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December 14, 2014 Updates

Derek Bodner: Being told that Ronald Roberts Jr. generating some interest around league. Could get another shot. Earned it with his D-League play Twitter @DerekBodnerNBA

While Alexander had a much shorter initial stint in the league and has been out of it longer than Green ever was, another crack at the league might still be in the cards. After working with various specialists, he looks more explosive than ever, and was recently named D-League player of the week. Nearly 28 and without mention in an NBA regular season box score since tallying three free-throws with Chicago in March of 2010, what a story it would be if Alexander suddenly found himself making the short trip north to join the best team professional basketball currently has to offer. Blue Man Hoop

December 13, 2014 Updates

James Ham: The Sacramento Kings have recalled Eric Moreland from the Reno Bighorns. Moreland scored 15 pts and grabbed 11 reb in Reno’s win last night. Twitter @James_Ham

It will be Heat Lite for the foreseeable future for the Miami Heat, with rookie point guard Shabazz Napier and recently signed center Hassan Whiteside assigned Saturday to the team's NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Both players will continue to count toward the Heat's NBA-maximum 15-player limit, and therefore cannot be replaced on the Heat roster. Napier has appeared in 23 games with the Heat this season averaging 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 21.4 minutes while shooting 42.9 percent from the field. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

December 12, 2014 Updates

An Eastern Conference scout on Reno’s Brady Heslip, the NBDL’s leading scorer (33.3 points), who is shooting 54.7 percent from three-point range on 15.1 attempts per game. "I don’t think he is an NBA guy. He’s the best shooter in the D-League, by far. But he’s a product of Reno's gimmicky, amateurish system. It’s run-and-gun and shoot the first open three. He has the leeway to take ridiculous shots that no NBA team would ever let him take. There is no defense being played. The stats are all inflated. Reno is affiliated with the Kings, and for some reason they hired a Division III assistant coach [David Arseneault Jr.] and wanted him to play this system thinking it would draw fans, instead of using a system that will develop players. They are using the D-League for God knows what reason. Sports Illustrated

"I don’t see him as a call-up. A guy like Jimmer Fredette can get his own shot off the bounce a little better. Jimmer also plays the pick-and-roll a little bit. The real comparison is Troy Daniels, from last year. He played at Rio Grande, which also played that kind of fast pace. His numbers were inflated. The difference is Troy is a legit 6-4, 6-5. This guy is just too small." Sports Illustrated

December 11, 2014 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have recalled rookies Dwight Powell and James Young from the Maine Red Claws. In the Red Claws 117-87 victory over Delaware on Wednesday, Dwight Powell tallied 19 points on 7-10 (.700) shooting from the field and nine rebounds in 23 minutes of action. Powell is averaging 21.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in 32.3 minutes per game in four contests with the Red Claws this season. NBA.com

After a recent workout for the Los Angeles Lakers and considering overseas deals, free agent Quincy Miller has signed a contract in the NBA Development League, sources told RealGM. Miller's agent, Jared Karnes, confirmed on Wednesday night that the 6-foot-10 forward has filed paperwork to enter the D-League. RealGM

OKC Thunder: News: Thunder assigns Grant Jerrett and Mitch McGary to @okcblue. Blue team plays at home tonight vs @RGVVipers @nbadleague @coxconvcenter Twitter @okcthunder

December 10, 2014 Updates

When deciding how to use one of those 14 roster moves, teams take everything into account, but one thing that can help or hurt a team the most is if a new player (can or can’t) bring a higher level of character to the team, or buy into what the team is already doing. Teams are not looking to trade their 10th man on the roster for another possible 10th man simply for the sake of performing a roster move, or to see if that player has a bit more than the guy they’re replacing him with. D-League Digest

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The Atlanta Hawks have assigned forward/center Mike Muscala to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. Muscala, in his second year with the Hawks, has appeared in five games this season, averaging 4.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 10.7 minutes (.474 FG%, .800 FT%). NBA.com

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