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2010-11

The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. A proven developer of talent, many players currently in the NBA boast NBA D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front office staff for the NBA and its teams.

Key D-League Links: 2010 D-League All-Stars | Draft | D-League All-Star Game | Pre-draft camp | Playoffs format | NBA/D-League team affiliation list | Official sites


D-League Daily Roundup
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Top performers from Monday’s games:

Renaldo Major scored 21 points and Javaris Crittenton added 20 points to lead Dakota past Sioux Falls. Keaton Grant had 21 points for the Skyforce. Mike Anderson added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed guard Antonio Daniels of the Texas Legends for the 21st GATORADE Call-Up of the 2010-11 NBA Development League season. Daniels’ call-up increases the number of current NBA players with NBA D-League experience, including players currently on assignment to their NBA D-League affiliates, to 98. Daniels (6-4, 195) has appeared in 38 games (37 starts) with Texas this season, averaging 14.5 points, 8.6 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals. Daniels, who has logged 15 double-doubles this season, ranks second in the league in assists, third in minutes (38.1 mpg) and seventh in free throw percentage (197-227, .868).

Joe Alexander of the Texas Legends was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played during the week of March 28. Alexander, a 6-8, 220-pound forward out of West Virginia, who was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft, led the Legends to a 2-1 record on the week, averaging 32.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists, shooting 66.7 percent (40-60) from the field. Alexander, who has played with the Bucks and Chicago Bulls, scored 24 points in a 132-112 win over Springfield on Wednesday, and had a game-high 38 points, to go along with seven rebounds and three blocks in a 120-118 loss at Austin on Thursday. On Saturday, needing a win to secure a spot in the NBA D-League Playoffs, Alexander tallied 36 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and two blocks, leading the Legends to a 134-128 win at Austin in double overtime.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Monday, February 14, 2011

Top performers from Sunday’s games:

Jamar Smith scored 20 points to help Maine get by Springfield. Gavin Edwards led the Armor with 21 points, while JamesOn Curry added 16 points for Springfield.

Blake Ahearn scored 39 points, shooting 18-for-18 from the free-throw line, to lead Erie past New Mexico. Shane Edwards led the Thunderbirds with 20 points, while Dar Tucker had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Tasmin Mitchell added 24 points for Erie.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Dakota Wizards announced today that they have traded forward Walter Sharpe (6-9 250, Alabama-Birmingham) to the New Mexico Thunderbirds in exchange for a third round draft pick in the 20011 NBA D-League Draft. Sharpe was acquired by the Wizards on November 29th, 2010 in a trade with the Idaho Stampede. He appeared in 18 games (9 starts) with Dakota averaging 8.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Top performers from Friday’s games:

JamesOn Curry poured in 32 points to lead Springfield past Bakersfield. Jerry Smith came off the bench to score 21 for the Armor. Trey Johnson dropped 38 points for the Jam in the loss.

Blake Ahearn recorded a double-double with 26 points and 12 assists. Ivan Johnson scored 29 points, 20 of which came in the second half. The Mad Ants were led by Walker Russell who had 29 points.

Miami Heat assignee, Dexter Pittman tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds to help the Skyforce hold off the Thunderbirds.

The Legends registered a season-high 15 3-pointers, including seven from Justin Dentmon. Antonio Daniels and Joe Alexander both recorded double-doubles for Texas in the win.

Jerel McNeal hit a lay-up with 7.6 seconds remaining to extend the Vipers franchise-record winning streak to nine in a row.

All five Flash starters scored in double-digits to secure a victory over the Stampede. Pape Sy, Ronald Dupree and Tony Gaffney each scored 16 points for Utah.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Friday, January 21, 2011

The defending NBA Development League champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers have acquired shooting guard Matt Janning from the Maine Red Claws for guard Antonio Anderson. Janning is averaging 9.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 27.4 minutes in 20 games (eight starts). He is shooting 43 percent from the field, including 46 percent from behind the arc. Over his last three games, Janning is averaging 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.7 steals. Janning made the Phoenix Suns opening night roster, but did not see any action before getting waived on Nov. 10. Anderson, who signed two 10-day contracts with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, is averaging 7.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 17 games (12 starts). Last year he averaged 16.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 40 games and starts.

Top performers from Thursday’s games:

Elijah Millsap scored 23 points, and Cole Aldrich had eight points and 13 rebounds as Tulsa rallied from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Reno in overtime. Robert Vaden hit four threes and added 14 points for the 66ers, who won their 11th straight game. Patrick Ewing had his eighth double-double of the season, tallying 20 points and 13 rebounds for Reno.

Antoine Walker scored 26 points and Jermareo Davidson added 22 points and 13 rebounds for Idaho in a win over Austin. Aubrey Coleman and Marcus Cousin each scored 16 points for Austin.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Dakota Wizards announced today that they have acquired guard Lawrence Westbrook (6-0 185, Minnesota) via the Available Player Pool. Westbrook will practice with the team this week and will be in uniform this weekend as the Wizards play host to the defending NBA Development League Champion the Rio Grande Valley Vipers Friday and Saturday. Westbrook, 23, was drafted in this year’s NBA Development League Draft in the third round by the Maine Red Claws. He appeared in nine games with the Red Claws averaging 4.9 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists. As a senior at Minnesota, Westbrook averaged 12.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists and shot 41% from behind the arc. Westbrook was a Big-10 honorable mention his junior and senior year at Minnesota.

