Now that the Sharks’ season is over, Yabusele has returned to Boston to receive treatment on a sprained ankle and potentially suit up for the Celtics’ D-League affiliate Maine Red Claws. “It definitely feels good to be here with these guys,” Yabusele said from outside Boston’s locker room ahead of tonight’s tip-off. “I played with a couple of the guys in the Summer League. It feels really good and I’m happy to be here, and I’m going to enjoy the game tonight.”
The Los Angeles D-Fenders have acquired a 2017 first round draft pick and the returning player rights to Elliot Williams from the Santa Cruz Warriors in a three-team trade
As a part of the transaction, Santa Cruz received the returning player rights to Jabari Brown from the D-Fenders, in addition to a 2017 fourth round draft pick from Northern Arizona. The Suns received Santa Cruz’s returning player rights to Kevin Jones in the deal.
The Long Island Nets, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, have acquired forward Cliff Alexander from the Erie BayHawks in exchange for Long Island’s third round pick in the 2017 NBA D-League Draft.