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Sean Kilpatrick Named D-League Player Of The Week

Nov 30, 2015 3:28 PM

Delaware 87ers guard Sean Kilpatrick has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Nov. 23 – Sunday, Nov. 29. 

The honor is the first for Kilpatrick, who also becomes the first 87er to earn the award. 

Kilpatrick averaged 36.5 points on 58 percent shooting (24-for-43) from the field last week. He rounded out his week averaging 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals in two games, including a road victory over the Raptors 905 in Mississauga, Ontario. He connected on 11 of his 19 attempts (58 percent) from behind the arc and was a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line.  

For the season, Kilpatrick is averaging 29.2 points, good for second best in the NBA D-League, to go with 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 37.2 minutes over five games.  His 48 percent shooting from three-point territory tops the NBA D-League among players who have taken at least 40 threes.  

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Thunder Assign Josh Huestis, Mitch McGary To D-League

Nov 30, 2015 11:55 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned forwards Josh Huestis and Mitch McGary to the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League.

Huestis has appeared in four games (all starts) for the Blue this season, averaging 10.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.00 blocks in 31.3 minutes per game. Huestis has not appeared in a game for the Thunder this year.

McGary has played in six games for the Thunder this season, averaging 1.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game. During four assignments with the Blue last season, McGary averaged 16.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.88 steals and 1.13 blocks in 24.3 minutes per game.

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Westchester Knicks Re-Acquire Jimmer Fredette

Nov 28, 2015 1:07 PM

The Westchester Knicks have re-acquired Jimmer Fredette.

Fredette was originally acquired by the Westchester Knicks in the 2015 NBA D-League Draft (first round, second overall). 

Fredette became the second Call-Up of the 2015-16 NBA Development League season when he was signed by the New Orleans Pelicans on Nov. 10, 2015 under the NBA’s injury hardship exception. He appeared in 13 minutes over four games for New Orleans before being waived on Nov. 19, 2015.

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Bighorns Acquire David Stockton, Waive Marshall Henderson

Nov 28, 2015 12:33 PM

The Reno Bighorns have acquired David Stockton.

Stockton, a 5-11, 165-pound guard, averaged 20.1 points (.461 FG%, .398 3pt%, .824 FT%), 4.2 rebounds, 9.4 assists, 2.5 steals and 30.5 minutes per game in 43 contests (38 starts) for the Bighorns during the 2014-15 season. Stockton recorded two triple-doubles during the 2014-15 season and ranked 11th in scoring, third in assists and second in steals per game among D-League leaders

Most recently, Stockton joined the Sacramento Kings for preseason, where he totaled four points (1-7 FG, 0-1 3pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and four assists in 16 minutes off the bench in three preseason contests.

To create a roster spot for Stockton, the Bighorns have waived Marshall Henderson.


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Suns To Sign Bryce Cotton From D-League

Nov 25, 2015 3:52 PM

The Phoenix Suns are in the process of calling up Bryce Cotton from the Austin Spurs of the D-League.

Cotton was with the Utah Jazz in the preseason but didn't make their regular season roster.

Cotton is averaging 22.3 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game in the D-League this season.

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Heat Assign Jarnell Stokes To D-League

Nov 24, 2015 5:12 PM

The Miami Heat have assigned forward/center Jarnell Stokes to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Stokes has appeared in two NBA games this season totaling two rebounds in four minutes of action. He was acquired by the Heat, along with Beno Udrih, from Memphis in exchange for Mario Chalmers and James Ennis earlier this season on November 10. Last season, Stokes appeared in 23 NBA Development League games (14 starts) with the Iowa Energy and averaged 15.1 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 32.0 minutes while shooting 61.7 percent from the field.

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Raptors Assign Delon Wright To D-League

Nov 24, 2015 1:42 PM

The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have assigned guard Delon Wright to Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Raptors. Wright is expected to be in the lineup Wednesday when Raptors 905 hosts the Idaho Stampede at Hershey Centre at 7:30 p.m.

Wright has appeared in four games with the Raptors this season, totaling four rebounds in 10 minutes of action. Wright was selected 20th overall by Toronto in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Wright will continue to be included on the Raptors’ roster and will remain on the team’s inactive list.

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DaJuan Summers Named D-League Player Of The Week

Nov 23, 2015 4:39 PM

DaJuan Summers of the Westchester Knicks today was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Thursday, Nov. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 22.

Summers (6-8, 240, Georgetown) averaged 25.3 points on 54.4 shooting (31-for-57), 10.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals to lead Westchester to a 4-0 start to the season. On Nov. 14, he tallied 30 points on 13-of-24 shooting, to go along with 11 rebounds and two assists in an 83-79 victory over the Erie BayHawks. He posted another double-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and four steals, in a 107-94 win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Nov. 20.