Top performers from Wednesday’s games:

Richard Roby led the offensive attack for the Vipers, scoring 25 points and pulling down six rebounds. Ish Smith made his debut for Rio Grande Valley scoring 11 points and handing out seven assists. Mouhammed Faye tallied a career-high 18 points in the win.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Jeremy Lin and Marcus Landry of the Reno Bighorns were today named NBA Development League Co-Performers of the Week for games played during the week of Jan. 10. Lin and Landry led the Bighorns to a 4-0 record on the week, and were both named to the All-NBA D-League Showcase First Team. Lin, a 6-3, 200-pound guard out of Harvard who is on assignment from the Golden State Warriors, averaged 20.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.8 steals. Landry, a 6-7, 225-pound forward out of Wisconsin who played for the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks last season, averaged 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.0 steals. Lin displayed his all-around game in the Bighorns’ four wins. In victories over Maine and Sioux Falls at the NBA D-League Showcase, Lin averaged 21.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.5 steals, and he added 21 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals in Reno’s win against Texas on Saturday. Landry, meanwhile, began the week with a 29-point performance against Maine, and tallied 24 points, five rebounds and four steals in Reno’s win over the Legends.

Top performers from Tuesday’s games:

Jameson Curry scored 27 points and Craig Brackins, on assignment from the Philadelphia 76ers, added 23 points for Springfield in a win over Erie. Tasmin Mitchell led Erie with 27 points.

Derrick Byars scored 31 points and Trey Johnson added 27 points for Bakersfield in a win over Fort Wayne. Walker Russell led Fort Wayne with 26 points.

Mustafa Shakur tallied 24 points and seven assists as Rio Grande Valley won a franchise record seventh game in a row, defeating Maine. Jerel McNeal added 21 points for the Vipers. DeShawn Sims had 24 points and 14 rebounds for Maine.

Aubrey Coleman scored 23 points and Marcus Cousin added 21 points and nine rebounds for Austin in a win over Utah. Andre Ingram led the Flash with 20 points.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Houston Rockets guard Ishmael Smith was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Rockets’ NBA Development League affiliate, it was announced yesterday. The assignment marks the 32nd time in the 2010-11 season an NBA player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate, and it is the first assignment for Smith, a rookie out of Wake Forest. Smith (6-0, 175) has appeared in 24 games this season for the Rockets, averaging 3.1 points, 2.4 assists and 1.5 rebounds. Houston signed Smith, an undrafted free agent, in August. On the Rockets’ 2010 NBA Summer League team, Smith averaged 7.8 points and a team-high 4.8 assists in five starts at point guard. In four years at Wake Forest, Smith averaged 9.2 points, 5.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 121 games. Smith, whose 612 career assists ranks second in Wake Forest history, is the only Demon Deacon ever to record at least 1,000 points (1,114) and 600 assists in a career.

Top performers from Monday’s games:

Jermareo Davidson had his third consecutive double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead Idaho over Dakota. The Stampede won the second half 56-46 by holding Dakota to 35 percent shooting from the floor. Cedric Jackson led Idaho with 20 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. Mike Hall led Dakota with 27 points and 11 rebounds.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Monday, January 17, 2011

The San Antonio Spurs signed forward Larry Owens of the Tulsa 66ers to a 10-day contract for the second GATORADE Call-Up of the 2010-11 NBA Development League season. Owens’ call-up increases the number of current NBA players with NBA D-League experience to 71. Owens (6-7, 210) started in all 23 games he has appeared in this season for the 66ers, leading the team to a Western Conference-best 18-6 record. Owens averaged 12.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 31.1 minutes per game. He’s scored in double figures 18 times, including a season-high 22 points versus Iowa on Nov. 26.

Top performers from Sunday’s games:

Antoine Walker scored 29 points, while Jermareo Davidson had 22 points and 20 rebounds to lead Idaho over Dakota. Mike Hall led the Wizards with 26 points.

Chris Lofton scored 31 points, and Othyus Jeffers added 26 points, to lead Iowa to an overtime win against Fort Wayne. The Mad Ants’ Oliver Lafayette led all scorers with 33 points.

D.J. Strawberry’s 19 points and 10 rebounds paced a balanced Reno win over Texas. Joe Alexander had 25 points, and Justin Dentmon had 24 for the Legends, while seven Reno players scored in double figures.

Trey Johnson’s 25 points led a Bakersfield victory against Sioux Falls. Anthony Harris scored 30 points for the Skyforce.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Monday, January 3, 2011

Phoenix Suns center Garret Siler was assigned to the Iowa Energy, the Suns’ NBA Development League affiliate, it was announced yesterday. The assignment marks the 25th time in the 2010-11 season an NBA player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate, and it is the first assignment for Siler, a rookie out of Augusta State. Siler (6-11, 300) has appeared in six games this season for Phoenix, averaging 1.3 points and 1.5 rebounds in 5.8 minutes. In the 2010 NBA Las Vegas Summer League, Siler shot 12-of-16 from the field in five games with the Miami Heat, averaging 6.6 points and 3.8 rebounds.

Top performers from Sunday’s games:

Antoine Walker, Luke Jackson and Jermareo Davidson each scored 25 points, leading Idaho to a win at Reno. Marcus Landry paced Reno with 27 points, while Jeremy Lin scored 26 points.

Ivan Johnson scored a team-high 19 points, and Kyle Spain added 18 points and 10 rebounds, leading a balanced Erie win over Springfield. The Armor’s JamesOn Curry led all scorers with 23 points, while seven BayHawks scored in double figures.

Chris Kramer’s game-high 22 points and Marvin Phillips’ 15 points and 10 rebounds led the Mad Ants over Maine. Mario West led the Red Claws with 21 points, while both Tiny Gallon and DeShawn Sims had 17 points for Maine.

Josh Bostic scored a game-high 30 points, and both Shane Edwards and Jamine Peterson added 21 points to lead the Thunderbirds past Texas. Justin Dentmon led the Legends with 29 points, while Sean Williams added 26 points and 11 rebounds.

Elijah Millsap’s 17 points and Cole Aldrich’s seven points and 14 rebounds led Tulsa over Austin. The Toros’ Marcus Cousin led all scorers with 22 points, and Kevin Palmer added 17 points for Austin.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Sunday, January 2, 2011

Top performers from Saturday’s games:

Darnell Lazare scored a game-high 36 points, and Walker Russell hit a fade-away jumper with .2 seconds left to lead Fort Wayne to a comeback victory over Maine. DeShawn Sims led Maine with 20 points.

