January 2012 Basketball Wiretap

Canton, Idaho, Erie Complete Three-Team Trade

Jan 27, 2012 10:07 PM

The Canton Charge announced today that they have acquired the Idaho Stampede’s second round choice in the 2012 NBA Development League Draft and guard Loren Stokes (6-3, 175, Hofstra) from the Erie Bayhawks in a three-team deal.  Canton sent guard Keith McLeod and their own 2012 fourth round pick to the BayHawks and Idaho received guard Devin Green from Erie to complete the trade.

"Everyone in the Canton Charge organization would like to thank Keith for his leadership and professionalism as he played an integral part in the beginnings of this franchise in Canton,” said Charge General Manager Wes Wilcox.  “Because of his strong play and personal character, this was an opportunity for us to receive good value and a future asset in return. We wish Keith the best.”

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Tags: Loren Stokes, Keith McLeod, Devin Green, Erie BayHawks, Idaho Stampede, Canton Charge, D-League, D-League Teams, D-League Trade Rumor, D-League Misc Rumor, D-League Official Trade

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Toros Sign Luke Bonner

Jan 27, 2012 12:31 PM

The Austin Toros have signed 7-1, 240 pound center Luke Bonner.

Bonner played in 16 regular season games averaging four points and two rebounds in 2009-10 for Austin. In six playoff games, Bonner averaged 17 points and 13 rebounds. Bonner’s most recent play has been in Lithuania.

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Sioux Falls Acquires Keith Benson, Waives Anthony Mason Jr.

Jan 27, 2012 10:32 AM

The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today that the team has acquired center Keith Benson from the available player pool. To make room for him on the roster the team waived forward Anthony Mason, Jr. due to injury. 

Benson was waived by the Atlanta Hawks in training camp after being selected in the second round (48th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft.

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Stampede Re-Acquire Will Foster, Terrico White

Jan 26, 2012 9:27 PM

The Idaho Stampede have re-acquired Will Foster and Terrico White.

The Stampede roster now stands at 10 with the team waiving Devin Green due to personal reasons

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Bakersfield Jam Acquires Chu Maduabum

Jan 26, 2012 6:54 PM

The Bakersfield Jam have acquired forward Chu Maduabum. Maduabum was the first Jam player and the third player ever drafted from the NBA D-League by an NBA team.

The Los Angeles Lakers selected Maduabum with the 56th overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, trading his draft rights to the Denver Nuggets. He appeared in three games with the Jam during the 2010-11 season, averaging 0.7 points in 7.0 minutes.

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BayHawks Acquire Devin Brown

Jan 25, 2012 10:30 AM

The Erie BayHawks have acquired Devin Brown from the league's available player pool.  

Brown (6-5, 210) is a product of the University of Texas-San Antonio and has played parts of eight NBA seasons with seven different teams including Denver, San Antonio, Utah, New Orleans, Cleveland and Chicago.

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Jam Acquire Vanderbeken, Waive Hazell

Jan 23, 2012 8:36 PM

The Bakersfield Jam have acquired forward/center Jamie Vanderbeken, the team announced. 

Most recently, Vanderbeken played overseas in Greece. During his senior year at Iowa State, he averaged 11.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 29 games. Vanderbeken was a member of the Canadian National Team in 2011.

Vanderbeken will make his Bakersfield debut this Thursday against the visiting Los Angeles D-Fenders.

To make room on the roster, the Jam waived guard Jeremy Hazell due to personal reasons.

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Mad Ants Acquire Travis Walton

Jan 23, 2012 12:07 PM

The Mad Ants have acquired former Michigan State standout Travis Walton to help handle point guard duties after the recent call-up of Walker D. Russell, Jr. to the Detroit Pistons. 

Walton is a 6’2 point guard who played earlier this season in the NBA Development League for the Dakota Wizards and averaged 4.8 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist in 19.8 minutes of action per game.  Walton has prior professional playing experience in Switzerland and Germany, and he was the teammate of current Mad Ants center Sean Sonderleiter while playing in Germany. 

While at Michigan State, Walton made a name for himself by being an excellent defender.  

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Armor Reacquire Dennis Horner, Waive David Akinyooye

Jan 20, 2012 5:54 PM

The Springfield Armor announced that they have reacquired forward Dennis Horner after he cleared NBA waivers on Friday.

To make room on the roster, the Armor waived David Akinyooye. Horner returns to the Armor from the team’s NBA affiliate, the New Jersey Nets.

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Texas Legends Sign Antonio Daniels

Jan 17, 2012 8:12 PM

The Texas Legends have signed Antonio Daniels.

Last season, Daniels played in 38 games for the Legends, averaging 14.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 8.4 assists per game, before he signed with the Sixers.

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Skyforce Sign Jake Anderson, Waive Dontell Jefferson
Jake Anderson averaged 10.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 13 games with the Iowa Energy this season.

Red Claws Sign Almond, Waive Paul Harris
Morris Almond was acquired by the Red Claws in a four-player trade with the Springfield Armor in February 2010.

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Stampede Bring Back Bailey, Larry
The Idaho Stampede have re-acquired David Bailey and Reggie Larry from the injured list.

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Toros Acquire Luther Head, Waive Thompson
The Austin Toros have acquired Luther Head.

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Dakota Wizards Claim Patrick Sanders, Waive Tayor Griffin
Patrick Sanders went to training camp with the Los Angeles D-Fenders during the 2008-2009 NBA Development League season.

Bayhawks Reacquire Mike Gerrity
Mike Gerrity has played in 11 games this season and averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists.

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Toros Sign Stefan Welsh, Waive Luke Zeller
Stefan Welsh was drafted by the Toros this season and played in six games averaging 10 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists before being released in December.

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Sioux Falls Re-Acquires Patrick Ewing Jr., Waives Billy McShepard
Patrick Ewing Jr. was named All-NBA D-League Third Team after averaging 17.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 49 games with Reno (26) and Sioux Falls (23) last season.

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Canton Activates Manny Harris, Waives Trent Strickland
The Charge acquired Harris on Dec. 28 via the affiliate player rule after he was cut from Cleveland Cavaliers training camp.

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Bighorns Sign Damon Jones
Damon Jones has been acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the D-League.

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Red Claws Activate Paul Harris, Waive Durrell Summers
Paul Harris has been activated by the Maine Red Claws.

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Taylor Griffin Added To Dakota Wizards Roster
Taylor Griffin will be added to the roster of the Dakota Wizards for Tuesday's game in the D-League Showcase.

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Idaho Stampede Signs Mikki Moore
The Stampede roster stands at 12 after also waiving Reggie Larry and David Bailey due to injury.

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Curtis Stinson Signs With Iowa Energy
Curtis Stinson most recently played in Slovenia.

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Armor Sign Knowles, Waive Cohn
Preston Knowles has been added to the Springfield roster in time for the D-League Showcase.

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Rio Grande Signs Warren, Ashton Mitchell, Waives Strowbridge, Tarver
Willie Warren and Ashton Miller were signed by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

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66ers Sign Vaden, Sumpter, Waive Rush, Williams
The Tulsa 66ers have acquired Robert Vaden and Curtis Sumpter.

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Erie BayHawks Sign Mike James
The Erie BayHawks acquired Mike James from the league's available player pool.

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Sean Williams Returns To Texas Legends
Sean Williams will return to the Texas Legends of the D-League on Friday.

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Texas Legends Pursuing Michael Finley
The Legends are attempting to convince Michael Finley that a D-League stint would help show NBA teams he's fully healthy.

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