G League WiretapDecember 2020 G League Wiretap

G League Finalizing 12-15 Game Season In Orlando Bubble

Dec 29, 2020 8:56 PM

The NBA G League is focused on Orlando's Disney campus as its bubble site for the 2021 season beginning on Feb. 8th as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

The G League is expected to play a 12-to-15 game schedule.

The following teams have opted into participating.

Agua Caliente, Clippers

Austin Spurs, Spurs

Canton Charge, Cavaliers

Delaware Blue Coats, 76ers

Erie BayHawks Pelicans, Wizards

Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Pacers

Greensboro Swarm, Hornets

Iowa Wolves, Timberwolves

Lakeland Magic, Magic

Long Island Nets, Nets

Memphis Hustle, Grizzlies

Oklahoma City Blue, Thunder

Raptors 905, Raptors

Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Rockets

Salt Lake City Stars, Jazz

Santa Cruz Warriors, Warriors

Westchester Knicks, Knicks

Ignite, G League Elite team

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Tags: NBA, D-League

Pistons Agree To Sign Frank Jackson To Two-Way Contract

Dec 25, 2020 9:00 PM

The Detroit Pistons have agreed to sign Frank Jackson to a Two-Way contract.

Jackson spent the first three seasons of his career with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Jackson was with the Oklahoma City Thunder during the preseason.

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Tags: Frank Jackson, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League

Nets Re-Sign Chris Chiozza To Two-Way Contract, Waive Jeremiah Martin

Dec 22, 2020 11:04 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have re-signed guard Chris Chiozza to a two-way contract. In a related move, Brooklyn has requested waivers on guard Jeremiah Martin.

Chiozza (5’11”, 176) originally signed a two-way contract with Brooklyn on Jan. 4, re-signed with the Nets on Dec. 1 and was waived by Brooklyn on Dec. 19. He appeared in 28 games last season split between Brooklyn and Washington, recording averages of 5.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 14.3 minutes per game. In 18 games with the Nets, Chiozza posted averages of 6.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 15.5 minutes per contest. 

Martin (6’2”, 186) originally signed a two-way contract with the Nets on Jan. 15. He appeared in nine games with Brooklyn during the 2019-20 season, registering averages of 7.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 11.0 minutes per game. Martin also saw action in 16 games (nine starts) with the Long Island Nets of the NBA G League, recording averages of 16.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals in 31.6 minutes per contest.

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Tags: Chris Chiozza, Jeremiah Martin, Brooklyn Nets, Long Island Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

Warriors Agree To Two-Way Contract With Juan Toscano-Anderson

Dec 22, 2020 9:57 AM

The Golden State Warriors have agreed to sign Juan Toscano-Anderson to a Two-Way contract.

Toscano-Anderson joins Nico Mannion on Two-Way contracts with the Warriors. Toscano-Anderson averaged 5.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 20.9 minutes last season with the Warriors.

Golden State used their final roster spot on Michael Mulder.

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Tags: Juan Toscano-Anderson, Golden State Warriors, Santa Cruz Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

Warriors Unable To Clear Jeremy Lin Signing, Add Elijah Pemberton To G-League Roster

Dec 19, 2020 11:18 PM

The Golden State Warriors were unable to get a Letter of Clearance from FIBA to sign Jeremy Lin before Saturday night's waiver deadline.

Lin needed a Letter of Clearance after playing in China last season.

It was expected that Lin would sign with the Warriors' G-League team.

The Warriors signed-and-waived Elijah Pemberton, who will now join Santa Cruz. 

Marc Stein/The New York Times

Tags: Jeremy Lin, Elijah Pemberton, Golden State Warriors, Santa Cruz Warriors, NBA, NBA Misc Official Transaction, D-League, NBA Waiver, D-League Teams, D-League Official Signing

Frank Mason III Signs Exhibit 10 Deal With Sixers, Plans To Join Delaware Blue Coats

Dec 19, 2020 12:35 PM

Frank Mason III signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Mason was the G-League MVP last season for the Wisconsin Herd. 

The plan is for Mason to join the Sixers' G-League affiliate, sources told NBC Sports Philadelphia. 

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Tags: Frank Mason, Philadelphia Sixers, Delaware Blue Coats, NBA, NBA Misc Official Transaction, D-League, D-League Teams, D-League Misc Rumor

Jeremy Lin Signs Exhibit 10 Deal With Warriors

Dec 18, 2020 1:15 PM

Jeremy Lin has agreed to sign an Exhibit 10 contract with the Golden State Warriors.

Lin won't be on Golden State's NBA roster but will get in their Santa Cruz system. Lin had been training with the Ignite of the G League.

Lin played in the Chinese Basketball Association last season.

Shams Charania, Anthony Slater/The Athletic

Tags: Jeremy Lin, Golden State Warriors, Santa Cruz Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

NBA Determined To Play G League Season In Reduced Bubble

Dec 17, 2020 9:24 PM

The NBA is determined to find a way to play a G League season despite health and financial concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The primary motivation is to make sure the league-run Ignite team, featuring several top prospects in the 2021 NBA draft, is successful in its pilot season.

The team features Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga and others.

In order to support a season, the G League plans to mimic the NBA's "bubble" model, and is eyeing Atlanta as its temporary home after also considering Orlando, Florida.

The G League has received commitments from about a dozen teams, including the Ignite.

The average G League salary pays approximately $35,000, while Green will be paid up to $500,000.

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Knicks To Hire Pops Mensah-Bonsu As President, Director Of G-League Operations

Dec 15, 2020 1:08 AM

The New York Knicks are set to hire Pops Mensah-Bonsu as the president and director of their G-League operations, sources told Mike Vorkunov and Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Mensah-Bonsu was the GM of the Wizards' G-League team last season.

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Tags: Westchester Knicks, D-League, D-League Teams, D-League B-Ball IQ

Wizards, Pelicans Could Merge G-League Teams For Bubble

Dec 10, 2020 12:27 AM

The Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans are discussing the possibilities of merging their G-League teams together for a potential bubble scenario.

A G-League bubble could take place in Atlanta, with each team playing 12 games.

The Boston Celtics have already pulled the Marine Red Claws, their G-League affiliate, from the bubble. 

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Tags: New Orleans Pelicans, Washington Wizards, Capital City Go-Go, Erie BayHawks (2019), D-League, D-League Teams, D-League Misc Rumor

Knicks To Add Skal Labissiere, James Young To G League Team

Marc Stein/New York Times

Maine Red Claws Expected To Opt Out Of Potential G-League Bubble

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