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  1. Antoine Walker clears background check, will shimmy into D-League Tuesday

    Dec 4, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Antoine Walker’s NBA comeback via the D-League — at least that’s the plan, anyway — has become a reality as he has cleared the league’s background check. That means he will go on waivers and be picked up by the 0-4 Idaho Stampede in the next 72 hours, as reported by Scott Schroeder at FanHouse.…

  2. Jonny Flynn’s D-League rehab stint may be longer than expected

    Dec 2, 2010, 7:21 PM EDT

    Jonny Flynn

    The Minnesota Timberwolves, following the Toronto Raptors’ lead, did something smart. After their young, talented player started the season out on the shelf, they sent him down to the D-League to work his way back into basketball before bringing him along at the NBA level. Only first and second-year players are able to be assigned…

  3. Minnesota assigns Jonny Flynn to D-League for rehab

    Dec 1, 2010, 5:49 PM EDT

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    Jonny Flynn hasn’t played in a while, what with the off-season hip surgery and all. So the Minnesota Timberwolves have assigned him to Sioux Falls of the D-League, according to the Star Tribune. This will likely be for a one-game rehab assignment on Friday, after which he will return to the Timberwolves ever-so-clear backcourt situation…

  4. Magic sending Daniel Orton to the D-League

    Dec 1, 2010, 11:54 AM EDT

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    This one should have been expected. The Orlando Magic drafted Daniel Orton out of Kentucky knowing that he wasn’t going to contribute right away — this was all about potential. He needed some seasoning and conditioning. Then Orton needed knee surgery before the season and missed training camp rehabilitating. So now the Magic are about…

  5. Rashad McCants donating D-League salary to charity

    Nov 30, 2010, 1:24 PM EDT

    Rashad McCants

    Two seasons ago, Rashad McCants made $2.6 million, the last year of the rookie deal the former No. 14 pick out of North Carolina had gotten. Last season he was out of the league completely. Now he is trying to make a comeback, trying to prove he still has NBA game and will not be…

  6. Kings assign Hassan Whiteside to the D-League

    Nov 30, 2010, 9:14 AM EDT

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    This is exactly how NBA teams should use the D-League. Hassan Whiteside is just a ridiculous athlete, but he’s still figuring out how to play basketball at the NBA level. He needs time on the court, something Paul Westphal can’t really give him in Sacramento right now. So Whiteside has been assigned to the D-League’s…

  7. Antoine Walker may sign with Idaho of D-League today

    Nov 29, 2010, 4:33 PM EDT

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    UPDATE 4:33 pm: All you hard-core NBA fans in Idaho — both of you — are in luck, because the Antoine Walker comeback parade is headed your way. Walker will be part of the Idaho Stampede, according to Marc Stein at ESPN. The Stampede did sent Anthony Tolliver and Sundiata Gains, among others, to the…

  8. Nets send Terrence Williams to the D-League

    Nov 26, 2010, 2:16 PM EDT

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    Terrence Williams has been not really contributing much and not bothering to show up on time to team shootarounds and practices for the Nets — so now he’ll get the chance to do that in the D-League for a while, according to the Bergen Record. The Nets had suspended Williams for two games and he…

  9. Heat to assign Dexter Pittman to the Sioux Falls Skyforce

    Nov 25, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    Dexter Pittman

    Dexter Pittman couldn’t crack the Heat’s underwhelming center rotation, and the addition of Erick Dampier has made Pittman even more unnecessary in Miami. Thus, according to Ethan J. Skolnick of the Palm Beach Post, the Heat have decided to send the rookie big man to their D-League affiliate in Sioux Falls rather than bury Pittman…

  10. Thunder assign Cole Aldrich to D-League

    Nov 24, 2010, 2:08 PM EDT

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    Cole Aldrich, the No. 11 pick that anchored the Kansas Jayhawks last season, has been assigned to the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League. It’s a smart move — Aldrich needs seasoning to become the defensive anchor in the middle the Thunder hope he can be for them. However, with Nenad Krstic and Serge Ibaka and…

  11. Raptors rookie Davis sent to D-league for rehab assignment

    Nov 22, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Toronto forward Ed Davis, who was the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, has been assigned to the Erie Bayhawks of the D-League for what the Raptors are calling a “short-term rehabilitation and conditioning stint.” A knee injury has prevented the UNC product from making his NBA debut. The 21-year old Davis averaged…

  12. D-League play would continue if lockout occurs

    Nov 18, 2010, 5:22 PM EDT

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    According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the NBA D-League would not shut down if a lockout takes place and prevents NBA basketball from being played next season: Deputy commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN.com that an NBA work stoppage next fall would not prevent the league from keeping its 16-team minor league, known as the D-League,…

  13. As expected, Cavaliers send Christian Eyenga to D-League

    Nov 18, 2010, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Don’t worry Christian Eyenga, Erie is lovely this time of year — feel the lake effect! As has been expected, the Cavaliers have formally sent Eyenga down to the Erie Bayhawks of the D-League. He will open the season with them this week. Which is what should happen — Eyenga is a swingman with some…

