Steve Bulpett: Celts also announce recall of R.J. Hunter from get-some-game-action assignment to Maine.
New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has assigned forward Cleanthony Early to the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League.
Ben Bolch: The Clippers announced they have assigned C.J. Wilcox to the Canton Charge of the Development League.
Josh Robbins: The Orlando Magic have announced they have assigned Dewayne Dedmon to the Erie BayHawks of the D-League.
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Will continue to use @maineredclaws through end of season. More with 1 or 2 guys, rather than 3 or 4.
Marc J. Spears: D-League Bakersfield won a protest over Reno stemming from a 130-126 loss on Feb. 16 after an ineligible player was used, Yahoo source. D-League Reno played forward Duje Dukan in the Feb. 16 win over Bakersfield who was ineligible as an assigned Kings player at All-Star Break. D-League Pacific Conference leading Reno's record drops to 25-14 after losing the protest while Bakersfield's record improves to 18-21.
The Hawks recalled Edy Tavares from his two-game NBA Development League stint on Friday. The rookie center rejoined the team in time for games at the Lakers Friday and Clippers Saturday.
Rookie guard/forward Lamar Patterson remains on D-League assignment with the Canton Charge. He started and had 19 points, three assists and one rebound in 20 minutes of a 115-112 loss to the Westchester Knicks on Thursday. Canton is next scheduled to play against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Saturday at 1 p.m. (ET).
The other young players at the end of the Raptors’ rotation have similarly struggled for playing time, but share one common thread: They have attacked assignments to the franchise’s D-League team, Raptors 905, with vigour, universally putting up the kind of numbers that stand as proof that they’ve been working to stay fit, ready and improve their games. Bennett? He didn’t volunteer to take the drive to Mississauga until Dec. 20, after playing just five minutes in the Raptors’ previous 19 games. Overall he shot just 33.9 per cent from the floor in six D-League games and twice left a game early with a sore back.
Boston Celtics: The Boston Celtics have assigned guard R.J. Hunter to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.
The Hawks assigned Edy Tavares to the NBA Development League on Wednesday. The rookie center will play for the Bakersfield Jam via the flexible assignment rule.
Rusty Simmons: The Warriors assigned Kevon Looney to the D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz in time for tonight's game against the Bakersfield Jam.
Josh Weir: Hawks assign Lamar Patterson to #Charge. 24-year-old forward has played in 35 games w/ ATL. In 15 DLg games, averaging 15.6ppg.
Marc D'Amico: The Boston Celtics have recalled guard/forward James Young from the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.
Marc Berman: Rambo said Cleanthony Early may start scrimmaging next week, possibly with D-League Knicks. Was talk of bringing him out West to practice.
The Milwaukee Bucks have recalled forward Damien Inglis from the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Assigned to Westchester on Jan. 16, Inglis appeared in 13 games for the Knicks and averaged 9.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 21.4 minutes per game.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets make it official, recall Sheboygan's Sam Dekker. Rockets at Bucks tomorrow.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has assigned guard/forward Lamar Patterson and 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.
Rambis admitted there has been discussion about sending Jerian Grant to the D-League for experience, but the feeling is that the rookie is better off with the parent club. Rambis said the D-League talk is “an on-going conversation” among the higher ups. “Some of it has to do with where they are and timing,” Rambis said. “We still want him to be available to us so if it works out, yes. Allan Houston and I talk about that.
Al Iannazzone: Rambis said Knicks love Jerian Grant. There's been talk of him getting some experience in the D-League and that could happen at some point.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned forwards Josh Huestis and 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 Utah Jazz announced today that the team has assigned center Tibor Pleiss to the Idaho Stampede, the Jazz’s exclusively owned and operated NBA D-League team. Pleiss is expected to be in uniform for the Stampede’s game on Friday, Feb. 26 at the Bakersfield Jam. This will be the fifth assignment this season for Pleiss, who was previously assigned to Idaho from Nov. 29-Dec. 16, Jan. 28-Feb. 3, Feb. 4-16 and Feb. 18-24. Pleiss (7-3, 262, Germany) has appeared in 15 games (all starts) for the Stampede this season, averaging 12.6 points on 60.9 percent shooting, 9.8 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.7 assists in 31.3 minutes per game.
