Basketball Wiretap

Pelicans Assign Cheick Diallo To D-League

Dec 2, 2016 1:21 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have assigned rookie forward Cheick Diallo to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment system.

Diallo, 6-9, 220, has appeared in six games with Austin, averaging 14.3 points on .553 shooting from the floor, 6.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game.

Diallo recorded two 20-point games, one double-double and three games with four blocks. This will mark’s Diallo’s second assignment to the D-League.

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Nerlens Noel Assigned To 87ers To Continue Rehab

Nov 30, 2016 4:41 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have assigned Nerlens Noel to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League.

The assignment is part of Noel's ongoing rehabilitation program for his left knee.

Noel will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

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Kendall Marshall Claimed By Reno Bighorns

Nov 29, 2016 1:53 PM

The Reno Bighorns have acquired NBA veteran Kendall Marshall off waivers.

Marshall has accrued career averages of 5.0 points (.399 FG%, .216 3pt%, .611 FT%), 144 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 19.3 minutes per game in 160 NBA contests (57 starts) with the Phoenix Suns (2012-13), Los Angeles Lakers (2013-14), Milwaukee Bucks (2014-15) and the Philadelphia 76ers (2014-15).

He has totaled 17 assists on two separate occasions during his four year NBA campaign. During the 2013-14 season, Marshall played seven games with the Delaware 87ers where he averaged 19.4 points (.419 FG%, .463 3pt%, .792 FT%), 4.7 rebounds, 9.6 assists and 37.6 minutes per game.

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Xavier Munford Named D-League Player Of The Week

Nov 28, 2016 5:52 PM

Xavier Munford of the Greensboro Swarm today was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 27.

Munford (6-3, 180, Rhode Island) helped Greensboro to a 2-1 week behind averages of 27.7 points (fourth in the league), 4.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.7 steals. On Nov. 21, he scored a season-high 34 points on 13-of-26 shooting to go with three rebounds and three assists in a 116-111 loss to the Delaware 87ers. On Nov. 25, he recorded 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting to go with seven rebounds, four assists and four steals in a 109-88 victory over the Erie BayHawks.

Munford is in his third NBA D-League season and first with Greensboro. He is averaging 22.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.6 steals. Last season, Munford was selected to play in the NBA D-League All-Star Game as a member of the Bakersfield Jam before signing with the Memphis Grizzlies on March 16. He appeared in 14 games with the Grizzlies, averaging 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists. 

Other top performers considered included Canton’s Chris Evans, Iowa’s Wayne Selden Jr., Los Angeles’ Josh Magette, Texas’ Manny Harris and Windy City’s J.J. Avila.

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Magic Assign Stephen Zimmerman To D-League

Nov 28, 2016 1:29 PM

Stephen Zimmerman has been assigned by the Orlando Magic to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League.

Zimmerman (7’0”, 240, 9/9/96) has appeared in two games this season with the Magic, averaging 1.0 ppg. and 2.0 rpg. in 5.6 minpg. He was originally selected in the second round (41st overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft by Orlando.

Last season (2015-16), Zimmerman played in 26 games (24 starts) with UNLV as a freshman, averaging 10.5 ppg., a team-high 8.7 rpg. and a team-high 1.96 blkpg. in 26.2 minpg. He ranked second in the Mountain West Conference in blocked shots and third in rebounding.

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Anthony Bennett, Chris McCullough Assigned By Nets To D-League

Nov 27, 2016 7:07 PM

Anthony Bennett and Chris McCullough have been assigned to the Long Island Nets, Brooklyn’s NBA Development League affiliate. 

McCullough has appeared in three games while on assignment with Long Island this season, recording averages of 18.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in 27.9 minutes per game. In his latest effort for the LI Nets on November 23 against Canton, McCullough totaled 21 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals in 34 minutes. In seven games with Brooklyn this season, McCullough has averaged 3.4 points and 1.9 rebounds in 6.0 minutes per contest.

Bennett’s assignment is his first with Long Island. In 10 games with Brooklyn this season, Bennett has averaged 5.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per game.

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Pelicans Recall Cheick Diallo From D-League

Nov 27, 2016 4:37 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have recalled rookie forward Cheick Diallo from the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League.

Diallo, 6-9, 220, has appeared in six games with Austin, averaging 14.3 points on .553 shooting from the floor, 6.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Diallo recorded two 20-point games, one double-double and three games with four blocks.

Diallo was originally selected by the L.A. Clippers with the 33rd overall pick out of the University of Kansas in the 2016 NBA Draft. Diallo has appeared in one regular season game for New Orleans, logging one rebound and one block in six minutes of action.

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Bucks Recall Rashad Vaughn From D-League

Nov 23, 2016 12:12 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have recalled guard Rashad Vaughn from the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League.

Assigned to Westchester on November 19, Vaughn appeared in two games for the Knicks and averaged 11.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in 15.9 minutes per game.

Vaughn was the 17th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft out of UNLV.

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Dakari Johnson Named D-League Player Of The Week

Nov 21, 2016 4:30 PM

Dakari Johnson of the Oklahoma City Blue today was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Thursday, Nov.11, through Sunday, Nov. 20.

Johnson (7-0, 255, Kentucky) led Oklahoma City to a 4-1 start, averaging 19.0 points on 59.6 percent shooting (34-of-57) to go with 8.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 steals. On Nov. 17, he scored a career-high 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting to go with nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks in a 93-87 win over the Erie BayHawks. He posted two double-doubles with 20 points and 10 rebounds in a 118-95 victory over the Austin Spurs on Nov. 13 followed by 24 points and 10 rebounds in a 106-97 win over the Reno Bighorns on Nov. 19.

Johnson was originally selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round (48th overall) of the 2015 NBA Draft

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Damian Jones Assigned By Warriors To D-League

Nov 21, 2016 2:33 PM

Damian Jones has been assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors.

Jones was the 30th overall pick by the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Jones has been recovering from a torn right pectoral muscle.

Jones averaged 13.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 27.1 minutes over 99 games at Vanderbilt.

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Kings Assign Georgios Papagiannis To D-League
Georgios Papagiannis has accrued averages of 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.34 blocks in 29.2 minutes per game in three appearances for the Bighorns this season.

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Lakers Assign Ivica Zubac To D-League
Ivica Zubac has appeared in three games for the team this season.

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Spurs Assign Davis Bertans, Bryn Forbes, Dejounte Murray
Davis Bertans has appeared in seven games with San Antonio, averaging 2.0 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10.9 minutes.

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Mavericks Assign A.J. Hammons To D-League
A.J. Hammons has appeared in three games for Dallas this season.

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Papagiannis, Labissiere, Malachi Richardson Assigned By Kings To D-League
The Kings have assigned all three of their rookies to the D-League.

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Edy Tavares Close To Deal With Raptors 905
Edy Tavares was released by the Hawks shortly after the start of the season.

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Raptors 905 To Host 2017 D-League Showcase
The 22-game, five-day event will run Jan. 18-22, 2017.

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Hawks Purchase D-League Team To Begin Play In 19-20 Season
With the purchase, the Hawks become the 16th NBA team to own and operate an NBA D-League affiliate, while the NBA D-League grows to 23 teams.

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Pistons Assign Henry Ellenson, Michael Gbinije To D-League
Henry Ellenson has appeared in two games this season averaging 1.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 2.5 minutes per game.

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Suns Assign Derrick Jones Jr. To D-League
The Suns have assigned forward Derrick Jones Jr. to the Northern Arizona Suns.

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Spurs Assign Dejounte Murray To D-League
Dejounte Murray was the Spurs' first round pick out of Washington.

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