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Warriors Sign Georges Niang To Deal With Partial Guarantee

Aug 16, 2017 10:25 AM

Georges Niang has signed a partially guaranteed deal with the Golden State Warriors.

Niang will likely play for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G-League.

Niang appeared in 23 games last season for the Indiana Pacers as a rookie. Niang also averaged 19.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 33.0 minutes per game over six games in the G-League. Niang was a second round pick in 2016 out of Iowa State.

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Lakeland Magic Hire Anthony Parker As GM, Stan Heath As Head Coach

Aug 9, 2017 10:00 AM

The Lakeland Magic have hired Anthony Parker as general manager and Stan Heath as head coach.

Lakeland is the G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic.

“With Anthony (Parker) and Stan (Heath), we have established solid basketball leadership for our G League team in Lakeland,” said Jeff Weltman. “Having our G League team closely aligned and in unison with the parent club is vital to our success. Bringing Anthony and Stan on board to guide those operations and lead that group will be of great value to us.”

Parker has spent the last five seasons as a scout with the Orlando Magic. 

Heath has spent the last two seasons (2015-17) as an assistant coach at Boston College. He served as head coach at Kent State University, the University of Arkansas and the University of South Florida, compiling a record of 209-206 (.504) from 2001-14. 

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Blazers Sign CJ Wilcox To Two-Way Deal

Aug 9, 2017 9:47 AM

CJ Wilcox has agreed upon a two-day deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Wilcox was a first round pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014 out of Washington. 

Wilcox spent last season with the Orlando Magic, averaging 4.9 minutes per game in 22 appearances. 

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Bucks Hire Jordan Brady As Head Coach Of G League Affiliate

Aug 7, 2017 6:36 PM

The Wisconsin Herd, the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks, named Jordan Brady as the team’s first head coach.

Brady brings substantial NBA minor league experience as a former player and assistant coach with multiple organizations. 

“The Wisconsin Herd is an important component in building a championship-caliber team in Milwaukee, and Jordan brings the grit, leadership and vision necessary to spark that process in Oshkosh,” said Wisconsin Herd General Manager Dave Dean. “Jordan has the right experience and tools to develop young talent and build the foundation for a successful NBA G League team. We are excited to have him at the helm for the Herd in our inaugural season.” 

Brady, 34, spent the 2016-17 season as an assistant coach for the Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz. He was previously an assistant coach with the Idaho Stampede (2015-16), where he was retained by the organization to assist with relocating the team to Salt Lake City in 2016.

Brady served as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles D-Fenders (2014-15) and an assistant for the Bakersfield Jam (2013-14) and the Iowa Energy (2012-13).

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Pelicans Sign Jalen Jones To Two-Way Deal

Aug 2, 2017 1:04 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed free agent forward Jalen Jones to a two-way contract.

Jones, 6-7, 220, was a member of the Pelicans’ 2017 Summer League team, appearing in six contests and averaging 13.3 points and 6.2 rebounds in Las Vegas.

Undrafted in 2016 out of Texas A&M, Jones spent his first professional season with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League, where he averaged 21.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals while earning NBA G League All-Rookie First Team and All-NBA G League Third Team honors, as well as being named to the 2017 NBA G League All-Star Game in New Orleans.

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Wolves Sign Anthony Brown To Two-Way Contract

Aug 1, 2017 1:52 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Anthony Brown to a two-way contract. 

Brown, 24, spent most of this past season with the Erie BayHawks in the NBA G League, averaging 20.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 37.7 minutes over 24 games. He signed with the New Orleans Pelicans on November 21, appearing in nine games and averaging 3.9 points and 2.5 rebounds before being waived on December 9. He was signed to a 10-day contract by Orlando on January 22, averaging 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games.

Originally selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round (34th pick) of the 2015 NBA Draft, Brown appeared in 29 games as a rookie, averaging 4.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in 20.7 minutes per game. A Stanford graduate, Brown was named the Pac-12 Most Improved Player in 2013-14, helping lead Stanford to its first Sweet 16 appearance since 2008.

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Bulls Sign Ryan Arcidiacono To Two-Way Contract

Aug 1, 2017 1:05 PM

The Chicago Bulls have signed guard Ryan Arcidiacono to a Two-Way contract. 

Arcidiacono appeared in five games for the Bulls’ Summer League squad this year and averaged 5.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.80 steals and 24.0 minutes per contest.

Arcidiacono played four seasons at Villanova and was named the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player in the Wildcats’ championship run in 2016. 

Arcidiacono went undrafted in 2016 and appeared in three preseason games for the San Antonio Spurs and eight games for the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League.

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Austin Spurs Hire Blake Ahearn As Head Coach

Aug 1, 2017 10:30 AM

The Austin Spurs have hired Blake Ahearn as head coach.

“It's unbelievable. It's the best organization in the world in my mind,” Ahearn said. “I'm humbled and honored.”

