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Brian Butch Captures MVP Honors at 2010 All-Star Game

Brian Butch, whose nickname is the "Polar Bear," felt right at home in snowy Dallas this weekend, capturing MVP honors in the 2010 NBA Development League All-Star Game, played on Center Court at NBA Jam Session presented by adidas. Read more.

Dream Factory: The Winners

The NBA D-League held their third annual Dream Factory Friday presented by Haier in Dallas. NBA D-League.com was courtside so here is a closer look at the winners and how they emerged victorious on Friday night. Read more.

Dream Factory Friday Night Results

Dar Tucker of the Los Angeles D-Fenders, Andre Ingram of the Utah Flash, and the NBA D-League Haier Shooting Stars team of Pat Carroll (Iowa Energy), Trey Gilder (Maine Red Claws) and Carlos Powell (Albuquerque Thunderbirds) all came away victorious at the third annual NBA D-League Dream Factory Friday Night presented by Haier, which took place on Center Court at NBA Jam Session presented by adidas at the Dallas Convention Center as part of NBA All-Star festivities. Read more.

Dream Factory Replacements Announced

Austin's Alonzo Gee, Maine's Trey Gilder and Idaho's Donell Taylor were today selected to replace Maine's Bill Walker (NBA recall) Tulsa's Deron Washington (injured) and Utah's Dontell Jefferson (injured) in the Slam Dunk Competition and NBA D-League Haier Shooting Stars competitions, respectively. Read more.

2010 All-Star Game Preview

Twenty of the D-League's best players be in action this Saturday for the 2010 NBA D-League All-Star game. This year's edition the fourth in league history, is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET at Jam Session Center Court in at the Dallas Convention Center. The game will also air live on NBA TV. This All-Star Game is a bit different than the NBA version, because a good performance here can help a player's cause when it comes to getting that elusive GATORADE Call-Up. Here is a breakdown of the roster for each team. Since the NBA D-League is divided into two conferences this year, the rosters are set by geography rather than the random Red Team/Blue Team rosters that we have seen in the past. Read more.

2010 All-Star Replacements Announced

Dakota's Romel Beck, Bakersfield's Brian Butch, Los Angeles' Joe Crawford, Reno's Desmon Farmer, Austin's Curtis Jerrells, and Los Angeles' Diamon Simpson were today selected to replace Maine's Alexis Ajinca (injured), Idaho's Anthony Tolliver (GATORADE Call-Up to the Golden State Warriors), Utah's Dontell Jefferson (injured), Rio Grande Valley's Antonio Anderson (injured), Idaho's Sundiata Gaines (GATORADE Call-Up to the Utah Jazz), and Rio Grande Valley's Joey Dorsey (recalled to the Houston Rockets) in the 2010 NBA D-League All-Star Game. Read More

2010 All-Star Rosters Announced

Twelve players with NBA experience highlight the rosters for the fourth annual NBA D-League All-Star Game, which will be played on Saturday, Feb. 13 at NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas. The game will tip off at 2 p.m. CT on Jam Session's Center Court and will be shown live on NBA TV. Read More

EAST CONFERENCE
PLAYER (TEAM)
POS.
HT.
WT.
BIRTHDATE
FROM
Alexis Ajinca*# (Maine/Charlotte) C 7-0 220 5/6/88 France
Morris Almond (Springfield) F 6-5 210 2/2/85 Rice
Alade Aminu (Erie) F 6-10 235 9/14/87 Georgia Tech
Earl Barron (Iowa) C 6-11 230 8/14/81 Memphis
Romel Beck (replacement) (Dakota) F 6-8 195 5/29/82 UNLV
Trey Gilder (Maine) F 6-9 185 1/24/85 Northwestern State
Ron Howard (Fort Wayne) F 6-7 212 11/6/81 Valparaiso
Rob Kurz (Fort Wayne) F 6-9 230 3/5/85 Notre Dame
Cartier Martin (Iowa) G/F 6-7 220 11/20/84 Kansas State
Curtis Stinson (Iowa) G 6-3 215 2/15/83 Iowa State
Reggie Williams (Sioux Falls) F 6-6 210 10/21/83 Virginia Military
Head Coach: Nick Nurse (Iowa), Assistant: Nate Bjorkgren (Iowa)
Athletic Trainer: Tim Moran (Iowa)

