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Sep 30 2014 2:45PM

Happy 26th Birthday to Maine Red Claws alum Chris Wright. Here's to hoping you reach new heights this year with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Sep 26 2014 4:15PM

Aron Baynes Signs Guaranteed Deal With Spurs
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Sep 2 2014 3:42PM

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have re-signed Aron Baynes.

Baynes, who originally joined the Spurs as a free agent on Jan. 23, 2013, appeared in 53 games during the 2013-14 season, averaging 3.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 9.3 minutes. He played 27 games with the Toros last season.

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Sep 23 2014 11:09AM

Westchester Knicks GM Allan Houston leaves some words of wisdom to the team's open tryout participants.

NBA D-League Alum Chris Quinn Added to Miami Heat Staff
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Sep 18 2014 1:12PM

Chris Quinn, who played 23 games for Tulsa during the 2012-13 season, has been added to the Miami Heat coaching staff. As part of his role, Quinn will also have responsibilities with Miami's NBA D-League team, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

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Thomas Scott Earns Coaching Call-Up
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Sep 17 2014 12:34AM

Thomas Scott, son of new Lakers head coach Byron Scott, has been hired by the Lakers as an assistant coach. Scott brings a combined nine seasons of experience as an assistant coach and video coordinator at the NBA and NBA D-League levels to his position. In the NBA D-League, he has held positions with the L.A. D-Fenders and Canton Charge.

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Aug 29 2014 12:27AM

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Aug 20 2014 11:22AM

Watch highlights from the two games Bledsoe played with the Jam while recovering from knee surgery in 2012.
Aug 15 2014 2:43PM

Take a look back at which NBA players made the biggest splash while on assignment in the NBA D-League.
Aug 14 2014 1:25PM



Sometimes all it takes for a young NBA player to break out is an opportunity. For a list of players that grows every year -- from Larry Sanders and Eric Bledsoe to Terrence Jones and Reggie Jackson -- that opportunity has come in the NBA D-League.

NBA D-League assignments often offer the first glance at a player's potential when he's fully unleashed. Sixty-two different NBA players were assigned to the NBA D-League a total of 187 times during the 2013-14 season.

Here are NBADLeague.com's top 10 who impressed the most, developed the most and/or flashed the most potential.

Cooper will coach the Jazz's new single affiliate after spending two seasons as a Rockets assistant.
Aug 14 2014 1:21PM

The 27-year-old wing is the second former Top Prospect Miami has signed this month, joining Shawne Williams.
Aug 12 2014 4:44PM

NBA.com tested the NBA rookie class' knowledge of Thanasis' mouthful of a last name.
Aug 11 2014 2:40PM

@NBADLeague's remix of the Top 10 Highlights of the Year, in rapid-fire succession.
Aug 8 2014 2:01PM

Watch the explosive forward, acquired in a trade on Wednesday, showcase his talent while on assignment from the Kings in 2012-13.
Aug 7 2014 5:08PM

Before Becky Hammon's historic move to the Spurs, two women paved the way as NBA D-League coaches.
Aug 7 2014 2:18PM

Aquille Carr, Kiwi Gardner, Ra'shad James, Pierre Jackson and Troy Daniels highlight the list.
Aug 5 2014 4:49PM



With the countdown to the 2014-15 season at more than 80 days, it's time to hit the rewind button.

Here are the NBA D-League's top 10 highlights from the past year -- to keep you busy during the wait.

The Charge alum signed with the Raptors on Sunday, completing his rise as another Big Sky sleeper.
Aug 4 2014 3:57PM



Before Damian Lillard faced the likes of Chris Paul, Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook each night, there was one point guard he couldn't shake.

From the streets of Oakland to the mountains of Utah, Will Cherry stuck to Lillard like a thorn in his side -- the same way he guarded him and anyone else who crossed him on the court, for that matter.

Lillard averaged 22.4 points during a breakout senior season at Oakland High School; Cherry’s nearby McClymonds High team went 33-0 on its way to the state title. Lillard emerged as an under-the-radar star for the Weber State Wildcats; Cherry twice led the University of Montana past the Wildcats in the Big Sky conference title game.

