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The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has assigned center Edy Tavares to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. Tavares tallied career-highs of six points (3-5 FGs), six rebounds and one steal in 10 minutes of action during last night’s win at Houston.
Chris Vivlamore: The Hawks have assigned Edy Tavares to the D-League. He will play with Austin, along with Tim Hardaway Jr., tonight.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has assigned guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. Hardaway Jr. has played in two D-League games this season with the Canton Charge, averaging 17.0 points in 32.7 minutes.
James Ham: The Sacramento Kings have recalled Duje Dukan from Reno. He will be in uniform tonight with both Willie Cauley-Stein and Eric Moreland out.
The Dallas Mavericks have reassigned guard Justin Anderson and center Salah Mejri to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. Anderson (6-6, 228) is averaging 25.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 37.1 minutes in four D-League contests (four starts) this year.
The Rockets will send rookie forward Montrezl Harrell and second-year guard/forward K.J. McDaniels to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League on Saturday, a person with knowledge of the decision said late Friday.
Orlando Magic PRDish: The @OrlandoMagic have recalled @DevMarble. In 8 games w/ the @ErieBayHawks, averaged 13.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.9 apg & 1.63 stlpg in 32.2 minpg.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have recalled rookie point guard Tyus Jones from their NBA Development League affiliate. The move was made Tuesday, after Jones averaged 24.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 35.2 minutes over six games for the Idaho Stampede. He shot 48.7 percent from the field, including 42.6 percent from 3-point range.
With the Raptors home and the 905 playing the Delaware 87ers earlier in the day, Anthony Bennett approached management and asked to be sent down in order to take advantage of the double-header and get some reps in. The former number-one draft pick, who had only seen 48 minutes total for the Raptors this season, scored 13 and played 24 minutes in the 105-94 D-League win. “He wanted to play, he came to us,” said Casey. “Saves us from having to go and ask them. It’s great that the guys have the foresight to go and do that. Bennett being from here is a big plus to. Going down, giving the local fans a chance to see him.”
The Toronto Raptors announced Monday forward Bruno Caboclo and guard Norman Powell have been assigned to Raptors 905, the club’s NBA Development League affiliate. Both players are expected to be in uniform for Tuesday’s contest at the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has recalled forward Josh Huestis from the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
The Detroit Pistons have recalled Brandon Jennings. Detroit made the move Sunday after the guard played in one game for the team's NBA D-League team. Jennings had 11 points and 12 assists in 27 minutes for the Grand Rapids Drive on Thursday, playing in his first game since rupturing his left Achilles nearly 11 months ago. Jennings has averaged 16.6 points and 6.2 assists over the first over the first seasons in the league.
The Pistons also recalled Reggie Bullock and Darrun Hilliard from the NBDL. Both have played sparingly for the Pistons this season.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned forward Josh Huestis to the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned guard Joe Harris to the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League team, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Harris has appeared in nine games for the Charge this season, averaging 17.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 33.9 minutes per game.
Steve Bulpett: Celts have sent Terry Rozier to D-League Maine. Red Claws have a home game tonight. He'll likely be back w/C's for tomorrow's practice.
The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has assigned guard Darrun Hilliard and forward Reggie Bullock to the team’s NBA Development League (D-League) affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive. Hilliard has appeared in seven games for the Pistons this season, averaging 3.0 points and 0.9 rebounds in 6.5 minutes per game. Bullock has appeared in 14 games averaging 5.6 minutes a game.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has assigned center Walter “Edy” Tavares to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer.
The Sacramento Kings have assigned rookie forward Duje Dukan to the team’s NBA D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, it was announced today by Vice President and General Manager Vlade Divac.
Sam Amico: Cavs recall Joe Harris from Canton. Charge currently in Calif. Cavs also announce G Iman Shumpert (groin) out tonight, questionable Sunday.
Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings told reporters he is planning a rehabilitation stint with NBA Development League affiliate Grand Rapids. And as he nears a return to the NBA from the ruptured left Achilles that ended his 2014-15 season, Jennings is set on playing Saturday, when Grand Rapids hosts the Iowa Energy. "There’s about an 80% chance I will be playing in the D-League on Saturday," he said at the Pistons practice facility after team preparations for tonight's game against the Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m., FSD). "I don’t care. I just want to play, man. I just want to get out there and hoop and see where it’s at.”
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has recalled center Tibor Pleiss from the Idaho Stampede, the Jazz’s exclusively owned and operated NBA D-League team. Pleiss was assigned to the Stampede on Nov. 30. He will re-join the team in Salt Lake City prior to tonight’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
After helping the Sioux Falls Skyforce to a 6-1 record over the course of two different stints with the team, the Miami Heat announced Tuesday they are recalling Jarnell Stokes from their D-League affiliate team. He will join the team immediately and will be available for their game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.
Brian Seltzer: Sixers recall forward Christian Wood. In 30.2 minutes over 3 games w/ @Sevens, Wood posted 19.3 PT, 11.0 R per game. Available tonight.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned forward Mitch McGary to the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
Kevin Lipe: Grizzlies reassign James Ennis to the Iowa Energy. Hopefully they don’t lose by 37 points tonight.
Jerry Zgoda: Tyus won't be recalled from D-League, Wolves have played Ricky & Zach only at PG recently anyway but no insurance there w/ Miller missing
The Oklahoma City Thunder has recalled forward Mitch McGary from the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
Memphis Grizzlies: #Grizzlies Recall James Ennis from the Iowa Energy. More info coming soon to http://grizzlies.com
According to Brown, Landry will most likely continue working out with both the Sixers, and their NBA Development League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers, over the next few weeks. Brown estimated Landry will be available to suit up for the Sixers after Christmas.
Steve Bulpett: Celts recall Jordan Mickey from D-League. He had 32 pts, 13 rebs and 2 blks in 34 minutes for Maine Sunday. Averaging 4.3 blks in 9 games.
The Sacramento Kings have assigned rookie forward Duje Dukan from the team’s NBA D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, it was announced today by Vice President and General Manager Vlade Divac.
Over the next few weeks, the Pistons figure to get injured guards Brandon Jennings and Jodie Meeks back. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said the players might benefit from a brief rehabilitation stint with the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League after they are cleared to play, though as veterans, they are not required to comply. "I think it helps with the conditioning because the only way to get in basketball shape is to play basketball," Van Gundy said. "We play so many games that practice time is limited, and practice time isn't that long. Your chance to go get 35 minutes a game, and really get your conditioning back, would be to do something like that. But again, our guys are a little different because they're veteran guys. It would have to be something they're willing to do and we haven't broached that subject yet."
The Memphis Grizzlies re-assigned James Ennis to the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today. This marks Ennis’ second assignment to the Energy following his initial assignment from Dec. 4-6.
Tim Hardaway Jr. was back at Hawks practice Monday after the guard spent Friday and Saturday playing with the Canton Charge on a brief D-League stint. “It took a lot of weight off my shoulders on a positive note,” Hardaway said. “There is no negativity. I knew what the objective was – to go down there and get some reps and help the Canton team out. I took it as an opportunity for myself to get better and help (fellow Hawks assignee) Edy (Tavares) to get better and for those guys to get better.” In two games with the Charge, Hardaway averaged 17.0 points, two rebounds and two assists in 32.7 minutes. He was 8 of 29 from the field, including 1 of 14 from 3-point range. Seventeen of his 34 points came from the free-throw line.
The Sacramento Kings have recalled rookie forward Duje Dukan from the team’s NBA D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, it was announced today by Vice President and General Manager Vlade Divac. In four games for the Bighorns, Dukan is averaging 13 points (.426 FG%, .625 FT%, .318 3PT%) and 3.8 rebounds in 27 minutes per game. Dukan has started all four games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned forward Mitch McGary to the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
The Memphis Grizzlies have recalled James Ennis from the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today. Ennis completed his first career D-League assignment after being assigned by the Grizzlies on Dec. 4.
