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76ers Assign JaKarr Sampson To D-League

The Philadelphia 76ers assigned forward JaKarr Sampson to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League on Friday.

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

Via RealGM Staff Report

Lakers Working Out Roscoe Smith

The Los Angeles Lakers will bring in Roscoe Smith for a workout on Friday, league sources tell RealGM.

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

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Mavericks Assign Ricky Ledo To D-League

The Dallas Mavericks have assigned Ricky Ledo to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.

Ledo (6-7, 200) has been inactive in each of the Mavericks’ 12 games this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Wizards Assign Glen Rice Jr. To Fort Wayne

The Washington Wizards have assigned Glen Rice Jr. to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.

 
Rice has appeared in five games this season for Washington while averaging 2.2 points in 8.5 minutes per game.
Via RealGM Staff Report

Nick Johnson Assigned By Rockets To Rio Grande Valley

Nick Johnson has been assigned to the Houston Rockets' single-affiliation NBA D-League partner, Rio Grande Valley. 

Johnson has appeared in three games with the Rockets so far this season, totaling two points and a rebound in 11 minutes of playing time.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Lakers Assign Jordan Clarkson, Xavier Henry To D-League

Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry have been assigned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders from the Los Angeles Lakers.

Clarkson, a second round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, has appeared in eight games for the Lakers this season, averaging 4.3 points and 1.4 rebounds in 11.4 minutes. Clarkson played two seasons at the University of Tulsa, before transferring to Missouri where he appeared in 35 games and averaged 17.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 33.9 minutes.

Henry has appeared in seven games this season for the Lakers, scoring 1.3 points per contest. A product of Kansas University, Henry appeared in 43 games for the Lakers in 2013-14, averaging 10.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.1 minutes per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Celtics Assign Dwight Powell, James Young To Maine

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

Powell, a 6'11" forward out of Stanford, appeared in six contests for the Celtics during the preseason and averaged 1.7 points and 1.2 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game over that span.

Young, a 6'6" guard/forward out of Kentucky, appeared in two games for the team during the preseason and averaged 7.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.0 steal in 22.7 minutes per game. He made his NBA debut against the Houston Rockets on November 1 and has averaged 4.5 points in 4.7 minutes over his two appearances this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

76ers Sign Robert Covington

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed free agent forward Robert Covington.

Covington was the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Development League Draft by the Grand Rapids Drive.

As a rookie last season, Covington saw action in seven games for the Houston Rockets while spending most of his time with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League. In 42 games (41 starts) for the Vipers, Covington averaged 23 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.4 blocks in 34 minutes per game while also averaging 3.2 3-pointers made on 37.0% shooting. In addition to being named the 2014 NBA D-League Rookie of the Year, Covington also earned D-League First Team honors and won the MVP award at the D-League All-Star game after scoring a record 33 points in helping his team to victory. 

In a related move, the Sixers waived Chris Johnson.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Thunder Assign Grant Jerrett To D-League

The Oklahoma City Thunder have assigned Grant Jerrett to the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA D-League, the team announced on Saturday.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Justin Holiday, Ognjen Kuzmic Assigned To Warriors' D-League Team

The Golden State Warriors assigned Justin Holiday and Ognjen Kuzmic to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League on Friday.

Both players will be in uniform for Friday's season-opening home game against the Los Angeles D-Fenders at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Cavaliers Assign Alex Kirk To D-League

Alex Kirk has appeared in two games for the Cavs this season.

Jazz Assign Toure' Murry To D-League

The Jazz have assigned guard Toure’ Murry to the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede.

Rockets Assign Clint Capela To D-League

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

76ers Call Up Drew Gordon, Waive Malcolm Thomas

The 76ers have signed Drew Gordon from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers.

Celtics Assign Dwight Powell To D-League

The Celtics have assigned Dwight Powell to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League.

Grizzlies Assign Jordan Adams, Jarnell Stokes To Iowa

Jordan Adams appeared in one game this sesason.

Kings Assign Eric Moreland To Reno In D-League

Eric Moreland is a 6-10, 218-pound forward from Oregon State.

Celtics Claim Jarell Eddie Off Free Agent Waivers

The Celtics have claimed free agent forward Jarell Eddie off NBA waivers, a league source told RealGM.
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