Chris Reichert: NBA veteran Shannon Brown has signed with the NBA D-League and will be draft eligible, sources tell Upside & Motor #NBADL
Chris Reichert: Quincy Ford will join the Salt Lake City Stars of the D-League as an affiliate player after being waived by Utah, sources tell U&M #NBADL
David 'Dubi' Pick: Orlando Magic summer forward Alex Davis has committed to return to D-League's Erie Bay Hawks, via agent.
Ryan Hollins: I'm taking my talents to the D-League! - Alex Kennedy: I've talked to a number of NBA veterans who are looking at this route with the salary cap increasing so drastically.
Chris Reichert: The Idaho Stampede have re-acquired Phil Pressey after consecutive 10-day deals with the Phoenix Suns #NBADL
Chris Reichert: The Idaho Stampede have acquired Jared Cunningham as a returning player, per a league source #NBADL
Chris Reichert: The Texas Legends have acquired Josh Childress off waivers, the team announced #NBADL
Chris Reichert: Former lottery pick ('04) Josh Childress has signed a contract with the NBA D-League, per a league source
Chris Reichert: The Los Angeles D-Fenders have officially acquired Jabari Brown as a returning player, the team announced #NBADL
Shams Charania: Baron Davis, a former NBA All-Star, has signed with the Philadelphia 76ers' D-League affiliate (Delaware), sources tell The Vertical.
Derek Bodner: Reminder that Davis isn't signing an NBA deal. #sixers don't have his rights. Sixers can't play him. Sixers still have an open roster spot.
Marc J. Spears: Former Lakers guard Jabari Brown, who recently returned from China, is returning to the D-League LA D-Fenders.
Chris Reichert: The Texas Legends have acquired Chris Douglas-Roberts as a returning player. @Marc Stein was first to report the move #NBADL
Marc Stein: One for the @nbadleague devotees: Hearing that NBA vet Chris Douglas-Roberts will soon rejoin the @TexasLegends
Celtics draft pick Marcus Thornton has returned from Australia’s National Basketball League and joined the Maine Red Claws, according to his father, Wayne Thornton. The Celtics selected Thornton 45th overall last June with the intention of having him play overseas. He signed with the Sydney Kings of the NBL and had some success despite tumult within the franchise. The Kings had a midseason coaching change and their star forward, former NBA player Josh Childress, was hampered by injuries. “I think it was a good experience,” Wayne Thornton said. “The team had some of their own issues, but overall it was a good experience for him.”
Chris Reichert: Hearing that Tim Frazier was in attendance for Maine tonight and will re-join the team in coming days (h/t @Greg_Levinsky) #NBADL
Chris Reichert: Jordan Hamilton has officially signed with the D-League and has been acquired by the RGV Vipers who held his returning rights, per source
Chris Dempsey: Hearing that former Atlanta Hawks standout Josh Childress is likely headed to the D-League after his season in Australia ends.
Chris Reichert: Keith Bogans has officially signed his contract with the NBA D-League and is now on waivers, per league source
Chris Reichert: Multiple NBADL teams have invited Baron Davis to practice with them for potential roster add. He has declined them all, per league sources
Marc J. Spears: Two-time NBA All-Star Baron Davis has signed a contract with the D-League tonight in his hopes for an NBA comeback, a source told Yahoo.
Chris Reichert: NBA veteran Keith Bogans will sign with the NBA D-League in coming days, per a league source #NBADL
Adam Johnson: The Bakersfield Jam have claimed Xavier Silas off waivers, league source tells D-League Digest.
Jorge Sierra: Guard John Lucas III is headed to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League, we're told.
A couple of weeks ago he reconnected with his former agent, Todd Ramasar, and Saturday held a private workout for the Dallas Mavericks. They supposedly remain interested, but as with everyone else, they want to see him play first. While a source close to Davis says interest also has been expressed by teams in Finland, Israel and Australia, where former Knicks teammate Al Harrington is currently playing for the Sydney Kings, going overseas would probably push a return to the NBA to next season. It also might make it difficult for him to keep up his maintenance work with Hines and Dr. Khaziran. Forging his way back through the no-frills D-League actually holds a certain appeal. He doesn't want to come back because of who he was. He wants to make it back because of who he is.
So could he possibly recapture any of that, at 36, after a three-plus-year absence? "I don't know that people know the shape he's in," says Hollins, who worked out with him between being released by the Memphis Grizzlies in late October and picked up by the Washington Wizards at the end of November. "He can still play a couple years in this league."
Two of Baron's former coaches, Mike Dunleavy and Paul Silas, are certain he still could contribute even without an ability to attack the rim. "He's one of the smartest players I've ever coached," Dunleavy says. "That part of the game is never leaving him. Because of his size you could also throw him down in the post, and he's a terrific ball-handler, has vision and can get you into your sets. I'd have no concerns about bringing him in as a third guard and mentor to the young guys."
Two-time NBA All-Star guard Baron Davis is expected to sign a contract with the NBA's Development League by Wednesday, his agent Todd Ramasar told Yahoo Sports.
Davis, 36, decided over the weekend that he would sign a contract to join the D-League after contemplating the move for two years. Ramasar said that Davis' wife recently gave birth to their second child, which pushed his hopes of joining the D-League until after Jan. 20.
The Dallas Mavericks, who have been known to add NBA veterans to the roster of their D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends, worked out Davis in Los Angeles last Sunday, Ramasar said. "He is looking forward to playing in the D-League and showing teams what he is capable of," Ramasar told Yahoo Sports. "He feels that the timing is right. More than anything Baron has put in the training and is confident in his body. He feels he is ready to return to the NBA."
