Basketball Wiretap

DeJuan Blair Signs With Texas Legends

Jan 17, 2017 12:56 PM

DeJuan Blair has been acquired by the Texas Legends of the D-League.

Blair previously played this season in China, averaging 24.1 points and 13.6 rebounds.

Blair played for the Mavericks, the D-League affiliate of the Legends, during the 13-14 season.

Dallas recently signed Pierre Jackson from the D-League.

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Pacers Assign Rakeem Christmas, Joe Young To D-League

Jan 17, 2017 11:25 AM

The Indiana Pacers have assigned forward Rakeem Christmas and guard Joe Young to their affiliate in the NBA’s Development League, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Young has appeared in 20 games, averaging 2.7 points in 5.4 minutes.

Christmas has appeared in just three games for the Pacers.

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Heat To Sign Okaro White With Disabled Player Exception

Jan 15, 2017 3:59 PM

The Miami Heat have been granted a disabled player exception and will sign Okaro White of Sioux Falls.

White was with the Heat in preseason.

White has averaged 18.4 points and 8.7 rebounds in 33.0 minutes over 23 games in the D-League this season.

Miami has four players that have missed three or more games (Chris Bosh, Justise Winslow, Josh McRoberts and Josh Richardson).

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Cavs Assign Kay Felder To D-League

Jan 14, 2017 9:53 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned guard Kay Felder to the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League team.

Felder has played in one game for the Charge this season (12/28/16) scoring a game-high 33 points while grabbing seven rebounds and dishing seven assists in 38 minutes in a win over Greensboro in Canton.

Felder has appeared in 22 games for the Cavs this season, averaging 5.1 points in 10.6 minutes per game.

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Thunder Assign Semaj Christon To D-League

Jan 12, 2017 6:43 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned guard Semaj Christon to the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League.

In 36 games with the Thunder this season, Christon is averaging 3.2 points and 1.4 assists in 15.4 minutes.

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Cheick Diallo Assigned By Pelicans To D-League

Jan 10, 2017 11:45 AM

Cheick Diallo has been assigned by the New Orleans Pelicans to the Long Island Nets, Brooklyn’s NBA Development League affiliate, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule.

Diallo has appeared in seven games for the Pelicans this season, recording averages of 5.6 points and 3.7 rebounds in 12.0 minutes per game.

He has also appeared in nine games on assignment with the D-League’s Austin Spurs, averaging 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 23.3 minutes per contest.

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Shawn Long Named D-League Player Of The Week

Jan 9, 2017 7:43 PM

Shawn Long of the Delaware 87ers has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 2, through Sunday, Jan. 8.

Long (6-9, 248, Louisiana-Lafayette) led Delaware to a 3-1 week, averaging 24.5 points on 53.5 percent shooting to go with a league-leading 13.5 rebounds. He registered a point-rebound double-double in each of his four games. On Jan. 6, he scored a career-high 45 points on 19-of-26 shooting to go with 14 rebounds in a 129-105 victory over the Erie Bayhawks. On Jan. 7, he scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 116-88 win against the Westchester Knicks.

Long is averaging 19.1 points on 52.5 percent shooting and 10.3 rebounds (fourth in the league) on the season. Long is one of four players in the league averaging a double-double on the season.

Other top performers considered included Austin’s Dejounte Murray, Canton’s Quinn Cook, Erie’s Anthony Brown and Gabe York, Grand Rapids’ Jordan Crawford, Maine’s Jalen Jones, Northern Arizona’s Askia Booker, Oklahoma City’s Josh Huestis, Raptors 905’s Axel Toupane, Reno’s Lamar Patterson, Rio Grande Valley’s JP Tokoto, Santa Cruz’s Dennis Clifford, Sioux Falls’ Keith Benson, Texas’ Manny Harris and Windy City’s Alfonzo McKinnie.

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76ers To Sign Chasson Randle To 10-Day Contract

Jan 9, 2017 12:58 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers will sign Chasson Randle to a 10-day contract on Tuesday.

