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Willie Reed Selected No. 1 In G League Draft By Salt Lake City

Oct 20, 2018 6:07 PM

The Salt Lake City Stars selected Willie Reed with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2018 G League draft.

The Greensboro Swarm drafted Chinanu Onuaku (6-9, 250, Louisville) with the second overall pick and then took Tyler Nelson (6-3, 180, Fairfield) with the third overall selection.  The South Bay Lakers chose Alen Smailagic (6-10, 215, Serbia) with the fourth overall selection and the Erie BayHawks selected Terrell Miller (6-8, 250, Murray St.) with the fifth overall pick.

Round 1

  1. Salt Lake City – Willie Reed
  2. Greensboro – Chinanu Onuaku
  3. Greensboro – Tyler Nelson
  4. South Bay – Alen Smailagic
  5. Erie – Terrell Miller
  6. Northern Arizona – Aaron Epps
  7. Canton – Darel Poirer
  8. Stockton – Terry Maston
  9. Delaware – Hakim Warrick
  10. Santa Cruz – Jordan Howard
  11. Iowa – Daxter Miles Jr.
  12. Windy City – Joe Kilgore
  13. Grand Rapids – Jovan Mooring
  14. Long Island – Durand Scott
  15. Capital City – Noah Allen
  16. Northern Arizona – Roddy Peters
  17. Santa Cruz – Kentrell Barkley
  18. Santa Cruz – Jemerrio Jones
  19. Grand Rapids – Micah Seaborn
  20. Agua Caliente – Manu Lacomte
  21. Erie – Sanjay Lumpkin
  22. Long Island – Jabari Craig
  23. Delaware – Marcus Marshall
  24. Lakeland – QJ Peterson
  25. Raptors 905 – LeRon Black
  26. Austin – Connor Burchfield
  27. Westchester – Chris Wray

Round 2

  1. Salt Lake City – Justin Reyes
  2. Long Island – Jahvari Josiah
  3. Fort Wayne – Rob Gray
  4. Stockton – Anthony Walker
  5. Fort Wayne – Deion McClenton
  6. Agua Caliente – Tavrion Dawson
  7. Canton – Shawndre’ Jones
  8. Salt Lake City – James Demery
  9. Northern Arizona – AJ Mosby
  10. Santa Cruz – DeAngelo Isby
  11. Iowa – Mike Amius
  12. Greensboro – Passed
  13. Sioux Falls – Jalen Hayes
  14. Fort Wayne – Marquez Letcher-Ellis
  15. Capital City – Devon Bookert
  16. Sioux Falls – Juwan Howard Jr.
  17. South Bay – Colton Weisbrod
  18. Erie – Tommy Hamilton IV
  19. Oklahoma City – Akil Douglas
  20. Texas – Lexus Williams
  21. Grand Rapids – Brandon Hollins
  22. Rio Grande Valley – Jaleel Cousins
  23. Stockton – Passed
  24. Northern Arizona – LaQuinton Ross
  25. Raptors 905 – Parker Jackson-Cartwright
  26. Austin – Jordan Johnson
  27. Westchester – Freddie McSwain

Round 3

  1. Stockton – Passed
  2. Greensboro – Passed
  3. Delaware – Jordan Downing
  4. Maine – John Bohannon
  5. Wisconsin – Kanellos Garbis
  6. Memphis – Curtis Phillips
  7. Canton – Passed
  8. Maine – Tyquan Rolon
  9. Maine – Duane Wilson
  10. Windy City – Marvin Smith
  11. Iowa – Passed
  12. Oklahoma City – Brandon Swannegan
  13. Sioux Falls – Passed
  14. Fort Wayne – Jared Sam
  15. Westchester – Passed
  16. Agua Caliente – Passed
  17. South Bay – Passed
  18. Agua Caliente – Passed
  19. Raptors 905 – Bryson Scott
  20. Texas – Casey Jones
  21. Grand Rapids – Elijah Brown
  22. Rio Grande Valley – Branden Jenkins
  23. Santa Cruz – Tyree Murray
  24. Fort Wayne – Passed
  25. Raptors 905 – Passed
  26. Austin – Nick Dixon
  27. Westchester – Passed

