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Cavaliers Sign Andrew Harrison To Two-Way Contract, Waive John Holland

Nov 9, 2018 12:50 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Andrew Harrison to a two-way contract.

Harrison (6-6, 213) appeared in one game with the Memphis Grizzlies this season. 

In a related move, the Cavaliers waived Two-Way forward John Holland.

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Wizards Sign Chasson Randle

Oct 30, 2018 4:39 PM

The Washington Wizards have signed Chasson Randle from the Capital City Go-Go.

Randle (6-3, 185) spent 2018 training camp with the Wizards and appeared in three preseason games, where he averaged 5.3 points and 2.6 assists per game.

The 25-year-old guard spent the 2016-17 season split between the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks, appearing in 26 total games and averaging 5.3 points per game. The Stanford graduate also appeared in 21 NBA G League games in 2016-17, averaging 20.5 points per game in those contests. Randle spent the 2017-18 season with Real Madrid in Spain, averaging 3.6 points per game in 46 games

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Michele Roberts Anticipates Possible Unionization Of G League Players

Oct 24, 2018 8:05 AM

Michele Roberts reacted to an announcement from the NBA that the G League will have "Special Contracts" available for top prep stars who wish to forego college and make $125,000 for one season in the G League. The goal of the plan is to offer an alternate path for prospects who would rather not to go college before the one-and-done rule is eliminated, which will likely be by 2022.

“Everybody wants to stay at home. That’s natural instinct,” National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts told Yahoo Sports. “Going overseas is lonely. The G League, at least historically, has been a more profitable option … most of the time, guys are making more money, having access to family and friends.”

Roberts wasn't involved in the union when the one-and-done rule was enacted.

“I don’t know how many slots we’re talking about [for elite G League players with special contracts], I don’t know what additional conditions are attached to it,” Roberts said. “This is not something we’ve [the NBPA] negotiated. [The prospects] are not members of the union. I have more questions about that contract. The six figures will get some guys’ attention.”

Roberts told Yahoo Sports that unionization of G League players could be on the horizon.

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Tags: High School, NCAA, NBA, D-League, NBA CBA

G League Showcase Set For Las Vegas On Dec. 19-22

Oct 23, 2018 4:30 PM

The 2018 G League Winter Showcase will be played in Las Vegas from Dec. 19-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in promotion with Las Vegas Events.  

The four-day, 27-game scouting event features the league’s 27 teams each playing two regular-season games in front of representatives from all 30 NBA teams. For the first time, the event will be held in December, allowing NBA team personnel the opportunity to evaluate two-way and NBA G League talent in advance of the 10-day signing period and two-way guarantee deadline. 

For the second consecutive season, the NBA G League Winter Showcase will be played across two courts with as many as seven games per day.

“We are thrilled to partner with MGM Resorts and Las Vegas Events to bring the NBA G League Winter Showcase to Las Vegas and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center,” said NBA G League President Malcolm Turner.  “Las Vegas is a world-class hospitality destination and an exciting place to play NBA-caliber basketball in December.”

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Darius Bazley Signs Endorsement Deal With New Balance

Oct 22, 2018 1:23 PM

Darius Bazley has signed an endorsement deal with New Balance worth $14 million and a guaranteed $1 million.

Bazley will spend the season training ahead of the 2019 NBA Draft.

Bazley originally committed to Syracuse and is now represented by Rich Paul.

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Willie Reed Selected No. 1 In G League Draft By Salt Lake City

Oct 20, 2018 6:07 PM

The Salt Lake City Stars selected Willie Reed with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2018 G League draft.

The Greensboro Swarm drafted Chinanu Onuaku (6-9, 250, Louisville) with the second overall pick and then took Tyler Nelson (6-3, 180, Fairfield) with the third overall selection.  The South Bay Lakers chose Alen Smailagic (6-10, 215, Serbia) with the fourth overall selection and the Erie BayHawks selected Terrell Miller (6-8, 250, Murray St.) with the fifth overall pick.

