The Charlotte Hornets announced today the team has assigned guard Aaron Harrison to the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule. The 21-year-old rookie has appeared in nine games for Charlotte, averaging 0.8 points and 0.9 rebounds in 4.3 minutes per contest. The Kentucky product went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft and signed with the Hornets on July 14 as a free agent.
The Milwaukee Bucks have assigned forward Damien Inglis to the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule, General Manager John Hammond announced today. This is the second D-League assignment this season for Inglis, who has also played for the Canton Charge.
The Chicago Bulls have recalled forward Cristiano Felicio from the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League with Joakim Noah sidelined by a separated left shoulder.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have recalled forward/center Jarnell Stokes from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets calling in reinforcements. Well, not really. Recalled McDaniels from the Vipers, but plan was always to have him w/ RGV for 3 games.
The Memphis Grizzlies re-assigned forward James Ennis to the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today.
Scott Souza: The "Free Jordan Mickey" folks won't be happy, but #Celtics rookies Jordan Mickey & Terry Rozier are headed back to Portland today.
Marc D'Amico: The Celtics have recalled guard Terry Rozier and forward Jordan Mickey from the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.
In his third NBA season, Kelly has fulfilled this job description more with the Lakers’ Development affiliate than in purple and gold. “It’s frustrating,” said Kelly, who has averaged 5.4 points on 48.8 percent shooting in 11.6 minutes through 11 games this season. “But that’s a huge part of this league. Huge part of it is opportunity.”
Pistons coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy said Monday that Dinwiddie would be in Grand Rapids "for a while. I don't know how long, but quite a while."
Dinwiddie expects it to be for the season. "I landed on red eye and was headed to the practice facility and (general manager) Jeff Bowers called me and said I was going down for the rest of the season, and I said OK," Dinwiddie said after Tuesday's practice. As for his reaction, Dinwiddie added: "There's nothing really more to say about it. A lot of people ask me for extended thoughts and I honestly just said, 'OK.' When you have a job and your employer tells you to do something, you go do it. You don't have time to second-guess it because you like your job and want to keep it."
The Pistons hold the option for the 22-year-old's contract next year, and Drive coach Otis Smith said the second-year guard out of Colorado can determine his future. "If you asked him today, he'd say they're not going to pick it up," Smith said. "But I'm not too sure. I think it's still up in the air. I think it depends on how much work he's willing to put in and get better. Not only physically, but mentally." Dinwiddie's attitude "is great," Smith added, "and he's more cerebral than we give him credit for. But he sees and thinks himself into a corner sometimes and you have to help him through that process and call him out on it. You have to talk to him a lot."
Dinwiddie won't look beyond that. As for his future, he said: "I'm not management so I have no idea. It's not like they gave me anything concrete and said, 'You're our point guard of the future.' That's Reggie (Jackson). So, pretty much, I'm doing my job, doing what I'm told and whatever the future holds is out of my control other than playing hard and helping the Grand Rapids Drive win games."
Vincent Ellis: SVG says #Pistons will leave PG Spencer Dinwiddie with @grdleague for the time being.
The L.A. Clippers announced today they have recalled guard C.J. Wilcox from the NBA Development League’s Canton Charge. Wilcox participated in seven games for the Charge and averaged 15.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 31.8 minutes.
The #Pistons have assigned Spencer Dinwiddie to Grand Rapids Drive. The Drive will play in the annual @nbadleague showcase starting tomorrow.
Ira Winderman: Heat send Josh Richardson and Jarnell Stokes back to D League. Allows them to play in D League Showcase.
Michael Scotto: Source: Heat have assigned Josh Richardson to their D-League affiliate, Sioux Falls Skyforce. Richardson will play in the D-League Showcase.
The D-League Showcase begins Friday in Santa Cruz, Calif., and as of today the Pistons plan to send Spencer Dinwiddie there with the Grand Rapids Drive but not Reggie Bullock or Darrun Hilliard. The Pistons have plenty of depth at point guard with Jennings back and Blake behind him, but Van Gundy wants the wing depth so he can run meaningful practices on Friday and Monday. “We haven’t decided for sure,” he said, “but we’ll probably keep them and just send Spencer out.”
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. Huestis has appeared in 10 games (all starts) for the Blue this season, averaging 10.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 1.33 blocks in 32.8 minutes per game.
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have recalled guard Ray McCallum from the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. McCallum, 6-3/190, posted 17 points and 8 rebounds in 36 minutes vs. Reno on 1/2. He has averaged 17.1 points, 4.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 37.7 minutes in seven total appearances with the Austin Spurs this season.