Other top performers considered include Austin’s Bryce Cotton, Bakersfield’s C.J. Wilcox, Delaware’s Sean Kilpatrick, Erie’s Melvin Ejim, Fort Wayne’s Rakeem Christmas, Idaho’s Brandon Fields, Iowa’s Cartier Martin, Los Angeles’ Manny Harris, Maine’s Jordan Mickey, Raptors 905’s Scott Suggs, Rio Grande Valley’s Raphiael Putney, Santa Cruz’s Elliot Williams and Sioux Falls’ Gregg Whittington.

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Celtics Recall Terry Rozier, James Young From D-League

Nov 21, 2015 6:47 PM

The Boston Celtics have recalled guard Terry Rozier and guard/forward James Young from the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.

Terry Rozier tallied 16 points on 5-10 (.500) shooting from the field, three rebounds and a game-high eight assists in 31 minutes in the Red Claws’ 112-93 victory over the Raptors 905 on November 20. Rozier has played in three matchups for Maine this season and is averaging 23.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.0 steal in 33.8 minutes per game.

Also in the win over the Raptors 905, James Young recorded a double-double with a game-high 26 points, a game-high 15 rebounds, four assists and two steals in 31 minutes. Young is averaging 20.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.8 steals in 32.7 minutes per game over four contests with Maine this season.

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Mavericks Assign Justin Anderson, Salah Mejri To D-League

Nov 21, 2015 6:31 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have assigned guard Justin Anderson and center Salah Mejri to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.

Anderson (6-6, 228) is averaging 3.2 points, 1.3 rebounds and 7.4 minutes in 10 games (one start) for Dallas this season. The rookie guard scored a career-high 11 points (4-4 FGs, 1-1 3FGs, 2-2 FTs) in 15 minutes at New Orleans on Nov. 10.

The Mavericks selected Anderson with the 21st overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft.

Mejri (7-2, 235) has seen action in five games for the Mavericks this year and is averaging 1.0 rebound in 3.9 minutes per game.

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Cavs Assign Joe Harris To Canton
Joe Harris is averaging 26.0 points on .487 shooting, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 38.5 minutes per game.

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Josh Howard Joining D-League In Hopes Of NBA Return
Josh Howard last played in the NBA in 2012 with the Wolves before he tore his ACL.

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D-Fenders Acquire Justin Harper
Justin Harper spent training camp with the Nets and appeared in six preseason games, with averages of 9.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 19.1 minutes.

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Raptors Assign Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira To D-League
Bruno Caboclo made his NBA season debut Wednesday at Philadelphia going scoreless in one minute.

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Thunder Assign Josh Huestis To D-League
Josh Huestis spent last season with the Blue where he appeared in 44 games and averaged 10.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.57 blocks in 33.1 minutes per game.

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Joe Harris Assigned By Cavaliers To Canton
Joe Harris has played in four games for the Cavs this season.

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Hawks Assign Lamar Patterson To Austin
Lamar Patterson has appeared in seven games for Atlanta this season.

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Celtics Assign Terry Rozier To D-League
Terry Rozier is averaging 1.8 points and 1.6 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game over five contests with the team this year.

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Jonathon Simmons Recalled From D-League By Spurs
Jonathon Simmons has yet to appear in a game this season for San Antonio or Austin.

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D-League Could Reach 30 Teams Within Next Five Years
There are currently 19 D-League teams and that number will increase to 22 for 16-17 with the Hornets, Nets and Bulls adding teams.

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Bulls To Own D-League Team In Chicago Suburbs
The Bulls' D-League teams will play its home games at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

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K.J. McDaniels Assigned By Rockets To D-League
K.J. McDaniels has played in three games this season for the Rockets.

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Jimmer Fredette Signs With Pelicans
Jimmer Fredette spent last season with the Pelicans and was cut in the preseason by the Spurs.

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Wolves Have No D-League Plans Yet For Tyus Jones
Tyus Jones is currently the Wolves' fourth point guard.

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Long Island Nets To Become Brooklyn's D-League Team
The Nets become the record 12th NBA team to fully own and operate its NBA D-League affiliate, while the NBA D-League expands to a record 21 teams for the 2016-17 season.

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Jimmer Fredette Turned Down European Offers For Shot With D-League's Knicks
Jimmer Fredette has joined Westchester of D-League and hopes to become the Knicks' 15th man later this season.

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76ers Trade Rights To J.P. Tokoto To Thunder, Will Join D-League's Blue
J.P. Tokoto didn't make the 76ers' regular season roster.

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Jeff Ayres, Fredette, Perry Jones Picked In Top-3 Of D-League Draft
Jeff Ayres was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2015 D-League Draft by the Idaho Stampede.

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