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The Memphis Grizzlies re-assigned 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 fifth assignment to Iowa for Stokes and the second for Smith, who had three prior stints this season with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. NBA.com

February 21, 2015 Updates

Barron's agent, Andre Buck, said Barron will join the Suns for Saturday's game at Chicago, where new acquisitions Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton also are expected to join the team. Arizona Republic

February 20, 2015 Updates

The Golden State Warriors have assigned forward James Michael McAdoo to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. McAdoo, who signed with Golden State for the remainder of the season yesterday, has appeared in four games with the Warriors, averaging 3.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 5.0 minutes. NBA.com

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have recalled forward Kyle Anderson from the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. In two stints with Austin this season Anderson has appeared in 10 games, averaging 22.3 points, 10.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.10 blocks in 41.0 minutes. He was named the NBA D-League Performer of the Week for the week of Feb. 2–8. Austin is 8-2 in the games Anderson has played in. NBA.com

If the experiment was to see if professionals could play Grinnell’s offense then it has already failed. The Reno Bighorns have become the D-League’s most entertaining team, averaging nearly 140 points and 50 three-point shots a game. One player, Brady Heslip, hit 20 three-pointers in the first two games, scoring 78 points and became a YouTube celebrity for a week. They are fast, aggressive and playing a way no one else in the D-League is playing. But they are not running Grinnell’s system. Not anymore. Reno’s ever-changing 10-man roster has forced Arseneault to scratch the hockey-style substitutions and the full-court press. It’s tough to run shifts and a pressure defense with only 10 players especially when one of those players is a 7ft 5in, 360lbs center named Sim Bhullar who Arseneault affectionately calls “Big Sim”. There are many unique things Big Sim can do. Running a full-court press for more than half a game is not one of them. The Guardian

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