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Warriors Assign Festus Ezeli To D-League, Recall Ognjen Kuzmic

Jan 29, 2015 12:56 AM

The Golden State Warriors have assigned Festus Ezeli to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League.

Additionally, the Warriors have recalled Ognjen Kuzmic from his D-League assignment.

Ezeli has missed Golden State’s last 16 games (since December 25) due to a left ankle sprain.

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Tyler Johnson Signs 10-Day Contract With Heat

Jan 28, 2015 1:30 PM

The Miami Heat have called up Tyler Johnson on a 10-day contract, league sources tell RealGM.

Johnson comes from the D-League's Sioux Falls Skyforce, where he averaged 18.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 15 games.

Johnson was on a 10-day contract with the Heat earlier this month.

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Chris Johnson Signs 10-Day Contract With Jazz

Jan 28, 2015 1:19 PM

The Utah Jazz have signed forward Chris Johnson of the NBA Development League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers to a 10-day contract.  Johnson becomes the NBA’s 24th overall NBA D-League Call-Up of the 2014-15 season and the 22nd different player to be called up.  

The 24-year-old Johnson (6-6, 201, Dayton) appeared in 14 games (all starts) for the Vipers this season, averaging 20.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals in 35.3 minutes per contest. He scored in double figures on 13 occasions and recorded 20-plus points in eight games, including one 30-point contest. He started the 2014-15 season with the Philadelphia 76ers, averaging 6.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 20.8 minutes while scoring in double figures twice in nine games (two starts), before being waived on Nov. 15. 

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Spurs Sign Reggie Williams To 10-Day Contract

Jan 28, 2015 12:53 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have signed forward Reggie Williams of the Oklahoma City Blue to a 10-day contract.

Williams has appeared in 13 games this season for the Blue of the NBA D-League, averaging 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.08 steals in 31.9 minutes. He has also spent time in the D-League with the Blue in 2013-14 and the Sioux Falls Skyforce in 2009-10. In 69 career D-League games, he has averaged 22.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists in 37.7 minutes.

In the NBA, the Virginia native has suited up for the Oklahoma City Thunder (2013-14), Charlotte Hornets (2011-13) and the Golden State Warriors (2009-11). In 180 total games, he has averaged 8.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 19.7 minutes.

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Shayne Whittington Assigned To D-League By Pacers

Jan 28, 2015 11:28 AM

Shayne Whittington has been assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League by the Indiana Pacers.

Whittington has played in 13 games for the Pacers this season with averages of 2.0 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.

Whittington was undrafted out of Western Michigan and signed as a free agent, July 2, 2014.

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D-League Teammates Jarnell Stokes, Kalin Lucas Ejected For Fighting With Each Other

Jan 28, 2015 11:21 AM

Jarnell Stokes and Kalin Lucas, teammates on the Iowa Energy, were ejected during a D-League game on Tuesday for fighting with each other.

While the cause of the fight is unknown, punches were thrown after they started pushing each other.

Teammates and coaches tried to separate both players.

Stokes has played in 16 NBA games this season for the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Tags: Kalin Lucas, Jarnell Stokes, Memphis Grizzlies, Iowa Energy, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Ronald Roberts Expected To Sign In Philippines

Jan 27, 2015 12:44 PM

Ronald Roberts is on the verge of signing a lucrative contract in the Philippines.

Roberts was the D-League Player of the Week last week.

Roberts has been on the Philadelphia 76ers' roster this season, but did not appear in any games.

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Tags: Ronald Roberts, Philadelphia Sixers, Santa Cruz Warriors, Filipino PBA, NBA, D-League, International, International League, D-League Teams

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Ronald Roberts Named D-League Player Of The Week

Jan 26, 2015 2:18 PM

Santa Cruz Warriors forward Ronald Roberts has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 19 – Sunday, Jan. 25.  The award is the first for Roberts, who was traded to Santa Cruz from the Delaware 87ers on Jan. 21. 

Roberts (6-8, 225, St. Joseph’s) led Santa Cruz to a 2-0 record last week, averaging 29.5 points on 78 percent shooting (25-of-32) from the floor, to go with 13.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. He scored 39 points and pulled down 19 rebounds, both Santa Cruz team bests this season, in a 127-111 win over the Reno Bighorns on Jan. 23, having scored 20 points and grabbed eight boards in his Warriors debut on Jan. 21. 

