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Elliot Williams Signs With Panathinaikos

Feb 8, 2016 8:37 PM

Elliot Williams has signed with Panathinaikos.

Williams was most recently in the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies and was named to the D-League All-Star team.

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Terrico White Named D-League Player Of The Week

Feb 8, 2016 4:36 PM

Terrico White of the Bakersfield Jam has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb 7. The honor is the first of White’s career.

White (6-5, 190, Ole Miss) helped Bakersfield to a 3-0 week, averaging 29.7 points (third in the league) on 52.5 percent shooting (32-for-61) to go with 6.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals. He connected on 12-of-25 attempts (48.0 percent) from three-point range.

On Feb. 2, he scored a season-high 37 points, including eight three-pointers, and added eight rebounds and four assists in a 132-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Blue.  On Feb. 4, he recorded 31 points and five rebounds in a 117-197 win over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

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Orlando Johnson To Sign 10-Day Deal With Suns

Feb 5, 2016 11:17 AM

The Phoenix Suns will sign Orlando Johnson to a 10-day contract.

Johnson was most recently with the Austin Spurs of the D-League.

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Tags: Orlando Johnson, Phoenix Suns, Austin Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Erick Green Named D-League Player Of The Month For January

Feb 2, 2016 12:29 PM

Erick Green formerly of the Reno Bighorns and now with the Utah Jazz after signing a 10-day contract on Jan. 26, has been named NBA Development League Player of the Month for games played in January.

Green (6-4, 185, Virginia Tech) sparked Reno to a 9-3 month (7-2 in games that he played) averaging 27.6 points, 4.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists. He shot 55.0 percent from the field (83-for-151) and connected on 54.0 percent of his three-point attempts (34-of-63).

On Jan. 4, he tied a season-high with 40 points on 12-of-21 shooting (57.1 percent) and nailed four of his seven attempts from behind the arc to go with seven assists, five rebounds and three steals in a 126-122 win over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. On Jan. 8, he connected on six-of-seven three-point attempts as part of a 37-point effort in a 115-114 loss to the Westchester Knicks at the NBA D-League Showcase.

Green was selected with the 46th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Jazz.

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Russ Smith Named D-League Player Of The Week

Feb 1, 2016 4:34 PM

Russ Smith of the Delaware 87ers has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 31. The honor is the first of Smith’s career.

Smith (6-1, 160, Louisville) helped Delaware to a 2-1 week, averaging 28.7 points (fifth in the league) on 48 percent shooting (28-for-58) to go with a league-leading 8.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals. He connected on 23-of-26 attempts from the free throw line.

On Jan. 29, he scored a season-high 38 points to go with six rebounds, six assists and two steals in a 132-127 loss to Raptors 905. On Jan. 30, he recorded 30 points and 18 assists, the most by a D-League player in a game this season, in a 135-119 win over the Grand Rapids Drive.

Smith was acquired by the 87ers on Jan. 13, and is averaging 28.5 points, 5.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in eight games this season.

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D-League All-Star Game Rosters Released

Jan 29, 2016 4:52 PM

Twenty-four top NBA Development League prospects, including 16 with NBA experience, have been selected to play in the 10th NBA D-League All-Star Game.

The game, which tips off at 2 p.m. ET at Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum on Saturday, Feb. 13, will air live on NBA TV and NBA TV Canada.

Eight current NBA players highlight the rosters of the Eastern and Western Conference teams, with the East squad boasting Keith Appling (Erie/Orlando), Rakeem Christmas (Fort Wayne/Indiana), Sean Kilpatrick (Delaware/Denver), Jordan McRae (Delaware), Jordan Mickey (Maine/Boston) and Jarnell Stokes (Sioux Falls/Miami). West All-Stars Jeff Ayres (Idaho/L.A. Clippers) and Erick Green (Reno/Utah) complete the list.

Four additional players with NBA experience join the East ranks: Lorenzo Brown (Grand Rapids), Jimmer Fredette (Westchester), DeAndre Liggins (Sioux Falls) and Ronald Roberts, Jr. (Raptors). An additional four such players are featured on the West team: Vander Blue (Los Angeles), Justin Harper (Los Angeles), Orlando Johnson (Austin) and Elliot Williams (Santa Cruz).

The East is rounded out by Tre Kelley (Sioux Falls) and Alex Stepheson (Iowa), while the West’s roster is completed with Brandon Ashley (Texas), Will Cummings (Rio Grande Valley), Micheal Eric (Texas), Vincent Hunter (Reno), Xavier Munford (Bakersfield) and Raphiael Putney (Rio Grande Valley).

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Spurs Re-Assign Ray McCallum To D-League

Jan 29, 2016 12:40 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have re-assigned Ray McCallum to the Austin Spurs, the team’s NBA D-League affiliate.

The assignment is the 210th of the 2015-16 campaign and McCallum is one of 57 NBA players to have been assigned to the NBA D-League this season.

McCallum is averaging 17.1 points, 4.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 37.7 minutes in seven total appearances with the Austin Spurs this season.

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Jazz To Sign Erick Green To 10-Day Contract

Jan 26, 2016 12:30 PM

The Utah Jazz will sign Erick Green to a 10-day contract.

Green has been playing for the Reno Bighorns of the D-League.

Green was acquired by the Denver Nuggets in a draft night trade with the Jazz in 2013. He was selected with the 46th selection overall after spending four seasons at Virginia Tech.

Green joined the Nuggets on a rookie contract in 2014 and averaged 3.4 points in 46 games. He also played three games with the Nuggets in 2015.

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Pelicans Sign Bryce Dejean-Jones From Stampede To 10-Day

Jan 20, 2016 6:14 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Bryce Dejean-Jones from the Idaho Stampede to a 10-day contract.

Dejean-Jones will help the Pelicans replace Eric Gordon.

Dejean-Jones was with the Pelicans during training camp.

In nine games this season in the D-League, Dejean-Jones is averaging 19.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game.

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Tags: Bryce Dejean-Jones, New Orleans Pelicans, Idaho Stampede, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Quinn Cook Named D-League Player Of The Week

Jan 18, 2016 2:31 PM

Quinn Cook of the Canton Charge, was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 11 through Sunday, Jan. 17.

Cook (6-2, 179, Duke) led Canton to a 3-0 week, with all three wins coming on the road, to extend Canton’s winning streak to six games, bringing them back to .500 with an 11-11 record. Cook averaged 26 points (fourth in the league) on 52- percent shooting (30-for-58), including his connection on 8-of-15 attempts from behind the arc. On Jan. 15, in the first game of a back-to-back vs. the Maine Red Claws, he scored 25 points on 11-of-19 shooting to go with six assists and four rebounds in a 105-93 win. On the following night, he recorded career highs with 32 points and three steals in a 96-83 victory over Maine.

For the season, Cook is pacing Canton with 19.0 points to go with 4.7 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals. 

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Hassan Whiteside Realized What He Lost In Leaving NBA
Hassan Whiteside rejected a guaranteed multi-year deal in China to sign a non-guaranteed two-year deal with the Heat.

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Baron Davis Goes Unclaimed On D-League Waiver Wire
Baron Davis is attempting to resume his basketball playing career despite not playing since 2012.

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Jazz Sign J.J. O'Brien To 10-Day Contract
J.J. O'Brien has been playing for the Idaho Stampede of the D-League.

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