G League WiretapMarch 2018 G League Wiretap

Hawks Sign Jeremy Evans To 10-Day Contract

Mar 31, 2018 4:05 PM

The Atlanta Hawks will sign Jeremy Evans to a 10-day contract.

Evans last played in the NBA in 15-16 with the Dallas Mavericks.

Evans was with the Hawks during the preseason and then played 39 games in the G League with the Erie BayHawks. Evans averaged 15.3 points and 9.9 rebounds in 30.7 minutes per game in the G League.

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Malik Rose Named 2018 G League Executive Of The Year

Mar 31, 2018 4:03 PM

Malik Rose has been named the 17-18 G League Executive of the Year.

Rose is in his first season as a G League general manager and oversaw the Erie BayHawks.

The BayHawks went 28-22 in the regular season.

Under Rose’s leadership, the BayHawks helped develop Atlanta rookies Tyler Cavanaugh, Tyler Dorsey, Josh Magette and Andrew White III.

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Tim Quarterman To Sign 10-Day Contract With Rockets

Mar 29, 2018 4:47 PM

The Houston Rockets will sign Tim Quarterman to a 10-day contract.

Quarterman is averaging 8.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 25.6 minutes per game this season in the G League with the Agua Caliente Clippers.

Quarterman appeared in 16 games last season with the Blazers.

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Darius Bazley Will Enter G League Directly From High School

Mar 29, 2018 3:42 PM

Darius Bazley has decommitted from Syracuse and will play in the G League directly from high school.

Unlike other recent top prospects that decided against going to college, Bazley will go to the G League instead of playing overseas.

Bazley is a projected top-10 selection in the 2019 NBA Draft.

“This is a life-changing decision,” Bazley, one of the top players in the Class of 2018, told Yahoo Sports. “I put a lot of thinking into this with my mom and close circle, especially sitting down with her. It’s just like making the decision to which college you want to go to. Me and her did some talking, and I prayed on it. I talked to my high school coach, Steve, who played overseas, and then I talked to a couple of guys in the G League who have experience. Ultimately, playing professional basketball has always been my dream. It’s always going to be the dream goal, always going to be the goal until I achieve it. This is going to put me one step closer to doing so.

“The G League will have the most to offer, considering that is the development league for the NBA,” he continued. “I will get more out of that than going overseas. The G League is the closest thing to the NBA. I see most guys now are spending time in the G League even after they went to school and the draft, so this gives me the chance to accelerate the process. There have been a lot of successful guys who have been brought up in the G League, and I’m confident that I will be one of them.

“I’m self-motivated because I know this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. This is how I want to make a living. This is how I want to provide for my family, and provide for my love of basketball. I’m not playing any games with this. I’m attacking this straight forward. I’m not maneuvering around this, take any side steps. I’m taking this head on. This is the decision that I made, and I know it will work. I know what I’m capable of doing, and I’m going to do just that.”

Bazley turns 18 in June and will then be eligible to formally sign a G League contract in September and enter the league’s annual draft in October.

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Tags: Darius Bazley, Syracuse Orange, High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, D-League, NBA Draft General

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76ers Waive James Young

Mar 26, 2018 5:14 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have waived James Young.

Young was signed by the 76ers to a two-way contract in January.

Young appeared in six games with Philadelphia, averaging 2.8 points in 10.2 minutes per appearance.

Young is averaging 20.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 33.4 minutes per game in the G League.

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Zeke Upshaw Passes Away Days After On-Court Collapse

Mar 26, 2018 1:18 PM

Zeke Upshaw has passed away at the age of 26 after collapsing during a G League game on Friday.

The Grand Rapids Drive released the following statement from Upshaw's mother Jewel Upshaw.

“After continued efforts from the medical team at Spectrum Health, Zeke made his transition at 11:16 am. To family, friends, teammates, coaches, fans & confidants, thank you for your prayers and support during this most difficult time."

Upshaw was averaging 8.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per game this season for the Drive. Upshaw also played for the Drive last season.

Upshaw went undrafted in 2014 out of Hofstra.

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Bulls Sign CJ Fair, Waive Jaylen Johnson

Mar 26, 2018 9:50 AM

The Chicago Bulls have signed forward CJ Fair. 

In a related move, prior to signing Fair, Chicago waived forward Jaylen Johnson. 

This season, Fair (6-8, 218) appeared in 47 G League games (25 starts), splitting time between the Windy City Bulls and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. On the year, he averaged 10.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 25.4 minutes per game.

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Bulls Sign Jaylen Johnson

Mar 25, 2018 9:14 AM

The Chicago Bulls have signed forward Jaylen Johnson.

Johnson (6-9, 230) has played in 49 games (37 starts) this season for the Windy City Bulls. He holds G League averages of 11.7 points, 7.6 boards and 2.9 assists in 29.0 minutes per game.

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Grizzlies Sign Marquis Teague To 10-Day Contract

Mar 24, 2018 9:19 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Marquis Teague to a 10-day contract.

Teague was a first round pick in 2012 out of Kentucky.

Teague has averaged 17.6 points. 3.4 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 32.5 minutes per game this season in the G League with the Memphis Hustle.

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David Stockton Signs 10-Day Contract With Jazz

Mar 16, 2018 10:44 PM

David Stockton has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz.

Stockton had been playing with the Reno Big Horns of the G League, averaging 16.3 points and 5.2 assists per game.

Stockton briefly played in the NBA in 2015 with the Kings.

One of Utah's scouts, David Fredman, has been recommending a Stockton call-up to GM Dennis Lindsey and coach Quin Snyder

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Grizzlies Sign Xavier Rathan-Mayes To 10-Day Contract
Xavier Rathan-Mayes has been playing with Westchester.

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Australian NBL Creates Rule To Attract U.S. One-And-Dones
Terrance Ferguson spent one season in Australia before he was a first round pick.

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Lakers Sign Travis Wear To 10-Day Contract
Travis Wear is averaging 16.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in the G League.

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