Apr 17, 2013 3:48 PM EDT
Texas Legends center Dwayne Jones will sign with the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday for the remainder of the season, agent Joel Bell told RealGM.
Jones was on a flight Wednesday afternoon to sign his contract and is eligible to play in the playoffs.
A 29-year-old, 6-foot-11 center, Jones will give the Warriors additional size on the front line heading into a likely playoff matchup against the Denver Nuggets’ strong, athletic frontcourt. Andrew Bogut has dealt with injuries throughout the season, forcing Mark Jackson to give rookie Festus Ezeli 41 starts at center.
Jones had a five-year NBA career starting in 2005 with the Boston Celtics, and he ultimately was on three other teams – including playing parts of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Finals season in 2007. He has career averages of 1.3 points and 2.3 rebounds.
Mar 25, 2013 12:28 PM EDT
The Dallas Mavericks have signed Justin Dentmon to a 10-day contract.
The Mavericks elected to sign another point guard out of their D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends.
Chris Wright was not retained by the Mavericks after appearing in three games.
Mar 23, 2013 6:49 PM EDT
The Dallas Mavericks have decided not to give Chris Wright a second 10-day contract.
The Mavericks will next sign Justin Dentmon to a 10-day from their D-League affiliate, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein.
Wright appeared in three games for the Mavs, playing a total of four minutes.
"He's been an inspirational figure to a lot of people," Rick Carlisle said. "He's an NBA-caliber player. There's no doubt about that. You do what he's doing -- playing a professional sport with MS -- that's going to be something that a lot of people pay attention to. It shows his motivation, his determination, but it also shows the progress that's been made in that area.
"It's going to give people hope. That's a great thing."
Mar 16, 2013 4:40 PM EDT
Representatives from the New York Knicks will be on hand Saturday to scout Delonte West's debut with the Texas Legends.
West, who has bipolar disorder, averaged 9.6 points on 46.1 percent in steady minutes last season for the Dallas Mavericks.
New York currently has 15 players on its roster and would have to release a player to make room for West.
Mar 11, 2013 11:27 AM EDT
The Dallas Mavericks released Dominique Jones on Saturday after reaching a point of complete frustration with his inconsistent play and off-floor issues.
Dirk Nowitzki hopes Jones manages to remain in the NBA.
“I like Dominique, he was my man,” Nowitzki said. “I think he’s got an NBA body, he’s got the NBA strength.
“Hopefully he’ll be able to find a job next year and he’ll be able to play.”
Jones refused a D-League assignment, according to a source.
“This gives Dominique the opportunity to get the playing time he believes he deserves with another team,” said another source.
“He never really got a real shot at it,”' Nowitzki said. “I like his athleticism, I like what he brought, it just wasn’t a good situation to be in.
“I obviously wish him luck for the future. I was always cool with D-Jones and I wish him luck.”
Feb 02, 2013 1:35 AM EST
Delonte West has decided not to play in the NBA D-League against the advisement of his representation, according to a source.
West had reached agreement on a contract with the D-League's Texas Legends, the affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks.
West is represented by Dan Fegan, but he could be in the process of changing agents.
Jan 29, 2013 10:21 AM EST
Allen Iverson wrote on Twitter that he has declined an invitation to join the D-League's Texas Legends.
The Legends have been pursuing Iverson throughout the season.
"I thank Donnie (Nelson) and Dallas for the consideration and while I think the D-League is a great opportunity, it is not the route for me," wrote Iverson.
"I realize my actions contributed to my early departure from the NBA, should God provide me another opportunity I will give it my all," Iverson continued.
Iverson's post was his first in 57 days.
Jan 28, 2013 6:12 PM EST
The Dallas Mavericks have reassigned rookie guard Jared Cunningham to the Texas Legends, the Mavericks’ NBA Development League affiliate.
Cunningham returns to the Legends following an assignment earlier in the season when he played in seven games, and averaged 18.1 points, 3.0 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 37.0 minutes.
In eight games for the Mavericks this season, Cunningham is averaging 2.0 points in 3.3 minutes per game. Originally selected in the first round (24th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cunningham’s rights were traded on Draft Night to the Mavericks.
Jan 28, 2013 10:54 AM EST
The Texas Legends of the D-League are attempting to convince Allen Iverson to sign with them, according to sources.
Iverson has been pursued by the Legends throughout the season.
Iverson last played in the in the NBA during the 09-10 season and wants to return.
Iverson last played professionally in Turkey for Besiktas in 10-11.
Jan 25, 2013 1:34 PM EST
The Texas Legends of the NBA D-League have acquired guard Delonte West.
West filed paperwork to enter the D-League in an effort to make an NBA comeback.
West was let go by the Dallas Mavericks in November.
The Legends are the Mavericks' D-League affiliate.
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As the first team in the waiver wire, the Texas Legends could claim Delonte West.
Jan 23, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Rashad McCants is close to signing with the Texas Legends.
The Toros have acquired Chris Roberts in exchange for guards Justin Dentmon and Luther Head from the Legends.
Luke Harangody (Fort Wayne Mad Ants), Jerome Jordan (Reno Bighorns), Jeremy Lamb (Tulsa 66ers on assignment from the Oklahoma City Thunder), Shelvin Mack (Maine Red Claws) and DaJuan Summers were first team selections.
Mike James averaged 18.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 34.0 minutes in two D-League games before signing with Dallas.
James will sign a 10-day contract with the Mavericks and will play on Wednesday against the Clippers.
Mike James has signed a contract with the Legends and is hoping to land with the Mavericks sometime after the guarantee date of contracts on Jan. 10.
Jared Cunningham averaged 18.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 37 minutes for the Legends.
Jared Cunningham has appeared in seven games for the Mavericks this season, averaging 2.3 points in 3.4 minutes per game.
Nov 23, 2012 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The D-League has three classifications for player salaries, paying $25,500, $19,000 and $13,000 per year.
The Texas Legends acquired guard Solomon Bozeman in exchange for forward Anthony Vereen.
JaJuan Johnson was the first overall pick of the 2012 D-League Draft as he was selected by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Aug 21, 2012 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Eduardo Najera will take over form Del Harris as head coach of the Legends and will also have an ownership stake.
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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