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2012 NBA Summer League All-Prospect Team

It's a chance for coaches and GM's to take a look at how their draft picks fair in game situations against NBA players for the first time. For the newcomers, it's a chance to work with their teammates for the first time -- and for the older players, a chance to have the nouveau riche rooks pay for dinner. In Damian Lillard's case, it's a chance to get on SportsCenter for a few weeks during the usu

The Daily Deal: July 22

Each day, will be in Las Vegas to cover all of the Summer League action, focusing on the top NBA D-League alums that are trying to make an impact on their respective teams in order to earn a spot on an NBA roster. By Monday, the place will be cleared out. After 10 days and 62 games at NBA Summer League, the 2012 edition is in the books. And while hundreds of players will be heade

The Daily Deal: July 20

Each day, will be in Las Vegas to cover all of the Summer League action, focusing on the top NBA D-League alums that are trying to make an impact on their respective teams in order to earn a spot on an NBA roster. Only the weekend's left. After eight days at NBA Summer League - and 50 games in total - only Saturday and Sunday remain for coaches, scouts and front office personn

For Musselman and Emmett, A Calculated Risk Pays Off

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A full day of stifled rage ended in a sigh. "Oh man - yesterday," said Andre Emmett, looking nowhere in particular. "Yesterday was a tough day." Emmett had just finished off an 18-point, 10-rebound night against the Phoenix Suns on Friday night, pacing the NBA D-League Select Team to its second win at the 2012 NBA Summer League, when he stopped to remember just how differen

Austin's Dentmon Named Performer of the Week

NEW YORK - Justin Dentmon of the Austin Toros was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Jan. 9-15.Dentmon, a 6-0, 185-pound guard out of Washington, averaged 26.3 points, 7.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 39.5 minutes last week, shooting 53 percent from the floor. He tied a season-high with 31 points in a 114-107 road win over the Reno Bighorns on Jan. 15 as the

House of Pain

Pain is where he lives now. Pain is the teacher. The liberator. The place where Anthony Mason, Jr. grips for control. When NBA training camps began on Friday, four players from Mason's Sioux Falls Skyforce NBA Development League team got invitations to big league clubs. Mason wasn't one of them. So he bid goodbye to Greg Stiemsma, Charles Garcia, Gabe Pruitt and Casey Mitchell and buried his hea


BISMARCK, N.D. -- Nkem Ojougboh recorded his second consecutive double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds and Brady Morningstar pitched in 14 points and a team-high six assists, but the Tulsa 66ers (5-3) fell short to the Dakota Wizards (3-3) on the road by a 93-80 final Sunday inside the Bismarck Civic Center. The Wizards, who used a 32-20 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter to claim the

Stampede Down D-Fenders

\n LOS ANGELES -- Cheyne Gadson had 25 points and backcourt partner Tony Bobbitt added 18 and six rebounds and the Idaho Stampede (2-4) beat the Los Angeles D-Fenders 97-90 at the Toyota Sports Center on Saturday night. Antoine Walker added just four points, but led the team, along with Dontell Jefferson, with six assists. Walker, added to the roster on Thursday, led the Stampede in assists eight


\n DES MOINES, Iowa -- The 2011 NBA D-League Champion Iowa Energy got 21 points from rookie guard Thomas Baudinet in their 103-89 win over Sioux Falls Saturday night. The win gives Iowa a sweep of the weekend series, and moves their record to 5-3 on the season. \n Both teams stalled out of the gate as neither team could muster a point in the first 2:52 of the contest. An Andrew Drevo layup opene


\n CANTON, Ohio -- The Canton Charge's three-game winning streak was snapped at the hands of the Maine Red Claws, 103-81, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on Saturday night. Canton now sits at 3-3 on the season, while Maine improves to 2-4 with the win. \n The game was closely contested early on throughout the opening quarter, as Canton trailed by just one at the break. The Red Claws came out

Mad Ants Fall In Overtime to Springfield

FORT WAYNE, IN -- The Fort Wayne Mad Ants fell to the Springfield Armor 94-91 in overtime at the Memorial Coliseum. Despite both teams losing some of their starters to various NBA training camps, the two teams battled to the final buzzer. After a tightly contested opening 12 minutes of play the two teams were tied up and the end of the period. Defense reigned supreme in the opening frame as the Ar

