G League WiretapFebruary 2018 G League Wiretap

Jarell Eddie Likely To Sign 10-Day Contract With Bulls

Feb 28, 2018 5:46 PM

Jarell Eddie is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls.

Eddie has been playing with the Windy City Bulls of the G League. Eddie was with the Bulls during preseason.

Eddie appeared in two games this season with the Celtics. Eddie played briefly for the Wizards and Suns during the 16-17 season.

Eddie went undrafted in 2014 out of Virginia Tech.

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LeBron James: NBA Needs To Expand G League As Alternative To 'Corrupt' NCAA

Feb 27, 2018 7:25 PM

LeBron James described the NCAA as "corrupt" and said the NBA should work towards further developing the G League to give prospects a viable alternative.

"I don't know if there's any fixing the NCAA. I don't think there is," James said Tuesday. "It's what's been going on for many, many, many, many years. I don't know how you can fix it. I don't see how you can fix it."

James went directly from high school to the NBA in 2003.

 

"I can't even talk about that, man," James said. "Me and my mom was poor, I'll tell you that, and they expected me to step foot on a college campus and not to go to the NBA? We weren't going to be poor for long, I'll tell you that. That's a fact."

James has two sons who are expected to be high level recruits and he also aspires to someday own an NBA team.

"We have to shore up our G League, continue to expand our G League," James said. "... I just looked at it like the farm league, like in baseball. Or you look at pros overseas; some of those guys get signed at 14, but they get put into this farm system where they're able to grow and be around other professionals for three or four years. Then, when they're ready, they hit the national team, or when they're ready, they become a pro. So I think us, we have to kind of really figure that out, how we can do that.

"We're worried about kids coming into the league early, but they're not ready, then out of the league because of that," James continued. "... We have to figure out if a kid feels like, at 16 or 17, he doesn't feel like the NCAA is for him, or whatever the case may be, [then] we have a system in place where we have a farm league where they can learn and be around the professionals but not actually become a professional at that point in time. Not actually play in the NBA, but learn for a few years. Learn what the NBA life is about, learn how to move and walk and talk and things of that nature. Then in two years, they're able to ... just like guys do overseas."

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Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, NCAA, NBA, D-League, NBA CBA

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Hawks Sign Jaylen Morris To 10-Day Contract

Feb 27, 2018 4:03 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to sign Jaylen Morris to a 10-day contract.

Morris is averaging 12.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 39 games this season with the Erie Bayhawks of the G League.

Morris went undrafted in 2017 out of Molloy.

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Cavaliers Sign Marcus Thornton To 10-Day Contract

Feb 21, 2018 11:34 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to sign Marcus Thornton to a 10-day contract.

Thornton has averaged 18.8 points per game this season for the Canton Charge.

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Pacers Sign Trey McKinney-Jones To 10-Day Contract

Feb 20, 2018 1:27 PM

The Indiana Pacers are signing Trey McKinney-Jones to a 10-day contract.

McKinney-Jones is averaging 11.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 26.8 minutes per game this season in the G League.

McKinney-Jones went undrafted out of Miami in 2013 and has mostly played in the G League.

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Suns Sign Shaq Harrison To 10-Day Contract, Waive Josh Gray

Feb 20, 2018 12:30 PM

The Phoenix Suns will sign Shaq Harrison to a 10-day contract.

Phoenix will waive Josh Gray to create a roster spot for Harrison

Harrison is averaging 11.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 29.9 minutes per game this season in the G League for the Northern Arizona Suns.

Harrison went undrafted in 2016 out of Tulsa.

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Tags: Joshia Gray, Shaquille Harrison, Phoenix Suns, Northern Arizona Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Herd Acquire Brandon Jennings Off Waivers

Feb 13, 2018 3:07 PM

The Wisconsin Herd of the G League have acquired Brandon Jennings off waivers.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Brandon back to the Bucks organization and introduce him to the Herd family,” said Herd General Manager and Bucks Vice President of Basketball Operations Dave Dean. “Brandon has played at the highest levels all over the world and we look forward to him calling Oshkosh home.”

Jennings began his career with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jennings most recently played with Shanxi Zhongyu in the Chinese CBA. He appeared in 13 games, averaging 27.9 points, 6.8 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game. 

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Milton Doyle Named G League Player Of The Week

Feb 12, 2018 5:35 PM

The NBA G League announced that Brooklyn Nets two-way guard Milton Doyle was named NBA G League Player of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 5, through Sunday, Feb. 11. This is the first NBA G League Player of the Week honor in Long Island Nets history and the first of Doyle’s career.

Doyle led the Long Island Nets to a 2-0 week, averaging 29.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 29.8 minutes per game while shooting 59.4 percent from the field and 61.9 percent from 3-point range.

In Long Island’s 125-119 home victory over the Raptors 905 on Feb. 6, Doyle scored a franchise-record and career-high 42 points with a career-high 11 assists, nine rebounds, two steals and two blocks. He also made a franchise-record 11 3-pointers in the win. Doyle then posted 16 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in the LI Nets’ 120-111 road win over the Wisconsin Herd on Feb. 10.

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Kendrick Perkins Retires From G League

Feb 9, 2018 6:59 PM

Kendrick Perkins has opted to retire from the NBA G League.

“Perk was an invaluable asset and our team was very fortunate to have his leadership and presence throughout the season,” said Charge General Manager Brendon Yu. “We wish him the best of luck as he prepares for the next step in his career and will fondly remember his time in Canton.”

Perkins played in 27 games for the Charge this season (17 starts) and averaged 8.7 points on .532 shooting with 7.1 rebounds in 21.2 minutes per game. 

Perkins announced his return to the Cavaliers after Thursday's trade deadline but then deleted the post.

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Tags: Kendrick Perkins, Cleveland Cavaliers, Canton Charge, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams, D-League Misc Rumor

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Travis Wear Named G League Player Of The Week

Feb 5, 2018 4:33 PM

Travis Wear has been named the NBA G League Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 29, through Sunday, Feb. 4. 

Wear averaged 24.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 57.6 percent from the field and 50.0% from three-point range in two South Bay wins. The former UCLA standout scored 24 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds as South Bay beat the visiting Northern Arizona Suns, 133-108, on Wednesday night.

 

Wear followed that performance with 25 points and nine rebounds in a victory at Salt Lake City on Friday. Wear shot 62.5% from the field, including 5-9 from deep, in South Bay’s 118-114 road win. Overall for the week, South Bay outscored its opponents by an average of 21.0 points with Wear on the court.

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Tags: Travis Wear, South Bay Lakers, D-League, D-League Award, D-League Teams

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Trey Burke, Tyrone Wallace Headline 2018 G League All-Star Team
Eligibility for players to be selected for recognition is based on having played in 50 percent of their teamís games through January 21st.

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Suns Sign Josh Gray To 10-Day Contract
Josh Gray has averaged 17.9 points and 42.1 percent from three-point range, 6.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals in the G League.

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