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 – JAN 30 – Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 116-105


NEWARK, DE – The Delaware 87ers (15-13) dropped their third straight game and second to the Grand Rapids Drive (13-16) this season. The final score was 116-105 in favor of the Drive, which knotted the season series at two games apiece. This was the final meeting of the year between the two teams.
Shawn Long and James Webb III led the way for Delaware, with both notching double-doubles. Long finished with 31 points and 13 rebounds, his 12th double-double in the past 14 games. Webb III’s 13 and 12 gave him five-straight double-doubles.
Russ Smith got the start, his first of this season for the Sevens. He had just three points, but did dish out 10 assists in 33 minutes.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - JAN 30 - Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 116-105

Grand Rapids Drive Guard JORDAN CRAWFORD (15) attempts a Three-point field goal as Delaware 87ers Forward JAMES WEBB III (3) defends in the second half of a 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

“I thought he did a great job of moving the basketball,” said Head Coach Eugene Burroughs. “For us, that’s a plus to have a guy with his ability to get guys shots.”
The two teams kept it close throughout the first three quarters. The Drive led by seven after one period and just one at halftime. The 87ers won a high-scoring third frame 34-32 to take an 84-83 lead into the fourth. Delaware kept pace with the Drive despite shooting just 6-33 from three-point land.
“I gave those guys the confidence to shoot the basketball,” Burroughs said. “We’re a pretty high-percentage three-point team. The first half, I felt like if we had gotten those same shots in the second half, we’d be in great shape. I think we got some of those looks but we just didn’t make them tonight.”
The game remained close through the midway point of the fourth quarter. From there, the wheels came off. Both teams played sloppily late, but Grand Rapids capitalized on Delaware’s miscues, while the 87ers could not return the favor.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - JAN 30 - Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 116-105

Grand Rapids Drive Forward RAMON HARRIS (3) attempts a Three-point field goal as Delaware 87ers Guard MIKH MCKINNEY (10) defends in the second half of a 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

“I think sometimes you have to play through that,” Burroughs said. “You always have spurts in games where it gets a little hectic, but sometimes I look at those opportunities as ways to get easy buckets.
“It helps us push the tempo a little bit. Unfortunately for us, I think we looked a little gassed as the game went on. We were down a body, which obviously plays a role in a game like that. But, we also have to just find a way to defend at a high level, and I don’t think we did that tonight.”
Delaware, playing without Cat Barber for the fifth-straight game, allowed 65 second-half points and lost the final period 33-21. Barber was sidelined with an ankle injury.
The Drive had a monster game from downtown. Grand Rapids went 18-34 from distance, good for 53 percent. Five different players had multiple three-pointers and the team knocked down timely threes late in the game.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - JAN 30 - Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 116-105

Grand Rapids Drive Guard JORDAN CRAWFORD (15) dribbles pass Delaware 87ers Forward CARLOS LOPEZ-SOSA (4) in the second half of a 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

“They made shots. Having the extra bodies helped,” Burroughs said. “They had three assignment guys that, you know, aren’t playing at the NBA level so they come in and give you a little injection of life and energy, and it made a difference tonight.”
Those assignment players were Henry Ellenson, Michael Gbinije and Darrun Hilliard. Ellenson and Gbinije were drafted by the Detriot Pistons, the Drive’s parent club, in the 2016 draft. Hilliard was selected in the second round of the 2015 draft after a standout four-year career at Villanova. All three players finished in double figures,and seven Grand Rapids players in total had more than 10 points.
Delaware had five players cross the 10-point threshold. Dionte Christmas had 19, Devondrick Walker racked up 15 and Brandon Triche finished with 13 off the bench.
Next up, the 87ers hit the road to take on the Maine Red Claws on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. ET.
By Varun Raghupathi, 24/Sevens Insider

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 – DEC 13 – Delaware 87ers defeats Oklahoma City Blue 104-95


NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 13 - Delaware 87ers defeats Oklahoma City Blue 104-95

Delaware 87ers Guard CAT BARBER (1) dribbles down the floor in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Oklahoma City Blue (Oklahoma City Thunder) Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

