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  1. Rio Grande Valley Vipers sign former Duke guard Jon Scheyer

    Feb 18, 2011, 3:43 PM EDT

    Jon Scheyer

    Jon Scheyer was never a surefire NBA player to begin with, a point made crystal clear when he went undrafted last summer. That said, Scheyer still seemed like an interesting prospect, even if he’s fairly limited in terms of athleticism. As a tall combo guard who can initiate offense and his outside shots consistently, Scheyer…

  2. Spurs sign three-point specialist Steve Novak from D-League

    Feb 7, 2011, 3:13 PM EDT

    Steve Novak

    Well, that didn’t take long. We told you Friday former Maverick (and Clipper and Rocket) Steve Novak was headed to the D-League’s Reno Bighorns to try and play his way back into an NBA contract. Monday we learned that the San Antonio Spurs are about to pick up Novak, according to Jonathan Givony of Draft…

  3. Steve Novak and Mike Taylor head back to the D-League

    Feb 4, 2011, 6:49 PM EDT

    Steve Novak

    Former D-Leaguers-turned-NBAers Steve Novak and Mike Taylor aren’t quite ready to give up playing pro ball here in the States, and are looking to start again from square one. Scott Schroeder of NBA FanHouse has reported that both Novak and Taylor have signed contracts to return to the D-League in an effort to showcase their…

  4. D-League All-Star Game rosters announced

    Feb 3, 2011, 1:39 PM EDT

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    Just a few hours before Blake Griffin wins the Dunk Contest on Feb. 19, a bunch of guys who want their NBA shot will get a turn in the spotlight. Sort of. The D-League All-Star game is part of the All-Star weekend festivities and is taking place next door to Staples Center at the NBA…

  5. Nets call up Orien Greene from D-League

    Jan 31, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT

    Orien Greene

    Orien Greene can play. It was always off-the-court issues that have concerned NBA front offices. Now he is getting another chance to prove he has matured and deserves to stick in the NBA. Greene got a call up from the D-League and 10-day contract from the New Jersey Nets, according to a tweet from Jonathan…

  6. Report: Javaris Crittenton to sign in D-League

    Jan 26, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Javaris Crittenton is getting another shot, this time in the D-League. He has to be approved by the league but that is expected to happen, followed by Crittenton being picked up by the Dakota Wizards, according to Scott Schroeder at FanHouse. It’s a road back to the league for a guy that showed a lot…

  7. Mavs’ Alexis Ajinca likely to be traded to Raptors

    Jan 20, 2011, 11:37 PM EDT

    Alexis Ajinca, Ryan Anderson, Steve Novak

    Before Dallas can sign Peja Stojakovic after he clears waivers next week — both of those things will happen — they have to clear out a roster spot for him. Meet Alexis Ajinca, the project big man out of France who has been languishing at the end of the Mavericks bench. Toronto is the kind…

  8. D-Leaguers D.J. Strawberry and Paul Harris take contracts overseas

    Jan 20, 2011, 4:07 PM EDT

    D.J. Strawberry

    The D-League Showcase is in the books, and while Larry Owens was the first NBA call-up following the conclusion of the Showcase, more are sure to follow. Additionally, those who don’t see an NBA opening as imminent may take on more lucrative contract elsewhere, as the D-League currently offers only a meager paycheck. Case(s) in-point:…

  9. Rockets’ Ish Smith assigned to the D-League

    Jan 17, 2011, 6:47 PM EDT

    Ishmael Smith

    Ish Smith had enough draft red flags coming out of Wake Forest that he wasn’t selected at all in this past summer’s draft, but by now there should be no doubt that Smith is a legitimate NBA prospect. Smith may not have exploded onto the scene with his first chances at legitimate playing time, but…

  10. Antoine Walker flubs at D-League Showcase

    Jan 13, 2011, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Antoine Walker schadenfreude is the internet’s unofficial pastime, which is reason enough to inform you that despite Walker’s relatively strong start with the D-League’s Idaho Stampede, he looked fairly incompetent during the two biggest games of his D-League career. Concluding today is the D-League Showcase, which is, Essentially, a matter of convenience; rather than assuming…

  11. Antoine Walker doing well in D-League, thank you very much

    Jan 10, 2011, 9:09 PM EDT

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    On the off chance you haven’t caught some of the Idaho Stampede of the D-League this season — what cave have you been living in? — we have a little note for you: Antoine Walker is playing pretty well. He is averaging 17.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4 assists per game. Dime Magazine has a…

  12. Suns sign Zabian Dowdell out of D-League

    Jan 9, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

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    The Suns have signed Zabian Dowdell of the Tulsa 66ers for the first D-League call-up of the season. I know what you’re thinking. What’s a Zabian Dowdell? To me, a Zabian Dowdell sounds like either A. A Turkish-made vacuum cleaner, B. a Russian automobile, or C. a foreign diplomat who may or may not be…

