nets Recall Tornike Shengelia, Tyshawn Taylor From D-League

The Brooklyn Nets have recalled forward Tornike Shengelia and guard Tyshawn Taylor from the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.

Both players will be available for the team's game on Monday night.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Nets Assign Shengelia, Taylor To D-League

The Brooklyn Nets have assigned forward Tornike Shengelia and guard Tyshawn Taylor to the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.

In 11 games this season, Shengelia is averaging 1.9 points and 1.2 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per game. In 17 games (three starts) this season, Taylor is averaging 4.9 points and 2.1 assists in 14.6 minutes per game.

In 10 games (all starts) with the Armor during the 2012-13 D-League season, Shengelia averaged 24.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 36.6 minutes per game. In eight games (all starts) with the Armor last season, Taylor averaged 24.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 7.5 assists in 37.5 minutes per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

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Nets Recall Shengelia, Taylor From D-League

The Nets have recalled forward Tornike Shengelia and guard Tyshawn Taylor from the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.

Nets Reassign Tornike Shengelia To D-League

Tornike Shengelia will rejoin the Armor for the teamís training camp.

Armor Name Doug Overton Head Coach

The Armor have named Doug Overton as the teamís new head coach.
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