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Jazz To Sign Nate Wolters To Two-Way Contract

Sep 12, 2017 1:24 PM

The Utah Jazz will sign Nate Wolters to a two-way contract.

Wolters last played in the NBA during the 14-15 season.

Wolters played last season for KK Crvena Zvezda where he averaged 8.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 17.1 minutes per game.

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Spurs Sign Darrun Hilliard To Two-Way Contract

Sep 11, 2017 5:26 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have signed guard Darrun Hilliard to a two-way contract. 

Hilliard has played the last two seasons with the Detroit Pistons, averaging 3.6 points and 1.0 rebounds in 9.9 minutes in 77 career appearances. Hilliard also appeared in seven games with Detroit’s G League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive, averaging 24.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 33.6 minutes.

Originally selected by Detroit in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft (38th overall), the third-year guard was traded to the Houston Rockets on June 28, 2017. He was then sent to the Los Angeles Clippers the same day before being waived on June 29. Hilliard spent four seasons at Villanova, averaging 11.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 26.8 minutes in 132 games, earning First Team All-BIG EAST honors in his senior season.

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Cavaliers Sign John Holland To Two-Way Contract

Sep 8, 2017 4:29 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard/forward John Holland to a Two-Way Contract.

Holland (6-5, 205) was the NBA G League Impact Player of the Year last season after appearing in 37 games (all starts) for the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers exclusively-owned G League Team. He averaged 22.9 points (seventh in the league), 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in a league-high 38.9 minutes per game. Holland also shot .481 from the field, .346 from beyond the arc and .881 from the foul line, while helping the Charge reach the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

Before rejoining the Charge in 2016-17, Holland was in training camp with the Cavaliers where he played in three preseason games and averaged 10.7 points in 18.8 minutes. 

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Michael Gbinije Signs With Warriors

Sep 5, 2017 6:08 PM

Michael Gbinije has signed with the Golden State Warriors.

Gbinije played nine games last season with the Detroit Pistons while spending most of the season in the G-League.

The Pistons waived Gbinije in July.

In Summer League, Gbinje averaged 7.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 29.4 minutes per game.

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Celtics Sign Jabari Bird To Two-Way Contract

Sep 5, 2017 3:59 PM

The Boston Celtics have signed rookie guard Jabari Bird to a two-way contract. 

A four-year graduate out of the University of California, Berkeley, Bird (6-6, 198) earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention honors in 2016-17 after leading the Golden Bears in scoring with 14.3 points on 43.9% shooting (36.3% 3-PT, 76.4% FT). The Walnut Creek, CA native also produced 4.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 32.0 minutes over 27 games (25 starts).

Bird, 23, made 65 shots from beyond the arc in 2016-17, good for eighth on California’s single-season leaderboard. He scored 20 or more points on eight occasions, two of which came on consecutive nights (March 8 vs. Oregon State, March 9 vs. Utah) in the Pac-12 Conference Tournament.

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United States Win 2017 AmeriCup

Sep 4, 2017 3:28 PM

The United States defeated Argentina 81-76 to win the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup.

Jeff Van Gundy led a United States roster made up primarily of G-League players.

Jameel Warney was named MVP of the tournament.

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Celtics Sign LJ Peak On Partially Guaranteed Deal

Aug 28, 2017 1:38 PM

LJ Peak has agreed upon a partially guaranteed deal with the Boston Celtics.

Peak will likely spend time with the Maine Red Claws of the G-League.

Peak went undrafted out of Georgetown. Peak played for the Houston Rockets in Summer League.

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Rodney Purvis Signs Deal With Magic

Aug 28, 2017 1:04 PM

Rodney Purvis has agreed upon a partially guaranteed deal with the Orlando Magic.

Purvis' deal with the Magic provides a bonus if he is waived by the Magic and signs with their G-League affiliate.

Purvis went undrafted out of UConn in 2017.

Purvis played two games in Summer League with the Utah Jazz.

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Elton Brand Hired By 76ers As GM Of 87ers

Aug 28, 2017 12:10 PM

Elton Brand has been hired by the Philadelphia 76ers as general manager of the Delaware 87ers.

Brand played five seasons with the 76ers.

Brand has one of the best reputations around the NBA of recently retired players.

Brand spent last season with the 76ers as a player-development consultant.

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James Michael McAdoo Agrees To Two-Way Deal With 76ers

Aug 26, 2017 10:09 AM

James Michael McAdoo has agreed upon a two-way contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Golden State Warriors declined to extend the qualifying offer to McAdoo in June.

McAdoo went undrafted out of North Carolina in 2014 and spent the past three seasons with the Warriors, appearing in 108 games.

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Pacers Sign Alex Poythress To Two-Way Contract
Alex Poythress spent the majority of the 16-17 season with Fort Wayne.

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Magic Sign Adreian Payne To Two-Way Contract
Adreian Payne appeared in 18 games last season with Minnesota, averaging 3.5 ppg. and 1.8 rpg. in 7.5 minpg.

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Adetunji Adedipe Named Assistant GM Of Lakeland Magic
Adetunji Adedipe is in his third season with the Magic organization.

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Warriors Sign Georges Niang To Deal With Partial Guarantee
Georges Niang appeared in 23 games last season for the Pacers as a rookie.

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Lakeland Magic Hire Anthony Parker As GM, Stan Heath As Head Coach
Anthony Parker has spent the last five seasons as a scout with the Orlando Magic.

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Blazers Sign CJ Wilcox To Two-Way Deal
CJ Wilcox spent last season with the 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
Jordan Brady spent the 2016-17 season as an assistant coach for the Salt Lake City Stars.

Pelicans Sign Jalen Jones To Two-Way Deal
Jalen Jones 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.

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Wolves Sign Anthony Brown To Two-Way Contract
Anthony Brown spent most of this past season with Erie in the NBA G League, averaging 20.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 37.7 minutes over 24 games

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Bulls Sign Ryan Arcidiacono To Two-Way Contract
Ryan Arcidiacono averaged 5.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.80 steals and 24.0 minutes per contest.

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Austin Spurs Hire Blake Ahearn As Head Coach
Blake Ahearn spent the past few seasons coaching high school after retiring as a player eight years ago.

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Raptors Sign Lorenzo Brown To Two-Way Contract
Lorenzo Brown split the 16-17 season between China and the G-League.

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Hawks Hire Josh Longstaff As Head Coach Of G-League Affiliate
Josh Longstaff spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the Knicks.

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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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