JAMES WEBB III SIGNS TWO-WAY CONTRACT WITH BROOKLYN


The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward James Webb III to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. In a related move, the Nets have requested waivers on forward Jacob Wiley.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 30 - Delaware 87ers defeats Long Island Nets 111-95

Delaware 87ers Forward JAMES WEBB III (3) drives towards the basket as Long Island Nets Center EGIDIJUS MOCKEVICIUS (55) defends in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Webb (6’9”, 202) joins Brooklyn from the NBA G League’s Delaware 87ers. In 21 games (13 starts) with the 87ers this season, Webb has recorded averages of 11.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals in 27.3 minutes per contest. He also appeared in 39 games (all starts) for Delaware last season and holds career NBA G League averages of 12.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 32.2 minutes per game across 60 career games (52 starts).

Prior to his time in the NBA G League, Webb played two collegiate seasons at Boise State (2014-16), where he earned All-Mountain West First Team honors as a redshirt junior (2015-16) and Mountain West Newcomer of the Year, All-Mountain West Second Team, and All-Mountain West Defensive Team honors as a redshirt sophomore (2014-15). In 63 career games (57 starts) with the Broncos, Webb averaged 13.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.3 steals in 29.1 minutes per contest. The Augusta, Ga., native also played one season (2012-13) at North Idaho College prior to playing at Boise State.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 06 - Westchester Knicks defeated Delaware 87ers 113-111

Delaware 87ers Forward JAMES WEBB III (3) dunks the ball in the first half of an​ NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks) Monday, Nov. 06, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Wiley originally signed a two-way contract with Brooklyn on August 14. In five games with Brooklyn this season, Wiley recorded averages of 0.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.4 assists in 6.7 minutes per game. He also appeared in 16 games with Brooklyn’s NBA G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets, averaging 7.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 20.6 minutes per contest.

Per NBA rules, teams are permitted to sign two players to two-way contracts in addition to the 15-man regular season roster. A two-way player for the Nets will provide services primarily to the team’s NBA G League affiliate – the Long Island Nets – but can spend up to 45 days with Brooklyn, not including any time prior to the start of Long Island’s training camp and at the conclusion of their season.

 

Source: NBA.COM

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NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 – DEC 19 – Delaware 87ers defeats South bay Lakers 127-123


PHILADELPHIA, PA– Despite a season-high 38 points from Vander Blue, the South Bay Lakers fell to the Delaware 87ers, 127-123, on Tuesday morning. The Lakers (12-5) forced 22 turnovers but shot only 33.3% from beyond the arc in the loss. Delaware (5-12) was led by James Blackmon Jr., who came off the bench to score 27 points on 6-9 from three as the 87ers grabbed the wire-to-wire victory.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - DEC 19 - Delaware 87ers defeats South bay Lakers 127-123

South bay Lakers Guard VANDER BLUE (17) drive to the base as Delaware 87ers Forward DEVIN ROBINSON (6) defends in the second half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the South bay Lakers (Los Angeles Lakers) Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Delaware jumped out to a quick start and led by as many as 13 in the first, but the Lakers rode an 11-0 run to end the quarter to lessen the deficit to two, 29-27, through one. Devin Robinson paced the Sevens with seven points while Blue and Scott Machado combined for 12 points to keep the Lakers close. Robinson scored 10 more in the second as Delaware extended their lead to 60-54 by halftime.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - DEC 19 - Delaware 87ers defeats South bay Lakers 127-123

Delaware 87ers Guard JAMES BLACKMON JR. (1) dribbles the ball down the floor in the first half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the South bay Lakers (Los Angeles Lakers) Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Blackmon finished the game with 27 points. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Blue scored nine points in the third, but Christian Wood had 10 points of his own to extend the Delaware lead to 92-83 through three. Blue erupted for 22 points in the fourth quarter alone and Ivica Zubac added 12 points, but the rest of the team couldn’t get it going as Delaware held on for the win.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - DEC 19 - Delaware 87ers defeats South bay Lakers 127-123