“I respected him from the first time I ever played against him,” Lillard said of his childhood rival-turned-friend.

Williams signed with the Heat on Friday after shining for the LA D-Fenders during the second half of the NBA D-League season.
Aug 1 2014 2:48PM

Jeremy Lin is the newest Laker, but just three years ago, he was a virtually anonymous NBA D-League prospect.
Jul 31 2014 2:20PM

The wiry, 6-6 wing -- an Idaho Stampede alum -- turned heads in Las Vegas with two huge games for the Golden State Warriors.
Summer Spotlight: Justin Holiday, Natural Born Role Player
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Jul 29 2014 4:53PM

In Tuesday's Summer Spotlight, we look at how one of the Summer League's breakout prospects, Justin Holiday, is selling himself to teams as a consummate role player.

“I know if I’m on an NBA team, I’m not going to be the guy going one-on-one," Jrue's older brother said in Las Vegas.

"So I try to pick my spots so I can knock down jump shots, come off screens -- things that can realistically happen to me at the NBA level. I may only get two or three shots per game, so I’ve got to knock them down.”

The Reno Bighorns alum paraded through the streets of his hometown North Babylon, N.Y., on Saturday.
Jul 28 2014 2:33PM



Danny Green is a man who does not forget his roots.

He still appreciates the opportunity the Reno Bighorns gave him in the NBA D-League three years ago, when his career was at a crossroads.

And he still shares the glory of being a key part of the Spurs' championship lineup with his small hometown on Long Island, New York.

Green got his chance to bring the Larry O'Brien trophy home to North Babylon over the weekend in the latest leg of the Spurs' Trophy Tour.

Locals gathered to greet him at an elementary school before he took off down the parade route in a BMW. He was honored by being given the key to the city, winning the Distinguished Service Award and having a basketball court named after him.

Click here to read Spurs.com's recap of the event, and click here to view a photo gallery.

130 alums, 67 games, 11 days. Sort through the madness that went down at the Las Vegas Summer League in this Photo Recap.
Summer League in Photos: Top Images from Las Vegas
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Jul 25 2014 12:27AM

The 2014 Samsung NBA Summer League featured 130 NBA D-League alums across the 24 rosters, and many took center stage at some point during the 11-day event.

From historic NBA Draft pick PJ Hairston's debut to his predecessor Glen Rice Jr.'s MVP Award-winning performance, relive the wild 67-game Summer League in our Photo Recap.

A season 22 years in the making ended earlier this month when Jackson, a 2013-14 NBA D-League sensation, ruptured his Achilles at the Orlando Summer League.
Jul 23 2014 4:41PM



Pierre Jackson said he never wanted to go to Orlando, to the court where the Achilles tendon in his right leg would rupture and leave his future in doubt. He wanted to go to home, to the bright lights of Las Vegas.

As much as the season of a lifetime that lay ahead, Summer League in Jackson’s backyard had been on his mind ever since the joyous 2014 NBA Draft night, when New Orleans traded him to Philadelphia. He envisioned himself taking the event by storm, backed by a legion of hometown fans, his grandmom -- given the rare chance to see her lil’ P play in person -- “screaming all her usual crazy things” from the stands.

“‘As soon as I go home, I’m gonna try to turn some heads,’” Jackson said he told Sixers Summer League coach Chad Iske.

The Thunder reportedly plan to make their first-round pick the first player ever to be drafted and stashed with their NBA D-League affiliate.
 <em>Bleacher Report:</em> Huestis Could Lead Farm System Revolution
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Jul 22 2014 5:30PM

Josh Huestis was a surprise pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder at the No. 29 spot in last month's NBA Draft. Reports have since offered insight into OKC's plan to "draft-and-stash" Huestis in the NBA D-League.

The situation is similar to how the Thunder handled last year's first-round pick, Grant Jerrett, as well as how Pelicans pick Pierre Jackson ended up on the Idaho Stampede -- only this time, OKC is reportedly planning to sign Huestis to its affiliate, the Tulsa 66ers.

