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Timberwolves Plan To Sign Lorenzo Brown On 10-Day Contract

Jan 27, 2015 11:21 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves plan to sign Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract.

Brown has played for the Grand Rapids Drive in the NBA D-League.

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Tags: Lorenzo Brown, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Misc Rumor

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Bucks, Hornets, 76ers Interested In Gary Talton, D-League's Assists Leader

Jan 27, 2015 11:09 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers are exploring the call-up candidacy of Gary Talton, the NBA Development League’s assists leader, league sources told RealGM.

Behind 13 games of 10 or more assists, Talton has averaged 13.2 points, 10.2 assists and 40.6 percent three-point shooting this season. He has split the year with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, his current team.

Talton had two 20-assist performances earlier in the season with Rio Grande Valley, where he was surrounded by a bevy of shooters to feed passes. The 6-foot-1 point guard has notched double-doubles in three of his last five games with Fort Wayne.

Talton, 24, finished his collegiate career at UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago), averaging 12.3 points, 4.4 assists, four rebounds and 34.4 minutes per game as a senior. He went unselected in the 2013 NBA Draft, followed by free-agent workouts for teams, including the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Tags: Gary Talton, Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Hornets, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Misc Rumor

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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.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Jamaal Franklin, Los Angeles D-Fenders, D-League, D-League Signing Rumor, D-League Misc Rumor, D-League Teams

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Bryce Cotton Rejects Overtures Abroad To Continue Pursuit Of NBA

Jan 18, 2015 10:49 PM

In order to continue his pursuit to the NBA out of the Development League, Austin’s Bryce Cotton has rejected overtures from teams in Italy, Turkey and Belgrade and has remained persistent in staying the course, sources told RealGM.

Cotton – a 40-point, 11-rebound, three-assist performer in Austin’s comeback win during the D-League showcase on Saturday – is under consideration for several NBA teams for a potential call up. Nevertheless, the 22-year-old remains without a deal.

After going unselected in last June’s NBA Draft, Cotton joined the San Antonio Spurs on a free-agent deal and went to summer league and training camp with them. He was waived out of camp in October and then entered the D-League with the Spurs’ affiliate.

Cotton is averaging 21 points, five rebounds and five assists in 23 games for the season.

Cotton played his college basketball at Providence as a sharpshooting, tough-minded player at six-feet tall. He averaged 21.8 points as a senior.

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Tags: Bryce Cotton, Austin Spurs, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Misc Rumor, D-League Teams

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Bulls, Pistons, Wizards, Clippers Express Interest In Damion James

Jan 18, 2015 1:35 PM

Increasing teams have emerged for the possible call up of veteran forward Damion James in the NBA D-League, including the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers, a league source told RealGM on Sunday.

James and his representatives have met with or spoken to each of the teams – which included a meeting with the Clippers on Thursday.

James, a six-foot-seven forward, has spent the entire season with the Texas Legends in the D-League, averaging 18.3 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He went to training camp with the Wizards in October and was a final cut.

James has played in 39 NBA games over parts of four seasons with New Jersey/Brooklyn and San Antonio.

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Tags: Damion James, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Misc Rumor

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Larry Drew II To Sign 10-Day Contract With 76ers

Jan 15, 2015 1:49 AM

Larry Drew II will be signed to a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, according to a source.

Drew has played for the Sioux Falls SkyForce in the NBA D-League this season.

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Tags: Larry Drew, Philadelphia Sixers, Sioux Falls Skyforce, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Misc Rumor, D-League Teams

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