Delaware 87ers Forward DEVIN ROBINSON (6) throws down the ally oop in the first half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the South bay Lakers (Los Angeles Lakers) Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - DEC 19 - Delaware 87ers defeats South bay Lakers 127-123

Delaware 87ers Forward CHRISTIAN WOOD (35) grabs a rebound in the first half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the South bay Lakers (Los Angeles Lakers) Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The 87ers shot 51.2% from the field as seven played scored in double digits, led by Blackmon Jr.’s 27 points. Wood grabbed a double-double with 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Robinson scored 21 points and grabbed nine boards. Darin Johnson (17 points), Shawn Long (12 points, four rebounds) and James Webb III (11 points, nine rebounds) rounded out the scoring for Delaware.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - DEC 19 - Delaware 87ers defeats South bay Lakers 127-123

Delaware 87ers Center SHAWN LONG (21) dunks the ball in the second half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the South bay Lakers (Los Angeles Lakers) Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. In his first game back with the sevens Long contributed 12 points. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

South Bay relied on Blue’s big scoring performance (38 points, two rebounds, two assists, three steals) to keep them in the game, but only had two other Lakers reach double figures: Machado (16 points, eight assists) and Zubac (26 points, 12 rebounds, three assists). Demarcus Holland had his best all-around game of the season with nine points and nine rebounds, while Alex Caruso stuffed the stat sheet as well (eight points, nine boards, seven steals), but the balance of Delaware proved to be too much. South Bay did convert all 18 of their free throws, the first time they didn’t miss from the charity stripe since March 23, 2010, when they hit 8-8 from the line.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - DEC 19 - Delaware 87ers defeats South bay Lakers 127-123

South bay Lakers Center IVICA ZUBAC (40) dunks the ball in the second half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the South bay Lakers (Los Angeles Lakers) Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Center IVICA ZUBAC finished the game with 12 rebounds and 26 points. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

South Bay will now take on the Erie BayHawks in the first end of a back-to-back on Thursday, December 21 at 4:00 p.m. PST from the Erie Insurance Arena.

Delaware 87ers defeats South bay Lakers 127-123

Vander Blue (38 points) Highlights vs. Delaware 87ers

Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment Plans State-of-the-Art 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington


HARRIS BLITZER SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH THE BUCCINI/POLLIN GROUP ON STATE-OF-THE-ART 76ERS FIELDHOUSE IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

140,000-SQUARE-FOOT FACILITY TO SERVE AS HOME TO 76ERS NBA G LEAGUE TEAM IN 2018-19 76ERS FIELDHOUSE TO ALSO SERVE AS A BEACON FOR YOUTH SPORTS IN DELAWARE NEW FACILITY TO BENEFIT THOUSANDS OF UNDERSERVED YOUTH EACH YEAR THROUGH PROGRAMS LEVERAGING THE POWERFUL PLATFORM OF SPORTS

WILMINGTON, DEL. – Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) on November 29th announced a partnership with The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) to establish the 76ers Fieldhouse, a state-of-the-art, 140,000-square-foot, multi-purpose sports complex and youth training center in Wilmington. The facility will be developed by The Buccini/Pollin Group on an 8.9-acre parcel of land off U.S. Route 13 and Garasches Lane.

Set to open in the fourth quarter of 2018, 76ers Fieldhouse will serve as home to the Philadelphia 76ers’ NBA G League affiliate team beginning with the 2018-19 season. The 76ers NBA G League affiliate team – which will be rebranded next year, pending league approval – will play its home games at 76ers Fieldhouse, configured to host approximately 2,500 fans per game.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 06 - Westchester Knicks defeated Delaware 87ers 113-111

Delaware 87ers Guard and 76ers Assignee FURKAN KORKMAZ (30) drives towards the basket as Westchester Knicks Guard XAVIER RATHAN-MAYES (1) defends in the second half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks) Monday, Nov. 06, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Boasting three full-size professional basketball courts, two indoor turf soccer fields, a world-class sports performance and athletic training area, as well as retail and office space, this dynamic new facility will also serve as a beacon for youth sports in Delaware.

