Five Former NBA Players Traded in Three-Team Deal
The Springfield Armor, Bakersfield Jam and Texas Legends completed a three-way trade on Thursday that involves five NBA D-League prospects with NBA experience. Springfield will receive Devin Ebanks from the Legends, Bakersfield will receive Terrel Harris from Texas and Dennis Horner from Springfield, and Texas will receive Damion James and James Nunnally from Bakersfield.
Ebanks, who was averaging 24.1 points and 8.9 rebounds as the Legends' go-to scorer, will give the Armor more offensive firepower to complement guards Darius Johnson-Odom and Khalif Wyatt and breakout small forward Adonis Thomas. The move also gives Texas one of the league's top wing scorers in Nunnally (18.4 ppg, 43% 3PFG) to take the load off rookie 2014 NBA Draft-eligible shooting guard P.J. Hairston.
Meanwhile, Horner provides Bakersfield with a more traditional stretch-4 to complement bruisers Ike Diogu and Mac Koshwal in a crowded frontcourt. Horner, a career 36% three-point shooter, was averaging 15.0 points and 6.1 rebounds for Springfield and had been in the Nets organization since 2011, when he received two GATORADE Call-Ups. James spent parts of three seasons with the Nets, while Harris has appeared with Miami and New Orleans over the past two seasons.
The NBA D-League trade deadline is March 7.