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Andy Greder: #Twolves sent Adreian Payne to the Erie BayHawks of NBA Development League this morning. Payne has played sparingly in 30 games this year.
The Golden State Warriors have recalled forward Kevon Looney from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. Looney, who was originally assigned to Santa Cruz on January 4, averaged 8.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.3 minutes over five games with the D-League affiliate.
The Charlotte Hornets announced today the team has recalled guard Aaron Harrison from the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League. In one game with the Blue, Harrison recorded 11 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 23 minutes. He was assigned to the Blue on Jan. 21.
Boston Celtics: The Celtics have assigned James Young to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.
The Knicks also are contemplating using a 10-day contract on a young free agent, but that player would then play some games in the D-League with their Westchester affiliate on an experimental basis to learn the triangle while also practicing with the Knicks.
The Phoenix Suns announced today they have signed forward Cory Jefferson to a 10-day contract. Jefferson began the season with the Suns, seeing action in six games with the team.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed guard Bryce Dejean-Jones to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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.
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.
Scott Souza: The "Free Jordan Mickey" folks won't be happy, but #Celtics rookies Jordan Mickey & Terry Rozier are headed back to Portland today.
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.”
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."
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
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.
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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.”