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January 20, 2015 Updates

The Memphis Grizzlies re-assigned guard Jordan Adams, forward/center Jarnell Stokes and guard Russ Smith to the Grizzlies’ NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today. This marks the fourth assignment to Iowa for both Adams and Stokes and the first for Smith, who had three prior stints this season with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. NBA.com

The Grizzlies are considering several players, including NBA veteran Tyrus Thomas, for a 10-day contract, although nothing is imminent. Thomas played seven seasons in the league with the Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Bobcats. He’s now playing for the Grizzlies’ NBA Development League affiliate, Iowa Energy, after sitting out the past two years following surgery to remove a cyst from his spinal cord. Memphis Commercial Appeal

Adding Thomas is a “50/50” proposition, according to sources with knowledge of the Grizzlies’ plans. However, Memphis is expected to evaluate a player with its 15th and final roster spot because it moved comfortably under the luxury tax threshold after a three-team trade that landed versatile forward Jeff Green from Boston last week. Memphis Commercial Appeal

The Denver Nuggets have assigned rookie guard Erick Green to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. NBA.com

Archie Goodwin was named MVP of the D-League Showcase. The D-League Showcase First Team featured Lorenzo Brown, Bryce Cotton, Quincy Miller, Clint Capela and Willie Reed. RealGM

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned forward Kyle Anderson to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. This is Anderson's second assignment to Austin this season. In his lone appearance with Spurs, he posted a double-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists in 41 minutes in Austin's 110-105 victory vs. Santa Cruz Warriors on Nov. 23. NBA.com

The D-League is considering Las Vegas as a future stop for the Showcase even though the city does not have a team, commissioner Malcolm Turner said, a move that would deepen ties between the parent NBA and the gambling mecca. NBA.com

January 19, 2015 Updates

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