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Hawks Agree To Sign Jaylen Adams To Two-Way Contract

Jun 22, 2018 11:40 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to sign Jaylen Adams to a two-way contract.

Adams went undrafted out of St. Bonaventure.

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Clippers Sign Angel Delgado To Two-Way Contract

Jun 22, 2018 11:18 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to sign Angel Delgado to a two-way contract.

Delgado went undrafted out of Seton Hall.

The Clippers were largely dependent on their two-way players last season in Jamil Wilson and Tyrone Williams.

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Rockets Sign Gary Clark To Two-Way Contract

Jun 22, 2018 8:36 AM

The Houston Rockets have agreed to sign Gary Clark to a two-way contract.

Clark went undrafted out of Cincinnati.

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Theo Pinson Agrees To Two-Way Deal With Nets

Jun 22, 2018 1:05 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to sign Theo Pinson to a two-way contract.

Pinson went undrafted out of North Carolina.

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Knicks Sign Allonzo Trier To Two-Way Contract

Jun 22, 2018 12:14 AM

The New York Knicks have agreed to sign Allonzo Trier to a two-way contract.

Trier went undrafted out of Arizona. 

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Raptors 905 Hires Jama Mahlalela As Head Coach

Jun 19, 2018 4:08 PM

The Toronto Raptors announced that Jama Mahlalela has been named head coach of their NBA G League affiliate, Raptors 905. Mahlalela becomes the third head coach in team history and joins the club following five seasons as an assistant coach at the NBA level.

“We are very excited to add Jama as our new head coach,” said Raptors 905 General Manager, Dan Tolzman. “After proving himself as an assistant on the Raptors staff, having an opportunity to run his own team is a major step in his development as a coach. Jama has played a big part in developing our young Raptors core, and we look forward to him continuing to do so from the Raptors 905 sideline. He is an example of what homegrown talent can achieve in this growing global game.”

A native of Mbabane, Swaziland, Mahlalela grew up in the Greater Toronto Area and played collegiately for five years at the University of British Columbia. He served as an assistant coach at the University of Toronto and worked at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment as a member of the community development staff, organizing Raptors Basketball Academy and various clinics throughout Canada. Mahlalela was later named director of basketball operations for NBA Asia and oversaw the League’s clinics, youth programs and elite-level development from his base in Hong Kong.

In 2011 Mahlalela joined the Raptors front office as director of player development, where he served for two seasons. He moved to the bench in 2013-14 helping with the team’s practice and game planning, individual player skill development and off-season programs. During the summers Mahlalela has been an active member in Masai Ujiri’s Giants of Africa camps and the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program.      

“I am excited and grateful for the wonderful opportunity to coach the Raptors 905 team,” said Mahlalela. “I am eager to share my passion for the development of this sport with our young players and hope to use my previous experience as a Raptors assistant coach to reinforce and strengthen the connection between the two programs. My family and I would like to extend our sincere thanks to Masai Ujiri, Bobby Webster, Dan Tolzman, Larry Tanenbaum and the entire ownership group.”

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NBA, NBPA Could End One-And-Done Rule For 2020 Draft

Apr 25, 2018 9:19 AM

The earliest the NBA will be able to change the one-and-done rule is for the 2020 NBA Draft.

The NBA and NBPA have held conversations centered on the elimination of the rule, which took effect for the 2006 NBA Draft.

Support has grown in recent years amongst many circles for the rule to be eliminated.

The growth of the G League over the past 10-plus years will help the NBA absorb more players.

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Blazers Could Put G League Affiliate At Nike World Headquarters

Apr 17, 2018 4:13 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers are considering having their G League affiliate play their home games at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

There had also been suggestions of putting the team in Seattle until that market gets an NBA team again.

The Blazers and Pelicans are the final two NBA teams without a dedicated G League affiliate.

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NBA To Increase Salaries For G League Players To $35,000

Apr 17, 2018 12:18 PM

G League players will earn higher salaries for the 18-19 season.

Players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits over the course of the league’s five-month regular season.

Players under G League contracts previously earned either $26,000 or $19,000. The increase will represent a pay raise of 35 percent or 84 percent, depending on the player’s classification.

There will also be affiliate player bonuses worth as much as $44,000.

Starting next season, two-way deals will pay $77,250 in the G League (prorated for days spent on a G League roster) and an N.B.A. rookie minimum salary prorated for days spent with their N.B.A. team.