76ers Fieldhouse establishes a first-class destination for thousands of hours of youth basketball, soccer, volleyball, and other sport competitions and athletic training sessions each year. Additionally, this privately-funded facility will feature programming designed to benefit thousands of underserved youth annually by leveraging the powerful platform of sports. These programs will be centered around physical fitness, nutrition and wellness, in addition to basketball skills training and development.

BPG, whose assets have a value in excess of $4 billion, including 40 hotels, six million square feet of office and retail space, 10 major residential communities, and multiple entertainment venues, including Talen Energy Stadium, home of the Philadelphia Union, will lead the development and construction of the new facility. Meanwhile, the 76ers will leverage its sales and sponsorship expertise to secure unique partnerships for 76ers Fieldhouse, including naming rights partners.

A formal groundbreaking ceremony for 76ers Fieldhouse is being planned for the first quarter of 2018, with a season ticket deposit campaign for the NBA G League team also set to begin at the start of the new year.

Wilmington Mayor Michael Purzycki:

“We are proud to welcome the 76ers and their NBA G League team to the City of Wilmington. The new sports facility will be among the finest in the country for a city our size. This Fieldhouse, larger than the Chase Center, will be an outstanding venue for the Delaware sports-hungry public.

“This also answers our residents’ call for healthy options for our kids. Wilmington’s children will be primary beneficiaries of the many levels of programming provided by this magnificent facility. Our gratitude to Buccini/Pollin and the 76ers organization for placing their faith in our great city.”

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Wilmington Mayor Michael Purzycki addresses the media during a ceremony to announce a new state of the art 76ers fieldhouse in be built in Wilmington Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 at the Louis L.Redding City County Building in Wilmington, Del. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Chris Heck, Philadelphia 76ers President of Business Operations:

“The Philadelphia 76ers are truly the Delaware Valley’s team, and we’re fortunate to have an incredible fanbase across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. We are thrilled to partner with BPG on 76ers Fieldhouse in Delaware to serve as home to both our NBA G League team and hundreds of youth teams and athletes each year. We’ve set out to create a facility in a city on the rise like Wilmington for our NBA G League team that furthers the 76ers’ commitment to being leaders in sports performance and athlete care.

“We’re fortunate to partner with a group as respected and accomplished as BPG to reach this goal, while also bringing these amenities to youth teams and athletes in this area. With the support of Delaware Governor John Carney, Wilmington Mayor Michael Purzycki and our fans across the state, we’re excited to further demonstrate our commitment to Delaware by launching 76ers Fieldhouse.”

Rob Buccini, The Buccini/Polin Group:

“I am gratified by the Sixers decision to be part of this transformative project for Wilmington.  Their confidence and commitment affirms that Wilmington continues to move in the right direction.

“In addition to providing sports, training and health services for youth in our City and throughout the region, the facility will be a significant economic generator. With the addition of tournaments and associated visitors, 76ers Fieldhouse will positively impact the local economy.”

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Rob Buccini, The Buccini/Polin Group addresses the media during a ceremony to announce a new state of the art 76ers fieldhouse in be built in Wilmington Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 at the Louis L.Redding City County Building in Wilmington, Del. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Malcolm Turner, NBA G League President:

“I’m thrilled to congratulate the Philadelphia 76ers organization and HBSE on what is sure to be a best-in-class NBA G League facility. It’s wonderful to see the 76ers invest not only in the continued development of young players, but also in the Delaware community through this innovative, multi-use building. I can’t wait to watch the team in action there for the 2018-19 season!”

