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April 15, 2015 Updates
April 13, 2015 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Vander Blue for the remainder of the season, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Blue joins the Lakers from the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Los Angeles D-Fenders, where he finished second in the NBADL in scoring at 23.3 points per game on 47.3% shooting (41.6% from beyond-the-arc), in addition to 5.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game in 49 appearances (47 starts). The 22-year-old was selected as an NBADL All-Star this season, and held the distinction of being the only player to average at least 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists in 2014-15. Blue becomes the third D-Fender to receive a GATORADE Call-Up this season, joining Jabari Brown (Lakers) and Jamaal Franklin (Nuggets). NBA.com

The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned guard Joe Harris to the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League team, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Harris has played one playoff game for the Charge, recording 24 points (9-14 shooting) and 11 rebounds. He has played in nine regular season games for the Charge this season, averaging 15.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 31.7 minutes per game. Harris has played in 50 games (one start) for the Cavs this season, averaging 2.7 points in 9.5 minutes per game. He will be available for tonight’s Charge playoff game in Sioux Falls against the Skyforce. NBA.com

April 12, 2015 Updates
April 11, 2015 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned forward Kyle Anderson to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. In five stints with Austin this season Anderson has appeared in 26 regular season games, averaging 21.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.96 steals and 1.46 blocks in 40.0 minutes. He has also appeared in one playoff game for the Spurs this postseason, recording 17 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal at Bakersfield on April 7. The Spurs host Game 2 of the best-of-three conference semifinal series vs. Bakersfield today at noon inside the Cedar Park Center. The former UCLA Bruin has appeared in 31 games for San Antonio this season, averaging 2.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 11.3 minutes. NBA.com

The Golden State Warriors have recalled forward James Michael McAdoo from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. McAdoo helped Santa Cruz earn a 2-0 series victory over the Oklahoma City Blue in the Western Conference Semifinals last night by tallying 25 points, 13 rebounds, five blocks, four assists and two steals in 34 minutes in the team’s 109-97 win in Santa Cruz. The rookie forward has appeared in 14 games with Golden State this season, averaging 3.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 8.6 minutes. NBA.com

April 9, 2015 Updates
April 8, 2015 Updates
April 7, 2015 Updates

D League power forward Arinze Onuaku is joining the Wolves in Sacramento this afternoon and will be available if needed tonight against the Kings after the team signed him to a 10-day hardship-exception contract. The Wolves need another big body to finish the season now that injured Gorgui Dieng stayed home from this West Coast trip and Nikola Pekovic is headed for surgery on Wednesday in Charlotte. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Josh Weir: Team source tells me Arinze Onuaku being signed by T-Wolves, Jorge Gutierrez being signed by Bucks. Great for them, bad timing for Charge. Twitter

April 6, 2015 Updates

Mike Tokito: Ex-#Blazers PG Armon Johnson signed w/D-League's Austin Spurs for playoffs. Elliot Williams also in D-League playoffs, with Santa Cruz. Twitter @mtokito

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has recalled forward Grant Jerrett from the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede, the Jazz’s exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League team. Jerrett was assigned to the Stampede on March 26 and their season concluded on April 4. NBA.com

April 4, 2015 Updates

Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, the @dallasmavs reassign Dwight Powell to the @TexasLegends. He's averaged 30.3 pts & 9.9 rebs in 7 games for the Legends. Twitter @EarlKSneed

April 2, 2015 Updates

The Grand Rapids Drive won't have a winning season on the court, but management of parent company Detroit Pistons are pleased with the first-year relationship with the NBA Development League team. "This first year our primary goal was creating a structure that matches our structure," said Dennis Mannion, president & CEO of Palace Sports and Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons. "...We're getting better at it. We have a monthly call in to go over things and with what Steve (Ybarra, the lead owner of the Drive) has learned it will help him so much in support and planning for next year." Booth Newspapers

Bower was pleased with the way the Drive's on-court operation mirrored that of Stan Van Gundy's with the Pistons. "I thought that was a strength going into the year, and it's a strength as we wrap up," he said. "Our comfort level with knowing what, for example, Quincy Miller would find when he got here (Grand Rapids) was very high." Booth Newspapers

April 1, 2015 Updates

The Phoenix Suns have signed guard Jerel McNeal to a 10-day contract. McNeal, whose first name is pronounced Jah-rell, has averaged 18.5 points, 4.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 steals in 27 games with the Bakersfield Jam this season. The 6-3 guard scored a season-high 40 points on 16-of-23 shooting for the Suns’ NBA Development League affiliate on March 7 at Austin. NBA.com

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