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Warriors Recall Ognjen Kuzmic, Nemanja Nedovic From Santa Cruz

The Golden State Warriors recalled center Ognjen Kuzmic and guard Nemanja Nedovic from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League.

Both players have spent a significant part of the season with Santa Cruz.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Magic To Enter Into Single-Affiliate Relationship With Bayhawks

The Orlando Magic will enter a single-affiliation hybrid relationship with the Erie BayHawks of the D-League.

An official announcement is not expected until late May as the parties finalize details. The Magic will run basketball ops and the ownership will handle business operations and community relations.

Orlando has wanted to run a D-League team, and when the Knicks ended their relationship with Erie, the Magic began talks with BayHawks ownership.

Via Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today

Rockets Reassign Isaiah Canaan, Robert Covington To D-League

The Houston Rockets re-assigned Isaiah Canaan and Robert Covington to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League.

Both have spent a large part of the season with Rio Grande Valley.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Kings Assign Willie Reed To D-League

The Sacramento Kings assigned forward Willie Reed to their D-League affiliate Reno Bighorns.

Reed has averaged 13.6 points (.649 FG%, .800 FT%), 7.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists 2.4 blocks, and 25.0 minutes per game in five games off the bench for the Bighorns this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Armor To Relocate To Grand Rapids In Hybrid Deal With Pistons

The Detroit Pistons will launch a D-League team in Grand Rapids with the Springfield Armor relocating.

Dennis Mannion, president of the Detroit Pistons, and Dan Reed, president of the NBA D-League, will be on hand to explain a “hybrid partnership with Detroit Pistons,” according to a press release sent out Thursday, April 10.

The team was purchased by an undisclosed local ownership group, and has received league approval, sources said.

“Hybrid” partnership, one of two ownership options followed by the NBA D-League, allows local ownership to control day-to-day and business operations while the parent club controls basketball operations. The other is exclusive ownership by the parent NBA club.

Via Peter J. Wallner/MLive

Rockets Recall Robert Covington, Troy Daniels From D-League

The Houston Rockets recalled Robert Covington and Troy Daniels from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League.

Both players have spent the majority of the season with the Rockets' D-League affiliate.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Patrick Christopher Named D-League Player Of The Week

Iowa Energy guard Patrick Christopher has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 31- Saturday, April 5.  The award is the first of Christopher’s career. 

Christopher (6-5, 209, California) led the Energy to a 2-1 week en route to the Central Division Championship, the team’s fourth in its seven-year history.  

For the week, Christopher averaged 28.3 points on 65 percent shooting from the floor to go with 5.3 rebound and 2.0 assists.  He scored a career-high 47 points in the team’s 142-122 win over the Red Claws on April 4, before dropping 23 points and grabbing seven rebounds in a 148-128 win over Los Angeles the following night. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Adonis Thomas Signs 10-Day Contract With 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Adonis Thomas to a 10-day contract.

The 76ers had room on its 15-man roster after James Nunnally’s second 10-day deal expired Saturday night.

Thomas has had two 10-day stints with the Orlando Magic this season.

Via Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Glen Rice Jr. Recalled To Wizards

The Washington Wizards recalled Glen Rice from the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.

Rice has appeared in 11 games, including one start, for Washington this season while averaging 2.9 points in 10 minutes per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Cavaliers Assign Sergey Karasev, Scotty Hopson To D-League

The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned guard/forward Sergey Karasev and guard Scotty Hopson to the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League.

Karasev has appeared in 18 games for the Charge with averages of 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 30.0 minutes per game.

Hopson was signed to a contract by the Cavs on March 31 and has appeared in one game for Cleveland this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Bucks To Sign Chris Wright To 10-Day Contract

Chris Wright has averaged 19.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 blocks in 41 games this season in the D-League with the Red Claws.

Danny Manning Agrees To Become Head Coach At Wake Forest

Danny Manning attended high school in North Carolina.

Spurs To Sign Damion James To 10-Day Contract

Damion James has played in the D-League this season with the Jam and Legends.

Elijah Millsap Signs With D-Fenders

Elijah Millsap played for the D-Fenders over the past two seasons.

Ike Diogu Named D-League Player Of The Month For March

Ike Diogu averaged 21.4 points, shooting 59 percent from the field, to go with 12.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks.

Santa Cruz Signs Karron Johnson

Karron Johnson worked out for Golden State before last year's draft.

Mustafa Shakur Named D-League Player Of The Week

Mustafa Shakur averaged and NBA D-League high 30.0 points to go with 9.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists.

Willie Reed To Sign With Kings For Remainder Of Season

The Kings' deal with Willie Reed contains a team option for next season, RealGM's Shams Charania reports.

Blazers Reassign Allen Crabbe To Idaho

This marks Allen Crabbe's second assignment to the D-League.

Brandon Costner, Willie Reed Named D-League Players Of The Week

Brandon Costner and Willie Reed were named the D-League players of the week.

Josh Boone Signs With Iowa Energy

Josh Boone was the 23rd overall pick by the Nets in 2006.

Heat Assign Justin Hamilton To Skyforce

Justin Hamilton averaged 19.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.03 blocks, 1.5 assists and 35.8 minutes for the Skyforce.

Cavaliers Recall Sergey Karasev From D-League

The Cavaliers recalled Sergey Karasev from the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League.

Shawne Williams Named D-League Player Of The Week

Shawne Williams averaged 26.3 points on 49 percent shooting from the floor and 46 percent shooting from three-point territory to go with 7.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks.
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