Erik Horne: Mitch McGary recalled from @okcblue to the Thunder for today's game vs. Cavs. In uniform.
Dwain Price: The #Mavs have assigned forward Jeremy Evans and Justin Anderson to the D-League. They'll play tonight when the TX Legends host Bakersfield.
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.
Mark Murphy: Jordan Mickey has arrived at Utah practice facility to join his team. Interesting to see how Olynyk injury affects the rookie forward.
A. Sherrod Blakely: Joining Kelly Olynyk among the missing was R.J. Hunter and Jordan Mickey who will both be assigned to the Maine Red Claws. #Celticstalk
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-assigned forward/center Jarnell Stokes to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Rod Beard: #Pistons Stan Van Gundy says Spencer Dinwiddie will be back with the team after All-Star break, at least initially. "We’ll weigh what’s best for him and what’s best for us. Initially, we’ll bring him back. I’d like to see him now."
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.
The Indiana Pacers announced Monday they have assigned forward/center Shayne Whittington to their affiliate in the NBA’s Development League, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
The Charlotte Hornets announced today the team has recalled guard Aaron Harrison from the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League. This marked the second assignment to the Blue for Harrison this season (also on assignment Jan. 21 -Jan. 23).
Ira Winderman: Heat announce they have recalled Jarnell Stokes from the D-League. He must be on a D-League roster to participate in D-League All-Star Game.
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has assigned center Tibor Pleiss to the Idaho Stampede, the Jazz’s exclusively owned and operated NBA D-League team. Pleiss is expected to be in uniform for the Stampede’s game on Friday, Feb. 5 at Reno.
The Memphis Grizzlies re-assigned forward James Ennis and forward Jarell Martin to the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today.
Vincent Goodwill: Bulls recall Mike Dunleavy from the Santa Cruz Warriors D-League team. Spent a couple days practicing
Andy Larsen: Jazz recall Tibor Pleiss from Idaho Stampede. Interesting, given that all of the Jazz's bigs are healthy.
The Memphis Grizzlies recalled forward James Ennis and forward Jarell Martin from the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets assign Donatas Motiejunas to D-league as planned. When agreed last week, the idea was to play on upcoming 2-gm road trip with RGV.
The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday they have recalled center Shayne Whittington from their affiliate in the NBA's Development League, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Rusty Simmons: With Festus Ezeli (knee) and James Michael McAdoo (toe) out for Wednesday's game at Washington, the Warriors recall Kevon Looney.
The Indiana Pacers announced Tuesday they have assigned forward Rakeem Christmas to their affiliate in the NBA’s Development League, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets announce they have recalled McDaniels, Motiejunas. Both gained valuable frequent flier miles (one-game experience) on Saturday.
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned guard Ray McCallum to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. McCallum is averaging 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 Charlotte Hornets announced today the team has reassigned guard Aaron Harrison to the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule. Harrison previously joined the Blue on Jan. 22 for their 118-107 loss to the Los Angeles D-Fenders in Oklahoma City. In his first D-League contest, Harrison finished with 11 points, three rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes. The Hornets recalled Harrison on Jan. 23.
Hawks center Edy Tavares did not play in Saturday night’s NBA Development League game for the Austin Spurs. Tavares suffered a bruised hip in Friday night’s game and was listed as probable for the contest. Tavares has been deemed healthy and is expected to be re-assigned to the Hawks, perhaps as soon as Sunday.
Nick Friedell: Dunleavy will go to Santa Cruz to work out will Warriors DLeague team. Just practices, no games.
KC Johnson: Dunleavy said he won't wait for fresh start after break. If he feels good to go, he'll go. "I've missed enough time."
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets assigned Motiejunas and McDaniels to D-League. As reported yesterday, Motiejunas had to give consent but wanted the assignment.