Elijah Millsap’s 17 points and Robert Vaden’s 15 points helped lead Tulsa past Texas. The Legends’ Joe Alexander had game highs in points (28) and rebounds (14), while Dominique Jones added 20 points for Texas.

Terrel Harris’ 22 points led six Rio Grande Valley players scoring in double figures in the Vipers’ win over Sioux Falls. Anthony Mason Jr. led the Skyforce with 21 points.

Jeremy Wise scored 25 points and Trey Johnson added 24 points to give Bakersfield the win against Utah. Kevin Kruger led the Flash with 18 points, while Orien Greene added 13 points for Utah.

D.J. Strawberry’s 21 points and Jeremy Lin’s 16 points led Reno over Idaho. Seth Tarver scored 19 points for the Stampede, while Antoine Walker added 16 points.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Friday, December 31, 2010

Oklahoma City Thunder center Cole Aldrich was reassigned to the Tulsa 66ers, the Thunder’s NBA Development League affiliate, it was announced yesterday. The assignment marks the 24th time in the 2010-11 season an NBA player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate, and it is the second assignment for Aldrich, a rookie out of Kansas. Aldrich (6-11, 245) was first assigned to Tulsa on Nov. 24. He averaged 7.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 27.4 minutes in five games with the 66ers before being recalled. Aldrich has appeared in seven games this season for the Thunder, averaging 1.0 points and 1.9 rebounds in 7.9 minutes. Oklahoma City acquired Aldrich, the 11th overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft, in a draft-day swap with the New Orleans Hornets. A member of Kansas’ National Championship team in 2008, Aldrich averaged 9.4 points and 7.7 rebounds in 111 games over a three-year career with the Jayhawks. The school’s record holder for blocks in a season (125), Aldrich was an AP Third Team All-American and the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a junior.

Top performers from Thursday’s games:

Kenny Taylor’s three pointer with 11 seconds left lifted Bakersfield over Reno, 100-97. Trey Johnson led the Jam with 23 points. Jeremy Lin, on assignment from the Golden State Warriors, poured in 20 points for Reno, while Marcus Landry had 22 points and nine rebounds. Patrick Ewing, Jr. added 13 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists for the Bighorns.

Robert Vaden scored 21 points, and Latavious Williams had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Tulsa past Austin. Marcus Cousin led Austin with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

DeShawn Sims and Eugene Spates each scored 21 points to lead Maine over Erie. Tiny Gallon added 19 points and nine rebounds for the Red Claws, who won for the fifth time in six games. Kyle Spain and Ivan Johnson each scored 20 points for Erie.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Thursday, December 30, 2010

A look at NBA D-League Alumni in last night’s NBA games:

32 players with NBA D-League experience competed in 11 NBA games last night, five as starters.

Golden State’s Dorell Wright scored a career-high 32 points to go along with 11 rebounds in a loss to Atlanta.

Washington’s Andray Blatche tallied 22 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in a win over Indiana.

Cleveland’s Ramon Sessions came off the bench to score 22 points in a loss to Charlotte.

Houston’s Aaron Brooks came off the bench and recorded 20 points on 6-13 shooting to go along with nine assists in a loss to Miami.

Minnesota’s Martell Webster scored 17 points on 6-11 shooting in 24 minutes of action in a loss to Denver.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Golden State Warriors guard Jeremy Lin was assigned to the Reno Bighorns, the Warriors’ NBA Development League affiliate, it was announced yesterday. The assignment marks the 23rd time in the 2010-11 season an NBA player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate, and it is the first assignment for Lin, a rookie out of Harvard. Lin (6-3, 200) has appeared in 17 games this season for Golden State, averaging 1.9 points in 8.5 minutes. In the 2010 NBA Summer League, Lin averaged 9.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in five games with the Dallas Mavericks. The Warriors signed Lin as an undrafted free agent in July. In four years at Harvard, Lin averaged 12.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists. He became the first player in Ivy League history to record 1,450 points, 450 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 steals, and was one of 11 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award as a senior.

Top performers from Tuesday’s games:

Cleveland Cavaliers assignee Christian Eyenga scored 21 points, and fellow Cavs assignee Samardo Samuels added 17 for Erie in a win over Dakota. Vernon Hamilton led Dakota with 18 points.

Jamar Smith made six three pointers en route to a team-high 20 points as Maine defeated Springfield. Tiny Gallon added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Red Claws. Jerry Smith led Springfield with 26 points, while JamesOn Curry added 20 points.

Four players topped the 20-point mark for Iowa, led by 24 from Othyus Jeffers as the Energy defeated Fort Wayne. Courtney Sims, Curtis Stinson and Chris Lofton each added 22 points for Iowa. Jeffers also snatched a game-high 14 rebounds. Walker Russell had 15 points and 10 assists for Fort Wayne.

Marcus Landry led six Bighorns in double figures with 19 points in a win over Tulsa. Jeremy Lin, on assignment from Golden State and making his D-League debut, scored 10 points for Reno. Latavious Williams led Tulsa with 17 points.

Trey Johnson scored a game-high 27 points to lead Bakersfield past New Mexico. Kenny Taylor added 18 points for the Jam. Shane Edwards had a double-double for New Mexico with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Samardo Samuels was assigned to the Erie BayHawks, Cleveland’s NBA Development League affiliate. The assignment marks the 21st time in the 2010-11 season an NBA player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate, and it is the first assignment for Samuels, a rookie out of Louisville. Samuels (6-9, 260) has appeared in four games this season for Cleveland, averaging 3.3 points in 4.5 minutes. The Cavaliers signed Samuels, an early entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft, as an undrafted free agent on Aug. 16. Samuels averaged 13.5 points and 5.9 rebounds in two seasons at Louisville.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Devin Ebanks was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam, the Lakers’ NBA Development League affiliate. The assignment marks the 22nd time in the 2010-11 season an NBA player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate, and it is the first assignment for Ebanks, a rookie out of West Virginia. Ebanks (6-9, 215) has appeared in 12 games this season for the Lakers, averaging 2.9 points and 1.5 rebounds in 6.4 minutes. The Lakers drafted Ebanks, an early entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft, in the second round (43rd overall). In two seasons at West Virginia, Ebanks averaged 11.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists.