Jam Stifle Stampede In Antoine Walker's Return

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Idaho Stampede (1-4) saw the return of three-time NBA All Star Antoine Walker and had an excellent game from Willie Jenkins (23 points, five rebounds, four assists), but the Bakersfield Jam defeated Idaho 100-87 on Thursday night. Walker, signed earlier in the day, made his first basket with 5:55 left in the third quarter and finished the night with seven points and five


SPRINGFIELD, MA- Lance Hurdle led six players in double figures with a season-high 28 points as the Armor defeated the Maine Red Claws 97-89 tonight at the MassMutual Center. The Armor improve to 3-1 and currently sit atop the NBA D-League's Eastern Conference standings. The Armor got off to a slow start tonight and trailed the Red Claws by as many as nine in the first quarter before closing the

Prospect Watch, Week Two: Puzzle Pieces

Four years ago, Walker Russell, a 6-foot point guard out of Jacksonville State built like a shower curtain rod, stepped onto the floor at Madison Square Garden and let himself dream a little. Russell, the son of a New York Knicks scout by the same name, had been invited to Knicks training camp after a three-year career at Jacksonville State in which he set the school's Division I scoring record (


Brandon Costner's blocked shot with just under six seconds remaining helped the Los Angeles D-Fenders push their win streak to four straight as they defeated the Rio Grande Valley Vipers 117-113 at Toyota Sports Center on Wednesday night. Costner led six D-Fenders (6-2) in double-digits after he totaled a game-high 24 points to go with five rebounds.Brian Hamilton (13 points) put Los Angeles in

Charge Rally to Edge Mad Ants

The Canton Charge came back from a 14-point deficit in the third quarter to win their second game in a row, 112-104, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on Wednesday night. Canton was propelled by six players scoring double-digit points to even their record at 2-2 in their inaugural campaign.After Fort Wayne built a six-point lead at the half, the Mad Ants went on a 12-0 run midway through the t

Toros Knock Off 66ers

CEDAR PARK, TX -- Justin Dentmon led all scorers with 27 points and Terrence Woodbury added 20 points to lead the Austin Toros (3-1) to victory over the Tulsa 66ers (4-2) Wednesday night at Cedar Park Center. The two teams are familiar with one another after playing three straight games against each other this young season. Austin leads the series 2-1.The Toros overcame a 58-45 rebounding advant

D-Fenders Bite Vipers To Extend Win Streak to Three

Six players scored in double figures for the Los Angeles D-Fenders as they defeated the Rio Grande Valley Vipers 132-126 victory at the Toyota Sports Center on Monday night. With the win, the D-Fenders (5-2) extended their win streak to three games and snapped a four game losing streak versus the Vipers (4-2). Jamaal Tinsley controlled the D-Fenders' well-rounded offense as he handed out 15 assist

Walker Russell Named NBA D-League Performer of the Week

Walker Russell of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Nov. 25-- Dec 4. A 6-0, 175-pound guard out of Jacksonville State who has been in training camp with the New York Knicks, Russell led Fort Wayne to a 2-1 record for the week, averaging 20.3 points, 11.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds. Russell recorded back-to-back point-assist double-

Tulsa Coach Nate Tibbetts Joins Cleveland Cavaliers Staff

The Tulsa 66ers, proud affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder, announced today that head coach Nate Tibbetts has accepted an opportunity to join the Cleveland Cavaliers as an assistant coach. The organization has also announced that current 66ers assistant Dale Osbourne will take over as head coach effective immediately. Tibbetts began his third season with the 66ers this past November and compil

Weekend Rewind: Dec 2-4

Over the next few weeks, the NBA Development League is going to be a busy place. With NBA training camps about to start, dozens of players are expected to find their ways onto NBA training camp rosters. Some will stick, some will head back to their D-League rosters. And to make room for all the movement, NBA D-League teams are now temporarily allowed to keep 12 players on the roster until seven da

