Apr 14, 2013 4:11 PM EDT
Springfield Armor forward Willie Reed will sign with the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday for the rest of the season, agent Joel Bell told RealGM on Sunday afternoon.
Reed averaged 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks for Springfield this season, posting 12 double-doubles in 48 games. At 6-foot-10, Reed will bolster what’s already a big, physical Grizzlies frontcourt.
Future terms of Reed’s contract with the Grizzlies are still being worked out, Bell said. Reed is expected to be available by Wednesday night’s home game against the Utah Jazz and will be eligible for the playoffs.
Reed, 22, played two seasons at St. Louis before going undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft.
Mar 30, 2013 11:13 AM EDT
The Brooklyn Nets will call up Kris Joseph from the Springfield Armor, the team’s D-League affiliate.
Joseph, a 6-foot-7 wing player, out of Syracuse, averaged 19.4 points in 14 games with the Armor this season.
Mar 27, 2013 5:59 PM EDT
The Brooklyn Nets have recalled forward Tornike Shengelia and guard Tyshawn Taylor from the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.
Shengelia and Taylor have played 10 and eight games, respectively, for the Armor.
Both players will be available for the Nets on Thursday.
Mar 18, 2013 11:28 PM EDT
The Springfield Armor have acquired guard Dominique Jones from the NBA Development League’s available player pool.
Jones (6-5, 215, South Florida) appeared in 29 games (three starts) with the Dallas Mavericks this season, averaging 4.0 points and 2.9 assists in 11.7 minutes per game before being waived on March 9.
Jones has also appeared in 13 games (10 starts) during two NBA D-League assignments with the Texas Legends, the Mavericks’ affiliate, and holds career NBA D-League averages of 17.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 33.8 minutes per game.
Mar 18, 2013 7:18 PM EDT
Willie Reed of the Springfield Armor has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played March 11-17.
Reed (6-10, 220, St. Louis) recorded three double-doubles last week, including a 21-point, 20-rebound outing in a 107-80 win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on March 17. For the week, he averaged 20.0 points on 67 percent shooting from the floor, to go with 17.3 rebounds, 3.3 blocks and 34.6 minutes as the Armor went 2-1.
Other top performers considered include Austin’s JaMychal Green, Bakersfield’s Damion James, Canton’s Kyle Gibson, Erie’s Cory Higgins, Fort Wayne’s Brandon Wallace, Idaho’s Justin holiday, Iowa’s Justin Hurtt, Los Angeles’ Elijah Millsap, Maine’s Chris Wright, Reno’s Samardo Samuels, Rio Grande Valley’s Andrew Goudelock, Santa Cruz’s Hilton Armstrong, Sioux Falls’ James Mays, Texas’ Justin Dentmon and Tulsa’s Jeremy Lamb, on assignment from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Mar 18, 2013 12:41 PM EDT
The Brooklyn Nets have reassigned Tornike Shengelia and Tyshawn Taylor to the Springfield Armor, the Nets’ NBA Development League affiliate.
In his previous four assignments to Springfield, Shengelia played in seven games, averaging 25.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 37.3 minutes. He was named NBA D-League Performer of the Week on Jan. 28.
During his previous assignment to Springfield he played in five games, averaging 25.4 points, 7.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 40.6 minutes.
Mar 15, 2013 3:05 PM EDT
Free agent guard Dominique Jones has signed with the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League, his agent told RealGM.
While Jones received interest from two NBA teams since being waived by the Dallas Mavericks on March 9, the 24-year-old believes playing in the D-League will allow him to log significant minutes and continue to develop. Jones is still open to signing with an NBA team before the end of the season, preferably under a contract that is partially guaranteed for next season.
Jones will report to Springfield on Monday and is expected to play Tuesday against the Erie BayHawks.
“Dominique just wants to keep growing, keep improving, and he’ll get a chance to do that now,” agent Michael Hodges said Friday.
The former first-round pick acquired by the Mavericks in the 2010 draft, Jones averaged four points and almost three assists in 29 games this season. He averaged 17.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.4 rebounds in 13 games over the past two seasons with the Texas Legends, the Mavericks’ D-League affiliate.
Mar 15, 2013 12:51 PM EDT
The Brooklyn Nets have assigned forward Tornike Shengelia and guard Tyshawn Taylor to the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.
This is the fourth D-League assignment this season for Shengelia. In six games with the Armor, Shengelia is averaging 26.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game.
This is the third time this season Taylor has been assigned to the Armor. In four games with Springfield, Taylor is averaging 26.5 points, 7.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.
Mar 05, 2013 10:51 PM EST
The Springfield Armor have acquired Edwin Ubiles from the Santa Cruz Warriors in exchange for the Armor’s second round selection in the 2013 NBA D-League Draft and a fifth round draft pick that was originally acquired by the Armor from the Warriors on Jan. 7 in a trade that sent Shawn Taggart to Santa Cruz and Paul Carter to Springfield.
To make room on the roster, the Armor waived guard Christian Polk. The active roster now stands at 10.
Ubiles (6-6, 204, Siena) captured NBA D-League Rookie of the Year honors following the 2011-12 season after averaging 19.6 points on 50.3% shooting, 5.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 34.3 minutes in 41 games (all starts) with the Dakota Wizards.
Mar 05, 2013 10:54 AM EST
The Brooklyn Nets have recalled Tornike Shengelia from the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.
Shengelia was assigned to Springfield on February 28.
In six games for the Armor this season, the rookie forward holds D-League averages of 26.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.7 steals per game on 57.7% shooting from the field.
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In his previous two assignments to Springfield, Tornike Shengelia played in three games, averaging 28.3 points, 13.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 41.3 minutes. For his efforts, he was named NBA D-League Performer of the Week on Jan. 28.
Kris Joseph appeared in 12 games (eight starts) with the Red Claws this season, averaging 18.2 points on .437 shooting, 5.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 34.1 minutes per game.
Jeremy Lamb is amongst 14 D-League All-stars with NBA experience.
Tornike Shengelia averaged 31.5 points, 15.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 41.0 minutes.
Tornike Shengelia holds D-League averages of 28.3 points, 13.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game.
The Nets have reassigned forward Tornike Shengelia and guard Tyshawn Taylor to the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.
The Armor have acquired forward Paul Carter and a fifth round pick in the 2013 NBA D-League Draft from the Santa Cruz Warriors in exchange for Shawn Taggart.
The Armor have waived Chas McFarland and deactivated Shawn Vanzant to clear room for Dennis Horner and Thomas Baudinet.
Tornike Shengelia had a tripled double while Tyshawn Taylor scored 32 points in a D-League game.
The Nets have assigned forward Tornike Shengelia and guard Tyshawn Taylor to the Springfield Armor.
The Wizards worked out Ben Uzoh on Sunday.
The Springfield Armor have acquired guard Ben Uzoh from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for forward Tim Ohlbrecht.
JaJuan Johnson was the first overall pick of the 2012 D-League Draft as he was selected by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
An all-time high eleven NBA teams will have single NBA D-League affiliates including first-year partnerships between the Boston Celtics and Maine Red Claws and the Portland Trail Blazers and Idaho Stampede.
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