The $77,250 is an increase from $75,000 this season, and it means the maximum potential earnings for two-way players in the 2018-19 season will be $385,000.

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Lorenzo Brown, Quinn Cook Headline 2018 All-NBA G League First Team

Apr 16, 2018 1:32 PM

Lorenzo Brown headlines the 2017-18 All-NBA G League First Team

Brown, who averaged 18.8 points and 8.9 assists for Raptors 905, is joined on the All-NBA G League First Team by South Bay Lakers center Thomas Bryant, Santa Cruz Warriors guard Quinn Cook, Salt Lake City Stars forward Georges Niang and Texas Legends forward Jameel Warney. All five members of the First Team played in both the NBA and NBA G League during the 2017-18 season, with Brown, Cook and Niang as NBA two-way players Bryant as an assignee and Warney earning a GATORADE Call-Up.   

The All-NBA G League Second Team features four NBA two-way players: guard Antonio Blakeney (Windy City Bulls/Chicago Bulls), guard Alex Caruso (South Bay Lakers/Los Angeles Lakers), forward Amile Jefferson (Iowa Wolves/Minnesota Timberwolves) and forward Johnathan Motley (Texas Legends/Dallas Mavericks). Forward Christian Wood of the Delaware Blue Coats rounds out the Second Team.  

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Jerry Stackhouse To Interview With Hornets, Magic, Knicks
Jerry Stackhouse is currently head coach of Raptors 905 of the G League.

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Wolves Convert Amile Jefferson To Standard NBA Contract
Amile Jefferson was signed by the Timberwolves to a two-way contract on Jan. 15.

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Lorenzo Brown Named G League Most Valuable Player
Lorenzo Brown averaged team highs of 18.8 points, 8.9 assists and 1.78 steals in 32 games for Raptors 905.

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Kings Will Relocate G League Affiliate From Reno To Stockton
Stockton is a 45-minute drive from the Golden 1 Center compared to a two-hour drive through a mountain pass to Reno.

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Lakers Sign Andre Ingram For Remainder Of Season
Andre Ingram averaged 9.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 47 games (seven starts) for the South Bay Lakers this season.

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Antonio Blakeney Named G League Rookie Of The Year
Antonio Blakeney averaged an NBA G League-high 32.0 points to go with 6.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.25 steals in 32 games for Windy City.

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DeQuan Jones Named G League Most Improved Player
DeQuan Jones averaged 18.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 30.6 minutes in 49 games (48 starts).

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Hawks Sign Jeremy Evans To 10-Day Contract
Jeremy Evans averaged 15.3 points and 9.9 rebounds in 30.7 minutes per game in the G League.

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Malik Rose Named 2018 G League Executive Of The Year
Malik Rose is in his first season as a G League general manager and oversaw the Erie BayHawks.

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Tim Quarterman To Sign 10-Day Contract With Rockets
Tim Quarterman is averaging 8.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 25.6 minutes per game this season in the G League,

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Darius Bazley Will Enter G League Directly From High School
Darius Bazley is a projected top-10 selection in the 2019 NBA Draft.

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76ers Waive James Young
James Young appeared in six games with Philadelphia, averaging 2.8 points in 10.2 minutes.

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Zeke Upshaw Passes Away Days After On-Court Collapse
Zeke Upshaw has passed away at the age of 26 after collapsing during a G League game on Friday.

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Bulls Sign CJ Fair, Waive Jaylen Johnson
CJ Fair has averaged 10.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 25.4 minutes per game in the G League.

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Bulls Sign Jaylen Johnson
Jaylen Johnson holds G League averages of 11.7 points, 7.6 boards and 2.9 assists in 29.0 minutes per game.

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Grizzlies Sign Marquis Teague To 10-Day Contract
Marquis Teague has averaged 17.6 points. 3.4 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 32.5 minutes per game this season in the G League.

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David Stockton Signs 10-Day Contract With Jazz
David Stockton was averaging 16.3 points and 5.2 assists per game in the G League.

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Grizzlies Sign Xavier Rathan-Mayes To 10-Day Contract
Xavier Rathan-Mayes has been playing with Westchester.

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Australian NBL Creates Rule To Attract U.S. One-And-Dones
Terrance Ferguson spent one season in Australia before he was a first round pick.

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Lakers Sign Travis Wear To 10-Day Contract
Travis Wear is averaging 16.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in the G League.

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