Round 1

  1. Salt Lake City – Willie Reed
  2. Greensboro – Chinanu Onuaku
  3. Greensboro – Tyler Nelson
  4. South Bay – Alen Smailagic
  5. Erie – Terrell Miller
  6. Northern Arizona – Aaron Epps
  7. Canton – Darel Poirer
  8. Stockton – Terry Maston
  9. Delaware – Hakim Warrick
  10. Santa Cruz – Jordan Howard
  11. Iowa – Daxter Miles Jr.
  12. Windy City – Joe Kilgore
  13. Grand Rapids – Jovan Mooring
  14. Long Island – Durand Scott
  15. Capital City – Noah Allen
  16. Northern Arizona – Roddy Peters
  17. Santa Cruz – Kentrell Barkley
  18. Santa Cruz – Jemerrio Jones
  19. Grand Rapids – Micah Seaborn
  20. Agua Caliente – Manu Lacomte
  21. Erie – Sanjay Lumpkin
  22. Long Island – Jabari Craig
  23. Delaware – Marcus Marshall
  24. Lakeland – QJ Peterson
  25. Raptors 905 – LeRon Black
  26. Austin – Connor Burchfield
  27. Westchester – Chris Wray

Round 2

  1. Salt Lake City – Justin Reyes
  2. Long Island – Jahvari Josiah
  3. Fort Wayne – Rob Gray
  4. Stockton – Anthony Walker
  5. Fort Wayne – Deion McClenton
  6. Agua Caliente – Tavrion Dawson
  7. Canton – Shawndre’ Jones
  8. Salt Lake City – James Demery
  9. Northern Arizona – AJ Mosby
  10. Santa Cruz – DeAngelo Isby
  11. Iowa – Mike Amius
  12. Greensboro – Passed
  13. Sioux Falls – Jalen Hayes
  14. Fort Wayne – Marquez Letcher-Ellis
  15. Capital City – Devon Bookert
  16. Sioux Falls – Juwan Howard Jr.
  17. South Bay – Colton Weisbrod
  18. Erie – Tommy Hamilton IV
  19. Oklahoma City – Akil Douglas
  20. Texas – Lexus Williams
  21. Grand Rapids – Brandon Hollins
  22. Rio Grande Valley – Jaleel Cousins
  23. Stockton – Passed
  24. Northern Arizona – LaQuinton Ross
  25. Raptors 905 – Parker Jackson-Cartwright
  26. Austin – Jordan Johnson
  27. Westchester – Freddie McSwain

Round 3

  1. Stockton – Passed
  2. Greensboro – Passed
  3. Delaware – Jordan Downing
  4. Maine – John Bohannon
  5. Wisconsin – Kanellos Garbis
  6. Memphis – Curtis Phillips
  7. Canton – Passed
  8. Maine – Tyquan Rolon
  9. Maine – Duane Wilson
  10. Windy City – Marvin Smith
  11. Iowa – Passed
  12. Oklahoma City – Brandon Swannegan
  13. Sioux Falls – Passed
  14. Fort Wayne – Jared Sam
  15. Westchester – Passed
  16. Agua Caliente – Passed
  17. South Bay – Passed
  18. Agua Caliente – Passed
  19. Raptors 905 – Bryson Scott
  20. Texas – Casey Jones
  21. Grand Rapids – Elijah Brown
  22. Rio Grande Valley – Branden Jenkins
  23. Santa Cruz – Tyree Murray
  24. Fort Wayne – Passed
  25. Raptors 905 – Passed
  26. Austin – Nick Dixon
  27. Westchester – Passed

Round 4

  1. Salt Lake City – Passed
  2. Greensboro – Passed
  3. Stockton – Passed
  4. Maine – Schnider Herard
  5. Wisconsin – Michael Qualls
  6. Wisconsin – Passed
  7. Canton – Passed
  8. Texas – Passed
  9. Delaware – Kameron Rooks
  10. Santa Cruz – Passed
  11. Iowa – Passed
  12. Windy City – Passed
  13. Lakeland – Jalen Bradley
  14. Memphis – Nino Johnson
  15. Westchester – Passed
  16. Lakeland – Passed
  17. South Bay – Passed
  18. Rio Grande Valley – Passed
  19. Oklahoma City – Passed
  20. Texas – Passed
  21. Grand Rapids – Keshawn Liggins
  22. Rio Grande Valley – Passed
  23. Maine – Passed
  24. Fort Wayne – Passed
  25. Raptors 905 – Passed
  26. Austin – DeJuan Blair
  27. Westchester – Passed

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Lakers Sign Johnathan Williams To Two-Way Deal, Waive Travis Wear

Oct 19, 2018 5:23 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Johnathan Williams to a two-way contract.

In a related move, the Lakers have requested waivers on forward Travis Wear.

Williams (6-9, 230) played in all six preseason games for the Lakers, averaging 6.8 points (.516 FG%) and 4.3 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game.

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G League To Offer $125k Salaries To Elite One-And-Done Prospects

Oct 18, 2018 12:15 PM

The G League is creating a new venture as an alternative to the current one-and-done route for the best American basketball prospects.

As part of a newly formed "professional path" starting in the summer of 2019, the G League will offer "Select Contracts" worth $125,000 to elite prospects who are at least 18 years old but not yet eligible for the NBA draft.