NEWARK, DE – The Delaware 87ers (6-6) came into this game after recently completing an intense stretch of three road games in four days, and came out on top 104-95 against the Oklahoma City Blue (8-5), led by Philadelphia 76ers assignee Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot’s 16 points, six rebounds and five assists.
In the first quarter, the Sevens played some of their best basketball of the year and jumped out to a 30-16 lead. Delaware ended the period on a 14-0 run that snapped the frame’s final 3:30 minutes. The 16 points is the second-lowest output against the Sevens in the first quarter this year.
“I thought we moved the basketball. We made shots. I think our team is progressing and getting better the more we share the ball,” Head Coach Eugene Burroughs said. “I think Cat Barber was kind of a catalyst for us. He’s been moving the ball very well the last three or four games, and when he does that it gets other guys involved and guys can make shots and it breeds that sharing of the basketball.”
Barber, normally a potent scorer, finished with a clean line of seven points, seven rebounds, six assists and zero turnovers. The second quarter was all OKC. The Blue outpaced the Sevens 37-18 and went into the locker room up 53-48.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 13 - Delaware 87ers defeats Oklahoma City Blue 104-95

Delaware 87ers Guard TIMOTHE LUWAWU-CABARROT (20) drives towards the basket from the dunk as Oklahoma City Blue Center DAKARI JOHNSON (44) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Oklahoma City Blue (Oklahoma City Thunder) Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“Honestly, I think our game is a game of runs,” Burroughs said. “Someone’s going to come out early and make some shots and the other team is going to go on a run. It’s ‘can you withstand run?’”
The Sevens withstood the Blue’s barrage and did an effective job of playing post defense despite being undersized. OKC rotated 7-footers Dakari Johnson, the reigning D-League Player of the Month, and Kaleb Tarczewski to try and cause fits for the 87ers’ big men Shawn Long and David Laury III.
Long was mired in foul trouble throughout the game, but Laury III played well in his stead. The Iona product finished with 15 points and seven rebounds and neutralized the Blue’s frontcourt attack throughout his 25 minutes on the floor.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 13 - Delaware 87ers defeats Oklahoma City Blue 104-95

Oklahoma City Blue Center KALEB TARCZEWSKI (41) attempts a free throw in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Oklahoma City Blue (Oklahoma City Thunder) Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

 “It’s hard, because with those big guys, they got some easy buckets down there that we couldn’t defend,” Burroughs said. “You just try to do your work early in the post and try to push them off the block and just do the best you can defensively.
“I think, for us, when they do miss those shots, that’s when we’re at our best because we can rebound and push the floor and try to get some easier buckets, and I think that happened towards the fourth quarter a little bit. We got a couple stops and were able to move the ball down the other end.”
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 13 - Delaware 87ers defeats Oklahoma City Blue 104-95

Delaware 87ers Center SHAWN LONG (21) drives towards the basket as Oklahoma City Blue Center DAKARI JOHNSON (44) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Oklahoma City Blue (Oklahoma City Thunder) Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Sevens out-rebounded a bigger OKC squad 44-36. They also won the third quarter 26-14 and kept the Blue at bay throughout the fourth quarter, thanks to some timely defense, solid passing and clutch shots. Much of the strong play can be attributed to Luwawu-Cabarrot, one of the 76ers first-round picks this year.
“I think confidence-wise, it helps him because now, again, he’s playing in NBA games and to come down here and play against the talent level here, which is good talent, but it’s different,” Burroughs said. “The style of play is different, the game is different. When you watch him play, he’s in pick-and-rolls with us and I’m quite sure with the Sixers he’s not in a lot of pick-and-rolls.
“He’s still developing and growing and that’s what our league is for and that’s what our team is for is to help him be in situations where he can improve and get better.”
TLC was one of six players in double figures for the Sevens. They are back at .500 and have a 3-2 home record.
Delaware heads back on the road for a date with the Canton Charge on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. ET.
By Varun Raghupathi, 24/Sevens Insider