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Armor To Relocate To Grand Rapids In Hybrid Deal With Pistons

Apr 10, 2014 11:37 AM

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.

Peter J. Wallner/MLive

Tags: Detroit Pistons, Springfield Armor, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Adonis Thomas Signs 10-Day Contract With 76ers

Apr 7, 2014 12:34 PM

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.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Adonis Thomas, Philadelphia Sixers, Springfield Armor, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Willie Reed To Sign With Kings For Remainder Of Season

Mar 27, 2014 10:21 AM

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.

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Tags: Willie Reed, Sacramento Kings, Springfield Armor, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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

Mar 24, 2014 7:21 PM

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. 

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Brandon Costner, Willie Reed, Springfield Armor, Los Angeles D-Fenders, D-League, D-League Award, D-League Teams

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