There has been no official word from the team, but Bleacher Report provided a complete breakdown of the potential move and its significance as one of the top stories to monitor entering the 2014-15 NBA D-League season.

Glen Rice Jr., Tony Mitchell and Isaiah Canaan lead the list of NBA D-League alums who made big strides at Summer League.
Stock Up: Top Rising Prospects Out of Las Vegas
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Jul 22 2014 2:08PM

Rudy Gobert owned the paint for the Jazz. Dennis Schroder looked ready to lead the Hawks. Will Cherry and Justin Holiday had their moments.

NBA D-League alums dominated the Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas over the past 11 days.

Of the 130 in all, here are the 10 that most boosted their NBA stocks during the event.

Isaiah Canaan and Robert Covington have been inseparable since joining the Rockets organization as rookies. We put Canaan to the test after they advanced to the Summer League title game.
Jul 20 2014 11:25PM



Isaiah Canaan and Robert Covington faced each other in the Ohio Valley Conference, spent the first part of the 2013-14 season lighting up the scoreboard with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and finally earned time with the affiliate Houston Rockets. Now they're going to Monday's Samsung NBA Summer League title game together.

But how well does the point guard truly know his pick-and-pop partner?

We put Canaan to the test following Sunday's 83-79 win over the Hornets. Let's just say he fared better in the first game (24 points on 8/17 shooting) than the second...

The Hornets guard ended his six-game run with a Summer League-high 27 points in a semifinals loss on Sunday.
Jul 20 2014 10:46PM

"That's my home," Rice Jr. said of the NBA D-League after dropping 36 points in the top performance of Summer League.
Jul 20 2014 9:34AM



A year ago, Glen Rice Jr. -- not PJ Hairston -- was viewed as the trendsetter for using the NBA D-League as a path to the NBA Draft. But Rice Jr. became a somewhat forgotten man during his quiet rookie season in Washington, which included 19 games back with the NBA D-League's Iowa Energy.

Now the 23-year-old is announcing loudly and clearly that he's ready for a breakout sophomore season. He's been the best player at Summer League, and on Saturday he had his best game, with 36 points that included a game-tying three-pointer to send the Wizards-Spurs classic into triple-overtime.

Click here to read the full recap of Day 9 in Las Vegas.

And here's a refresher on Rice Jr.'s stint in the NBA D-League, where he led the Vipers to a title in 2013 and averaged 13.0 points and 6.2 rebounds in 42 games:

The former Reno Bighorn and dunk content runner-up got it done on the defensive end this time around, climbing the ladder for a rejection.
Jul 19 2014 10:00PM

Averaging 17.2 points coming in, PJ Hairston scored 15 more -- including this emphatic jam -- as Charlotte advanced to Sunday's semifinals.
Jul 19 2014 6:04PM

The Select Team's comeback overtime win capped another memorable day for alums in Las Vegas.
Day 8 Recap: Select Team Goes Out with a Bang
Jul 19 2014 12:10AM

Devin Ebanks (23 points, 15 rebounds) and the NBA D-League Select Team's comeback win, which brought its Summer League record to 3-3, highlighted the consolation round in Las Vegas.

Click here to see the sights, sounds and highlights from Day 8 in Las Vegas.

The 21-year-old Oakland native scored 7 points in the final minute of the third quarter for his hometown Warriors.
Jul 18 2014 8:24PM



Few, if any, players in Las Vegas appreciate the opportunity to participate in the NBA Summer League more than Kiwi Gardner, whose reaction to being invited was priceless.

The 21-year-old's journey from Oakland has been documented in viral YouTube videos since he was in high school, but he's been pinching himself all week wearing the hometown Warriors uniform and playing for boyhood idol Steve Kerr. Until Friday, his Summer League experience consisted of his usual enthusiastic support for his teammates from the bench.

But then he finally got his chance, and just like he did in the NBA D-League, Gardner responded with a scoring spurt. He poured in seven points in the final minute of the third quarter.

He was at a near loss for words afterward:

The squad's most talented, entertaining and photogenic player talks about himself on and off the court.
Jul 18 2014 2:25PM

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