Bakersfield Loses For First Time, Falls 118-95 to Rio Grande

\n BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The Bakersfield Jam lost to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers by a score of 118-95 tonight. The Jam (3-1) drop their first game of the season and the Vipers (4-1) win their first road game of the year. \n The first period of the game was a close battle as the lead changed 4 times and the teams were tied twice as the Vipers took a 28-26 lead over the Jam at the end of the qua

BayHawks Drop Energy, 97-87, to Split Season Series

\n DES MOINES, Iowa -- The 2011 NBA D-League Champion Iowa Energy couldn't overcome an 11 point halftime deficit as the Erie BayHawks defeated the Energy 97-87 Sunday night. The win gave Erie a split of the two game weekend series with Iowa. \n After a see-saw 1st quarter, Erie outscored the Energy 31-21 in the 2nd quarter to take a 51-40 lead into halftime. Erie's Mychel Thompson scored 12 poin

Team Effort Propels Tulsa to 109-96 Win over Tulsa

\n TULSA, Okla., Dec. 3, 2011 -- Marcus Lewis notched his third double-double of the season with 22 points and 12 rebounds and Jerome Dyson added 19 points and a game-high seven assists to lead the Tulsa 66ers (4-1) past the Austin Toros (2-1) by a 109-96 final Saturday night in Tulsa's home opener inside the Tulsa Convention Center. \n Additionally, Dwight Buycks added a season-high 18 points a

D-Fenders Hold off Skyforce in Nail-Biter

\n Sioux Falls, S.D. -- The Los Angeles D-Fenders defeated the Sioux Falls Skyforce 94-92 Saturday night at the Sioux Falls Arena. Sioux Falls had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds but Casey Mitchell misfired on a tough shot as Los Angeles completed the weekend sweep. \n Los Angeles (4-2) took advantage of eight turnovers by Sioux Falls (1-3) in the first quarter and led by as many a

Dakota Drills Idaho

BOISE, Idaho -- Cheyne Gadson scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting, but it wasn't enough as the Dakota Wizards (2-1) beat the Idaho Stampede (0-3) 120-77 at CenturyLink Arena. The Wizards scored 27 or more points in each quarter and shot 58.0 percent from the field, made nine three-pointers and made 31 free throws, while out-rebounding the Stampede 53-38. The Stampede went 28-of-85 from the field

Energy Hand Vipers First Loss, 130-117

HIDALGO, Texas -- Moses Ehambe scored a game high 33 points to lead the Iowa Energy as they knocked off the Rio Grande Valley Vipers 130-117 Thursday night at the State Fame Arena. The loss if the first for the Vipers in the 2011-12 season falling to 3-1, as the Energy pick up their second win of the year improving to 2-2. The Vipers struggled with their shooting on Thursday as they made just 13

BayHawks Win Home Opener, 105-87

Erie, Pennsylvania -- The Erie BayHawks (1-2) overcame a rough start to capture their first win of the season in front of a home opener crowd of 4,526, prevailing 105-87 over the Maine Red Claws (0-2). Maine jumped out to an early 13-3 lead that included five points by Chris Wright, and Erie's early woes continued as Kyle Goldcamp picked up three fouls and they found themselves down 27-18 at the e

Vipers Unplug Energy in 134-108 Victory

HIDALGO, Texas -- The Rio Grande Valley Vipers netted a season high 18 three-pointers on Wednesday morning en-route to a 134-108 matinee victory over the defending NBA Development League Champion Iowa Energy at State Farm Arena. The Vipers improve to 3-0 on the season while the Energy have now lost two straight to fall to 1-2 on the year. The Vipers, who have been getting off to hot starts in eve

Defense Leads Tulsa to Win Over Texas

\nTULSA, Okla. -- Marcus Lewis scored a game-high 19 points, Dwight Buycks added 13 points and a team-high four assists and the Tulsa 66ers (3-0) held their third consecutive opponent to under 90 points in a 97-84 victory over the Texas Legends (0-2) Wednesday night inside Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco. \n In the first of six matchups between the Western Conference foes this season, Tulsa led Texas News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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