The Reno Bighorns will be Utah’s Developmental League affiliate for the 2012-13 season, the NBA announced Tuesday.
Memphis and Sacramento will also be affiliated with Reno, according to the league.
The Jazz were affiliated with Idaho last season, but the Stampede have entered into an exclusive partnership with the Portland Trail Blazers.
In all, 16 D-League teams will operate during the upcoming season.
Five of those 16 teams are fully owned by their NBA affiliates, including the Austin Toros (San Antonio), the Canton Charge (Cleveland), the Dakota Wizards (Golden State), the Los Angeles D-Fenders (L.A. Lakers) and the Tulsa 66ers (Oklahoma City).
The Wizards have applied to relocate their affiliate from Bismarck, N.D., to Santa Cruz, Calif., in a move that would bring the team closer to the Warriors.
Beginning this season, NBA players in the first three years of their careers may be assigned to their D-League affiliate an unlimited number of times, according to the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
For the second consecutive year, players beyond the first three years of their NBA careers may be assigned to their D-League affiliate with their consent and the consent of the NBA Players Association.
So whats' the chances of them sending anyone down? Murphy would seem like an obvious candidate instead of sitting in a suit behind the bench assuming he makes the team. Evans too if he's not in the rotation which he isn't likely to be again unless Jefferson is traded.
Raja Bell’s agent, Herb Rudoy, said he hasn’t heard anything from the Miami Heat about his client. “I suppose if they’re interested, I’ll hear something from them,’’ Rudoy said. However, it’s been more than a week since Rudoy was given permission from Utah to seek a buyout or a trade for Bell, who won’t stay with the Jazz. Sulia
Rudoy said he’s heard from six teams about interest in Bell, but wouldn’t name them. He expects the process to wrap up in a week to 10 days when teams have turned to secondary free agents Sulia
A no-brainer because they offered him the most money, the biggest role, the best fit for his talents?
Sounds like he considers himself a 2. Everyone seems to think he will be the back-up 1 though. If he ends up as the back-up to Mo I'd say start Burks and bring G off the bench with Foye to faciltate the offense. Mo could use G too but wouldn't need him as much. Marvin looks like the starter with this move unless they go with Paul which makes little sense to me but Jefferson still being on the roster doesn't either.
Foye comes in as an experienced combo guard, having played both the point and
shooting guard, giving the Jazz yet another veteran ballhandler along with Mo
Williams, Jamaal Tinsley and Earl Watson. But he played
mostly shooting guard (his preference) while filling in for Chauncey Billups and
helping the Clippers make it to the second round of the Western Conference
From the Tribune. Prefers shooting guard. Be interesting to see how it plays out.