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Nuggets Recall Erick Green From D-League

Jan 25, 2015 10:25 PM

Erick Green has been recalled from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League by the Denver Nuggets.

Green played two games for the Mad Ants this season averaging 21 points and 3.0 assists per game.  

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D-Fenders Acquire Jamaal Franklin

Jan 21, 2015 4:53 PM

The Los Angeles D-Fenders have acquired guard Jamaal Franklin via a successful waiver claim.

In a related move, the D-Fenders have waived guard Naadir Tharpe.

Franklin was selected with the 41st overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2013 NBA Draft. In 21 games for the Grizzlies in 2013-14, Franklin tallied 1.9 points and 1.1 rebounds in 7.7 minutes per game. The Moreno Valley, California native played 16 games for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in 2013-14, averaging 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.8 steals in 28.1 minutes per game. This season, Franklin played 26 games in China for the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, averaging 28.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.9 steals in 33.8 minutes per game. On November 26, 2014, Franklin scored 53 points, connecting on 19-of-29 attempts in a 120-112 victory for the Lions.

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Andre Dawkins Agrees To Sign 10-Day Contract With Celtics
Andre Dawkins has reached agreement on a 10-day contract with the Celtics, leagues sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Cavaliers Assign Joe Harris To Canton
Joe Harris has played in 33 games (one start) for the Cavs this season.

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Tyrus Thomas In Talks With Grizzlies On 10-Day Contract
Tyrus Thomas is attempting to return to the NBA after nearly a two-year absence.

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Andre Emmett Named D-League Player Of The Week
Andre Emmett averaged 28.5 points on .550 shooting (22-of-40), to go along with 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 2.5 assists and 1.0 block.

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Celtics Considering Andre Dawkins For 10-Day Contract
Andre Dawkins will meet with the Celtics this week after his strong performance in the D-League Showcase.

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Bryce Cotton Rejects Overtures Abroad To Continue Pursuit Of NBA
Bryce Cotton has rejected overtures from teams in Italy, Turkey and Belgrade and has remained persistent in staying the course, sources told RealGM.

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James Michael McAdoo Agrees To Sign 10-Day Contract With Warriors
James Michael McAdoo also considered a 10-day contract with the Grizzlies.

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Spurs To Sign JaMychal Green To 10-Day Contract, Cut Austin Daye
JaMychal Green was participating in the D-League Showcase with Austin.

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Quincy Miller Agrees To Sign With Kings
Quincy Miller has been playing on the Bighorns of the D-League and sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania he will sign with the Kings.

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Quincy Miller Meeting With Pacers, Hawks, Thunder, Spurs
Quincy Miller is currently playing with the Reno Bighorns.

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Larry Drew II To Sign 10-Day Contract With 76ers
Larry Drew has played for the Sioux Falls SkyForce in the NBA D-League this season.

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Clippers To Sign Dahntay Jones Instead Of Darius Miller To 10-Day Contract
Dahntay Jones, 34, had been playing in the D-League for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

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Jabari Brown Named D-League Player Of The Week
For the week, Jabari Brown averaged 32.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

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Glen Rice Jr. Signs With Rio Grande Valley In D-League
The Vipers have acquired guard/forward Glen Rice, Jr.

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Knicks Sign Langston Galloway From D-League
Langston Galloway will debut for the Knicks on Wednesday.

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Jazz To Sign Elliot Williams To 10-Day Contract
Elliot Williams has been in the D-League with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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JaMychal Green Named D-League Player Of The Month For December
For the month, JaMychal Green averaged 24.5 points on 56 percent (90-of-160) shooting to go with 11.3 rebounds.

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Tim Frazier Named D-League Player Of The Week
Tim Frazier led Maine to a 3-0 week and averaged 20.7 points on .629 shooting (22-for-35), to go along with 10.7 assists, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals.

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Rockets Reassign Nick Johnson To Rio Grande Valley
Nick Johnson has played 17 games for the Rockets this season.

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Suns Recall Ennis, Goodwin, Warren From Jam
The Suns have recalled Tyler Ennis, Archie Goodwin and T.J. Warren from the Bakersfield Jam.

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