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2015 NBA D League Showcase

D-League call ups: Spurs to sign JaMychal Green, Kings to sign Quincy Miller to 10-day contracts


The annual D-League Showcase is taking place right now in beautiful Santa Cruz, California, (home of the Banana Slugs), which is a chance to bring all the D-League talent into one location for scouts and GMs to see, and to facilitate some signings.

Either it’s working or there are some nice coincidences.

The Spurs are about to sign JaMychal Green to a 10-day contract, while the Kings will do the same for Quincy Miller, according to multiple reports.

Green is a 6’8″ forward out of Alabama who has played the last two seasons with the Austin of the D-League. This season he is averaging 23 points a game on 58.5 percent shooting, plus pulling down 10.5 rebounds a game, and he has impressed the trusted eyes of the San Antonio Spurs, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Quincy Miller is very athletic, and that will keep getting a guy chances.

After tearing up the D-League for 13 games — 25.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, with a ridiculous PER of 29 — the Sacramento Kings have reached a deal to sign former Denver Nugget Miller to a 10-day contract. This was first reported by Shams Charania of Real GM and has since been confirmed by multiple other sources.

Miller was projected as a 3-and-D guy at the NBA level but hasn’t developed those skills — his defense hasn’t been great and he is a career 31.6 percent shooter from three. While Miller shot better than 50 percent overall on playing for the Reno Bighorns this season he is still shooting just 32 percent from three. He was getting his buckets thanks to that athleticism.

We’ll see if he has developed enough to stick at the next level now, Sacramento is certainly a roster where he could fit in, use that athleticism and get a chance.

With both Green and Miller the teams can offer them a second 10-day contract after the first one is done, but after that the team has to make a call on them for the rest of the season.

Report: Cavaliers inquire about Jordan Farmar, who was recently waived by the Clippers

Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Clippers

After a much slower than expected start to the season, the Cavaliers weren’t about to sit idly by without trying to improve player personnel in order to turn things around.

Doing so would have essentially been a slap in the face to LeBron James, and might have been perceived as willfully wasting his first season back in Cleveland, and one of the few he has left to play while still in his prime.

So, trades have been made — Dion Waiters is gone, and J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert have been added to the roster. In addition, the Cavs went out and got Timofey Mozgov in hopes of addressing their glaring need of legitimate frontcourt size, one that existed even before Anderson Varejao went down with a season-ending injury.

The roster stands at 14 players, and all that’s left is to add some additional depth at the point guard position. Kyrie Irving is playing at an All-Star level, but is averaging 38.2 minutes per game. It’s not surprising, then, that the recently-waived Jordan Farmar is someone who Cleveland is taking a long look at as a possible acquisition.

From Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com:

The Cleveland Cavaliers have inquired about recently-waived backup point guard Jordan Farmar, a league source told Northeast Ohio Media Group.

The dialogue was explained as a “feeling-out” process. Farmar, 28, was bought out of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. He clears waivers on Sunday. …

He’s very much still a quality backup. He also has ties with Cavaliers coach David Blatt, playing for Blatt in 2011 with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

The “quality backup” part remains to be seen; Farmar averaged just 4.6 points and 1.9 assists in 14.7 minutes per game for the Clippers this season, while appearing in 36 contests for them off the bench.

But Farmar says the parting of ways was mutual, after his role wasn’t clearly defined and he clashed a bit woth head coach Doc Rivers.

From Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times:

“It just ended up not being a great fit,” Farmar said. “We both decided it was better off that we part ways.” …

“I just never felt I had a real role,” Farmar said. “We talked in the offseason about what my job was going to be. The opportunity just wasn’t the same. It was never time for me to really ever get going and feel comfortable and feel like I had a place on the team.”

There wouldn’t be a ton of minutes available for Farmar in Cleveland initially, but he’d presumably have the opportunity to earn more as the season wears on. Cleveland, however, is expected to take its time in making this decision, and is looking at other candidates, as well, with Nate Robinson being the most prominent name that has surfaced at this stage of the process.

Nuggets’ Wilson Chandler gets way up to dunk on Mavericks’ Tyson Chandler (VIDEO)

Wilson Chandler, Tyson Chandler

Wilson Chandler of the Nuggets and Tyson Chandler of the Mavericks aren’t related, and that’s probably a good thing. Because there might be some lingering hard feelings at the family dinner table after what Wilson did to Tyson during Friday night’s contest.