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Warriors Reassign Ognjen Kuzmic To Santa Cruz

The Golden State Warriors assigned center Ognjen Kuzmic to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.

Kuzmic will be in uniform for the D-League team’s home game on Wednesday.


Via RealGM Staff Report

Rockets Assign Clint Capela To Rio Grande Valley

The Houston Rockets have assigned assigned center Clint Capela to Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner in Rio Grande Valley.

Capela (6-10, 245, France), has appeared in four games for the Rockets and recorded six rebounds, one assist, a steal and a block in 12 total minutes of playing time.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Earl Barron Named D-League Player Of The Week

Bakersfield Jam center Earl Barron has been named the NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Dec. 8 – Sunday, Dec. 14.

Barron (7-0, 245, Memphis) led Bakersfield to a 2-1 record, averaging 31.9 points on .571 shooting (40-for-70), to go along with 12.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal. Barron recorded point-rebound double-doubles in all three games, giving him eight on the season. On Dec. 8, he had 34 points, 14 rebounds and four assists in 119-100 victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders. On Dec. 11, he scored 43 points, the second-highest scoring game of the season, and grabbed 12 rebounds in a loss to Canton.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Heat Assign Shabazz Napier, Hassan Whiteside To Sioux Falls

 The Miami Heat have assigned both guard Shabazz Napier and center Hassan Whiteside to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Napier has appeared in 23 games with the HEAT this season averaging 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 21.4 minutes while shooting 42.9 percent from the field.

Whiteside, who was signed by Miami on November 24, has appeared in three games with the HEAT this season totaling six points, four rebounds and a block in nine minutes of action while shooting a perfect 3-of-3 from the field.

Via RealGM Staff Report

76ers Sign Ronald Roberts From D-League, Waive Jorge Gutierrez

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed free agent forward Ronald Roberts from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers.  

Roberts is the 11th Call-Up of the 2014-15 NBA Development League season. 

Roberts started all eight games for the Sevens so far this season, averaging team-highs of 18 points and 12 rebounds while shooting 67% from the floor.  He was also on the Sixers roster during the preseason and the Orlando Pro Summer League.

The 76ers have also waive Jorge Gutierrez.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Reno Bighorns Acquire Jordan Hamilton

The Reno Bighorns acquired the player rights for former NBA player Jordan Hamilton from the Iowa Energy, along with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers' original second round pick in the 2015 NBA Development League draft.

Iowa will receive the Bighorns 2015 NBA Development League first round draft pick.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jazz To Sign Patrick Christopher

The Utah Jazz are lining up the call up of Patrick Christopher from the NBA D-League.

Christopher went to training camp with the Memphis Grizzlies this season and has since played for the Iowa Energy.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Earl Clark Close To Deal In China

Earl Clark is nearing a deal in China.

Clark currently is playing in the D-League for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been interested in Clark.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Celtics Assign James Young, Dwight Powell To Red Claws

The Boston Celtics have assigned forward Dwight Powell and guard/forward James Young to the Maine Red Claws.

Dwight Powell has appeared in two games for the Red Claws this season and is averaging 21.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in 33.5 minutes per game. He scored six points in four minutes for the Celtics against the San Antonio Spurs on November 30 and is averaging 2.7 points in 2.3 minutes per game in three appearances with the team this season.

James Young has appeared in three games for the Red Claws this season and is averaging 24.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 block in 35.7 minutes per game, while shooting 43.3 percent (13-30) from long range. He recorded six points, one rebound and one block in six minutes for the Celtics against the Houston Rockets on November 1 and is averaging 2.2 points in 3.5 minutes per game with the team this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Pelicans Assign Russ Smith To D-League

The New Orleans Pelicans have assigned Russ Smith to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.

Smith, 6-0, 185, has appeared in three games for New Orleans, averaging 0.3 rebounds per game. Smith appeared in six preseason contests for the Pelicans, averaging 5.0 points, 1.2 assists and 0.8 rebounds.

Drafted out of the University of Louisville by Philadelphia with the 47th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, Smith was acquired by New Orleans in a draft night trade.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Celtics Assign Marcus Smart, James Young, Dwight Powell To D-League

The Celtics have assigned Dwight Powell, Marcus Smart and James Young to the Maine Red Claws for Thursday's game in Portland, ME.

Heat Assign Andre Dawkins To D-League

Andre Dawkins made the Heat's regular season roster out of training camp this season.

Austin Spurs Acquire Orlando Johnson

Orlando Johnson was the 36th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Toure' Murry Recalled To Jazz

Toure' Murry appeared in six games (five starts) for the Stampede.

Grizzlies Send Jarnell Stokes Back To D-League

Jarnell Stokes posted 13 points and 13 rebounds in 35 minutes in an exhibition on Nov. 8 vs. Sioux Falls, which was played in Memphis at FedExForum.

Earl Clark Named D-League Player Of The Month For November

Earl Clark averaged 28.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in November.

Joe Alexander Named D-League Player Of The Week

Joe Alexander averaged 26.7 points on 57 percent shooting from the floor (35-of-62) to go with 9.3 rebounds as the Warriors went 2-1 last week.

Pistons Recall Tony Mitchell From D-League

Tony Mitchell recorded 12 points (5-9 FG), 12 rebounds and one steal in 30 minutes vs. the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

Kings Reassign Eric Moreland To Reno

Eric Moreland is averaging 13.3 points (.581 FG%), 10.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in three games (all starts) for the Reno Bighorns.

Jordan Hamilton Signs With Iowa In D-League

Jordan Hamilton was a first round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and has played for the Nuggets, Rockets and Jazz.

Pistons Assign Tony Mitchell To D-League

Tony Mitchell appeared in 21 games for the Pistons last season.

Grizzlies Re-Assign Jordan Adams To D-League

Jordan Adams had 20 points, seven rebounds and one assist in 31 minutes in an exhibition on Nov. 8 vs. Sioux Falls.

Damien Wilkins Named D-League Player Of The Week

Damien Wilkins averaged 28.3 points (fourth in the league) on .561 shooting (32-for-57), 10.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists to lead Iowa to a 3-0 start to the season.

JaKarr Sampson Recalled To 76ers

JaKarr Sampson appeared in two games for the Delaware 87ers, averaging 15 points and 5 rebounds.

Cavs Recall Alex Kirk From D-League

Alex Kirk has played in three games (all starts) for the Charge this season with averages of 23.7 points on .483 shooting, 9.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 39.3 minutes per game.

Spurs Assign Kyle Anderson To D-League

Kyle Anderson has appeared in six games this season for San Antonio, averaging 1.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per contest.

Heat To Sign Hassan Whiteside

The Heat are signing Hassan Whiteside out of the NBA D-League.

Lakers Re-Assign Jordan Clarkson, Xavier Henry To D-Fenders

Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry will make their second appearance of the season with the D-Fenders.

76ers Assign JaKarr Sampson To D-League

JaKarr Sampson has appeared in nine games with two starts for the Sixers this season.

Lakers Working Out Roscoe Smith

Roscoe Smith plays for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League.
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