Vipers Acquire Future Draft Pick

February 20, 2012

McAllen, TEXAS – The NBA Development League Rio Grande Valley Vipers today announced that have acquired a third round draft pick in the 2012 NBA D-League Draft from the Canton Charge in a three team deal. The Vipers also sent Ernest Scott to the Reno Bighorns, while Canton received Terrance Thomas from Reno.

The Vipers new third round pick in the 2012 NBA D-League Draft originally belonged to Sioux Falls which was acquired by the Charge on Jan. 12 in exchange for Trey Gilder.

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers are the NBA Development League affiliate of the NBA Houston Rockets. The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league. Featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the NBA D-League is a proven developer of talent: 23 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season boasted NBA D-League experience, and the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the league’s 10th season, fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA FUTURECAST, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at