Round 4

  1. Salt Lake City – Passed
  2. Greensboro – Passed
  3. Stockton – Passed
  4. Maine – Schnider Herard
  5. Wisconsin – Michael Qualls
  6. Wisconsin – Passed
  7. Canton – Passed
  8. Texas – Passed
  9. Delaware – Kameron Rooks
  10. Santa Cruz – Passed
  11. Iowa – Passed
  12. Windy City – Passed
  13. Lakeland – Jalen Bradley
  14. Memphis – Nino Johnson
  15. Westchester – Passed
  16. Lakeland – Passed
  17. South Bay – Passed
  18. Rio Grande Valley – Passed
  19. Oklahoma City – Passed
  20. Texas – Passed
  21. Grand Rapids – Keshawn Liggins
  22. Rio Grande Valley – Passed
  23. Maine – Passed
  24. Fort Wayne – Passed
  25. Raptors 905 – Passed
  26. Austin – DeJuan Blair
  27. Westchester – Passed

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Lakers Sign Johnathan Williams To Two-Way Deal, Waive Travis Wear

Oct 19, 2018 5:23 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Johnathan Williams to a two-way contract.

In a related move, the Lakers have requested waivers on forward Travis Wear.

Williams (6-9, 230) played in all six preseason games for the Lakers, averaging 6.8 points (.516 FG%) and 4.3 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game.

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G League To Offer $125k Salaries To Elite One-And-Done Prospects

Oct 18, 2018 12:15 PM

The G League is creating a new venture as an alternative to the current one-and-done route for the best American basketball prospects.

As part of a newly formed "professional path" starting in the summer of 2019, the G League will offer "Select Contracts" worth $125,000 to elite prospects who are at least 18 years old but not yet eligible for the NBA draft.

The rule will target recent or would-be high school graduates who would otherwise likely spend just one season playing college basketball. They will receive a six-figure salary and benefit from the NBA's infrastructure. 

Without the restrictions of the NCAA's amateurism rules, players will also be free to hire agents, profit off their likeness and pursue marketing deals from sneaker companies.

While changes to the NBA's age limit likely won't be implemented until the 2022 draft, the league considers this an immediate response.

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Rockets Convert Gary Clark, Vince Edwards To Two-Way Deals

Oct 15, 2018 5:20 PM

The Houston Rockets will convert the contracts of Gary Clark and Vince Edwards to two-way deals.

Clark went undrafted out of Cincinnati.

Edwards was a second round pick in 2018 out of Purdue.

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Pistons Convert Zach Lofton To Two-Way Deal, Waive Reggie Hearn

Oct 15, 2018 3:29 PM

The Detroit Pistons have exercised its two-way player conversion option on guard Zach Lofton.

Detroit also announced that guard Reggie Hearn has been waived.

Lofton, 6-4, 180, appeared in four games with the Pistons this preseason and averaged 5.5 points (.471 FG, .400 3FG), 2.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 8.9 minutes per game. A member of the Pistons’ team at the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, NV, Lofton played last season at New Mexico State where he averaged 20.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game and was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Hearn, 6-5, 210, played in one game this preseason, recording three points at San Antonio on October 5. He was signed to a two-way contract on January 15, 2018 and appeared in three games with the Pistons where he averaged 1.0 points in 2.3 minutes per game.

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Hornets Convert Joe Chealey To Two-Way Deal

Oct 13, 2018 1:29 PM

The Charlotte Hornets have converted the contract of Joe Chealey to a two-way deal.

Chealey went undrafted in 2018 out of Charleston.

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Warriors Sign Jaleel Cousins To Exhibit 10 Deal

Oct 12, 2018 1:07 PM

The Golden State Warriors have agreed to sign Jaleel Cousins to an Exhibit 10.

Cousins is the younger brother of DeMarcus Cousins.