The L.A. Clippers announced today they have assigned forward Branden Dawson to the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League pursuant to the Flexible Assignment System. This is the third Development League assignment for Dawson and his second in Grand Rapids this season. Dawson played in seven games for the Drive from Dec. 4 – Dec. 24 and averaged 4.9 points and 4.0 rebounds in 16.1 minutes.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have recalled guard Josh Richardson and forward/center Jarnell Stokes from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Richardson appeared in two games (both starts) with the Skyforce, helping them to a perfect 2-0 record, while averaging 23.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.50 steals, 1.50 blocks in 39.0 minutes and shooting 44.7 percent from the field. He recorded 30 points, seven rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block in a, 119-105, win at the Raptors 905 on December 31 and then posted 16 points, five assists and two blocks in a, 104-88, victory against the Raptors 905 on January 2.
Chris Reichert: The Lakers have assigned Tarik Black, Anthony Brown & Ryan Kelly to D-Fenders for tonight's game vs Bakersfield Jam #NBADL
Josh Robbins: The Magic have assigned Devyn Marble back to the Erie BayHawks of the D-League, the Magic said.
The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has assigned forward Cristiano Felício to the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the Flexible Assignment Rule. Felício (6-9, 266) has appeared in two games for the Bulls this season.
Scott Agness: Pacers have recalled both Shayne Whittington and rookie Rakeem Christmas due to injuries - Mahinmi (knee), JHill (teeth) - on the frontline.
Boston Celtics: The Celtics have assigned forward Jordan Mickey & guards Terry Rozier & R.J. Hunter to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.
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 San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned guard Ray McCallum to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League.
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.
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have recalled guard Ray McCallum from the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League.
The Indiana Pacers announced Monday they have recalled Joe Young and Glenn Robinson III from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and assigned Shayne Whittington to their affiliate in the NBA’s Development League.
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.
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, the @Dallas Mavericks have recalled Justin Anderson and Salah Mejri from the @TexasLegends.
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.
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, the @Dallas Mavericks have recalled Justin Anderson, Jeremy Evans and Salah Mejri from the @TexasLegends.
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.
Brian Seltzer: Sixers make another transaction today. Christian Wood assigned to Delaware 87ers for third time this season.
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.”
He hasn't played in a live game since he suffered the injury Jan. 24 at Milwaukee. “It definitely wouldn’t be a bad idea, knowing the fact I haven’t played in 12 months,” Jennings said of playing in the D-League.
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.
Vincent Goodwill: Pistons guard Brandon Jennings plans to make his season debut after Achilles surgery Dec 29 vs the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Brandon Jennings also will play in the D-League this Saturday, as has been reported by Detroit media
January 17, 2022 | 12:02 pm EST Update
The National Basketball Association will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday with games and celebrations commemorating the life and legacy of the civil rights icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner, who dedicated his life to achieving racial equality. King would have celebrated his 93rd birthday today.
Some teams are also taking part in King celebrations in other ways; 10 teams are planning youth events in their cities as part of the “Team Up For Change” initiative that focuses on “uniting, inspiring and activating around a shared commitment and call for racial equality and social justice.” The Washington Wizards held a roundtable discussion last week on how King still impacts the push for social change — and Wizards forward Daniel Gafford said it’s important for even pro athletes to find time to help their communities, according to the Associated Press.
Nine-year NBA veteran and Illinois basketball great Meyers Leonard and his wife, Elle, a Gies College of Business graduate, have made a $500,000 gift to the Ubben Basketball Complex renovation and expansion project. Meyers and Elle will be in attendance at Monday’s tilt against Purdue, marking Meyers’ first game back in the arena since his final game as a Fighting Illini basketball player.
Saturday Night Live brought back their somewhat-recurring NBA on TNT sketch last night. Featuring Kenan Thompson as Charles Barkley, Alex Moffat as Ernie Johnson, and Chris Redd as Kenny Smith, the studio parody also found room (albeit barely, given the size jokes at play) for Bowen Yang as Yao Ming, filling in for Shaq.
The premise focused on the recent rash of disruptions to the NBA, which has forced what are essentially replacement players into action around the league. It was a fairly funny sketch (confession: I’m personally not the world’s biggest SNL fan, but this particular bit is as close to my wheelhouse as it gets, and Thompson and Redd are especially fun in their roles and Moffat got EJ’s cadence right, at least), recapping an imagined Nets-Kings first half that saw the Nets beating up on a roster filled with “fans and arena support staff.”