G League WiretapMarch 2019 G League Wiretap

Lakers Sign Jemerrio Jones

Mar 31, 2019 6:17 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Jemerrio Jones.

Jones appeared in 47 games (six starts) for the South Bay Lakers this season, averaging 9.4 points, a team-leading 9.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in 24.7 minutes. Jones tallied double-digit rebounds in 21 games and finished the season with 15 double-doubles. The former WAC Player of the Year grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds twice on the season and scored a career-high 21 points on March 21 vs. Stockton.

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Bulls Sign JaKarr Sampson To 10-Day Contract

Mar 31, 2019 12:12 PM

The Bulls have signed forward JaKarr Sampson to a 10-day contract as a Call-Up from Chicago’s G League affiliate the Windy City Bulls, pursuant to the NBA’s hardship roster rules.  

Sampson (6-9, 215) appeared in 24 games this season for Windy City, posting averages of 21.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.17 blocks in 30.2 minutes per game.

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Wolves Sign Mitch Creek To 10-Day Contract

Mar 31, 2019 10:01 AM

Mitch Creek has signed a 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

In 41 games (32 starts) for Long Island during the regular season, Creek averaged 15.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 30.6 minutes per contest while shooting 55.2 percent from the field. He scored in double figures in 33 games and posted 20 or more points 11 times. The Australia native also appeared in one playoff game for the Nets, recording a double-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 34 minutes in Long Island’s Eastern Conference Semifinals victory over the Raptors 905 on March 29.

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Trajan Langdon Named G League Executive Of The Year

Mar 29, 2019 1:15 PM

Trajan Langdon has been named the 2018-19 NBA G League Basketball Executive of the Year.

In his third season as general manager of the Brooklyn Nets’ NBA G League affiliate, Langdon oversaw a team that tied for the NBA G League’s best record (34-16), secured the No. 1 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference and earned the franchise’s first postseason berth. 

Before the season, Langdon hired former Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Will Weaver as Long Island’s head coach. Under Weaver, the Nets went 13-1 in their final 14 games, including a 10-game winning streak that was the longest in the NBA G League this season and the longest in franchise history. 

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Bulls To Sign Walter Lemon Jr. For Remainder Of Season

Mar 28, 2019 2:28 PM

The Chicago Bulls are signing Walter Lemon Jr. to a contract for the remainder of the season.

Lemon played in five games last season with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Lemon averaged 20.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 8.0 assists in 33.9 minutes per game in the G League this season.

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Michael Frazier Named G League Most Improved Player

Mar 27, 2019 5:50 PM

Michael Frazier has been named the 2018-19 NBA G League Most Improved Player. The award honors the player who demonstrated the most significant improvement during the 2018-19 season and is voted on by the league’s 27 general managers and head coaches.

In his second NBA G League season and first since 2015-16, Frazier (6-4, 200, Florida) averaged 16.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 45 games (39 starts). He shot 44.6 percent from the field, reached the 20-point mark 17 times and led the Vipers in total points and field goals made.

Frazier averaged 13.3 points on 41.7 percent shooting through the first 24 games of the season. His breakout month came in January, when he averaged 20.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.9 steals in 11 games, a significant improvement from his December averages (11.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.7 steals). He capped off the month with a 43-point performance against the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

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Scott Machado Named G League Player Of The Month For March

Mar 26, 2019 7:07 AM

Scott Machado has been named the NBA G League Player of the Month for games played in March.

In eight games (all starts) with the South Bay Lakers, Machado averaged 22.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 11.6 assists and 1.8 steals while shooting 52.6 percent from the field and guiding the team to a 6-2 record. The veteran point guard scored a career-high 40 points along with a season-high 16 assists in South Bay’s 126-115 win over the Wisconsin Herd on March 11.

Machado tallied seven double-doubles in March and was named NBA G League Player of the Week on March 18. Machado received an NBA Call Up with the Los Angeles Lakers when he signed a 10-day contract on March 21.

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Bucks Waive Trevon Duval From Two-Way Contract

Mar 25, 2019 9:15 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on guard Trevon Duval. The undrafted rookie from Duke originally signed a Two-Way contract on July 24, 2018. 

Duval appeared in three games for the Bucks this season and averaged 1.7 points in 1.9 minutes per game.

In 39 games (21 starts) for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League, Duval averaged 12.5 points, 3.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds per contest.

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Rockets Sign Chris Chiozza For Remainder Of Season

Mar 23, 2019 4:20 PM

The Houston Rockets have signed Chris Chiozza for the remainder of the season.

Chiozza was playing for the Capital City Go-Go of the NBA G League and is the 44th Call-Up of the season.

Chiozza (6-0, 175) signed a 10-day contract with Houston on Feb. 22 and did not appear in a game for the Rockets but saw action in four games for their G League affiliate, Rio Grande Valley. Following the expiration of his 10-day deal, Chiozza rejoined Capital City.

In 47 combined G League games for the Go-Go and Vipers this season, Chiozza has averaged 13.2 points, 7.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.9 steals while shooting 40.7% from 3-point range. He ranks third in the G League in both assists and steals.

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Lakers To Sign Scott Machado To 10-Day Contract

Mar 20, 2019 5:43 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers will sign Scott Machado to a 10-day contract.

Machado was named G League Player of the Week on Monday with the South Bay Lakers.

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Hawks Sign Deyonta Davis To 10-Day Contract
Deyonta Davis has been playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G League.

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Scott Machado Named G League Player Of The Week
Scott Machado averaged 25.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 14.0 assists and 2.3 steals while shooting 50 percent from the field in three consecutive South Bay wins.

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Heat Sign Charles Cooke To 10-Day Contract
Charles Cooke had been playing for Sioux Falls in the G League.

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Clippers To Sign Justin Bibbs To 10-Day Contract
Justin Bibbs has averaged 11.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in the G League.

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Alan Williams Named G League Player Of The Week
Alan Williams led Long Island to a 4-0 week, averaging 22.0 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 blocks in 28.6 minutes per game.

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South Bay Lakers Acquire Spencer Hawes
Spencer Hawes has been out of basketball since the 16-17 season.

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