Oliver Lafayette of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played during the week of Dec. 20. Lafayette led Fort Wayne to a 2-0 record on the week, averaging 25.5 points and 7.0 rebounds. In the Mad Ants’ 109-105 win over Springfield on Dec. 25, Lafayette scored a team-high 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting. The next day, Lafayette scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, leading Fort Wayne to a 109-102 victory over Iowa.

Top performers from Monday’s games:

Cleveland Cavaliers assignee Samardo Samuels hit for 12 points in his D-League debut, joining six other BayHawks in double figures as Erie defeated Dakota. Fellow Cavs assignee Christian Eyenga added 14 points for Erie. Memphis Grizzlies assignee DeMarre Carroll led Dakota with 20 points.

Joe Alexander led four 20-plus scorers for Texas with a game-high 31 points, as the Legends defeated Rio Grande Valley in overtime. Dallas Mavericks assignee Dominique Jones added 24 points, Justin Dentmon scored 22 points and Sean Williams tallied 22 points, a season-high 22 rebounds and five blocks for the Legends. Garrett Temple led the Vipers with 27 points. Mustafa Shakur added 24 points and six assists.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Monday, December 27, 2010

Top performers from Sunday’s games:

Dominique Jones scored a game-high 30 points, and Joe Alexander added 25 points and nine rebounds, leading Texas to a victory at Rio Grande Valley. Mustafa Shakur’s 21 points led the Vipers.

Oliver Lafayette had game highs in points (21) and assists (15), leading Fort Wayne over Iowa. Courtney Sims led the Energy with 17 points and 15 rebounds.

Zabian Dowdell scored 18 points, and Elijah Millsap added 16 points, to lead Tulsa over Idaho. Seth Tarver scored 18 points for the Stampede, while Antoine Walker had 13 points and eight rebounds.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Sunday, December 26, 2010

Top performers from Saturday’s games:

Oliver Lafayette led the offensive attack for Fort Wayne with 27 points. Roderick Wilmont had 24 points and Walker Russell added 12 assists in a win over Springfield.

Ivan Johnson poured in 31 points on 9-16 shooting. Cedric Jackson posted 10 points and 10 assists. Jeff Adrien came off the bench to record a double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

Memphis Grizzlies’ assignee DeMarre Carroll registered 23 points and 15 rebounds to help the Wizards knock off the Skyforce. Chris Johnson and Renaldo Major each scored 14 points in the win.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Saturday, December 25, 2010

The best D-League teams this season so far are: Iowa (10-3), Reno (8-4), Fort Wayne (7-4) and then Rio Grande Valley, Utah, New Mexico and Tulsa (all 7-5).

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D-League Daily Roundup
Thursday, December 24, 2010

Top performers from yesterday’s games:

Othyus Jeffers and Kyle Weaver each scored 22 points as Iowa, which built a 25-point lead at one point, held on to defeat Maine. Jeffers also pulled down 12 rebounds, while Weaver snatched 10 boards. DeShawn Sims led Maine with 33 points and 14 rebounds.

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2010-11 NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE TEAM AFFILIATIONS

July 6, 2010: The National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA, today announced the affiliation system for the 2010-11 season, including first-time affiliations between the Dallas Mavericks and the Frisco-based Texas Legends, new to the NBA D-League for the 2010-11 season; the Los Angeles Lakers and the Bakersfield Jam; the Golden State Warriors and the Reno Bighorns; and the Orlando Magic and the New Mexico Thunderbirds. For the sixth consecutive year, each NBA team has one NBA D-League affiliate to which it may assign players in their first or second NBA season.

The 2010-11 season marks the fourth year that a number of teams have been affiliated, including the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers; the Portland Trail Blazers and Idaho Stampede; the Utah Flash and Utah Jazz; and the Chicago Bulls and Iowa Energy. A number of other teams enter the third year of their affiliation relationships, including the Sacramento Kings and Reno Bighorns, and the Cleveland Cavaliers and Erie BayHawks.

Three other NBA D-League teams are singly-affiliated with their NBA parent club for the 2010-11 season with the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs owning the Tulsa 66ers and Austin Toros, respectively. The Houston Rockets begin the second year of their direct single-affiliation partnership with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, which began prior to the 2009-10 season and was the first of its kind.

The NBA D-League will again have 16 teams playing in 2009-10, including the Texas Legends, who will tip off their inaugural season under the guidance of head coach Nancy Lieberman in November.

Austin Toros (TX): San Antonio Spurs

Bakersfield Jam (CA): Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers

Dakota Wizards (Bismarck, ND): Memphis Grizzlies, Washington Wizards

Erie BayHawks (PA): Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors

Fort Wayne Mad Ants (IN): Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks

Idaho Stampede (Boise, ID): Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers

Iowa Energy (Des Moines, IA): Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns

Maine Red Claws (Portland, ME): Boston Celtics, Charlotte Bobcats

New Mexico Thunderbirds (Rio Rancho, NM): New Orleans Hornets, Orlando Magic

Reno Bighorns (NV): Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings

Rio Grande Valley Vipers (McAllen, TX): Houston Rockets

Sioux Falls Skyforce (SD): Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves

Springfield Armor (MA): New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers

Texas Legends (Frisco, TX): Dallas Mavericks

Tulsa 66ers (OK): Oklahoma City Thunder

Utah Flash (Orem, UT): Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz

RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS WIN 2010 NBA D-LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
April 27, 2010

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers captured their first NBA Development League Championship, 94-91, on a last-second three-point basket by guard Craig Winder.

With just eight seconds left, and the game tied at 91, the Vipers inbounded the ball and drove the length of the court before guard Antonio Anderson found Winder outside the arc. Winder drained the bucket at the buzzer to give Rio Grande Valley the three-point win over the Tulsa 66ers in Game 2 of the Finals, which took place at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.

