The Los Angeles D-Fenders have acquired Jeff Ayres as a returning player, it was announced today by General Manager Nick Mazzella. The 6-foot-9 forward returns to Los Angeles after appearing in two games with the team last season.
Alex Kennedy: Xavier Silas is returning to the Northern Arizona Suns of the @nbadleague and will make his season debut on Saturday, according to sources.
Chris Reichert: Tony Wroten signed with the D-League and was claimed off waivers by the Texas Legends, per a league source #NBADL
Chris Reichert: Archie Goodwin has signed a contract with the NBA D-League, a source tells @The_Step_Back #NBADL
Adam Johnson: The Reno Bighorns have claimed Kendall Marshall off waivers, league source tells D-League Digest.
Adam Johnson: The Oklahoma City Blue have claimed former Memphis Grizzly Jordan Adams off waivers, league source tells D-League Digest.
Marc Stein: Quincy Acy, who you expect back in the NBA soon, enters the @nbadleague player pool, sources say. LA D-Fenders sit No. 1 on the waiver wire.
Exactly four months following that Twitter rant, it looks like Wafer will get that one last opportunity for the NBA. That opportunity will come in the D-League with the Delaware 87ers, as the team announced on Friday afternoon that they claimed the NBA veteran off the waiver wire. The addition of Wafer is a necessary move for the 87ers as the team only had three players in their backcourt rotation: Cat Barber, Dionte Christmas and Brandon Triche.
Chris Reichert: Chris Johnson has signed with the NBA D-League and has been acquired by the RGV Vipers as a returning player, source tells @The_Step_Back
David 'Dubi' Pick: Source: Pierre Jackson bound for Texas Legends with hopes of scoring NBA deal. He was a stud in Croatia.
Chris Reichert: Quincy Douby has signed with the NBA D-League and been claimed off waivers by the Westchester Knicks, league source tells @The_Step_Back
Chris Reichert: Henry Walker has returned to the NBA D-League and will re-join the Sioux Falls Skyforce, source tells @The_Step_Back #NBADL
Chris Reichert: Perry Jones III has signed with the NBA D-League and will rejoin the Iowa Energy, league source tells @The_Step_Back #NBADL
Chris Reichert: Doron Lamb will sign with the NBADL and join the Westchester Knicks as a returning player in the coming days, per a league source
David 'Dubi' Pick: Source: Former Hawks giant Edy Tavares is nearing agreement with Toronto's D-League affiliate Raptors 905.
The Spurs are not done with Ryan Arcidiacono just yet. After waiving the Villanova product earlier this month, Arcidiacono will head to Austin to play for the Spurs’ D-League team league sources tell the Express-News. Arcidiacono, 22, originally signed a two-year deal with the Spurs, which was partially guaranteed, but with the depth at the point guard position, he was one of four players released as the roster was trimmed to 15.
Ray McCallum, who was waived last Monday to make room for Beno Udrih, will join training camp invitees Trey Freeman and Nikola Jovanovic on the Grand Rapids Drive. Pistons general manager Jeff Bower confirmed to MLive the team has applied the affiliate tag to all three for the 2016-17 NBA Development League season.
Chris Reichert: The Erie BayHawks are indeed expected to select former Laker Anthony Brown with the 1st pick in the NBADL Draft, per league sources
David 'Dubi' Pick: Xavier Munford, cut from Clippers, to join Hornets D-League affiliate, Greensboro Swarm, according to source.
Chris Reichert: Former NC State star, CJ Leslie has signed an NBA D-League contract and will play for the Raptors 905, source tells @The_Step_Back
Adam Johnson: Former LA Laker Anthony Brown has signed an NBADL contract and will be draft eligible on Sunday, league source tells D-League Digest.
Adam Johnson: Hawks camp invite Josh Magette has signed an NBADL contract, league source tells D-League Digest. His rights are with LA D-Fenders.
Daniel Moldovan: Contrary to reports from earlier today, client @Josh Childress has not signed to play in the D-League.
Adam Johnson: NBA vet Jannero Pargo has signed an NBADL contract, league source tells D-League Digest. Pargo will play for the Oklahoma City Blue.
Chris Reichert: NBA vet Josh Childress has signed with the NBA D-League and will return to the Texas Legends, a source tells @The_Step_Back
Adam Johnson: Briante Weber has signed an NBADL contract, league source tells D-League Digest. He'll return to the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Adam Johnson: Jarell Eddie has signed an NBADL contract, league source tells D-League Digest. He'll return to the Austin Spurs.
Chris Reichert: Last year's D-League ROY, Quinn Cook is expected to join the Canton Charge as a returning player, league sources tell The Step Back #NBADL
Tom Moore: #NBA source: #Sixers planning to send all waived players except Brandon Paul (don't own his rights) down to D-League. @Sevens
Adam Johnson: Darius Morris has signed an NBADL contract, league source tells D-League Digest. His returning rights are with RGV Vipers.
Adam Johnson: NBA vet Elijah Millsap has signed a D-League contract, league source tells D-League Digest. His rights are held by Northern Arizona Suns.
Adam Johnson: NBA vet Xavier Henry has signed a D-League contract and will be a returning player for the SC Warriors, league source tells D-League Digest.
Adam Johnson: Pacers have signed Ben Bentil with a deal to play for Fort Wayne Mad Ants. First reported by @Mark Porcaro on Saturday.
Dennis Silva II: McAllen native J.J. Avila, waived by the Chicago Bulls on Friday, will play for the Bulls' NBA D-League team, Windy City. #NBADL #RGV
Chris Reichert: Bulls' camp cut Thomas Walkup will join the Windy City Bulls as an affiliate player, per @AJohnsonSports #NBADL
Tim MacMahon: A source said C Jaleel Cousins, DeMarcus' younger brother, is expected to join the D-League Texas Legends if he clears waivers following his release from the Mavs. All of the Mavs' cuts are open to joining the team's D-League affiliate with the exception of G Kyle Collinsworth, who plans to play overseas. However, there is a decent possibility that final cut Jonathan Gibson gets claimed by another NBA team.
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."
June 16, 2021 | 8:43 pm EDT Update
Mirjam Swanson: Ty says Kawhi is a “little down” because he wanted to be there for his guys … adds that there’s no potential return, waiting for testing and “go from there.”
Andy Larsen: Mike Conley just wrapped up his pregame workout, which didn’t feature much movement at all… some light shooting and dribbling, but not much that would give Jazz fans optimism.
Can Marc Eversley produce lottery luck for the Chicago Bulls again? The general manager will represent the franchise virtually for Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery after executive vice president Artūras Karnišovas handled the duties last year.
June 16, 2021 | 8:28 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: Former Mavericks All-Star Michael Finley, already a member of the team’s brain trust as vice president of basketball operations, has immediately emerged as a candidate in the club’s search for a new head of basketball operations, @NYTSports has learned.