G League WiretapJanuary 2021 G League Wiretap

Dennis Smith Jr. Asks To Join G League Bubble, Knicks Expected To Grant Request

Jan 30, 2021 3:56 PM

Dennis Smith Jr. has requested to join the Westchester Knicks in the upcoming G League bubble, sources told Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

The Knicks are expected to grant the request.

Smith Jr., whose rookie contract expires this summer, has only appeared in three games this season.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Tags: Dennis Smith, New York Knicks, Westchester Knicks, D-League, D-League Teams, D-League Misc Rumor

G League Releases Schedule, All Ignite Games To Be Shown On ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN+

Jan 28, 2021 1:27 AM

The G League's regular season will run from February 10th through March 6th at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

The regular season will feature 18 G League teams. The playoffs will take place between March 8-11 between the top eight teams.

The G League Ignite, which features top prospects like Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuming, will open the season on February 10th on ESPN.

All 15 Ignite games will be played on ESPN, ESPNU, or ESPN+.

Other former players participating in the bubble include Nik Stauskas, Jeremy Lin, Allonzo Trier, Amir Johnson, Jarrett Jack, and Gary Payton II.

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

Tags: D-League

76ers Waive Dakota Mathias From Two-Way Contract

Jan 18, 2021 9:13 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers will waive Dakota Mathias from his Two-Way contract.

The 76ers are not making the move to immediately sign another player.

Mathias was averaging 6.0 points and 1.6 assists per game in a situational role off of the bench.

Kyle Neubeck/Philly Voice

Tags: Dakota Mathias, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, NBA Waiver

NBA, NBPA Discuss Adding Third Two-Way Contract Per Team

Jan 15, 2021 4:25 PM

The NBA and NBPA are discussing the expansion of rosters to allow for a third Two-Way contract.

There's currently momentum towards the idea as many teams deal with player shortages. 

Players on Two-Way contracts are eligible to be activated for up to 50 of the 72 regular season games this season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: NBA, D-League

Wizards Promote Amber Nichols To GM Of Capital City Go-Go

Jan 15, 2021 2:44 PM

The Washington Wizards are promoting Amber Nichols to general manager of the Capital City Go-Go.

Nicholes was previously assistant general manager.

Nichols will now become the second female general manager in the G League.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Washington Wizards, Capital City Go-Go, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

Admiral Schofield, Freddie Gillespie, Antonio Blakeney Go 1-3 In G League Draft

Jan 11, 2021 3:06 PM

The Greensboro Swarm selected Admiral Schofield (6-5, 241, Tennessee) with the first overall pick of the 2021 NBA G League Draft on Monday afternoon, which was held virtually.  In 2019-20, Schofield played 33 games with the Capital City Go-Go where he averaged 16.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists.  He also played in 33 games for the Washington Wizards.

The Memphis Hustle drafted Freddie Gillespie (6-9, 245, Baylor) with the second overall pick. 

The Canton Charge selected Antonio Blakeney (6-4, 197, Louisiana State) with the third overall selection. 

The Iowa Wolves picked Allonzo Trier (6-4, 200, Arizona) with the fourth overall selection and the Lakeland Magic drafted Tahjere McCall (6-4, 190, Tennesee State) with the fifth overall pick.  

Schofield, Blakeney, Trier, McCall, Justin Patton (9th overall selection, Westchester Knicks), Vincent Edwards (13th overall selection, Oklahoma City Blue), Gary Payton II (15th overall selection, Raptors 905), Jemerrio Jones (19th overall selection, Delaware Blue Coats) and Oshae Brissett (20th overall selection, Fort Wayne Mad Ants) highlight a group that’s spent time on NBA rosters during their NBA careers.

1. Greensboro – Admiral Schofield
2. Memphis – Freddie Gillespie
3. Canton – Antonio Blakeney
4. Iowa – Allonzo Trier
5. Lakeland – Tahjere McCall
6. Canton – Anthony Lamb
7. Oklahoma City – Zavier Simpson
8. Lakeland – D.J. Hogg
9. Westchester – Justin Patton
10. Rio Grande Valley – Armoni Brooks
11. Raptors 905 – Kevon Harris
12. Rio Grande Valley – Jarron Cumberland
13. Oklahoma City – Vincent Edwards
14. Austin – Jonathan Kasibabu
15. Raptors 905 – Gary Payton II
16. Memphis – Anthony Cowan Jr.
17. Iowa – Dakarai Tucker
18. Salt Lake City – Passed

1. Delaware – Jemerrio Jones
2. Fort Wayne – Oshae Brissett
3. Westchester – Passed
4. Iowa – Passed
5. Long Island – Passed
6. Agua Caliente – Passed
7. Fort Wayne – Quincy McKnight
8. Agua Caliente – Passed
9. Santa Cruz – Selom Mawugbe
10. Raptors 905 – Passed
11. Memphis – Passed
12. Austin – Anthony Mathis
13. Erie – Passed
14. Greensboro – Passed
15. Austin – Kaleb Johnson
16. Santa Cruz – Passed
17. Memphis –Passed
18. Oklahoma City – Rob Edwards
19. Salt Lake City – Passed

1. Greensboro – Passed
2. Erie – Passed
3. Westchester – Passed
4. Delaware – Braxton Key
5. Iowa – Passed
6. Long Island – Passed
7. Oklahoma City – Passed
8. Fort Wayne – Passed
9. Canton – Passed
10. Raptors 905 – Passed
11. Delaware – Passed
12. Lakeland – Passed
13. Memphis – Passed
14. Canton – Passed
15. Raptors 905 – Passed

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: NBA, D-League

Jeremy Lin Signs G League Deal With Warriors

Jan 8, 2021 12:47 AM

Jeremy Lin signed a G League deal with the Santa Cruz Warriors, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Lin played for the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association last season. 

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: Jeremy Lin, Santa Cruz Warriors, D-League, D-League Teams, D-League Official Signing

LiAngelo Ball Signs G League Contract

Jan 7, 2021 10:45 AM

LiAngelo Ball has agreed to a contract to play in the G League in the bubble in Orlando.

Ball spent training camp with the Detroit Pistons and played in the G League las season.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: LiAngelo Ball, NBA, D-League