NBA D-League MVP Mike Harris, on assignment with the Vipers from the Houston Rockets, ended the night with a game-high 26 points and 16 rebounds. Guard Will Conroy added 13 points while Winder finished the game with 16 points off the bench.

The game remained close throughout the first half, with Tulsa holding a 43-42 advantage as teams headed back to the locker rooms for the half. Rio Grande Valley’s Harris led all scorers at that point with 13 points, while Deron Washington , Larry Owens and Latavious Williams each had eight for Tulsa.

Tulsa took over, though, and stayed atop the scoreboard for much of the closing two quarters, leading by as many as six at one point. With the score 91-89, Anderson found a wide-open Harris underneath their own basket on a fast break. Just over a minute later, they were champions.

Larry Owens led the 66ers with 25 points, while his teammate Deron Washington put up 16. JuJuan Smith (13 points) and Latavious Williams (14 points, 8 rebounds) were strong contributors off the bench for Tulsa.

The Vipers grabbed Game 1 of the series in Sunday’s 124-107 win in Tulsa. Conroy (14 points, 16 rebounds, 11 assists) posted a triple-double, while Harris added 24 points in only 21 minutes of action. For Tulsa, Owens (21 points) and Wink Adams (16 points) were its top scorers.

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Alonzo Gee wins 2009-10 D-League Rookie of Year award
April 17, 2010

Austin Toros guard Alonzo Gee, who ranked in the top 10 in the NBA D-League in regular season scoring, has been selected by the League’s 16 coaches as the NBA Development League’s 2009-10 Rookie of the Year.

“On behalf of the Toros and Spurs organizations, we are pleased and excited to have been able to share in Alonzo’s success this year. It has been a privilege to coach him,” said Quin Snyder, Toros head coach. “He has been relentless in his commitment to develop as a basketball player and most importantly, Alonzo is a great teammate. He is a young man that has had a positive impact on all of us, and we congratulate him on the award.”

In 36 games (35 starts) for Austin, Gee averaged 21.0 points, shooting 51 percent (269-of-528) from the field to go with 6.6 rebounds in 38.2 minutes. Gee helped Austin to a 31-18 record, good for second place in the Western Conference. He scored in double figures in 35 games this season, recording four double-doubles. He scored a season-high 34 points in a 127-94 win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Jan. 6 in Austin. A four-year standout at Alabama, Gee also participated in this year’s NBA D-League All-Star Game in Dallas, scoring 10 points, grabbing six rebounds and dishing out three assists in 17 minutes.

Currently with the Toros on assignment from the San Antonio Spurs, Gee earned two Call-Ups during the season, first to the Washington Wizards on March 7 and then to the Spurs on March 29. In 11 games with Washington, two as a starter, Gee averaged 7.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 16.5 minutes.

“A member of an impressive rookie class, Alonzo's contributions to the Toros success this season set him apart," said Alpert. "His exceptional work ethic and determination to improve, coupled with his tremendous talent have helped Alonzo rise to the top of his rookie class and earn GATORADE Call-Ups to the Wizards and Spurs. I congratulate Alonzo on this achievement, and look forward to watching his career progress."

Gee, who also earned All-NBA Development League Third Team honors, joins Utah Jazz guard/forward Othyus Jeffers (Iowa, 2008-09), Blake Ahearn (Dakota, 2007-08), Phoenix Suns forward Louis Amundson (Colorado, 2006-07), Detroit Pistons guard Will Bynum (Roanoke 2005-06), James Thomas (Roanoke 2004-05), Desmond Penigar (Asheville, 2003-04), Chicago Bulls guard Devin Brown (Fayetteville, 2002-03) and Fred House (Charleston, 2001-02) as winners of the annual award.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Monday, March 29, 2010

Top performers from Sunday’s games:

All five of the Toros starters scored in double figures, led by Dwayne Jones with 27 points and 12 rebounds. Marcus Williams followed with 26 points and added seven assists…Trey Johnson led all in scoring and had a season-high 41 points. Brian Butch finished with 10 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.

Tulsa’s Larry Owens finished with a team-high 25 points and five rebounds. Oklahoma City Thunder assignee Byron Mullens contributed 11 points and a team-high nine boards in the win…The Thunderbirds were led by Keith McLeod, who had a game-high 30 points and nine rebounds. Shane Edwards added 21 points and eight boards, while Tre Gilder came off the bench to score 11.

Corsley Edwards led Dakota with 19 points and nine rebounds while Renaldo Major added 18 points and 10 rebounds. Maurice Baker scored 11 of his 18 points in the final 3:53 of the game as the Wizard defeated the Iowa Energy. Iowa was led by Cartier Martin’s 28 points and seven rebounds while Earl Barron (18 points, 14 rebounds) and Curtis Stinson (26 points, 13 assists) each had double-doubles for the home team.

Oliver Lafayette finished with 33 points and eight assists to lead Fort Wayne…With 28 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, Cedric Jackson led Erie.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Saturday, March 27, 2010

Top performers from Friday’s games:

Sioux Falls’ Alexander Johnson posted his 11th double-double of the season with a game-high 31 points to go along with 11 rebounds. Joe Krabbenhoft added 24 points off the bench behind 9-of-12 shooting and a perfect 3-of-3 from the 3-point line while Chris McCray dished out 13 assists…Marcus Campbell recorded his ninth double-double this year, with a season-high 30 points and 12 rebounds for the Armor. Abdulai Jalloh and Tre Whitted came off the bench and chipped in 16 and 14 points, respectively.

