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After a wild 119-113 win over Santa Cruz in Game 2, seven-year vet Ron Howard and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants are the new NBA D-League champions. NBA.com

"To be honest, the D-League has prepared me for this moment," Daniels, who one reporter called "Troy Bailey" in the postgame news conference, said afterward. "You can say whatever you want about the D-League, but I wouldn't have hit that shot if I wasn't in the D-League a couple weeks ago. ... It's a dream come true. Plain and simple." USA Today Sports

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The sources said that, in order to pave the way for raising the age limit, the league would be willing to expand salaries in the D-League, giving each team a salary cap and allowing executives with each team to sign players as they wish. Not only would that allow D-League teams to sign good young players, it would allow NBA clubs to size up young executives and player evaluators. Of course, the NBA can't really come up with solid proposals just yet. The main issue slowing down changing the eligibility requirements remains the inability of the NBA players association to find an executive director who can negotiate with commissioner Adam Silver on the subject. But once a new director is in place, the age limit dilemma is expected to be a priority. Sporting News

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The Orlando Magic plan to enter a single-affiliation hybrid relationship with the NBA Development League's Erie BayHawks, people familiar with news told USA TODAY Sports. They requested anonymity because the deal has not been finalized. An official announcement is not expected until late May as the parties finalize details. The Magic will run basketball ops and the ownership will handle business operations and community relations. USA Today Sports

The BayHawks had a hybrid relationship with the New York Knicks until the Knicks decided they wanted to own and run their own D-League team in nearby Westchester County, N.Y. Orlando has wanted to run a D-League team, and when the Knicks ended their relationship with Erie, the Magic began talks with BayHawks ownership. USA Today Sports

A Michigan-based ownership group has purchased the NBA Development League's Springfield Armor and will move it to Grand Rapids, Mich., starting with the 2014-15 season. A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET in Grand Rapids, finally making official a deal that was reported last month. USA Today Sports

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