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January 29, 2015 Updates
January 28, 2015 Updates

This is Cunningham's third experience in the D-League, but his first as an unassigned player. Because he is an NBA free agent, he can be plucked away by any NBA team that wants to give him a chance. In six games with the 87ers, he is averaging 21.8 points and shooting 46.6 percent from the field. "There are a lot of NBA teams that might want to try and let him grow into his game," one league scout said. "It would have made sense for the Sixers to keep him, but they didn't. He might not be a pure point guard, but is Tony Wroten a pure point guard?" Philadelphia Inquirer

Adam Johnson: Kalin Lucas called out Jarnell Stokes for lack of defense a few plays before timeout. Then went after him per league source. It wasn't clear what was said exactly between Lucas and Stokes, but the former was not happy with the latter's effort on defense per source. Twitter

Marc J. Spears: Warriors center Festus Ezeli (ankle) has asked to do a rehab stint with @DLeagueWarriors that starts Saturday at Reno, a source told Yahoo. Warriors reserve center Festus Ezeli has missed 16-straight games to a left ankle sprain. His @DLeagueWarriors stint is expected to be short Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

The Miami Heat have called up Tyler Johnson on a 10-day contract, league sources tell RealGM. Johnson comes from the D-League's Sioux Falls Skyforce, where he averaged 18.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 15 games. Johnson was on a 10-day contract with the Heat earlier this month. RealGM

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Reggie Williams of the Oklahoma City Blue to a 10-day contract. Williams, 6-6/210, has appeared in 13 games this season for the Blue of the NBA D-League, averaging 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.08 steals in 31.9 minutes. NBA.com

Kalin Lucas and Jarnell Stokes are basketball players who ended up fighting each other on Tuesday night. The only problem with that? They're teammates. Lucas and Stokes play for the Iowa Energy, the D-League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies. Something went wrong between them on the bench during their game against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and blows were exchanged. Sporting News

January 27, 2015 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: Exiled Washington 7-footer Robert Upshaw strongly considering leap to NBA D-League, sources tell Yahoo. He's going thru agent process now. The D-League offers an immediate avenue for college players who are declared ineligible. P.J. Hairston did it a year ago prior to NBA Draft. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

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