Leading Reno, Desmon Farmer reached the 30-point plateau for the tenth time this season, finishing with 32 points. Rod Benson notched his sixth-straight double-double with 18 points and 15 boards, while Doug Thomas recorded a double-double of his own with 12 points and 11 rebounds…Morris Almond led the way for Maine with 22 points, while Paul Davis collected a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Iowa’s Curtis Stinson finished with a triple-double, including 20 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. Stinson also set the record for the most assists in any D-League regular season as he now has 516 on the year. Cartier Martin scored 30 points to lead the Energy in scoring and Earl Barron added 25 points and 14 rebounds…Dakota was led by Renaldo Major’s 14 points and 12 rebounds while Lester Hudson added 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Blake Ahearn led Erie with 29 points, including a perfect 11 of 11 from the free throw line. Jackie Manuel added 22 points and guard Cedric Jackson pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds while adding 11 points…Fort Wayne was led by Oliver Lafayette with 18 and Rob Kurz recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Oklahoma City Thunder assignee Byron Mullens scored a team-high 24 points. Latavious Williams and Mustafa Shakur each finished with double-doubles, as Williams put up 19 points and 16 rebounds while Shakur added 15 points and 10 assists…The Thunderbirds were led by Keith McLeod with a game-high 29 points, including 13-of-14 free throws. Chad Toppert and Antoine Agudio each scored 18 points, while Shane Edwards finished with a double-double of 12 points and 13 boards.

Ernest Scott scored a game-high 23 points for the Vipers. Will Conroy finished three rebounds shy of a triple-double while scoring 10 points and dishing out 10 assists…The D-Fenders were led by James Peters, who scored 22 points to go with seven rebounds. Frank Robinson finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Utah finished with six players in double figures with Orien Greene leading all scorers with 23 points and 11 rebounds… Idaho was led by Donell Taylor’s 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Coby Karl followed with 21. Lance Allred and Mildon Ambres each scored 18 points and added double-doubles with 15 rebounds 12 rebounds, respectively.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Friday, March 26, 2010

Top performers from Thursday’s games:

Brian Butch scored 33 points on 11-for-14 shooting, including 5-for-7 from behind the arc, as Bakersfield defeated Tulsa. Butch also added 15 rebounds for the Jam, which moved ahead of Los Angeles in the Western Conference standings. Trey Johnson added 24 points, while Alade Aminu tallied 23 points and 10 rebounds. Mustafa Shakur, in his first game since returning from a call-up to the Oklahoma City Thunder, led Tulsa with 20 points.

There was just one Thursday D-League game. Much more action Friday.

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D-League Daily Roundup
Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Rockets have recalled guard Jermaine Taylor and signed forward Mike Harris for the remainder of the season from Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Harris marks his third Call-Up of 2009-10, earning one each with the Rockets and Washington Wizards earlier this season.

The San Antonio Spurs have signed guard Curtis Jerrells from the team's NBA D-League affiliate Austin Toros and immediately assigned him back to the NBA D-League team. The Call-Up and assignment are both firsts for Jerrells in his career. The call-up and assignment are the 27th and 32nd, respectively, of the 2009-10 NBA D-League season.

Top performers from Wednesday’s games:

Sioux Falls recorded a season-high 40 first-quarter points, led by Alexander Johnson with 27 points and seven rebounds. Leemire Goldwire added 22 points and David Bailey posted his sixth double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 assists…Maine’s Morris Almond tallied a game-high 30 points while Russell Robinson added 20. Mo Ager had a solid all-around game with 14 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals.

Marcus Williams scored a game-high 29 points and Dwayne Jones added another double-double with 20 points and 18 rebounds. On assignment from the Spurs, Curtis Jerrells contributed 12 points and seven assists…Justin Hawkins put up 22 points for Springfield.

Orien Greene scored a game-high 26 points to lead Utah, followed by Bennet Davis’ 23 points and 22 from Kevin Kruger. Luke Nevill added 15 points and 10 rebounds…Idaho was led by Donell Taylor who had 27 points and eight rebounds while Andre Barrett added 22 points for the Stampede.

Desmon Farmer hit five three-pointers on his way to a team-high 23 points for the Bighorns. Rod Benson added another double-double with 12 points and 14 boards, while D.J. Strawberry pitched-in 20 points off the bench…Los Angeles guard James Wright led all scorers with 24 points and Frank Robinson notched 19 points and four steals.

Rob Kurz scored a team-high 23 points and added 15 rebounds to lead Fort Wayne. Oliver Lafayette also notched a double-double with 22 points and 11 assists…Erie was led by Cedric Jackson’s 23 points and Blake Ahearn added a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

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NBA D-League Daily
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Top performers from Tuesday’s games:

Marcus Williams, in his first game of the 2009-10 D-League season, scored 23 points for the Toros in a win over Springfield. Williams has appeared in 82 D-League games during his career. He had been playing in China. Dwayne Jones added 23 points and 15 rebounds for Austin, while reigning D-League Performer of the Week Curtis Jerrells added 28 points. Justin Hawkins led Springfield with 26 points, while Marcus Campbell added 20 points and 15 rebounds.

Richie Frahm connected on 7-for-11 from behind the arc en route to 22 points as the Bighorns defeated Los Angeles. Rod Benson added 22 points and 11 rebounds. Michael Fey led the D-Fenders with 22 points and 11 rebounds.



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NBA D-League Daily
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Austin Toros guard Curtis Jerrells was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played during the week of March 15. The award is the second for Jerrells’ this year, and the third time a Toro has been honored this season. Jerrells led the Toros to a 2-1 record last week, including road victories over the Dakota Wizards and Bakersfield Jam. For the week, Jerrells averaged 32.7 points, shooting 56 percent (37-of-66) from the field, to go with 6.3 assists and 5.7 rebounds. Jerrells scored more than 30 points in each game last week, including a 33-point, 10-assists double-double in Austin’s 118-113 road win over the Bakersfield Jam on March 20.

Top performers from Monday’s games:

Renaldo Major scored 21 points and Darren Cooper added 18 points and five rebounds to lead Dakota over Maine. Lester Hudson, on assignment from the Memphis Grizzlies, added 13 points and six rebounds for the Wizards. Russell Robinson tallied 20 points, 10 assists and five rebounds for Maine. Paul Davis added 14 points and eight rebounds.

