Basketball Wiretap

Bucks To Sign Myles Powell To Two-Way Contract

Mar 3, 2021 4:45 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks will sign Myles Powell to a Two-Way contract.

Powell is averaging 17.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 28.1 minutes over 13 games this season in the G League. Powell is also shooting 44.6 percent on three-pointers.

Powell went undrafted out of Seton Hall in 2020.

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Emoni Bates Widley Expected To Choose G League Over Michigan State Before NBA Draft

Mar 3, 2021 11:14 AM

Emoni Bates committed to Michigan State in the incoming class of 2022 and is projected to be the top overall pick in the 2023 NBA draft, but he may instead go straight to the G League.

"Of all the sources interviewed for this story, those existing in and out of the Bates camp, no one seems to believe Emoni will play at Michigan State," writes Brandon Quinn at The Athletic. "Instead, Bates most likely will wait for a professional contract, probably the most lucrative deal the G League can muster, and turn professional before heading to the NBA."

Tom Izzo was unaware of Bates' decision to commit to Michigan State until the day before his announcement. The Bates family, however, knew for months they'd commit to Michigan State. 

“As of now, everything still stands as it was,” E.J. Bates says, wearing a knowing smile. “Kids are kids, and kids make decisions all the time. Michigan State is still the place that he loves. They embraced him. They showed him love and they continue to show him love. They’ve always been good to him, so I don’t see a switch up or anything. Now, if things change, or some rules change, you know — who knows? Because Michigan State, that’s one dream. The NBA is another dream. I don’t know. At the end of the day, it’s Emoni’s decision on what he wants to do.”

Brandon Quinn/The Athletic

Tags: NBA G League Ignite, Michigan State Spartans, High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, D-League Teams

Festus Ezeli Joining Westchester Knicks In G League Bubble

Mar 1, 2021 2:15 PM

Festus Ezeli is joining the Westchester Knicks in the G League bubble, sources told Marc Stein of The New York Times.

The 31-year-old has been in the G League bubble, and was claimed by the Knicks from the league's free agent pool. 

Marc Stein/The New York Times

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G League Being 'Very Aggressive' Approaching Top Recruits To Join 2022 Ignite Team

Feb 27, 2021 2:42 PM

The G League is being "very aggressive" in approaching top recruits to fill out the 2022 Ignite roster, sources told Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

Top-10 prospects Jaden Hardy and Michael Foster are currently considered "leans" to join the team.

The G League is also making a push for top-ranked recruit Chet Holmgren, with five-star prospect Efton Reid also another possibility.

Givony adds that the progress of NCAA's name, image, and likeness legislation is a wild card in a player's decision to choose college over the G League. 

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

Tags: Chet Holmgren, NBA G League Ignite, D-League, D-League Teams, D-League Misc Rumor

Raptors Agree To Sign Donta Hall To 10-Day Deal

Feb 25, 2021 10:03 PM

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to sign Donta Hall to a 10-day contract.

Hall was playing on the G League Ignite team.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

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Cavaliers Sign Broderic Thomas To Two-Way Contract

Feb 24, 2021 2:57 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to sign Broderic Thomas to a Two-Way contract.

Thomas went undrafted in 2020 and then was on a Two-Way contract with the Houston Rockets before he was waived on Feb. 12th.

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Santa Cruz Warriors Acquire Jacob Evans III From G League Player Pool

Feb 23, 2021 9:36 PM

The Santa Cruz Warriors have acquired Jacob Evans III from the G League player pool.

Evans started the 2020-21 G league season with the Erie Bayhawks.

Evans, 23, was originally selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 28th overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft.

To make room for Evans on the roster, the Warriors released forward Dwayne Sutton due to a season ending foot injury.

Jim Seimas/Santa Cruz Sentinel

Tags: Jacob Evans, Santa Cruz Warriors, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

Norvel Pelle Agrees To Sign With Canton Charge

Feb 18, 2021 9:52 PM

Norvel Pelle has agreed to sign with the Canton Charge and enter the G League bubble.

The New York Knicks, Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors were among the teams to express interest in Pelle. 

Pelle appeared in three games this season with the Brooklyn Nets before he was waived.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

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Mavericks Flex-Assign Josh Green To G League

Feb 17, 2021 3:48 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have flex-assigned rookie Josh Green to the G League’s Salt Lake City Stars, a squad that currently features fellow Mavericks rookie Tyler Bey.

Green (6-6, 210) has appeared in 17 games (five starts) for Dallas this season, averaging 2.5 points (.472 FG%) and 2.3 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per game.   

Following the move, all four Maverick rookies – Tyrell Terry (Memphis), Nate Hinton (Santa Cruz), Bey (Salt Lake) and Green (Salt Lake) – will now be on assignment with a G League club in Orlando, Florida.

RealGM Staff Report

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