Ahearn spent the past few seasons coaching high school after retiring as a player eight years ago.

Ahearn played in Spain, Italy, Ukraine and Puerto Rico. He bounced between several D-League and NBA organizations. 

“I wasn't looking for anything like this,” Ahearn said. “Now, I'm going to the Spurs. It's crazy.”

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Raptors Sign Lorenzo Brown To Two-Way Contract

Jul 25, 2017 2:10 PM

The Toronto Raptors have signed Lorenzo Brown to a two-way contract.

Brown split the 16-17 season between China and the G-League.

Brown, 6-foot-5, 189 pounds, is averaging 3.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 63 career NBA games with Philadelphia (2013-14), Minnesota (2014-15) and Phoenix (2015-16). He has also appeared in games for the Delaware 87ers (2013-14), Springfield Armor (2013-14) and Grand Rapids Drive (2014-17) of the NBA G League.  

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Hawks Hire Josh Longstaff As Head Coach Of G-League Affiliate

Jul 25, 2017 1:53 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have named Josh Longstaff as Head Coach of the Erie BayHawks, the organization’s NBA G-League affiliate.

“Josh is a tremendous communicator and has shown the ability to build productive relationships with young players. His passion and knowledge of player development fits in perfectly with the program we are building in Erie as well as Atlanta,” Rose said.  “We’re excited to be able to add a young coach of his caliber to the organization.”

Longstaff, 34, spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the New York Knicks after beginning his NBA coaching career with the Oklahoma City Thunder (2010-14), first serving as Player Personnel and Video Coordinator for one year before being promoted to Video Analyst and Player Development Coach.  While a member of the Thunder staff, he helped Oklahoma City to four straight playoff appearances, including the 2011-12 Western Conference title as well as two conference finals appearances.

“This is an exciting opportunity for me and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of such a great organization,” Longstaff said.  “I’m thrilled and humbled to be able to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a head coach on the professional level.”

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Casey Hill Leaving Santa Cruz Warriors To Seek NBA Assistant Coach Job
Casey Hill won a D-League title with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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Wolves Buy Iowa Energy, Become 25th Team To Own D-League Affiliate
The Wolves and the NBA Development League announced the final sale of majority ownership in the Iowa Energy to Glen Taylor.

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FIBA Changes Will Force USA Basketball To Use Non-NBA Players In Qualification
FIBA is moving away from tournaments held strictly in the summer.

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Vander Blue Named D-League MVP
Vander Blue ranked third in the league in scoring with 24.8 points per game and added 5.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

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Jerry Stackhouse Named D-League Coach Of The Year
Jerry Stackhouse was named head coach of Raptors 905 after serving as an assistant coach last season with the Raptors.

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Edy Tavares Named D-League Defensive Player Of The Year
Edy Taveras tied for the NBA D-League lead with 2.7 blocks per game.

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Hawks Promote Malik Rose To GM Of Erie BayHawks
Malik Rose will also continue in his role as manager of basketball operations for the Hawks.

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Suns Sign Elijah Millsap To Multi-Year Contract
Elijah Millsap averaged 4.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 16.4 minutes over 67 games in two seasons with the Utah Jazz from 2014-16.

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Pelicans To Sign Axel Toupane
Axel Toupane was with Raptors 905 of the D-League.

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Larry Sanders Recalled By Cavaliers From D-League
Larry Sanders has appeared in four games for the Charge this year, averaging 6.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 19.8 minutes per game.

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Bucks Sign Gary Payton II To Multi-Year Contract
Gary Payton II averaged 14.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.0 steals in the D-League this season.

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Magic To Sign Marcus Georges-Hunt
Marcus Georges-Hunt was averaging 15.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists over 45 games in the D-League.

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76ers To Sign Alex Poythress With Injury Exception
Alex Poythress had been playing with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.

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Livio Jean-Charles Returns To ASVEL
Livio Jean-Charles came to the United States this season but was released by the Spurs in training camp.

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Mavericks To Sign Jarrod Uthoff For Remainder Of Season
Both Jarrod Uthoff and Manny Harris were on 10-day contracts with the Mavericks.

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Jabari Brown Named D-League Player Of The Week
Jabari Brown led Santa Cruz to a 3-0 week, averaging 25.7 points (sixth in the league), 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

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Cavaliers Assign Larry Sanders To D-League
Larry Sanders has appeared in two games for the Cavs and one for the Charge since signing with the Cavs on March 13th.

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Tiago Splitter Assigned To D-League For Rehab
The assignment is the next step in Tiago Splitter's return to play protocol and will begin his participation in a full practice with the 87ers.

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Pascal Siakam Named D-League Player Of The week
Pascal Siakam averaged 18.0 points (on 56.4 percent shooting), 8.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.3 blocked shots.

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Rockets Sign Troy Williams For Remainder Of Season
Troy Williams has been with the Rockets' NBA Development League affiliate since he was signed March 9.

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