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NBA D-League Daily
Thursday, March 4, 2010

Top performers from Wednesday’s games:

Keith McLeod had a career game for Albuquerque, scoring 44 points, shooting14-15 from the free throw line and adding three assists and three steals for the T-Birds. McLeod’s 44 points is the most in a single game by any player in the NBA Development League this season. Antoine Agudio added 13 points and Sasha Cuic notched 11 for Albuquerque… Memphis assignee Lester Hudson led the way for Dakota with 24 points and Romel Beck added 23 in the win for the Wizards.

Sioux Falls’ Jared Newson and Alexander Johnson tied a game-high 31 points apiece, also adding nine rebounds each. Justin Bowen notched a double-double for the Skyforce with 22 points and 13 rebounds...Justin Hawkins lead Springfield with 25 points.

Utah was led by Gabe Pruitt’s game-high 23 points. Carlos Wheeler added 22 off the bench and Orien Greene notched 17 for the Flash. Idaho was led by Mildon Ambres with a 23-point, 10-rebound double-double, while Andre Barrett finished with 20 points and eight assists.

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NBA D-League Daily
Monday, March 1, 2010

Memphis Grizzlies rookie guard Lester Hudson was assigned to the Dakota Wizards, the Grizzlies’ NBA D-League affiliate. The assignment, which is Hudson’s third of the 2009-10 season, is the 24th time an NBA player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate this season. Hudson has appeared in eight games for Memphis since being acquired by the Grizzlies on Jan. 8, averaging 4.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 7.4 minutes.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have recalled Danny Green from the Erie BayHawks. Green was assigned to Erie on Feb. 24 and played in two games (one start) with the BayHawks, averaging 25.5 points on .415 shooting, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 4.0 steals, and 1.0 block in 35.5 minutes per game.

Top performers from Sunday’s games:

In Austin, the player of the game, Dwayne Jones had 24 points and 18 rebounds. Alonzo Gee led the Toros in points (26) and added eight rebounds. Three other Toros players scored in double figures: Curtis Jerrells (21), Eddie Basden (14), and Carldell Johnson (10)… Justin Hawkins led Springfield with 36 points and six rebounds. The Armor’s Donte Milligan contributed a double-double with 14 points and 13 boards. Two other Springfield players scored in double figures: Tony Bobbitt (16) and Kyle McAlarney (12).

Russell Robinson set the pace for the Red Claws with a double-double of 19 points and 10 assists to go with five rebounds, while teammate Maurice Ager also tallied a double-double scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 boards to earn player of the game honors. Morris Almond also had a strong game with 18 points and seven rebounds while Darnell Lazare scored 17 points in the win… Erie’s John Bryant led all scorers with 32 points while pulling down 12 rebounds while Cedric Jackson scored 19 points.

Sioux Falls reserve guard Leemire Goldwire scored 27 points in the 4th quarter to lead the Skyforce to a come from behind 120-116 victory. Alexander Johnson led the team with 31 and added nine rebounds. Three Skyforce players finished with double-doubles: David Bailey (15 points, 11assists) Chris McCray (13 points, 10 assists) and Greg Stiemsma (10 points, 11 rebounds)...The Energy were led by Earl Barron’s 28 point, 12 rebound night while Curtis Stinson added 16 points and 18 rebounds.

Craig Winder led all scorers with a career-high 31 points to go with six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Will Conroy notched a double-double with 22 points and a season-high 17 assists. Kenny Hasbrouck finished with 21 points while Kevin Rogers scored 20 points… The Jam were led by Brian Butch, with 28 points to go with 18 rebounds, and Jeremy Wise, who recorded a team-high 29 points and seven assists.

Tulsa was led by led by Mustafa Shakur with 23 points and six assists. Deron Washington tallied 19 points and Larry Owens finished with 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds…The Bighorns finished with seven players in double digit scoring, led by Richie Frahm with 23 points in his second game with Reno. Desmon Farmer finished with 21 points, while Rod Benson had a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Doug Thomas added 16 points and seven boards.

Memphis assignee Hasheem Thabeet finished with 19 points, 16 rebounds, and six blocks, and Romel Beck added 18 points for the Wizards... The Mad Ants were led by Oliver Lafayette’s 21 points, Ron Howard’s 13 points, and Ryan Ayers 12 points.

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NBA D-League Daily
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010

Guard Richie Frahm, Reno’s premier long-distance threat from last season, has been acquired by the Bighorns. Frahm appeared in 21 games for the Bighorns last season, averaging 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Despite playing less than half of the season, he led Reno with 83 three-pointers, connecting on 46.9 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. A 6-foot, 5-inch guard from Battle Ground, Wash., Frahm has played parts of four seasons in the NBA, appearing for Seattle, Portland, Minnesota, Houston and, most recently, the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2007-08 season. In 140 NBA games, Frahm holds career averages of 3.6 points and 1.2 rebounds.

Top performers from Saturday’s D-League games:

Reggie Williams scored a game-high 34 points to lead Sioux Falls…Earl Barron notched a double-double, as the top scorer for Iowa, with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Curtis Stinson and Othyus Jeffers also notched double-doubles for Iowa with 22 points and 10 assists and 17 points and 13 rebounds, respectively.

Austin’s Dwayne Jones earned another double-double with 23 points and 19 boards. Three other Toros players scored in double figures: Alonzo Gee (21), Curtis Jerrells (17), and Eddie Basden (16). Jerrells led all with seven assists… Bakersfield’s Brian Butch also notched a double-double leading the team with 13 rebounds and adding 22 points and teammate Jeremy Wise led all players with 27.

Utah secured the overtime victory behind Kevin Kruger's game-high 27 points. Luke Nevill chipped in 25 points and Orien Greene added 17 points for Utah... Michael Fey led the way for Los Angeles with 29 points, while Joe Crawford had 28 for the D-Fenders.