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the club has assigned rookie guard Tyus Jones to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League pursuant to the Flexible Assignment Rule. Jones has appeared in two games with the Wolves this season, playing a total of 14 minutes. “Going to Idaho will allow Tyus to get some game experience at the professional level,” said Wolves general manager Milt Newton. “With our depth at point guard, we haven’t been able to get Tyus the playing time that he needs. Tyus has a great future in the NBA and this assignment will help the development of his game.”
The Clippers have assigned rookie forward Branden Dawson to the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League. Dawson and Clippers teammate C.J. Wilcox recently completed a stint with Bakersfield of the D-League.
Rookie center Boban Marjanovic logged 24 minutes in his NBA Developmental League debut on Friday night after averaging just 3.8 minutes over 10 games with the Spurs. And that’s the whole point of sending him to Austin – increased action on the court. “He just needs playing time,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “He needs to play and get used to the league and not just sit there and watch us play. So that’s the main thing, just play.”
The Atlanta Hawks have assigned guard/forward Lamar Patterson to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer.
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In the aftermath of Sunday night’s 125-102 loss to the Jazz, Aaron Gordon offered perhaps the most forceful defense Nikola Jokic has ever received from a teammate regarding officiating. “It’s crazy that Jok doesn’t get more free throws,” Gordon began. “Jok was 3 for 3 from the free-throw line. That’s unbelievable. … The fact that Jok was 3 for 3 from the free-throw line is just not even right. He’s fouled every play. Obviously, the refs aren’t going to call it every play. They’re all over his arms, they’re all over his body, they’re grabbing him. He’s just not officiated the same way as everybody else. “It’s not right,” Gordon continued. “He’s the reigning MVP of the league, and he’s getting three free throws a game, still doing what he’s doing. But he needs more foul calls because they’re fouling. It’s not like begging, it’s not asking for something that’s not there. We’re just asking for him to be officiated like everybody else is being officiated because that’s not right. He’s being fouled all the time. He needs more foul calls.”
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Former Thunder Gabriel Deck is back with Real Madrid

Following a brief NBA stint, Gabriel Deck is back for Real Madrid, head coach Pablo Laso confirmed Sunday. “We are talking about a player who has been determinant in each team he has already played. He will help us a lot. He will give us a lot of options on both sides of the court,” noted the experienced tactician after the ACB Regular Season Round 18 home win opposite Casademont Zaragoza, “The first time he came, we knew he would grow with us. He understands the game, he can play in and out, and his versatility is useful.”
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For years, Robertson would be shunned from a league that never attempted to find a place for him. But the players, the owners and the game won because Robertson demanded more. His fight delayed the merger of the NBA and the ABA for six years, and the 1976 settlement resulted in the Oscar Robertson Rule, which pushed players toward free agency and helped establish the modern NBA. “People tried to pooh-pooh that,” Robertson said of the rule that bears his name, “like it didn’t change basketball. It changed basketball forever. How could a player make $50 million a year playing basketball? I took a lot of heat for it. I’m still taking heat for it, I guess. But I think the Oscar Robertson Rule is really what propelled basketball to where it is today. Can you imagine guys sitting on the bench, averaging three or four points a game, making $10 million? I’m happy for them because I think it was on my watch that all these things happened. I just want people to know it.”
Robertson spoke to The Washington Post in advance of the NBA’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration and near the anniversary of one of the most pivotal nights in league history: Jan. 14, 1964. That was when players locked arms inside a locker room at Boston Garden and threatened to strike during the first live-televised All-Star Game unless the league’s owners recognized their union and provided basic necessities, such as a trainer on every staff. Negotiations between the players and the owners, barricaded on the other side of the locker room, were contentious. “They received some real vile language while they were in there,” Robertson said with a laugh of the owners. They conceded to the players’ requests, and the game was played, with Robertson earning MVP honors. “From that point on, the association went forward. It elevated the players from being sandlot players to being real pros.”