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - MAR 25 - Windy City Bulls defeated Delaware 87ers 110-99

File Photo: NBA Development League/President MALCOLM TURNER gives remarks during Half time of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) Saturday, March 25, 2017 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 – NOV 28 – Delaware 87ers defeats Northern Arizona Sun 103-96


NEWARK, Del. — The Delaware 87ers (2-8) threw shade at the Northern Arizona Suns (3-6) by a final score of 103-96 at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. The Sevens earned their first home victory of the season and have now won two straight games. Delaware had a slim lead throughout most of the contest and used a 29-point fourth quarter to finish off Northern Arizona.

Here are three takeaways from the 87ers’ first and only meeting with the Northern Arizona Suns:

Delaware turned its defensive intensity up a notch

Head Coach Eugene Burroughs was adamant before the game that his team’s biggest focus was defense. Burroughs relayed the idea that if the Sevens’ defense was up to snuff, the rest would take care of itself. He was spot on with his assessment. The 87ers played a ferocious brand of basketball from the jump, closing out on three-point shooters and hounding would-be drivers. Nothing came easy for the Suns tonight. Northern Arizona entered the game tops in the G League with an average of 15 makes from distance per game, but Delaware held the Suns to just 7-26 from beyond the arc. Northern Arizona also committed 20 turnovers and had only 14 assists on 35 made baskets.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 28 - Delaware 87ers defeats Northern Arizona Sun  103-93

Delaware 87ers Forward JAMES MICHAEL MCADOO (14) and Northern Arizona Suns Forward RAHLIR HOLLIS-JEFFERSON (11) dives for the ball in the second half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Northern Arizona Sun (Phoenix Suns) Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Darin Johnson made the most of his court time

It’s a long road from G League draft pick to G League rotation player, but Darin Johnson is traveling it with aplomb. He’s slowly but surely upped his productivity as his opportunity to play has expanded and tonight was his best game as a pro. Johnson spent his 18 minutes racking up 13 points, four rebounds and a steal. He shot 6-9 from the field, had a highlight-reel dunk and played annoying defense throughout. Look for Johnson to remain a permanent fixture in the Sevens’ rotation if he keeps this up.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 28 - Delaware 87ers defeats Northern Arizona Sun  103-93

Northern Arizona Suns Forward DERRICK JONES JR. (10) dunks the ball in the second half as Delaware 87ers Guard and 76ers Assignee FURKAN KORKMAZ (30) defends during a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Northern Arizona Sun (Phoenix Suns) Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

This was going to be a close game and Delaware made plays when it counted

Northern Arizona came into the game 3-5. The Suns three wins were by a combined 15 points, while their five losses were by a total of 14 points. Additionally, the team hadn’t played in a game where the margin of victory was greater than nine. The Sevens have had their share of late-game struggles in the past, but the team took a step forward this evening. Delaware won the fourth quarter 29-24, got big shots down the stretch from the likes of Devin Robinson, Furkan Korkmaz, Christian Wood and Jacob Pullen and maintained the same level of intensity on defense that it had early in the game. This was truly a team win.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 28 - Delaware 87ers defeats Northern Arizona Sun  103-93

Northern Arizona Suns Forward MIKE YOUNG (23) drives towards the basket as Delaware 87ers Forward CHRISTIAN WOOD (35) defends in the second half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Northern Arizona Sun (Phoenix Suns) Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

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NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 – NOV 06 – Westchester Knicks defeated Delaware 87ers 113-111


NEWARK, Delaware — The Westchester Knicks (2-0) emerged as the victors tonight in a hot and cold game with the Delaware 87ers (0-2), the Philadelphia 76ers’ affiliate. Down by as many as 16 points, the Knicks came back in a thrilling finish to win it all 113-111.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 06 - Westchester Knicks defeated Delaware 87ers 113-111

