G League WiretapJune 2021 G League Wiretap

G League Ignite Expected To Extend Brian Shaw Contract

Jun 25, 2021 1:14 AM

Brian Shaw is expected to sign the G League Ignite's extension offer to remain as head coach, sources told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.

The Ignite had a 8-7 record this season, which was held in the bubble.

Shaw has nearly 30 years of NBA experience as a player and a coach. 

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

Tags: NBA G League Ignite, D-League, D-League Teams

Australia's Dyson Daniels Signs With G League Ignite

Jun 20, 2021 6:59 PM

Dyson Daniels signed for the G League Ignite, he told ESPN on Sunday.

The 18-year-old is the No. 18 prospect in the ESPN 2022 mock draft.

Daniels is considered the best non-draft eligible prospect in Australia, and is the first highly touted prospect the Ignite have landed from outside of the U.S. high school system.

"I felt like growing up and always playing against men and people older than me that I was ready to take the step into the pro world, so college was the first option I eliminated," Daniels said. "I felt like trying to make the NBA, Ignite has the best development and learning to play the NBA playing style is going to help benefit me more."

Daniels joins the likes of Jaden HardyScoot Henderson and Michael Foster on the roster for next season. 

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

Tags: Dyson Daniels, D-League, D-League Official Signing

Projected No. 1 Pick In 2023 Victor Wembanyama Leaves Nanterre

Jun 18, 2021 1:54 PM

Victor Wembanyama has left Nanterre with his next destination not currently known.

Wembanyama is the projected No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA draft.

The G League Ignite and Overtime Elite have each been recuriting Wembanyama for some time.

Wembanyama averaged 8.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 19.1 minutes per game last season for Nanterre.

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

Tags: NBA, NBA NBA Draft, D-League, NBA Draft General

Jalen Green: I'm The Best Prospect In This Draft

Jun 11, 2021 3:11 PM

Jalen Green is considered "the most dynamic of the five prospects" at the top of the 2021 NBA draft with his scoring ability and athleticism on the wing. Green finished 10th in the G League in scoring at just 19 years old.

In comments to ESPN, Green said he's the best prospect in the draft.

"Me, I'm the best prospect in this draft, in my opinion," Green said. "I didn't go to college and I played against grown men. I just think as a 19-year-old doing that, I'm the best player in the draft for sure."

One NBA executive said Green has a chance to be a "10-time All-Star and 25-point-per-game scorer" once he settles into the NBA game.

Mike Schmitz/ESPN

Tags: Jalen Green, NBA G League Ignite, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, D-League, NBA Draft General, D-League Teams

No. 2 Ranked Jaden Hardy Signs With G League Ignite

Jun 9, 2021 1:38 PM

Jaden Hardy, the nation’s top guard among high school prospects, has signed with NBA G League Ignite.

The five-star recruit is the No. 2 player in the Class of 2021, according to ESPN.

“I would like to thank God for blessing me. I would like to thank my family and friends for their love and support. I am so excited and fired up that I am turning pro and playing for the NBA G League Ignite,” Hardy said.

In the 2019-20 season, Hardy averaged 30.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.4 assists as a junior at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nev., earning the Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year and the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Boys Athlete of the Year awards. Hardy was unable to play a normal season as a senior due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he was still named a 2021 McDonald’s High School All-American and selected to the 2021 USA Nike Hoops Summit Team.

A Detroit native, Hardy participated in three minicamps with the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team in 2019.

Hardy is the second top-10 recruit from the class of 2021 to sign with Ignite this year, joining power forward Michael Foster Jr. (ESPN No. 7). Hardy, Foster and Scoot Henderson (ESPN No. 7, class of 2022) will help lead a mix of top young standouts and NBA and NBA G League veterans looking to continue Ignite’s success from its inaugural year.

RealGM Staff Report

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