Jamaal Franklin Rumors

The Denver Nuggets have signed guard Jamaal Frankin, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Franklin, 6-5, 190, has appeared in 21 games (eight starts) for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League this season, averaging 19.2 points, 8.9 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.48 steals in 34.1 minutes per game. Prior to that he played in 26 games (three starts) for the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association, averaging 28.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.88 steals in 33.8 minutes.
The Lakers could look to their own NBA Development League affiliate for talent, or to the general free-agent pool, perhaps with a 10-day contract to offer. The Lakers can also look at other D-League players who aren’t on their specific minor-league squad. Presuming the team might look to add a guard, Jabari Brown, who went through training camp with the Lakers, is averaging 24.3 points a game with the D-Fenders. Vander Blue (21.3 a night) and Jamaal Franklin (20.4) have also been consistent scorers with the Lakers’ affiliate.
Add another name to the Spurs’ workout list. Former Memphis Grizzlies guard Jamaal Franklin has been in San Antonio the last few days working out for the Spurs, a league source told the Express-News. Franklin, a 2013 second round pick, was waived by the Grizzlies last month. He averaged 1.9 points and 1.1 rebounds in 21 games last season. The interesting thing about Franklin is that he’s close to Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard. Both players attended San Diego State and Franklin was a guest at Leonard’s basketball clinic last month in Moreno Valley, California.
Memphis Grizzlies players Jon Leuer, Nick Calathes, Jamaal Franklin, Willie Reed, Melvin Ely and Tony Gaffney will make a special appearance at the Grizzlies Block Party at Olive Branch City Park (8267 Goodman Rd.) as part of the Grizzlies’ 2013 Round Town Tour on Thursday, October 9 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The tour will continue throughout Memphis and the Mid-South during the entire month of October at block parties and festivals to get Grizz Nation excited about the upcoming season.