  14. Raptors assign Solomon Alabi to the Erie BayHawks, Ed Davis may join him

    Nov 15, 2010, 5:44 PM EDT

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    Solomon Alabi was among a notable class of second rounders in the 2010 draft, but his NBA career will be put on pause after just 18 seconds of action. The Toronto Raptors announced that they have assigned Alabi to their D-League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks, and it’s a move that certainly makes sense for all…

  15. Nets to take over D-League’s Springfield Armor

    Nov 11, 2010, 11:50 AM EDT

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    No, the New Jersey Nets are not a D-League team. Stop it, that joke is not funny. Anymore. But the Nets are going to own a D-League team, according to the Associated Press. The Nets are going to take over operations of the Springfield Armor, much in the same way the Rockets run the Rio…

  16. Rashad McCants’ future with the Legends still uncertain

    Nov 3, 2010, 3:38 PM EDT

    Rashad McCants

    Nothing is ever easy with Rashad McCants. After spending last season outside the NBA looking in, McCants signed a non-guaranteed contract with Dallas late in the preseason, and was cut almost immediately after. From a media perspective, the Mavericks’ intentions seemed rather obvious. However, McCants reportedly was told he would have a chance to make…

  17. Reno’s selection of Nick Fazekas to kick off tonight’s D-League draft

    Nov 1, 2010, 3:34 PM EDT

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    Tonight’s D-League draft features a deeper talent pool than ever, and according to Scott Schroeder of NBA FanHouse, former Mavericks second round pick Nick Fazekas will be the first player selected overall. The Reno Bighorns, coached by former NBAer Eric Musselman, own the No. 1 pick, and will add Fazekas to an already talented group…

  18. Jazz cut loose Sundiata Gaines, he of the dramatic game winner

    Oct 21, 2010, 2:11 PM EDT

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    The NBA is a business. First. Last. Always. Don’t ever forget it. So it was very hard for Jazz general manager to Kevin O’Connner to call Sundiata Gaines into his office Thursday and cut him loose, but that’s what the business demanded. The Jazz are over the luxury tax and every $1 saved in payroll…

  19. Inside Job: Curtis Jerrells traded to Hornets

    Oct 18, 2010, 12:50 AM EDT

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    There’s a little bit of subtext to a move that’s going to largely glossed over by the media types. The San Antonio Spurs today traded guard Curtis Jerrells to the New Orleans Hornets for a second round pick. Without a doubt this move came about as a result of New Orleans’ new GM, Dell Demps,…

  20. D-League to introduce new basketball design, makes change for the sake of change

    Oct 13, 2010, 4:37 PM EDT

    D-League New Ball

    One of the D-League’s many benefits to the NBA is the opportunity to test-drive new rules and policies. The minors essentially provide a real, basketball laboratory in which changes can be test-driven in a professional basketball setting before NBA implementation, in order to more accurately assess impacts that have been potentially overlooked. Now though, things…

  21. Chinese businessman buys part of Mavericks D-League affiliate

    Oct 4, 2010, 3:39 PM EDT

    You want a global game, you get global owners. Like Russian billionaires. Or entrepreneurs from China. Last season a group from China almost purchased 15 percent of the Cleveland Cavaliers in a deal that fell apart, but now a new one will not. Sonny Xiao, a sports entrepreneur out of China, will purchase part of…

  22. Dirk Nowitzki wants to leave the NBA’s goaltending rule alone

    Oct 1, 2010, 10:10 AM EDT

    We told you the D-League will adopt the FIBA goaltending rule — once the ball touches the rim you can go up and knock it off — this season. And that it could be a precursor to an NBA rule change. And that Spurs rookie and Eurostud Tiago Splitter thinks it’s a bad idea. Now…

  23. Tiago Splitter prefers NBA goaltending rule

    Sep 30, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

    Tiago Splitter has spent his entire career playing under the FIBA goaltending rule — once the ball hits the rim it’s live and you can knock it off. David Stern has expressed his admiration of that rule and the D-League will have it next season. Splitter doesn’t love the idea he told the San Antonio…

  24. Brad Jones to succeed Quin Snyder as coach of the Austin Toros

    Sep 29, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    The San Antonio Spurs have used the D-League as proficiently as any NBA outfit, and in the coming season, they’ll introduce a new coach to continue the tradition — or, as much of a tradition as a D-League club can have — in Austin. Former Toros head coach Quin Snyder is now on Doug Collins’…

  25. D-League to adopts FIBA goaltending, overtime rules; may be NBA testing ground

    Sep 29, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT

    After the World Championships, FIBA — meaning the world — adopted some NBA rules. For example, gone is the trapezoid key in international tournaments, replaced by the NBA rectangular key. But now the NBA may be looking at some FIBA rules in return. The D-League — often a testing ground for NBA rule changes —…

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