Delaware 87ers Guard and 76ers Assignee FURKAN KORKMAZ (30) drives towards the basket as Westchester Knicks Guard XAVIER RATHAN-MAYES (1) defends in the second half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks) Monday, Nov. 06, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Knicks affiliate player Trey Burke set a new franchise record for Westchester with a game-high 43 points, adding on six rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Fellow affiliate Nigel Hayes knocked in 22 points, notching a double-double with 11 rebounds. Two-Way player Isaiah Hicks also recorded a double-double, finishing with 15 points, 11 rebounds and an added two blocks. Luke Kornet, the Knicks’ second Two-Way player, contributed 13 points and seven rebounds while Knicks affiliate Xavier Rathan-Mayes supplied 10 points, seven rebounds, and three assists.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 06 - Westchester Knicks defeated Delaware 87ers 113-111

Delaware 87ers Guard and 76ers Assignee FURKAN KORKMAZ (30) and Westchester Knicks Guard TREY BURKE (23) battle for the loose ball in the first half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks) Monday, Nov. 06, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Sixers Two-Way player Jacob Pullen led the Sevens with 24 points, four assists, and three rebounds; his Two-Way counterpart contributing 15 points, six rebounds, and three blocks. Fellow starter Furkan Korkmaz was just short of a double-double, finishing with 17 points and nine rebounds. Mike Young and Devin Robinson came off the bench with double-digits, Young with 19 and Robinson with 10.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 06 - Westchester Knicks defeated Delaware 87ers 113-111

Delaware 87ers Guard JACOB PULLEN (0) drives towards the basket in the second half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks) Monday, Nov. 06, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The teams were slow to start, with neither side breaking double-digit scoring until 6:50 through the first quarter. Only able to muster 17 points in the first twelve minutes, Westchester found itself down by 13 early in the second. Luckily for the visitors, Burke’s hot shooting picked up with the guard scoring 16 points in the second quarter alone. At the half, the Sevens’ lead was diminished, with the Knicks ahead by two.

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - NOV 06 - Westchester Knicks defeated Delaware 87ers 113-111

Westchester Knicks Guard TREY BURKE (23) and Westchester Knicks Forward NIGEL HAYES (20) attempts to grab an offensive rebound in the second half of a NBA G-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks) Monday, Nov. 06, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The third quarter looked much like the first, as Delaware regained its commanding lead by outscoring the Knicks 34-18. Down 14 points heading into the final quarter, Westchester used a 19-5 run to make a game of it once again. Tying it up 100-100 with 4:33 on the clock, the Knicks then faltered as the Sevens regained a quick six points. In a thrilling finish though, Westchester would come out victorious, the final score 113-111.

SMITH 45 PTS; 87ERS TWO GAMES BACK OF PLAYOFF BIRTH


87ers Top Swarm To Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

NEWARK, Del. — The Delaware 87ers (26-22) topped the Greensboro Swarm (18-31) 123-114 in a must-win game that keeps the 87ers playoff hopes alive. Russ Smith led the way with a season-high 43 points as the Sevens topped the Swarm for the third time in four meetings this season.The game began as a battle of starting point guards, with Delaware’s Russ Smith and Greensboro’s Cat Barber trading blows in the early part of the first. Smith put up 10 of the Sevens’ first 12 points, while former 87er Barber scored 11 of the Swarm’s first 13 points. The first quarter stayed close and became a high-scoring affair, ending with the 87ers holding a 36-30 lead.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - MAR 29 - Delaware 87ers defeated Greensboro Swarm 123-114

Delaware 87ers Guard RUSS SMITH (0) dribbles the ball down the floor in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets) Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Sevens controlled the beginning of the second quarter, leaping out to a 41-32 lead before allowing an 8-0 run from the Swarm. The game was tied at 47 at the midway point of the second, but Delaware outscored Greensboro 18-8 the rest of the frame to take a 65-55 lead into the locker room. Russ Smith had 25 at halftime to lead all scorers.