The San Antonio Spurs have re-assigned Ray McCallum to the Austin Spurs, the team’s NBA D-League affiliate. The assignment is the 210th of the 2015-16 campaign and McCallum is one of 57 NBA players to have been assigned to the NBA D-League this season. McCallum is averaging 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 Utah Jazz announced today that the team has assigned center Tibor Pleiss to the Idaho Stampede, the Jazz’s exclusively owned and operated NBA D-League team. Pleiss is expected to be in uniform for the Stampede’s game on Friday, Jan. 29 at Austin.
Justin Termine: On our @SiriusXMNBA show @MikeDunleavySr says his son is back practicing & will play in the @nbadleague for rehab games before return
Raptors: The #Raptors have recalled Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira and Norman Powell from their D-League affiliate, Raptors 905.
Darren Wolfson: The plan, as of now, is for Payne to play 5 games in the D-League, I'm told. #twolves
The Indiana Pacers announced Monday they have recalled center Shayne Whittington from their affiliate in the NBA’s Development League, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
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 Rockets sent forwards Montrezl Harrell and K.J. McDaniels to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League on Saturday, in time to take advantage of a busy stretch of games in the Vipers’ schedule.
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.
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, the @Dallas Mavericks have reassigned Justin Anderson, Jeremy Evans and Salah Mejri to the @TexasLegends. All will play tonight.
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 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.
October 20, 2021 | 4:04 am EDT Update
The 76ers are not trying to move Simmons and have made clear that they will not deal him at this time, according to sources. The franchise wants Simmons to show up to practices and games, to be engaged and to perform to his capabilities. Simmons is not against playing, but he is not mentally ready yet, sources insist.
In Simmons’ first meeting with team personnel last week, a meeting that included Rivers, president of basketball operations Daryl Morey and general manager Elton Brand, sources said Simmons reiterated that he was not mentally ready to rejoin the team after the past several months. The past several months, of course, included Rivers and Joel Embiid criticizing him after the Game 7 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Rivers, Morey and Brand asked Simmons to be present, expecting the situation to be back to normal, but it still isn’t.
Lillard told The Athletic that a series of conversations with Billups over the summer helped center his thoughts back to Portland and what could happen if he stayed. Those conversations — Billups said it was five or six, some of them in person, some on the phone — dealt with basketball philosophy, strategies and concepts. But they also involved topics that penetrated to Lillard’s core. They talked about family, life after basketball, and the qualities found in a winner.
Lillard left the conversations inspired, encouraged and enamored. What he saw in his new coach was what he saw in himself. “I think a big part of (my change in mindset) was me and Chauncey’s conversations, and where we see things the same,” Lillard told The Athletic. “I’m not going to share details of our conversations, but it’s not often when I speak to people that they see what I see. Watching a game, observing people … there’s not many people who see what I see. But a lot of what I see, he sees. So that was very important to me. Like, that was a big deal.”
As much as Lillard has recently tried to backtrack from his tumultuous summer by saying other people were putting words into his mouth, he acknowledged Friday that was indeed contemplating leaving Portland, even if he never publicly said it. “Yeah, I was upset,” Lillard said. “We lost to a team (Denver) I thought we should beat. I wanted us to show we really want to win. But I never said, ‘Oh, I’m leaving.’ I said, ‘If that’s what it comes to — if this is not what our real focus is — then maybe I will be forced to say all right, it’s not going to work.’ “But I never said I was leaving. And I never said this is not where I want to be. I never said that.”
Before their conversations, Billups said he was aware of Lillard’s unhappiness with the end of the Blazers’ season, and that his superstar might have been entertaining thoughts of asking out of Portland. But he said he never approached their talks as if he was trying to convince Lillard to stay. “I’ve never told Dame, or asked him, to stay. Nothing. I’ve never done that,” Billups said. “I felt like the biggest thing I wanted to do was share the things that were important to me. This is what I am. This is what I’m about. “Then, it’s on him to decide: Is it worth it? Or should I punt?”
Michael Scotto: James Harden on not signing an extension: “The contract, the money is going to be there. I don’t plan on leaving this organization and the situation we have. My focus is on the season and winning a championship. The contract and all that stuff will play itself out as it should.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Brooklyn is confident that James Harden wants to be there long-term. And the fact that Kevin Durant signed his extension in the offseason, that’s a pretty good indicator that he knows James Harden is confident in his future in Brooklyn.