Led by Mustafa Shakur, with 26 points and eight assists, the 66ers finished with five players in double figure scoring and two double-doubles. Larry Owens had 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Chris Richard added 10 points and 10 boards. Deron Washington added 19 points, six rebounds and six assists, Moses Ehambe came off the bench for 14 points, while Latavious Williams also finished with 10 rebounds, as Tulsa tied a season-high with 52 boards…Reno finished with four players in double digit scoring, led by Desmon Farmer with 24 points, including 12-14 from the free throw line. Rod Benson finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds, Yaroslav Korolev added 13.

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NBA D-League Daily
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010

The Cleveland Cavaliers have recalled forward Darnell Jackson from the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League. Jackson was assigned to Erie on Wednesday and played in the BayHawks’ 114-108 victory over the Dakota Wizards. He posted game highs of 34 points on 14-22 shooting (.636) and 12 rebounds while adding two assists, four steals and one block in 42 minutes.

Top performers from Friday’s D-League games:

Will Conroy picked up his third triple-double in the last four games for Rio Grande Valley. Conroy finished with a season-high 31 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists. It’s his seventh-career triple-double and the fourth in franchise history. Also for the Vipers, Craig Winder had a season-high 26 points, reaching the 20 points plateau for the fifth-straight game. He also added a career-high tying five steals…For Springfield, both Justin Hawkins and Dante Milligan finished with double-doubles, scoring 33 and 10, along with 20 and 13, respectively.

The BayHawks were led by Danny Green’s 36 points, including six three-pointers, playing in his second game with the team since his assignment from the Cleveland Cavaliers… David Bell led Dakota with 30 points and Curtis Withers notched a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. In his D-League debut with the Wizards, Memphis center Hasheem Thabeet notched eight points, grabbed two rebounds and had one blocked shot in 18 minutes of play.

Donell Taylor led the way for Idaho with 24 points and eight rebounds while Coby Karl tallied 19 for the Stampede. Andre Barrett and Joe Dabbert each scored 16 points, Dabbert grabbing nine rebounds…Keith McLeod scored 33 points and dished out six assists to lead the thunderbirds. Chad Toppert added 14 for Albuquerque, while Antoine Agudio finished with 13.

The D-Fenders’ Joe Crawford and Frank Robinson led their team with 24 points apiece. Teammate Dar Tucker contributed with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists…The Utah Flash had seven players score in double figures. Reserve guard, Gabe Pruitt led his team with 21 points, while teammate Orien Greene added 19 points and eight rebounds.

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NBA D-League Daily
Friday, Feb. 26, 2010

The Memphis Grizzlies assigned center Hasheem Thabeet to the Dakota Wizards, Memphis’ NBA D-League affiliate. The assignment is the 23rd time an NBA player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate this season. Thabeet, the second overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft, becomes the highest-drafted NBA player to join an NBA D-League roster. In 50 games for Memphis this season, he averaged 2.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 10.3 minutes. A 7-3 native of Tanzania, Thabeet played three seasons at the University of Connecticut, averaging 10.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in 100 career NCAA games.

Top performers from Thursday's D-League games:

Cezary Trybanski scored 24 points on 10-for-11 shooting for Reno in a win over Iowa. Othyus Jeffers led the Energy with 19 points.

In his first game on assignment from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Darnell Jackson led Erie with 34 points and 12 rebounds. Danny Green, also in his first game on assignment from the Cavs, had 15 points and five assists.

Morris Almond scored 40 points on 14-for-20 shooting to lead Maine over Fort Wayne. Jared Reiner paced the Mad Ants with 18 points.

Larry Owens tallied 21 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists to lead Tulsa over Springfield. Mustafa Shakur and Deron Washington each added 24 points for the 66ers. Justin Hawkins led Springfield with 32 points.

Andre Barrett tallied 23 points and 10 assists to lead Idaho over Albuquerque. Donell Taylor added 18 points. Chad Toppert paced the Thunderbirds with 27 points.

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NBA D-League Daily
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

The Washington Wizards have signed Mike Harris of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers to a ten-day contract.

The Cleveland Cavaliers assigned forwards Danny Green and Darnell Jackson to the Erie BayHawks, Cleveland’s NBA D-League affiliate. The assignments mark the 21st and 22nd time NBA players have been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate this season.

Top performers from Wednesday’s Development League games:

Rob Kruz led all scorers with 25 points for the visiting Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Teammate Dan Dickau tallied a double-double with 14 points and 11 assists…Russell Robinson led Maine with 23 points and five assists, Morris Almond finished with 21 points, six rebounds and four assists while Paul Davis powered his way to 17 points and eight boards.

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NBA D-League Daily
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced that the team has recalled guard Jermaine Taylor from Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner Rio Grande Valley. Taylor was re-assigned to the Vipers on Feb. 19. Taylor (6-4, 210, Central Florida) has averaged 19.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.00 steals in six games (two starts) with the Vipers. In his first stint with Rio Grande Valley, Taylor posted back-to-back 30-point outings at Albuquerque (30 points on 2/2/10 and 32 points on 2/3/10). A rookie out of Central Florida, Taylor has averaged 2.6 points and 0.2 assists in 17 games with the Rockets this season.

Top performers from Tuesday’s NBA D-League games:

Jeff Trepagnier came off the bench to score 22 points as the Iowa Energy defeated the Reno Bighorns 120-116. Earl Barron scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Iowa, while Curtis Stinson finished with 13 points and 15 assists. Reno was led by D.J. Strawberry, who finished with 21 points, while Rod Benson had 19 points and 17 rebounds.

Keith McLeod had 21 points and 13 assists and Carlos Powell recorded 18 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Thunderbirds in a loss to Bakersfield. Shane Edwards and Chad Toppert each posted 17 points for the T-Birds, with Toppert scoring 14 in the fourth period alone. Antoine Agudio added 13 for Albuquerque. Brian Butch led all players with 30 points and 24 rebounds for Bakersfield.

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D-LEAGUE TEAMS (Official site links)
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Tulsa 66ers
Utah Flash

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D-LEAGUE SALARIES

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