WEST CONFERENCE
PLAYER (TEAM)
POS.
HT.
WT.
BIRTHDATE
FROM
Antonio Anderson* (Rio Grande Valley) G 6-6 215 6/5/85 Memphis
Brian Butch (replacement) (Bakersfield) C 6-11 240 12/22/84 Wisconsin
Joe Crawford (replacement) (Los Angeles) G 6-5 210 6/17/86 Kentucky
Joey Dorsey# (RGV/Houston) C 6-9 265 12/16/83 Memphis
Desmon Farmer (replacement) (Reno) G 6-5 210 10/7/81 USC
Sundiata Gaines# (Idaho/Utah) G 6-1 195 4/18/86 Georgia
Alonzo Gee (Austin) G 6-6 220 5/29/87 Alabama
Mike Harris (Rio Grande Valley) F 6-6 235 6/15/83 Rice
Dontell Jefferson* (Utah) G 6-5 190 12/15/83 Arkansas
Curtis Jerrells (replacement) (Austin) G 6-1 195 2/5/87 Baylor
Dwayne Jones (Austin) F 6-11 250 6/9/83 St. Joseph's
Carlos Powell (Albuquerque) F 6-7 225 8/29/83 South Carolina
Mustafa Shakur (Tulsa) G 6-3 190 8/18/84 Arizona
Diamon Simpson (replacement) (Los Angeles) F 6-17 230 9/8/87 St. Mary's (Ca.)
Anthony Tolliver# (Idaho/GSW) F 6-9 240 6/1/85 Creighton
Head Coach: Chris Finch (Rio Grande Valley), Assistant: Paul Mokeski (Rio Grande Valley)
Athletic Trainer:Joe Resendez

2010 NBA D-League Dream Factory

On Friday, Feb. 12, high-flying dunkers and sharp shooting NBA D-Leaguers will take to Center Court at NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas for the third annual NBA D-League Dream Factory Friday Night presented by Haier. Similar to NBA All-Star Saturday Night, the skills competition includes a three-point contest featuring an entire rack of "money balls," a slam dunk competition and the inaugural NBA D-League's Haier Shooting Stars. The NBA D-League Dream Factory Friday Night presented by Haier will stream live on NBA.com on Friday, Feb. 12 from 10-11pm ET. Read More

Dunk Contest Participants
PLAYER (TEAM)
POS.
HT.
WT.
BIRTHDATE
FROM
Tony Danridge (Albuquerque) G/F 6-5 215 2/26/86 New Mexico
Dar Tucker (Los Angeles) G 6-4 205 4/11/88 DePaul
Alonzo Gee (replacement) (Austin) G 6-6 220 5/29/87 Alabama
Trey Gilder (replacement) (Maine) F 6-9 185 1/24/85 Northwestern State

Three-Point Shootout Participants
PLAYER (TEAM)
POS.
HT.
WT.
BIRTHDATE
FROM
Blake Ahearn (Bakersfield) G 6-2 190 5/27/84 Missouri State
Morris Almond (Springfield) G 6-5 210 2/2/85 Rice
Andre Ingram (Utah) G 6-3 190 11/19/85 American
Rob Kurz (Fort Wayne) F 6-9 230 5/5/85 Notre Dame

Shooting Stars Participants
PLAYER (TEAM)
POS.
HT.
WT.
BIRTHDATE
FROM
Romel Beck (Dakota) F 6-8 195 5/29/82 UNLV
Brian Butch (Bakersfield) F 6-11 240 12/22/84 Wisconsin
Pat Carroll (Iowa) G 6-5 190 9/10/82 St. Joseph's
Desmon Farmer (Reno) F 6-5 210 10/7/81 USC
Trey Gilder (Maine) F 6-9 185 1/24/85 Northwestern State
Mike Harris (Rio Grande Valley) F 6-6 235 6/15/85 Rice
Donell Taylor (replacement) (Idaho) G 6-5 215 7/26/82 UAB
Curtis Jerrells (Austin) G 6-1 195 2/5/87 Baylor
Carlos Powell (Albuquerque) F 6-7 225 2/29/83 South Carolina
Mustafa Shakur (Tulsa) G 6-3 190 8/18/84 Arizona
Diamon Simpson (Los Angeles) F 6-7 230 9/8/87 St. Mary's (CA)
Reggie Williams (Sioux Falls) F 6-6 210 9/14/86 Virginia Military

A Look Back At The 2009 All-Star Game

Courtney Sims, who signed a second 10-day contract with the Phoenix Suns the day before, and Blake Ahearn, a three-time GATORADE Call-Up, shared MVP honors as the Red Team defeated the Blue Team, 113-103 in the 2009 NBA D-League All-Star Game which was played on Center Court at NBA Jam Session presented by adidas. Read More