  13. Cavaliers sign Alonzo Gee

    Dec 28, 2010, 4:57 PM EDT

    Alonzo Gee

    Everywhere he has landed in the NBA, Alonzo Gee has heard mostly good things about his skills. He has been told he belongs in the NBA. Then he has been cut. Gee was the D-League Rookie of the Year, was a favorite with the Washington Wizards, left for more guaranteed money in San Antonio and…

  14. Warriors send Jeremy Lin to D-League

    Dec 28, 2010, 10:54 AM EDT

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    In a move that was expected, the Golden State Warriors have sent rookie Jeremy Lin to the Reno of the D-League, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “Obviously, I’d love to stay with the team, but I’m going to be able to get a lot of playing time,” Lin said. “It’s not the end of…

  15. Lakers’ Devin Ebanks among three sent to D-League around NBA today

    Dec 27, 2010, 5:38 PM EDT

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    The trend of NBA teams using the D-League like a real minor league — which it is but wasn’t really used like it — continues with three more NBA players under rookie contracts being sent down for seasoning Monday. The biggest name is Devin Ebanks, the Lakers second-round pick who has played in 12 games…

  16. Jeremy Lin could be headed to the D-League soon

    Dec 16, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT

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    Stephen Curry’s ankle sprain will heal eventually, and when it does Jeremy Lin could be headed to Reno and the D-League. You remember Lin, the Harvard star and Summer League sensation who was invited to camp and fought his way on to the Warriors roster with hustle and effort? The Warriors think he could be…

  17. Grizzlies assign DeMarre Carroll to D-League

    Dec 14, 2010, 5:39 PM EDT

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    The Memphis Grizzlies have assigned sophomore forward DeMarre Carroll to the Dakota Wizards of the D-League. Carroll was barely playing for the Grizzlies, so sending him down to the D-League and giving him a chance to get regular minutes and touches makes sense. The only caveat to this move, as FanHouse’s Scott Schroeder pointed out…

  18. Ball boy humbles Terrence Williams, gets him headed right direction

    Dec 13, 2010, 11:24 AM EDT

    Terrence Williams

    Terrence Williams got a timeout in the D-League recently, sent down as a wake up call to start showing up to practice and shootarounds on time. The Nets turned the D-League into the equivalent of sending your kid to your room. But that’s not what got through to him, it was a ball boy, a…

  19. Or maybe Rashad McCants isn’t going to China…

    Dec 10, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

    Rashad McCants

    We passed along the report the other day that the agent for Rashad McCants told the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Legends of the D-League that McCants was leaving for the greener — and by that we mean more money — of China Except, well, you snooze you lose. Niubball — a great source for Chinese…

  20. Sherron Collins latest in growing trend of D-League assignments

    Dec 9, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Sherron Collins is about to find out what cold really is. The Charlotte Bobcats have decided that their first-round pick out of Kansas — the All-American — needs some more seasoning and minutes so he is off the well-named Maine Red Claws of the D-League, as reported by Scott Schroeder of FanHouse. I love Maine,…

  21. Antoine Walker’s D-League debut looks pretty good

    Dec 9, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT

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    At age 34, after having been out of competitive basketball for two years, what does Antoine Walker really have left in the tank? Maybe a little something, after reading reports of his first game with the Idaho Stampede. Walker, teamed with Blazers first rounder and new D-Leaguer Luke Babbitt, got Idaho its first win of…

  22. Rashad McCants headed to China

    Dec 9, 2010, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Rashad McCants apparently wants to get paid. He was playing with the Texas Legends of the D-League — where the maximum salary is $25,000 a year, which he was going to donate to charity — looking to make it back to the NBA. But his agent informed the Mavericks and Legends that he was leaving…

  23. Portland sends Luke Babbitt to the D-League

    Dec 8, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Another NBA first round pick is headed to the D-League for some seasoning, a trend that is becoming more and more common. Portland’s Luke Babbitt is the latest, according to Sam Amick of FanHouse. The reasoning is simple — you get better at basketball by playing basketball and right now Babbitt is out of the…

  24. Terrence Williams’ time-out in the D-League is over

    Dec 7, 2010, 2:08 PM EDT

    Terrence Williams

    As the story’s told, Nets swingman Terrence Williams ticked off his coach, and rather than actually deal with the problem (Williams’ great crime? Unpunctuality.) internally, Avery Johnson “punished” Williams with a stint in the D-League. That story has been qualified and rebuffed, but the initial report still stings. An assignment in the D-League isn’t a…

  25. Daniel Orton injures knee — again – this time in D-League stint

    Dec 6, 2010, 4:08 PM EDT

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    The Orlando Magic send Daniel Orton, their first-round draft pick out of Kentucky, down to the D-League to let him rehabilitate his knee and start to mold the raw lump of potential into something the Magic could use. Except two games in to his D-League stint in New Mexico, he injured his left knee, according…

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