HoopsHype Will Barton rumors

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The team assigned Nolan Smith and Will Barton to the Idaho Stampede, Portland's NBA Development League affiliate, for the Stampede's games in the NBA D-League Showcase in Reno, Nev. The Stampede will play Texas at 12:45 p.m. Monday and Canton at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Reno Events Center as part of the D-League Showcase, a four-day gathering of all 16 D-League teams. Both games will be televised live on the D-League's YouTube channel. Smith, in his second season, will make his first foray into the D-League. He is averaging 2.5 points and 1.2 assists in 8.2 minutes this season and has not had been able to get regular rotation minutes since early in the season. Oregonian

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Jason Quick: Blazers GM Neil Olshey says Barton and Claver headed to D-League for two games. Both will be back in Portland for Sunday practice. Twitter @jwquick

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The bench, which entered the game averaging an NBA-low 12.8 points per game, collectively played 76 minutes and scored 29 points as Joel Freeland (eight points, two rebounds, one block), Will Barton (seven points, 3 of 5 shooting) and Nolan Smith (six points, 3 of 6 shooting) excelled. “We heard it,” Smith said of outside criticism about the bench’s play. “But I think as a group ... we try and just focus on what we’re doing in house; just keeping each other’s confidence up and continue to be supportive of one another. It kept us all just ready for this moment.” Oregonian

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In the not-too-distant future, young players such as Victor Claver, Joel Freeland, Will Barton and Nolan Smith might be sent down to the NBA Development League for a little playing time and seasoning. Blazers general manager Neil Olshey said he intends to use Idaho this season as a tool to foster growth with his young players and he has created a tentative plan to send guys east across the Oregon border. Oregonian

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Will Barton: It's official I'm team Under Armour. Just signed let go. I will protect this house!!! http://instagr.am/p/NzhcSezaDw/ Twitter

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I continue to hear that it's possible that Cleveland (Nos. 4 and 24 in the first round and Nos. 33 and 34 in the second round) will move up to take Charlotte's No. 2 spot in order to land Beal. Utah has no first-round picks and had been attempting to land one in order to select Weber State point guard Damian Lillard, according to sources, but it's not known if Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor has made any progress. Milwaukee (No. 12) has considered trading back, and would take a long look at Barton if it did. SI.com

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