Cousins will play for the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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Nets Convert Theo Pinson To Two-Way Contract

Oct 11, 2018 4:58 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have converted the contract of Theo Pinson into a two-way deal.

Pinson went undrafted in 2018 out of North Carolina.

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Rockets Agree To Sign Brandon Sampson To Exhibit 10 Deal

Oct 9, 2018 3:12 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed to sign Brandon Sampson to an Exhibit 10 deal.

Sampson went undrafted out of LSU.

Sampson played for the Atlanta Hawks in Summer League.

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Josh Huestis Agrees To Exhibit 10 Deal With Spurs

Oct 9, 2018 1:53 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to sign Josh Huestis to an Exhibit 10 contract.

Huestis was a first round pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2014 out of Stanford, but he didn't sign an NBA deal until 2015.

Huestis averaged 14.2 minutes per game over 69 appearances in 17-18 with the Thunder.

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Grizzlies Sign D.J. Stephens To Two-Way Contract
D.J. Stephens spent last season in France with Le Mans.

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Anthony Carter Hired By Heat As Player Development Coach
Anthony Carter will be involved in all aspects of player development for the Heat and implementing Miami's player development and mentorship programs with the Heatís G League affiliate.

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Spurs Sign Amida Brimah, Julian Washburn To Camp Deals
Amida Brimah was with the Spurs for preseason in 2017 and then played for the Austin Spurs of the G League.

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Spurs Sign Drew Eubanks To Two-Way Deal
Drew Eubanks went undrafted out of Oregon State.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Joe Wolf Named Head Coach Of Greensboro Swarm
Joe Wolf played collegiately at North Carolina.

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Grizzlies Waive Kobi Simmons From Two-Way Contract
Kobi Simmons averaged 6.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 20.1 minutes per game last season with the Grizzlies.

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Darius Bazley Won't Play In G League, Will Train On His Own For 2019 NBA Draft
Darius Bazley decommitted from Syracuse in March.

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Capital City Go-Go Select Lavoy Allen, Alonzo Gee In Expansion Draft
Capital City's selections in the Expansion Draft came from a pool of players from 2016-17 and 2017-18 NBA G League rosters.

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Celtics Sign PJ Dozier To Two-Way Contract
PJ Dozier was on a two-way deal with the Thunder last season.

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Rockets Agree To Sign Bruno Caboclo To Exhibit 10 Deal
Bruno Caboclo was a first round pick by the Raptors in 2014.

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Warriors Sign Marcus Derrickson To Exhibit 10 Contract
Marcus Derrickson left Georgetown for the 2018 NBA Draft after his junior season.

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Hornets Waive Mangok Mathiang
Mangok Mathiang averaged 10.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 assists in 25.3 minutes per game in the G League.

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Kings Hire Ty Ellis As Head Coach Of G-League Team
Ty Ellis was previously an assistant coach with the Suns.

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Thunder To Sign Tyler Davis To Two-Way Contract
Tyler Davis averaged 11.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 17.8 minutes per game for the Nets in Summer League.

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Jordan McRae To Sign Two-Way Deal With Wizards
Jordan McRae spent last season in Spain.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Capital City Go-Go Hire Pops Mensah-Bonsu As GM, Jarell Christian As Head Coach
Pops Mensah-Bonsu the last two seasons as a pro personnel scout with the San Antonio Spurs.

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Nuggets To Sign DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell To Two-Way Deal
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell went undrafted in 2016 out of Illinois State and has since played in Denmark for the Bakken Bears.

Chris Dempsey/Nuggets.com

R.J. Hunter Still Working To Return To NBA
R.J. Hunter was a first round pick by the Celtics in 2015 but lasted just one season with the team.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

P.J. Dozier Signs Two-Way Contract With Celtics
Sean Deveney averaged 12.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in the G League last season.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Pacers Sign C.J. Wilcox To Two-Way Contract
C.J. Wilcox averaged 10.4 points per game while shooting 45.1 percent from the field for the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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