It didn’t take long for Russ Smith to reach the 30-point plateau. He scored the Sevens’ first five points of the third quarter within a minute to hit the mark. Delaware maintained its lead throughout the period, but Greensboro cut into their deficit by three across the third to make the score heading into the final quarter 91-84 in favor of Delaware.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - MAR 29 - Delaware 87ers defeated Greensboro Swarm 123-114

Greensboro Swarm Guard Cat Barber (7) drives to the basket for the easy lay-up in the second half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets) Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Greensboro scored the fourth’s first basket to bring them to within five points, but the 87ers responded with a 10-0 run to give themselves a bit of a cushion. Though the Swarm continued to make things interesting, Delaware kept them at bay. When the score was 102-95, Russ Smith ripped off eight unanswered to give the Sevens a 15-point lead. Greensboro proved a tough out, but Devondrick Walker’s three-ball with 18.8 seconds left iced the affair and gave Delaware a 123-114 win.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - MAR 29 - Delaware 87ers defeated Greensboro Swarm 123-114

Delaware 87ers Guard RUSS SMITH (0) drives towards the basket as Greensboro Swarm Guard Rasheed Sulaimon (0) defends in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets) Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The 87ers had five players finish in double figures. Russ Smith (43), Shane Edwards (18), Walker (13), Roscoe Smith (12) and Terrence Jennings (11) made up the group. Barber had 23 for Greensboro, which was led in scoring by former Kansas standout Perry Ellis, who dropped 25.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - MAR 29 - Delaware 87ers defeated Greensboro Swarm 123-114

Greensboro Swarm Forward Perry Ellis (34) drives to the basket in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets) Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Though the Sevens are alive in the playoff race, they have zero margin for error. They are two games back of the final playoff spot and must win their next two games and have fourth-place Maine lose its final two contests. The 87ers hold the tiebreakers with the Red Claws, who have lost three straight and finish the year with a road back-to-back.

Former VP Joe Biden Attends 87ers Game


Bulls’ Balance Too Much For Sevens

NEWARK, DE – The Delaware 87ers (25-22) fell to the Windy City Bulls (22-25) 110-99 on Beau Biden Foundation Night. This was a well-contested, back and forth game, but when the Bulls took a 46-44 lead with 6:57 to go in the second quarter they never let go of their advantage. The Sevens and Bulls tied the season series 2-2.

Former VP JOE BIDEN salutes the crowd during Half time of an NBA D-league regular season game

Former VP JOE BIDEN salutes the crowd during Half time of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) Saturday, March 25, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo Saquan Stimpson

The game had a similar feel to the Reno and Long Island affairs earlier in the week. In those two games, Delaware got timely buckets whenever their opponent got close. Tonight, the tables were turned when it became clear the Bulls had an answer for every Sevens push.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - MAR 25 - Windy City Bulls defeated Delaware 87ers 110-99

Delaware 87ers Guard AARON HARRISON (15) looks to take a shoot in the second half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) Saturday, March 25, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

 

Aaron Harrison led the way for Delaware with 32 points. He hit five three-pointers and also added eight rebounds. He was one of four 87ers in double figures, with Nate Robinson (23), Roscoe Smith (13) and Russ Smith (11) rounding out the group.

In a cruel twist of fate, Fort Wayne lost to Grand Rapids by two. Had the Sevens won, they would have moved to within 1.5 games of the Mad Ants for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. As it stands, Delaware is still 2.5 games back of Fort Wayne. The 87ers have three games left, while the Mad Ants have two contests remaining.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - MAR 25 - Windy City Bulls defeated Delaware 87ers 110-99

Delaware 87ers Guard NATE ROBINSON (1) drives his shoulder in the chest of Windy City Bulls Forward THOMAS WALKUP (0) in the second half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) Saturday, March 25, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Windy City had an astounding eight players finish in double figures. The Bulls only had nine guys see the court, making the feat all the more impressive. Former 87er David Laury III was a high man for Windy City, pacing the club with 17 points. He was traded to the Bulls on March 2.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - MAR 25 - Windy City Bulls defeated Delaware 87ers 110-99

Windy City Bulls Forward DAVID LAURY III (22) drives towards the basket as Delaware 87ers Forward CARLOS LOPEZ-SOSA (4) defends in the second half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) Saturday, March 25, 2017 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

 

 

GALLERY: NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 – MAR 25 – Windy City Bulls defeated Delaware 87ers 110-99

 

Sixers sign Shawn Long to multi-year deal.


NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 11 - Delaware 87ers defeats Fort Wanye Mad Ants 100-92

Delaware 87ers Center SHAWN LONG (21) drives to basket in second first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

 

The 76ers signed Shawn Long to a partially guaranteed, multiyear deal on Thursday morning, confirming a Philly.com report.

The contract is guaranteed for the remainder of the season. Long will have two seasons remaining in his deal.

 

The final day of the rookie’s 10-day contract with the Sixers was Wednesday. Long averaged 4.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 7.8 minutes in four games.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - JAN 30 - Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 116-105

Delaware 87ers Center SHAWN LONG (21) drives towards the basket as Grand Rapids Drive Forward HENRY ELLENSON (8) defends in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Saquan Stimpson

 

The 6-foot-9, 255-pounder finished with 13 points and seven rebounds in 15 minutes in his debut against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 6. Then he played only one second against the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday before not seeing any action against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

Long scored six points on 2-for-3 shooting and grabbed five rebounds in 12 minutes Sunday against the Lakers. He didn’t score a point and attempted one field goal in four minutes against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.

Source: Keith Pompey | phillynews.com

 

 

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 – FEB 14 – Delaware 87ers defeated Maine Red Claws 123-101


WEBB III SHOWS NO LOVE TO RED CLAWS, DROPS 40 ON MAINE
NEWARK, DE – The Delaware 87ers (18-16) romped into the All-Star break on the back of their second consecutive strong performance against a playoff team, demolishing the Maine Red Claws (22-14) 123-101 on Tuesday night at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 14 - Delaware 87ers Vs Maine Red Claws

Delaware 87ers Forward JAMES WEBB III (3) drives towards the basket in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Maine Red Claws ( Boston Celtics) Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Sevens outscored the Red Claws 70-43 in the second half after trailing 58-53 at intermission. The third quarter was one of the finest 12-minute stretches of basketball Delaware has put together this year; the team outpaced Maine 40-15 in the period to put the game away for good.
James Webb III dropped a season-high 40 points and added 13 rebounds. Shawn Long and Carlos Lopez also had double-doubles, with Long going for 24 and 16 and Lopez chipping in with 12 and 10. It was Long’s 20th double-double of the season and Lopez’s first. But Webb III was the star tonight.
“You know what, it’s funny, the other day they were joking in practice that he didn’t shoot the ball great doing spot-shooting, but he still shot probably 60 percent,” Head Coach Eugene Burroughs said. “In his mind, he was probably like ‘I didn’t shoot seven out of 10 for every spot’ and Coach Martelli told him he was going to make seven today and he made nine. So, he had a great day. He was feeling it.”
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 14 - Delaware 87ers Vs Maine Red Claws

Delaware 87ers Guard NATE ROBINSON (1) listens to Delaware 87ers Head Coach EUGENE BURROUGHS during a time out in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Maine Red Claws ( Boston Celtics) Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Lopez’s double-double came in just 20 minutes off the bench. He also added two assists and continues to show superior passing skills for a big man.
“He’s been playing great; he plays with a motor,” Burroughs said. “He sets screens. He’s probably the most unselfish guy on our team and when he’s active and moving the basketball and setting screens for guys, with our team, it really helps us.”
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 14 - Delaware 87ers Vs Maine Red Claws

Delaware 87ers Guard NATE ROBINSON (1) shoots a three pointer in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Maine Red Claws ( Boston Celtics) Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Nate Robinson, the NBA veteran who has been playing professional basketball since 2005, had just three points on 1-8 shooting in his Sevens debut. Still, the three-time Slam Dunk champion showed flashes of his old self and managed to distribute the ball well, picking up three assists despite only having one practice with Delaware under his belt.
“I thought he played well,” Burroughs said. “For a veteran guy like that, you could see the pace that he plays with. Under control, he was great in pick-and-roll. He didn’t make some shots today, but you could tell once he gets a little more familiar and get his legs under him, he’s going to make those plays and he’s going to help our team.”
Robinson’s veteran leadership was evident as well. He used his time on the bench to mentor the younger players.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 14 - Delaware 87ers Vs Maine Red Claws

