G League WiretapJanuary 2018 G League Wiretap

Magic Waive Adreian Payne From Two-Way Contract

Jan 27, 2018 6:52 PM

The Orlando Magic waived Adreian Payne following a report from ESPN that Michigan State mishandled a rape allegation against he and Keith Appling. The incident reportedly happened in August of 2010.

Payne was a two-way player for the Magic.

Payne appeared in five games this season for the Magic and 17 games for the Magic’s G-League team in Lakeland, including Friday night’s game in Ohio against the Canton Charge.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

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Briante Weber Returns To Skyfource

Jan 22, 2018 2:12 PM

The Sioux Falls Skyforce have re-acquired Briante Weber as a returning player.

Weber spent the first half of the 17-18 season as a two-way player for the Houston Rockets.

Over the past three seasons, Weber has appeared in 40 NBA games (four starts) for the Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors and most recently in Houston. Weber has averaged 3.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in just over 12 minutes per game in his NBA career.

Weber has appeared in 59 games (40 starts) for the Skyforce over the last two seasons, averaging 13.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. Weber has accounted for multiple NBA call-ups in each of the last two seasons with Sioux Falls, was a member of the 2016 NBA G League Championship team, earned an NBA All-Star appearance during the 2016-17 seasons and was voted to the All NBA G League Second Team a year ago.

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Rockets Release Briante Weber, Sign Markel Brown To Two-Way

Jan 15, 2018 6:27 PM

The Houston Rockets will release Briante Weber from his two-way contract to sign Markel Brown to a two-way.

Brown had been playing for the Oklahoma City Blue of the G League.

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Wolves Sign Amile Jefferson To Two-Way Contract

Jan 15, 2018 6:15 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced the team has signed forward Amile Jefferson to a two-way contract.

Jefferson, 24, has played in 22 games this season for the Iowa Wolves, the Timberwolves’ NBA G League affiliate, averaging 18.0 points and a league-best 13.1 rebounds per contest while shooting 64.0% from the field. Jefferson, 6-9, has 16 double-doubles on the season, including one in each of his last seven games dating back to Dec. 29. The Duke graduate was recently named to the NBA G League Showcase First Team, averaging 22.5 points, 14.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 65.0% from the field over two contests. Jefferson’s best games include a 28-point, 21-rebound performance Jan. 6 at Texas and 29 points, 15 rebounds and six assists Jan. 10 at Canton (G League Showcase).

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76ers Sign Demetrius Jackson To Two-Way Contract, Waive McAdoo

Jan 15, 2018 6:03 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to sign Demetrius Jackson to a two-way contract and will release James Michael McAdoo.

Jackson was recently waived by the Rockets from his two-way contract.

Jackson appeared in 12 games with the Rockets. Jackson averaged 15.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 30.9 minutes per game in the G League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Jackson spent the 16-17 season with the Maine Red Claws.

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Pistons Sign Reggie Hearn To Two-Way Contract

Jan 15, 2018 5:32 PM

The Detroit Pistons have signed guard Reggie Hearn to two-way contract. 

Hearn, 6-5, 210, has played in 14 games (10 starts) with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA G League this season and averaged 14.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 30.7 minutes per game.

The former Northwestern University product has played in 175 NBA G League games with the Idaho Stampede, Westchester Knicks and Bighorns averaging 10.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 26.7 minutes per game.

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Nets Sign James Webb III To Two-Way Contract

Jan 15, 2018 12:29 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to sign James Webb III to a two-way contract.

Webb is averaging 11.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 27.4 minutes per game in the G League for Delaware.

Webb went undrafted out of Boise State in 2016.

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Rockets Sign R.J. Hunter To Two-Way Contract

Jan 15, 2018 11:37 AM

The Houston Rockets have signed R.J. Hunter to a two-way contract.

Hunter has averaged 19.2 points in 29.8 minutes on 43.2 percent shooting with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Rockets G League affiliate, this season.

Hunter will be able to have up to 22 days with the Rockets before they would have to convert his contract to a standard NBA contract if they wish to keep him with the team, rather than in the G League.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

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Lakers To Sign Gary Payton II To Two-Way Contract

Jan 14, 2018 9:29 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers plan on signing Gary Payton II to a two-way contract.

Payton was waived by the Bucks on Dec. 18th when they signed Sean Kilpatrick.

Payton had started six games for the Bucks.

