Mar 05, 2014 3:06 PM EST
The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned guard/forward Sergey Karasev to the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League.
Karasev has appeared in 12 games for the Charge with averages of 13.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals in 30.0 minutes per game.
Mar 05, 2014 3:03 PM EST
Vince Carter, 37, believes he can play two more seasons in the NBA but is unsure about playing until he is 40.
When told Steve Nash played at the age of 40 this season, Carter said, "That’s crazy. 40? I have a couple of years left."
Carter is averaging 11.9 points and 3.6 rebounds this season as a contributor off the Dallas Mavericks' bench.
Mar 05, 2014 1:03 PM EST
The Toronto Raptors have reassigned guard Dwight Buycks to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League. Buycks will continue to be included on the Raptors’ roster and will remain on the team’s inactive list.
This is Buycks’ second stint with the Jam this season. He appeared in five games from January 4-11, averaging 12.4 points, 4.0 assists and 26.4 minutes. He scored in double figures three times, including 19 points January 4 against the L.A. D-Fenders.
Buycks has appeared in 13 games for the Raptors this season recording 41 points, 10 assists, 20 rebounds and six steals in 124 minutes. He posted a season-best 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals December 10 versus San Antonio.
Mar 05, 2014 11:08 AM EST
J.J. Redick is out with a bulging disk in his lower back. He has missed the last 11 games for the Los Angeles Clippers, including Tuesday's game at Phoenix.
There's no timetable for Redick's return, which could be put back to the playoffs.
"He's doing a lot better," Doc Rivers said. "He's shooting a little bit. I don't know what that means, but at least he's moving around shooting. But there's been no update. I don't think he's improved to the point we thought he would, so far. We had anticipated him being back almost [by now]."
Mar 05, 2014 11:01 AM EST
Rajon Rondo is shooting 36 percent on three-pointers this season, as he is seeing results from working on his shot with assistant coach Ron Adams.
“He was shooting better, from an opponent’s view point,” Adams said after practice Tuesday. “But like a lot of players, the technical part of his shooting, I thought, could be better.”
“I gotta give Ron Adams a lot of credit,” Rondo said recently. “He’s been with me since Day 1.’’
Adams said Rondo deserved the bulk of the credit, but their work together began with a simple notion.
“One of the things we talked about was knowing when you’re open and shooting the ball,” Adams said. “That’s a fundamental change for him in some ways.”
Rondo and Adams also examined every aspect of his shooting motion.
“You start with the feet,” Adams said. “You see how fluid the shot is through the feet and then you work your way up.”
Rondo's large hands also creates an issue with his shot.
“That’s a little bit of an issue with him,” Adams said. “It’s good to have big hands, but he’s working on certain things as far as catching and so on so that he can catch and release and spin the ball in the right way.”
Mar 05, 2014 12:58 AM EST
Leandro Barbosa fractured his left hand in Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers and will be out indefinitely.
The Phoenix Suns' guard will not require surgery.
Barbosa is averaging 7.8 points this season, after suffering a torn ACL last year.
Mar 05, 2014 12:58 AM EST
Tyler Haws of BYU has been named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year.
Joining Haws on the All-Conference First Team are Kyle Collinsworth, Stacy Davis, Johnny Dee, Cole Dickerson, Sam Dower, Stephen Holt, Anthony Ireland, Kevin Pangos and Brad Waldow.
Brendan Lane won Defensive Player of the Year honors, while Jared Brownridge was named Newcomer of the Year.
Joining Brownridge on the All-Freshman Team are Gabe Levin, Jeremy Major, Eric Mika and Evan Payne.
Mar 05, 2014 12:51 AM EST
De'Mon Brooks of Davidson has been named Southern Conference Player of the Year by both the Coaches and Media for 13-14.
Joining Brooks on the All-SoCon First Team are Karl Cochran, Zaccheus Mason, Trey Sumler and Lucas Troutman. On the All-SoCon Second Team are Kyle Cain, Stephen Croone, Jelani Hewitt, Brian Sullivan and Tim Williams.
Isaiah Williams was named Freshman of the Year by the Media, while Tevon Saddler won the honor from the Coaches.
Mar 05, 2014 12:34 AM EST
Cameron Ayers of Bucknell has been named Patriot League Player of the Year.
Ayers was joined on the Patriot League First Team by Dave Dudzinski, Maurice Watson, Kyle Wilson and Tony Wroblicky.
Wroblicky was also named Defensive Player of the Year.
Tim Kempton of Lehigh was named Rookie of the Year.
Joining Kempton on the All-Rookie Team are Cedric Hankerson, Nick Linder, Tanner Omlid, Austin Price and Anthony Thompson.
Mar 05, 2014 12:28 AM EST
J.J. Mann of Belmont has been named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year.
Joining Mann on the All-OVC First Team are Glenn Cosey, Patrick Miller, Cameron Payne and Tyler Stone.
Payne was also named OVC Freshman of the Year.
On the All-OVC Second Team are Sherman Blanford, Jarekious Bradley, Craig Bradshaw, Angelo Warner and Jarvis Williams.
Joining Payne, Williams and Bradley on the All-Newcomer Team are Reggie Smith and Donivine Stewart.
Corey Walden was named Defensive Player of the Year.
Karvel Anderson averaged 21.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game in conference play.
Fred Van Vleet averaged 12.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.0 steals per conference game for undefeated Wichita State.
Carmelo Anthony and his camp are not interested in entering free agency in 2015.
Keifer Sykes of Green Bay has been named Horizon League Player of the Year, averaging 20.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game in conference play.
John Brown of High Point has been named the Big South Player of the Year.
Langston Hall of Mercer has been named Atlantic Sun Player of the Year for 2014.
Gal Mekel is averaging 2.4 points, 2.1 assists and 9.6 minutes in 30 games this season.
Thaddeus Young could elevate his trade value by the end of the season.
Prior to his release, a source says that Chris Smith had already left the team due to having issue with his playing time.
Justin Hamilton is averaging 19.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 assists in 35.8 minutes.
Phil Jackson believes that the trend has been in part due to owners seeking modes of evaluation they can understand.
Phil Jackson is interested in returning to work with an NBA team, but not as a head coach.
The Celtics have one of the most interesting front offices in the NBA with a basketball lifer in Danny Ainge working side-by-side with people from more of an analytics background.
Gerald Wallace appeared in 58 games for the Celtics this season and averaged 5.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 24.4 minutes per game.
Ante Tomic averaged 22.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 29.5 minutes over three February games for Barcelona.
Jimmy Butler entered Monday having averaged 15.3 points on 52.5 percent shooting, 4.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.5 blocks over his previous six games.
The Cavaliers will sign Arinze Onuaku to a second 10-day contract, a league source tells RealGM.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the first overall pick in the 1969 NBA Draft by the Bucks and he led the team to the 1971 championship.
LeBron James shot 22-for-33 from the floor, 8-for-10 from three and 9-for-12 from the line in 41 minutes.
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