Davis has been working out daily with former NBA assistant and player development coach Rico Hines, his former UCLA teammate, in Los Angeles. The 6-foot-3 combo guard last played competitively in the Drew League Pro-Am in Los Angeles last summer. "Every pro athlete wants to retire on his terms," said Ramasar, who also played with Davis at UCLA. "His current last game wasn't the way he wanted to go out. He is very excited about the D-League."
Marc J. Spears: Ex-NBA guard Baron Davis’ agent Todd Ramasar tells Yahoo that his client plans on making his D-League debut after 1/20.
Chris Reichert: Former Philadelphia 76er Xavier Silas has signed an NBA D-League contract, per a source #NBADL
Chris Reichert: Baron Davis has signed with the NBA D-League, per a league source #NBADL
Chris Reichert: Former Grizzlies guard Russ Smith has signed with the NBA D-League, per a league source
Marc Stein: With an eye toward a quick NBA call-up, veteran guard John Lucas has entered the @nbadleague player pool, according to ESPN sources
“It’s a sacrifice league. The money is not that great, but it pays the bills. During the summer, I try to make that money up that I didn’t make playing in the D-League by playing in the Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico. It works for me,” Maurice Baker said (expected to extend his D-League record for games played to 356 on Friday night).
Each D-League team has a $183,000 salary cap, and players are afforded accommodations – typically with a roommate – in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, health insurance, league-related transportation, and a $50 per day per diem on the road.
Marc J. Spears: D-League Santa Cruz is signing guard Aaron Craft to replace new Grizzlies guard Elliot Williams, source said. Craft expected to play Friday.
Chris Reichert: The Los Angeles D-Fenders have claimed Ryan Gomes off waivers, per a league source #NBADL
Brian Seltzer: Delaware 87ers officially announce the team picked up Christian Wood by way of the in-season affiliate rule. Rysheed Jordan waived.
Shams Charania: Christian Wood has cleared free agency waivers and will be active for Delaware tonight at NBA D-League showcase, league sources tell Yahoo.
Chris Reichert: The Idaho Stampede announce they have officially re-acquired Pierre Jackson. Team waived Travis Relaford to open roster spot. #NBADL
Adam Johnson: Upon clearing waivers, Christian Wood is expected to join the 87ers, league source tells D-League Digest.
Marc J. Spears: Former NBA big man Greg Smith is expected to be in uniform for the D-League Raptors on Thursday vs Sioux Falls in Santa Cruz.
Chris Reichert: NBA veteran Ryan Gomes has signed a contract with the NBA D-League, per a league source #NBADL
Chris Reichert: Also, the Raptors 905 acquired DeAndre Daniels as a draft rights player, per a source #NBADL
Marc J. Spears: Free agent guard Pierre Jackson has signed with the D-League, a source told Yahoo Sports. D-League Idaho holds waiver priority over Jackson.
Chris Reichert: Former NBA center (Rockets/Mavs), Greg Smith has signed with the NBA D-League, per a league source. The Texas Legends hold waiver priority right now so they get first dibs at Greg Smith if they want him. Legends have Michael Eric already but adding Smith would give them quite the formidable front court, especially for the D-League #NBADL
Chris Reichert: Former Houston Rocket Nick Johnson has signed with the NBA D-League per a league source #NBADL
Chris Reichert: The Los Angeles D-Fenders have acquired Jamaal Franklin as returning player, the team announced #NBADL
David 'Dubi' Pick: Source: John Holland, last with Besiktas, to enter the D-League in pursuit of NBA deal.
Jimmer Fredette is expected to make his debut with the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League on Monday night. Westchester took the former college player of the year with the No. 2 pick this year, but he was then signed by the New Orleans Pelicans and played four games for them before being waived on Nov. 19.
Chris Reichert: Can confirm, the Reno Bighorns have acquired David Stockton as returning player and he will be available tonight vs Idaho. The Bighorns now have an abundance of PGs with Stockton, Sundiata Gaines & Cliff Hammonds #NBADL
Chris Reichert: Erick Green has been claimed off waivers by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League, per a source #NBADL
Ian Begley: Unless he signs as a free agent elsewhere, he's headed back to the Knicks' D-League team ... RT: SportCenter: Pelicans waive Jimmer Fredette. He appeared in 50 games last season, averaging 3.6 PPG and 1.2 APG in 10.2 Mins PG.
July 5, 2022 | 5:38 am EDT Update
The Sacramento Kings looked back at a player selected in the 2017 NBA Draft with only the 57th pick. The Brooklyn Nets chose this player, but his rights were transferred to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the blockbuster James Harden trade. No other team was as excited as the Kings. Talking with BasketNews, Vezenkov admitted – he’s the closest to the NBA he’s ever been. “I knew the Kings were interested in me, they watched me play during the season,” Vezenkov said. “I wasn’t sure when or how this was going to turn out. I’m telling everybody now that all I know and all I’m happy about is that my rights belong to a team that is interested in me. The Kings show the attention and want to see me.”
Marcus Smart: Wishin my teammates Aaron, Malik, Nik, Juwan the very best. They brought it every day and that’s why they’re winners! And ya ya ya, @dtheis10 u still can’t beat me in any card game. For real- y’all go be great as usual. Always fam.
July 4, 2022 | 10:35 pm EDT Update
With four years left on Kevin Durant’s contract, and Kyrie Irving having opted in to the last year of his deal, the Nets have leverage and every intention of using it. And league personnel say the Nets have implied if they don’t get what they want, this could well drag on into training camp.