G League WiretapAugust 2018 G League Wiretap

Grizzlies Waive Kobi Simmons From Two-Way Contract

Aug 28, 2018 5:39 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have waived Kobi Simmons from his two-way contract.

Simmons went undrafted in 2017 out of Arizona.

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

Aug 27, 2018 9:35 AM

Darius Bazley has decided not to play in the G League this season and will instead train and prepare himself for the 2019 NBA Draft.

Bazley decommitted from Syracuse in March.

“Talking about it over with my group, we felt confidently that the G League wasn’t going to be needed and now I can use this time to work on my craft,” Bazley told The Athletic. “It’s mainly me talking to [agent] Rich [Paul], he knows so much, and whenever he speaks my ears perk up. When Miles [Bridges] was in Cleveland for his predraft workouts, whenever he got a chance to work out in front of NBA teams, I was working out in the gym, too. So that played a part in it, me playing well in those workouts for us to say there’s no upside in the G League. If you play well, it’s expected. If you don’t play well, you’re not NBA-ready. That’s what they’ll say. For me, working out and preparing is the best route.

“The G League is the only league where winning might not be everything. Development is the most important aspect, but guys are playing for the team and at the same time trying to play for themselves. That’s not the type of guy I am. For me in those settings to just get mine, I’ve never been brought up that way. I feel basketball is a team sport and everybody is supposed to eat. In the G League, that’s not the way it is. Everyone is trying to get an opportunity to go to the NBA.

“I take pride in my decision. There are no regrets at all. At the end of the day, people are going to do what they want to do. Whether it’s going to college, whether it’s skipping college to go to the NBA, whether it’s quitting basketball altogether — people will make their choices. This decision is what I wanted to do, and I embrace that. It’s my life, my decision, my path and my journey.”

Bazley would have had to sign a G League contract and enter the draft in October because he has not been part of the NBA draft. He was expected to be the No. 1 pick in the G League draft.

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Capital City Go-Go Select Lavoy Allen, Alonzo Gee In Expansion Draft

Aug 22, 2018 5:10 PM

The Capital City Go-Go (Washington Wizards) today obtained the rights to 14 players in the 2018 NBA G League Expansion Draft. The team will hold the rights to those players for two seasons.

Capital City’s selections in the Expansion Draft came from a pool of players from 2016-17 and 2017-18 NBA G League rosters. Each 2017-18 NBA G League team was able to protect the rights of up to 12 players. Capital City was able to select up to 14 unprotected players, with no more than two selections coming from any one NBA G League team.

Below are the complete results of the 2018 NBA G League Expansion Draft:

Player, Most Recent NBA G League Team
Lavoy Allen, Northern Arizona
Quinton Chievous, Santa Cruz
Michael Cobbins, Oklahoma City
Will Cummings, Oklahoma City
Alex Davis, Northern Arizona
Will Davis, Windy City
Duje Dukan, Fort Wayne
Kellen Dunham, Iowa
Alonzo Gee, Sioux Falls
Luke Harangody, Delaware
Tyler Harvey, Stockton
Pe’Shon Howard, Stockton
Vince Hunter, Wisconsin
Stephen Zimmerman, South Bay

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Celtics Sign PJ Dozier To Two-Way Contract

Aug 21, 2018 3:10 PM

The Boston Celtics have signed guard PJ Dozier to a two-way contract.

Dozier, 21, is set to compete on his second two-way contract in as many NBA seasons, having previously held a two-way position with Oklahoma City in 2017-18. He made his NBA debut with the Thunder on Feb. 8, 2018 at the Lakers, one of two contests he saw action in.

In 43 games played (38 starts) with the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA G League last season, Dozier (6-7, 201 lbs.) produced 12.9 points (46.5% FG, 34.0% 3-PT), 5.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 28.4 minutes. The University of South Carolina product scored at least 20 points on five occasions, including a season-high 26 points (10-19 FG) on Jan. 28 against the South Bay Lakers.

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Rockets Agree To Sign Bruno Caboclo To Exhibit 10 Deal

Aug 17, 2018 5:19 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed to sign Brunco Caboclo to an Exhibit 10 deal.

Caboclo was a first round pick by the Toronto Raptors in 2014.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

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Warriors Sign Marcus Derrickson To Exhibit 10 Contract

Aug 17, 2018 11:23 AM

The Golden State Warriors have signed Marcus Derrickson to an Exhibit 10 contract.

The Warriors have Damion Lee on their first two-way contract.

Derrickson left Georgetown for the 2018 NBA Draft after his junior season and averaged 16 points and eight rebounds.

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Hornets Waive Mangok Mathiang

Aug 16, 2018 11:12 AM

The Charlotte Hornets have waived Mangok Mathiang.

Mathiang signed a two-way contract with Charlotte on Aug. 2, 2017. In 2017-18, the 6-10 forward from Louisville appeared in four games with the Hornets, averaging 2.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 5.0 minutes per contest. He also appeared in 43 games (36 starts) for the Hornets G League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm, averaging 10.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 assists in 25.3 minutes per game

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Kings Hire Ty Ellis As Head Coach Of G-League Team

Aug 13, 2018 10:19 AM

The Sacramento Kings have hired Ty Ellis to become head coach of the Stockton Kings.

Ellis was previously an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

Tags: Sacramento Kings, Stockton Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

Thunder To Sign Tyler Davis To Two-Way Contract

Aug 13, 2018 9:58 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder will sign Tyler Davis to a two-way contract.

Davis went undrafted out of Texas A&M.

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

Aug 9, 2018 8:01 PM

The Washington Wizards will sign Jordan McRae to a two-way contract.

McRae has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns while spending last season in Spain.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Jordan McRae, Washington Wizards, Capital City Go-Go, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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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