Delaware 87ers Guard NATE ROBINSON (1) and Maine Red Claws Forward DALLAS LAUDERDALE (52) go after the ball in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Maine Red Claws ( Boston Celtics) Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“Just energy. Just get the guys playing,” Robinson said. “I tried to explain to them during a couple timeouts that, the second unit, we just have to come in and provide energy – regardless of if we make mistakes, if we make shots or don’t. We just have to play with energy, because the ball is going to find energy.”
The Sevens’ next game is next Wednesday, Feb. 22 at home against the Canton Charge, a team against which the 87ers are fighting for a playoff spot. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Bob Carpenter Center.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 – FEB 11 – Delaware 87ers defeats Fort Wayne Mad Ants 100-92


NEWARK, DE – The Delaware 87ers (17-16) picked up a hard-fought, much-needed win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (19-11) by the final score of 100-92. The win was Delaware’s first over the Mad Ants this season and featured 11 steals from the 87ers, as well as some of the best defense the Sevens have played all year long.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 11 - Delaware 87ers defeats Fort Wanye Mad Ants 100-92

Delaware 87ers Center SHAWN LONG (21) drives to basket in second first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“I thought we had a great effort,” Head Coach Eugene Burroughs said. “We talked about, you know, as a team we have to defend, because we’ll always score. But, can we get stops? And when we don’t get stops, we struggle, and today’s game I thought we did a great job defensively. We had some scrappy plays, which was great for us because a lot of times we are on the losing end of those scrappy plays and tonight we weren’t.”
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 11 - Delaware 87ers Vs Fort Wanye Mad Ants

Delaware 87ers Head Coach EUGENE BURROUGHS draws up a play during a time out in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

This one was tight throughout, with the two squads tied at 22-22 after one, Fort Wayne ahead by five at halftime and Delaware leading by one heading into the fourth quarter. The Sevens held the Mad Ants to just 17 points in the final frame and, coupled with a solid 24 points of their own in the final 12 minutes, eked out a crucial eight-point victory.
“I think the group on the floor did a great job just sharing the basketball,” Burroughs said. “I don’t think one guy tried to take over the game and the ball moved, and when the ball moves they’re good enough players to make basketball plays, and we made shots during that time period.”
The leading scorer for Delaware in this one was relative newcomer Aaron Harrison. The Kentucky product poured in 19 points in 31 minutes off the bench. Harrison has now scored at least 10 points in three of his four outings with the Sevens.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 11 - Delaware 87ers Vs Fort Wanye Mad Ants

Delaware 87ers Guard AARON HARRISON (15) handles the ball in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“I thought he felt very comfortable today,” Burroughs said. “Aaron has only played a few games with us. We’ve had limited practices, so he’s kind of learning on the fly, and today I felt he felt a little more comfortable, you know, in the offensive schemes and defensively.”
Delaware couldn’t have asked for a performance like this at a better time. The Sevens came into the tilt having lost six of their past seven games, while red-hot Fort Wayne had won four of their previous five before Saturday night.
Three 87ers aside from Harrison finished in double figures, with Washington Wizards assignee Danuel House ending with 12 and Russ Smith and Shawn Long notching 16 points apiece. Fort Wayne had five players above 10 points, led by Stephan Hicks and his game-high 22 points.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 11 - Delaware 87ers defeats Fort Wanye Mad Ants 100-92

Washington Wizards assignee Danuel House (99) passes the ball while driving to the basket in the second half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Sevens are back home on Valentine’s Day to take on the Maine Red Claws at 7 p.m. ET at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del. It is the fourth game in a five-contest home stand. Delaware is 1-2 against Maine this year.