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November 11, 2014 Updates
November 10, 2014 Updates

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced that the team assigned center Clint Capela to Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner Rio Grande Valley. Capela (6-10, 245, France), appeared in one game with the Rockets so far this season on November 6th versus San Antonio, recording three rebounds and one assist. The former Elan Chalon player out of France was selected by the Rockets 25th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. This will be Capela’s first appearance in the NBA D-League. NBA.com

The Philadelphia 76ers announced today the team has signed free agent center Drew Gordon from its NBA Development League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers. He is the fourth GATORADE Call-Up of the 2014-15 NBA Development League season. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. NBA.com

November 9, 2014 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have assigned forward Dwight Powell to the Maine Red Claws. Powell, a 6’11 forward, appeared in six contests for the Celtics during the preseason and averaged 1.7 points and 1.2 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game over that span. NBA.com

The Iowa Energy announced today Diante Garrett will be returning to the team and added to their training camp roster. Garrett (6-4, 190, Iowa State) was acquired by the Energy last year as part of a three-team trade. Garrett’s addition follows the call-up of Kalin Lucas to the Memphis Grizzlies. NBA.com

November 8, 2014 Updates
November 7, 2014 Updates

As part of the relationship, Chase will receive prominent logo placement on the Westchester Knicks jersey, a landmark partnership for the new franchise. The Chase logo will appear on both the home and road jerseys, providing the company with unique brand exposure to fans in-arena and other consumers via traditional and digital media platforms. NBA.com

The Chase logo will also appear on the center court jump circle, on the apron of the court, and in additional locations in the Westchester County Center. The partnership helps build a presence for Chase in Westchester County and beyond, with brand integration across the Westchester Knicks’ promotional and marketing initiatives. NBA.com

November 6, 2014 Updates

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has a list of priorities for new NBA Development League President Malcolm Turner. At the top: finding a naming-rights deal for the NBA's 18-team-and-growing minor league. Just like NASCAR's second-tier circuit, the Nationwide Series, has a title sponsor, or an international basketball league has a naming-rights deal, such as the Endesa ACB League in Spain, the NBA seeks more revenue sources. "For the D-League to go to the next level, one of the top items on our agenda is potentially selling a naming-rights deal for the league," Silver told USA TODAY Sports. "There's a naming-rights opportunity for the league, and Malcolm has a great track record in sales." USA Today Sports

Silver also wants Turner to: Continue to use the D-League to make the NBA better, as a testing ground for potential on-court improvements in the NBA. On Wednesday, the D-League announced a set of rules changes, including a coach's challenge and an increase the penalty foul limit to five from four, in an effort to speed up the game. USA Today Sports

November 5, 2014 Updates

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has a list of priorities for new NBA Development League President Malcolm Turner. At the top: finding a naming-rights deal for the NBA's 18-team-and-growing minor league. Just like NASCAR's second-tier circuit, the Nationwide Series, has a title sponsor, or an international basketball league has a naming-rights deal, such as the Endesa ACB League in Spain, the NBA seeks more revenue sources. "For the D-League to go to the next level, one of the top items on our agenda is potentially selling a naming-rights deal for the league," Silver told USA TODAY Sports. "There's a naming-rights opportunity for the league, and Malcolm has a great track record in sales." USA Today Sports

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