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Blakeney, Bolomboy Headline G League Showcase Team

Jan 14, 2018 10:39 AM

Ten standouts from the 14th annual NBA G League Showcase were announced following the four-day event at the Hershey Centre and adjoining SportZone, home of Raptors 905, in Mississauga, Ontario.  The event featured each of the league’s 26 teams playing two regular-season games apiece.  

Earning first-team honors are guards Antonio Blakeney (Windy City Bulls), who notched 42 points, eight rebounds and eight assists during his second matchup in Mississauga, and Daniel Hamilton (Oklahoma City Blue) who logged a triple-double with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Joining them are forwards Joel Bolomboy (Wisconsin Herd) and Johnathan Motley (Texas Legends), who averaged 25.5 points and 13.0 rebounds and 23.5 points and 16.0 rebounds, respectively. Rounding out the First Team is Amile Jefferson (Iowa Wolves) who scored 29 points and grabbed 15 boards to help the Wolves comeback from a 21-point deficit against the Canton Charge for a 100-97 victory in the team’s first contest.

Comprising the Second Team are guards Alex Caruso (South Bay Lakers) and Aaron Harrison (Reno Bighorns). Caruso helped South Bay to a 2-0 Showcase record, scoring 22 points, eight assists and five rebounds in his second matchup while Harrison averaged 21.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists. Joining them are forwards Kennedy Meeks (Raptors 905) and Mike Young (Northern Arizona Suns). Both Meeks (17.5 ppg, 13.5 rpg) and Young (16.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg) averaged double-doubles in their respective Showcase games. Center Christian Wood (Delaware 87ers) who notched 31 points and eight rebounds in the 87ers win against the Salt Lake City Stars, completes the Second Team. 

All-NBA G League Showcase 2018 First Team

Antonio Blakeney (Windy City Bulls)

Joel Bolomboy (Wisconsin Herd)

Daniel Hamilton (Oklahoma City Blue)

Amile Jefferson (Iowa Wolves)

Johnathan Motley (Texas Legends)

All-NBA G League Showcase 2018 Second Team

Alex Caruso (South Bay Lakers)

Aaron Harrison (Reno Bighorns)

Kennedy Meeks (Raptors 905)

Christian Wood (Delaware 87ers)

Mike Young (Northern Arizona Suns)

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Hawks Agree To Sign Andrew White To Two-Way Contract
Andrew White is averaging 16.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists in the G-League.

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Grizzlies Agree To Sign Myke Henry To Two-Way Deal
Myke Henry has been playing for the Blue of the G-League.

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Trey Burke Agrees To Deal With Knicks For Remainder Of Season
Trey Burke spent last season with the Wizards.

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Kay Felder To Sign Two-Way Contract With Pistons
Kay Felder is a native of Detroit.

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Pistons Convert Dwight Buycks To Standard Contract
Dwight Buycks is averaging 8.8 points and 2.4 in eight games.

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Lakers Waive Vander Blue From Two-Way Contract
Vander Blue in 15 games (13 starts) for the South Bay Lakers, averaging 19.0 points and 5.3 assists in 34.7 minutes.

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Pacers To Sign Ben Moore To Two-Way Contract
Ben Moore had been playing in the G-League with the Mad Ants.

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Jazz To Sign Georges Niang To Two-Way Contract
Georges Niang has played for Santa Cruz of the G-League this season, averaging 18.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists.

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

Mavericks Claim Jalen Jones, Waive Kyle Collingsworth
Both players have been on two-way contracts.

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Pelicans Waive Jalen Jones
Jalen Jones appeared in four games with New Orleans, totaling five points and three rebounds in 19 minutes.

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Bucks Agree To Sign Xavier Munford To Two-Way Contract
Xavier Munford is averaging 24.1 points per game with a PER of 22.7.

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Knicks Want To Sign Trey Burke, Need To Create Roster Spot
The chances of losing Trey Burke increases if he's not called up before the G League Showcase.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Wizards Waive Mike Young From Two-Way Contract
Mike Young split time in the G-League between Delaware and Northern Arizona.

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Trey Burke Named G-League Player Of The Month
Trey Burke averaged 29.7 points to lead Westchester to a 9-4 record in December.

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Skyforce Acquire Matt Williams Jr.
Matt Williams Jr. was previously under a two-way contract with Miami prior to being waived.

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