HoopsHype D-League rumors


May 5, 2015 Updates
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Hornets Sports & Entertainment announced today that the organization intends to launch its own NBA D-League team with the hope of beginning play for the 2016-17 season. The franchise today is sending an RFP to seven cities throughout the Carolinas seeking the best home for the D-League club, which would be owned and operated by HSE. Cities receiving the RFP include Asheville, Fayetteville, Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina, as well as Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina. “This is a very exciting time for us,” said Hornets Sports & Entertainment President & COO Fred Whitfield. “The decision to take steps toward launching our own D-League club is yet another example of our owner’s long-term commitment to our franchise and continues to show his willingness to invest in the resources needed to improve our basketball team. A D-League team would also allow us to continue to expand the Hornets brand regionally by having a presence in an additional market.” NBA.com

Jorge Castillo: While the Hornets are set to launch a D-League team, the Wizards haven't made much headway in securing their own, per source. Twitter @jorgeccastillo

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April 27, 2015 Updates

The Santa Cruz Warriors were crowned NBA D-League Champions for the first time in franchise history after defeating the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in Game 2 of the NBA D-League Finals by a score of 109-96. The victory wraps up a 2-0 sweep for Santa Cruz as they rebounded from their previous two trips to the NBA D-League Finals, where they were swept in 2013 and 2014 by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and these very same Fort Wayne Mad Ants, respectively. NBA.com

April 26, 2015 Updates
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San Antonio recalled rookie Kyle Anderson from its D-League affiliate, Austin Spurs, on Wednesday. Anderson is fresh off a D-League Western Conference Finals loss to the Santa Cruz Warriors in which the Austin Spurs were eliminated from the Playoffs. ProjectSpurs.com

April 21, 2015 Updates

The Mad Ants, the reigning D-League champions, will meet the Santa Cruz Warriors in the Finals. Game 1 in the best-of-three series will take place on Thursday night in Fort Wayne at 8:00 PM ET and will be televised on ESPN News. The series then shifts to Santa Cruz for Game 2 on Sunday night at 7:00 PM ET on ESPNU. Game 3 (if necessary) will be on Monday at 10:00 PM ET on ESPNU. In addition to Whittington, the Mad Ants' roster features C.J. Fair, a rookie guard out of Syracuse who was on the Pacers training camp roster but waived before the season. Fair is averaging 26.0 points per game in the playoffs, the fourth-best average in the league. Teammate Jordan Crawford, who has spent time with four NBA franchises, is averaging a league-best 29.8 points per contest. NBA.com

April 19, 2015 Updates

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