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February 2, 2015 Updates

Dwain Price: Ricky Ledo has been recalled by the #Mavs -- again -- from the D-League. I'm not sure when he'll be a significant factor at this level. Twitter @DwainPrice

The Warriors on Monday recalled backup center Festus Ezeli from a rehabilitation assignment with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League. Ezeli, who had missed 16 of Golden State's games since Christmas because of a left ankle sprain, averaged 10.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in two games with Santa Cruz. San Jose Mercury-News

What they say is true. The Spurs have an ego you can’t see with an electron microscope. A favorite story is the time Cory Joseph, struggling with his game, called his coach and asked, “Pop, can I go back to the D-League?” I wrote: “There was, Joseph recalls, two or three seconds of silence. It isn’t often a first-round NBA pick asks to be reassigned to the D-League. It may be unprecedented for a first-rounder to make the request after four previous D-League stops in the same season.” Therein lies a secret to this team. NBA.com

When the teams met on January 5, Sampson logged just two minutes. But in the Sixers’ 15 contests since, the 21-year-old has averaged 14.4 minutes per game. When asked about what’s allowed the rookie swingman climb the Sixers’ depth chart so quickly, head coach Brett Brown smiled and offered interesting insight. Brown told reporters that the team had considered sending Sampson down to the team’s Development League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers, a couple weeks back in order to get him more playing time. But after a pair of strong defensive performances off the bench against the Grizzlies and Pelicans, they decided to go the opposite direction, starting him at shooting guard against the Pistons on January 28 and keeping him in that spot for three straight games NBA.com

February 1, 2015 Updates

The Phoenix Suns recalled guards Reggie Bullock and Archie Goodwin on Sunday from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League. Bullock played two games for Bakersfield against Los Angeles. He had 25 points and 10 rebounds Friday night and 26 points and 11 rebounds Saturday night. Goodwin also played two games for the Jam in his third assignment of the season. He had 24 points and 10 rebounds Friday and 28 points and 12 rebounds Saturday USA Today Sports

With the conclusion of a consecutive strong season in China, guard Mike Efevberha is receiving interest from the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers to integrate his rights into their NBA system via the D-League, a league source told RealGM. Efevberha finished his season with Sichuan in the Chinese Basketball Association, scoring 42.4 points and grabbing 9.6 rebounds over the last five games. For the season, he averaged 27.8 points on 51 percent shooting from two-point range. RealGM

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