G League WiretapDecember 2019 G League Wiretap

LiAngelo Ball Joins Oklahoma City Blue As Practice Player

Dec 29, 2019 11:19 PM

LiAngelo Ball has joined the Oklahoma City Blue as a practice player, team officials told Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman.

The 21-year-old Ball, who has been with the team since the G League Winter Showcase, is not officially part of the team.

Ball went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft. 

Joe Mussatto/The Oklahoman

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Rockets Agree To Sign William Howard To Two-Way Contract

Dec 27, 2019 3:34 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed to sign William Howard to a Two-Way contract.

Howard is averaging 13.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 30.4 minutes per game in the G League for the Salt Lake City Stars. Howard is also shooting 44.3 percent on three-pointers.

The Rockets recently signed Chris Clemons to a three-year deal after he ran out of days on his Two-Way contract.

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Tags: Houston Rockets, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Chris Clemons Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Rockets

Dec 26, 2019 2:55 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed to a three-year contract with Chris Clemons.

Clemons was previously on a Two-Way contract with the Rockets, but he had run out of his allotment of Two-Way days. Clemons has appeared in 20 games for the Rockets.

Clemons went undrafted out of Campbell in 2019.

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Tags: Chris Clemons, Houston Rockets, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Jazz Sign Rayjon Tucker To Multi-Year Deal

Dec 23, 2019 10:55 PM

The Utah Jazz are close to agreement on a multi-year deal with Rayjon Tucker.

Tucker was averaging 23.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 33.8 minutes per game in the G League this season for the Wisconsin Herd.

Tucker went undrafted out of Little Rock.

The Jazz will waive Jeff Green in a related move.

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Tags: Rayjon Tucker, Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Jazz, Wisconsin Herd, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Max Strus Suffers Torn ACL In G League Showcase

Dec 23, 2019 9:02 PM

Max Strus sustained a torn ACL and bone bruise to his left knee on Dec. 21 in the Windy City Bulls game against the Lakeland Magic at the G League Winter Showcase.

The diagnosis was confirmed by an MRI and a physical exam. Strus will undergo surgery in approximately three weeks after his swelling and discomfort resolves, and he is expected to be out for eight-to-12 months.

The Bulls signed Strus to a Two-Way contract on Oct. 22. He averaged 2.5 points through two appearances for the Bulls this season. In the G League, Strus averaged 18.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 13 games for Windy City.

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Tags: Chicago Bulls, Windy City Bulls, NBA, NBA Injury, D-League, D-League Teams, D-League Injury

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Wizards Sign Anzejs Pasecniks To Two-Way Contract, Waive Chris Chiozza

Dec 17, 2019 4:25 PM

The Washington Wizards have signed Anzejs Pasecniks to a Two-Way contract. In a corresponding move, the team waived guard Chris Chiozza.

Pasecniks, a 7-1 center from Latvia, has played in 12 games (two starts) with the Capital City Go-Go this season, averaging 10.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, while shooting .604 from the field. Pasecniks had scored at least 10 points in each of the Go-Go’s last four games, most recently posting 16 points and four rebounds in a win over the Lakeland Magic on December 13.

Pasecniks was a member of the Wizards’ 2019 Summer League team, where he appeared in four games (two starts) and averaged 4.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

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Tags: Chris Chiozza, Anzejs Pasecniks, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, NBA Waiver

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G League Players Moving Towards Unionizing

Dec 16, 2019 9:57 AM

G League players and the National Basketball Players Association are having serious discussions about unionizing.

The NBPA met with select G League players last season at the annual Showcase in Las Vegas as an introduction and informational practice.

A formal vote on the G League players union would take place after the Showcase.

“We support the players’ right to unionize,” G League president Shareef Abdur-Rahim told The Athletic. “We view this as a positive thing and are looking to continue to grow our league for the players to develop and accomplish their dreams.”

Agents and players hope unionizing would result in increased salaries for players, freedom of player movement, work benefits, and having a voice on their behalf on issues of discipline and contract structures.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: NBA, D-League, NBA CBA

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NBA Announces G League Franchise In Mexico City

Dec 12, 2019 8:26 PM

The NBA G League and Capitanes announced the club will join the NBA G League as its first team from outside the U.S. and Canada.

Capitanes becomes the NBA G League’s 29th team and will make its debut for the 2020-21 season. The team will play its NBA G League home games at the Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera in Mexico City.

The announcement was made by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim, NBA Mexico Vice President and Managing Director Raul Zarraga and Capitanes co-owners Patricio Garza and Gilberto Hernández at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico prior to the Dallas Mavericks taking on the Detroit Pistons as part of The NBA Mexico Games 2019 presented by Nike.

Capitanes, which was established in 2016, currently competes in Mexico’s Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional. Starting next season, Capitanes will play in the NBA G League for an initial term of five years. The team is owned and operated by Moisés Cosío and a group of minority investors.

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Thunder To Sign Kevin Hervey To Two-Way Contract

Dec 12, 2019 5:58 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder will sign Kevin Hervey to a Two-Way contract.

Hervey had a strong season in 18-19 with the Oklahoma City Blue.

The Thunder previously waived Devon Hall from his Two-Way contract.

Erik Horne/The Athletic

Tags: Kevin Hervey, Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma City Blue, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Thunder Waive Devon Hall From Two-Way Contract

Dec 12, 2019 4:04 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder has waived guard Devon Hall.

Originally signed to a Two-Way Contract on Sept. 4, Hall appeared in five games for the Thunder this season and totaled five points and three assists in 20 minutes of action. In three games (all starts) with the Oklahoma City Blue, he averaged 8.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 31.2 minutes per game

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