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The Memphis Grizzlies recalled guard Jordan Adams from the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today. Adams had been re-assigned to Iowa on Saturday, Feb. 7. Adams (6-5, 209) has averaged 18.1 points on .462 shooting with 7.0 rebounds and 1.91 steals in 31.9 minutes in 11 games (three starts) for the Energy, with nine double-digit scoring efforts and five with 20-or-more points. NBA.com

The Oklahoma City Thunder has recalled forward Mitch McGary from the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. NBA.com

February 7, 2015 Updates

The Memphis Grizzlies re-assigned guard Jordan Adams to the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today. This marks his fifth assignment to Iowa this season. Adams (6-5, 209) posted 23.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.00 steals in 34.7 minutes in three games in his latest stint in Iowa from Jan. 20-26. He has averaged 19.5 points and 7.0 rebounds on .483 shooting in 32.9 minutes in 10 games for Iowa, with nine double-digit scoring efforts and five with 20-or-more points. NBA.com

Ian Begley: The #Knicks have recalled Cleanthony Early from the D League for tonight's game against GSW. Early had 26 points last night for Westchester. Twitter @IanBegley

Tucked into Zach Lowe's latest Grantland piece was this nugget: "only four teams take more long (twos) in the first half of the shot clock (than the Celtics), per SportVU data provided to Grantland, and only the hapless Knicks get to the line less often." Yet in Maine, with a D-League coaching staff hired specifically to run a similar system to Boston's, the Red Claws stress a version of basketball Moneyball. They want all threes and layups. Attack the rim or fire away from behind the arc, much like the Houston Rockets. Booth Newspapers

So does Stevens ultimately want to bring that style to Boston? The head coach pointed out that Maine's roster is stacked with shooters. And until quick point guard Tim Frazier signed a 10-day contract with Philadelphia, he penetrated the lane to get the outside party started. "It's something that obviously you look at some of the best teams in the NBA right now, the two that are playing tonight -- Golden State and Atlanta -- they're shooting everywhere," Stevens said. "Any time you've got a group like that, that's what you'll stress." Booth Newspapers

February 6, 2015 Updates
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New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has assigned forward Cleanthony Early to the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League for the second time this season. Early, 6-8, 220-pounds, is averaging 4.3 points and 13.6 minutes in 16 games for New York and 18.5 points and 11.5 rebounds over 45.2 minutes in two games for Westchester. The NBA rookie is expected to be in uniform at the Westchester County Center tomorrow night when the Knicks face the Delaware 87ers at 7:00 p.m. NBA.com

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have assigned guards Andre Dawkins and Phil Pressey to the Maine Red Claws. Dawkins has appeared in four games for the Red Claws since he was signed to his first 10-day contract by the Celtics on January 23 and has averaged 20.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 39.4 minutes per game while shooting 37.7 percent from three-point territory. Dawkins was signed to his second 10-day contract by the Celtics on February 2. Pressey has appeared in 31 games for the Celtics this season and has posted averages of 3.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 11.6 minutes per game. The second year pro has recorded a season-high of nine points twice with the most recent time being against Golden State on January 25. He also pulled down a season-high four rebounds and dished out four assists in that meeting. 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 in four games for the Charge this season, averaging 18.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 34.5 minutes per game. Harris has played in 36 games (one start) for the Cavs this season, averaging 2.8 points in 10.8 minutes per game. NBA.com

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