The rule will target recent or would-be high school graduates who would otherwise likely spend just one season playing college basketball. They will receive a six-figure salary and benefit from the NBA's infrastructure. 

Without the restrictions of the NCAA's amateurism rules, players will also be free to hire agents, profit off their likeness and pursue marketing deals from sneaker companies.

While changes to the NBA's age limit likely won't be implemented until the 2022 draft, the league considers this an immediate response.

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

Tags: High School, NCAA, NBA, D-League

Rockets Convert Gary Clark, Vince Edwards To Two-Way Deals

Oct 15, 2018 5:20 PM

The Houston Rockets will convert the contracts of Gary Clark and Vince Edwards to two-way deals.

Clark went undrafted out of Cincinnati.

Edwards was a second round pick in 2018 out of Purdue.

Michael Scotto, Kelly Iko/The Athletic

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Pistons Convert Zach Lofton To Two-Way Deal, Waive Reggie Hearn

Oct 15, 2018 3:29 PM

The Detroit Pistons have exercised its two-way player conversion option on guard Zach Lofton.

Detroit also announced that guard Reggie Hearn has been waived.

Lofton, 6-4, 180, appeared in four games with the Pistons this preseason and averaged 5.5 points (.471 FG, .400 3FG), 2.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 8.9 minutes per game. A member of the Pistons’ team at the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, NV, Lofton played last season at New Mexico State where he averaged 20.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game and was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Hearn, 6-5, 210, played in one game this preseason, recording three points at San Antonio on October 5. He was signed to a two-way contract on January 15, 2018 and appeared in three games with the Pistons where he averaged 1.0 points in 2.3 minutes per game.

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Hornets Convert Joe Chealey To Two-Way Deal
Joe Chealey went undrafted in 2018 out of Charleston.

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Warriors Sign Jaleel Cousins To Exhibit 10 Deal
Jaleel Cousins will play for the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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Nets Convert Theo Pinson To Two-Way Contract
Theo Pinson went undrafted in 2018 out of North Carolina.

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Rockets Agree To Sign Brandon Sampson To Exhibit 10 Deal
Brandon Sampson played for the Atlanta Hawks in Summer League.

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Josh Huestis Agrees To Exhibit 10 Deal With Spurs
Josh Huestis averaged 14.2 minutes per game over 69 appearances in 17-18 with the Thunder.

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Grizzlies Sign D.J. Stephens To Two-Way Contract
D.J. Stephens spent last season in France with Le Mans.

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Anthony Carter Hired By Heat As Player Development Coach
Anthony Carter will be involved in all aspects of player development for the Heat and implementing Miami's player development and mentorship programs with the Heatís G League affiliate.

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Spurs Sign Amida Brimah, Julian Washburn To Camp Deals
Amida Brimah was with the Spurs for preseason in 2017 and then played for the Austin Spurs of the G League.

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Spurs Sign Drew Eubanks To Two-Way Deal
Drew Eubanks went undrafted out of Oregon State.

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Joe Wolf Named Head Coach Of Greensboro Swarm
Joe Wolf played collegiately at North Carolina.

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Grizzlies Waive Kobi Simmons From Two-Way Contract
Kobi Simmons averaged 6.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 20.1 minutes per game last season with the Grizzlies.

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Darius Bazley Won't Play In G League, Will Train On His Own For 2019 NBA Draft
Darius Bazley decommitted from Syracuse in March.

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Capital City Go-Go Select Lavoy Allen, Alonzo Gee In Expansion Draft
Capital City's selections in the Expansion Draft came from a pool of players from 2016-17 and 2017-18 NBA G League rosters.

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Celtics Sign PJ Dozier To Two-Way Contract
PJ Dozier was on a two-way deal with the Thunder last season.

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Rockets Agree To Sign Bruno Caboclo To Exhibit 10 Deal
Bruno Caboclo was a first round pick by the Raptors in 2014.

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Warriors Sign Marcus Derrickson To Exhibit 10 Contract
Marcus Derrickson left Georgetown for the 2018 NBA Draft after his junior season.

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Hornets Waive Mangok Mathiang
Mangok Mathiang averaged 10.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 assists in 25.3 minutes per game in the G League.

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Kings Hire Ty Ellis As Head Coach Of G-League Team
Ty Ellis was previously an assistant coach with the Suns.

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Thunder To Sign Tyler Davis To Two-Way Contract
Tyler Davis averaged 11.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 17.8 minutes per game for the Nets in Summer League.

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Jordan McRae To Sign Two-Way Deal With Wizards
Jordan McRae spent last season in Spain.

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