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Clippers Close To Hiring Brian Shaw As Assistant Coach

Jul 15, 2021 4:47 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers are in serious talks to hire Brian Shaw as an assistant coach on the staff of Tyronn Lue.

Shaw spent last season as head coach of the G League Ignite. 

Shaw last worked in the NBA from 2016 until 2019 as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers under Luke Walton. Previously, Shaw was head coach of the Denver Nuggets.

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Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, NBA G League Ignite, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

Jalen Lewis Signs Multi-Year Deal With Overtime Elite

Jul 9, 2021 10:29 AM

Jalen Lewis is signing a multi-year deal with the Overtime Elite professional league worth more than $1 million.

Lewis, 16 and born in 2005, is the youngest prospect ever to turn pro in America. 

Lewis is the 12th ranked prospect int he class of 2023 with interest from Kentucky, Duke and UCLA.

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Long Island Nets Hire Adam Caporn As Head Coach

Jul 6, 2021 12:37 PM

The Long Island Nets, the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, have named Adam Caporn as head coach.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Adam and his family to Long Island,” said Long Island Nets General Manager Matt Riccardi. “Adam’s accomplished record of developing players and driving culture on the international, professional and amateur levels has prepared him well to lead the Long Island Nets. We look forward to seeing how his extensive knowledge of the game and focus on individual development will shape the team’s promising talent on and off the court.”

Caporn joins the Nets after spending the last seven seasons (2014-21) as head coach of Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence, the country’s leading player development program. He currently serves as an assistant coach for the Australian National Team, a position he has held since 2017, and will help lead the Boomers in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bobby Jackson Hired As Head Coach Of Stockton Kings

May 27, 2021 2:41 PM

The Sacramento Kings have hired Bobby Jackson to become head coach of the Stockton Kings of the G League.

Jackson was previously an assistant coach and player-development coach for the Kings.

Kings assistant coach Lindsey Harding and advance scout Jonah Herscu also interviewed for the job.

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Scoot Henderson Signs $1M Contract With G League Ignite

May 21, 2021 1:52 PM

Scoot Henderson is skipping his senior year of high school and will sign a contract with the G League Ignite team.

Henderson's contract will be worth $1 million. 

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Tags: Scoota Henderson, NBA G League Ignite, High School, NCAA, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

Jaden Hardy To Sign With G League Ignite

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76ers Sign Gary Clark To Two-Way Deal

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NBA G League To Launch Franchise In Mexico City For 21-22 Season

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Nuggets To Partner With Grand Rapids Drive To Become Single Affiliation Team

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Fanbo Zeng Decommits From Gonzaga, Expected To Join G League Ignite

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Michael Foster Jr. Signs With G League Ignite

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Cavaliers Sign Jeremiah Martin To Two-Way Contract

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Kai Sotto Agrees To Multi-Year Deal With Adelaide

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Raptors Sign Yuta Watanabe To Standard NBA Contract

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Kevin Ollie Hired As Head Coach Of Overtime Elite

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Pelicans Sign James Nunnally To Two-Way Contract

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Gary Payton II Agrees To 10-Day Deal With Warriors

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Nuggets Sign Shaq Harrison To Two-Way Deal, Waive Greg Whittington

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TJ Leaf Agrees To Two-Way Contract With Blazers

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Paul Reed Named G League MVP, Rookie Of The Year

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Gary Payton II Named G League Defensive Player Of The Year

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Anthony Lamb Named 20-21 G League Most Improved Player

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Chad Sanders Named G League Executive Of The Year

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G League Ignite Prospects Expected To Train Separately After Completion Of Bubble

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Board Of Governors Approve Elimination Of Restrictions For Two-Way Players

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