Randle has been playing with the Westchester Knicks of the D-League.

In 19 games in the D-League, Randle has averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 32.0 minutes per game.

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Quincy Acy To Sign 10-Day Contract With Nets

Jan 9, 2017 11:10 AM

The Brooklyn Nets will sign Quincy Acy to a 10-day contract.

Acy has been playing in the D-League for the Texas Legends since he was released by the Dallas Mavericks in November.

In 12 games in the D-League this season, Acy is averaging 17.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.0 blocks in 31.9 minutes per game.

Acy was a second round pick in 2012 out of Baylor and is 26 years old.

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Keith Benson Named D-League Player Of The Month For December

Jan 5, 2017 5:04 PM

Sioux Falls Skyforce center Keith Benson has been named the NBA Development League Player of the Month for games played in December.

Benson (6-11, Oakland) led Sioux Falls to a 9-3 record behind averages of 20.3 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.1 blocks. He scored in double figures in all 12 games and tallied at least 18 points eight times. Benson also recorded three or more blocks in eight of 12 games.

On Dec. 23, he scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds in a 103-84 victory over the Iowa Energy. Benson finished the month by scoring a career-high 33 points, grabbing 17 rebounds and recording five blocks in a 110-109 loss to the Salt Lake City Stars on Dec. 30.

Other players who received consideration for the monthly award were Austin’s Cory Jefferson, Delaware’s Shawn Long, Fort Wayne’s Trey McKinney-Jones, Maine’s Jalen Jones, Northern Arizona’s Elijah Millsap, Oklahoma City’s Daniel Hamilton, Raptors 905’s Axel Toupane and Texas’ Pierre Jackson.

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Kings Assign Georgios Papagiannis, Skal Labissiere To D-League
Georgios Papagiannis has accrued averages of 10.7 points (.500 FG%, .750 FT%), 7.3 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 27.0 minutes per game in seven appearances for the Bighorns.

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Manny Harris Named D-League Player Of The Week
Manny Harris led Texas to a 1-1 week, averaging a league-best 38.0 points on 57.4 percent shooting to go with 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals.

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Thunder Assign Cameron Payne To D-League
Cameron Payne hasn't played this season as he's dealt with multiple foot injuries.

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Suns Recall Derrick Jones Jr. From D-League
In 14 games overall with the NAZ Suns this season, Derrick Jones Jr. has averaged 14.0 points on 48.0 percent shooting and 6.1 rebounds in 32.1 minutes.

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Magic Assign Stephen Zimmerman To D-League
Stephen Zimmerman has played and started in six games with the BayHawks, averaging 17.3 ppg., 13.5 rpg., 1.0 apg., 1.50 blkpg. and 1.33 stlpg. in 34.2 minpg

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Hawks Assign Taurean Prince To D-League
Taurean Prince has appeared in 20 games for the Hawks in his rookie season, recording averages of 3.4 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10.0 minutes per contest.

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Bryn Forbes Assigned By Spurs To D-League
In five appearances with Austin, Bryn Forbes is averaging 20.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 34.5 minutes.

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Pierre Jackson Signs Two-Year Deal With Mavericks
Pierre Jackson had been averaging 29.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 35.7 minutes per game this season for the Legends of the D-League.

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Vander Blue Named D-League Player Of The Week
Vander Blue led Los Angeles to a 3-0 week, averaging a league-best 29.0 points on 52.2 percent shooting to go with 7.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals.

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Nets Assign Chris McCullough To D-League
Chris McCullough has averages of 19.6 points and 8.5 rebounds in 32.1 minutes per game in the D-League.

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Chasson Randle Named D-League Player Of The Week
Chasson Randle led Westchester to a 2-1 week, averaging 28.7 points (fourth in the league) on 51.8 percent shooting, including 17-of-29 from behind the arc, to go with 4.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.3 steals.

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