Division Contenders Make Player Moves
All in the hunt for a division championship, the Dakota Wizards, Fort Worth Flyers, and Colorado 14ers of the NBA Development League made roster moves on Tuesday, while the Tulsa 66ers reacquired the leading assist man in the league.
The Wizards, a half-game ahead of Fort Worth in the Eastern Division, acquired forward Leonardo “Morro” Di Pacce Dos Santos (6-11, 230) and waived guard James Maye. Santos played in Brazil for Sao Caetano Esporte Clube and led the Brazilian league in blocked shots with 3.0 per game, while averaging 17.0 points and 9.0 rebounds. He worked out for NBA teams, but was not selected in 2006 NBA Draft.
Fort Worth acquired former Syracuse shot blocker Jeremy McNeil (6-8, 257) and waived guard Antoine Jordan. McNeil played briefly in the D-League last season. In two games with the Florida Flame he averaged 4.0 points and 0.5 rebound. He finished his career at Syracuse fifth on the career shots blocked list with 260 and fifth in games played with 135.
Colorado has reacquired guard Von Wafer (6-5, 210) who was the leading scorer in the D-League when he signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on February 21. The Florida State product has averaged 20.5 points in 32 games with the 14ers, who are two games in back of Idaho for the top spot in the Western Division race. The 14ers waived guard Jason McKreith to make room for Wafer.
Tulsa also reacquired the top assist man in the D-League in guard Will Conroy, who is also returning from a 10-day contract with the Clippers. In addition to his 15.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, Conroy is averaging 10.8 assists in 31 games.