Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
The rookie is back.
After an impressive stint with the Iowa Energy, the Minnesota Timberwolves have recalled Shabazz Muhammad from the NBA Developmental League.
In four games with the Energy, Muhammad averaged 24.5 points, on 57.1 percent shooting, and 9.8 rebounds in just under 28 minutes per contest.
The 21-year-old was named to the 2014 NBADLeague.com All-Showcase Team after averaging 23 points, on 62.5 percent shooting, and 9 rebounds in two games of the D-League Showcase.
Muhammad appeared in eleven games with the Wolves. The small forward averaged 1.1 points, on 25 percent shooting, playing over 3 minutes per contest.
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A few months ago, Jarvis Varnado was playing for the eventual NBA champion Miami Heat. These days, he's suiting up for the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League.
Never able to get much run besides mop-up duty
As the NBA season heads into crunch time, we have started to see solid activity in the D-League. NBA teams who are either battling the injury bug or potentially looking for something new are looking to the D-League to help them do so.
For today’s report, I’ve highlighted a few important news items in the world of the D-League and included a list of all the D-League Call Ups and Assignments so far this season. Enjoy!
Yesterday represented an important day in the D-League season, in that it was the first day that NBA teams were able to sign D-Leaguers to ten-day ‘call up’ contracts. This is the shot that many (if not all) D-leaguers are hoping to get a shot with the Association.
So the question is who will get their first taste of NBA action (which you may or may not know, is FANtastic).
Thanks for all your support on last week’s post. Here’s another look at the D-League as we head into the last couple weeks of December:
Antoine Walker to Have a Sort of Homecoming
I’ll get into this in better detail below, but one of the big games this week features Antoine Walker’s return to the East Coast as the Idaho Stampede play the Maine Red Claws. The Red Claws are affiliated by the Boston Celtics, which will give Walker his best opportunity so far to impress. Unfortunately, Walker has had to rattle of some game rust so far in his comeback effort.
It’s my first post on Saving the Skyhook and I’m thrilled. I’m very excited to see what we can build here, and I’m looking forward to your feedback.
Once a week, we’ll take a look at the news and notes from the NBA D-League and keep you up to speed with the relevant story lines. One cool thing about the D-League is that every game is available in streaming format through NBA.com/dleague. We’ll also point to 2-3 games a week that we think you’ll enjoy.