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D-Fenders Lock Down Legends in Showcase Finale

January 22, 2017 - MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Jan. 21, 2017 - The Los Angeles D-Fenders (20-6) defeated the Texas Legends (12-12), 128-115, in the final game of the 2017 NBA Development League Showcase. Vander Blue scored a team-best 31 points for Los Angeles. Travis Wear notched 24 points on 4-of-7 from deep to go with 11 rebounds off the bench and Josh Magette had a 15-point, 15- assist double-double for the D-Fenders. Manny Harris scored a game-high 41 points on 15-of-26 shooting to go with six rebounds and six assists in the losing effort... Full Story

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D-Fenders to Become South Bay Lakers Following 2016-17 Season

January 22, 2017 - D-FENDERS TO BECOME SOUTH BAY LAKERS FOLLOWING 2016-17 SEASON Team Unveils New Name and Colors to Pay Homage to Community and Parent Club's History EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles D-Fenders will become the South Bay Lakers following the conclusion of the 2016-17 NBA Development League season, it was announced today by President/CEO Joey Buss. "I am excited to announce the South Bay Lakers rebrand," Buss said. "This is an opportunity to leverage the iconic Lakers brand, celebrate our amazing community and emphasize our fra... Full Story

Woolpert to Serve as Head Coach for D-League Showcase

January 18, 2017 - EL SEGUNDO - Head coach Coby Karl will not travel to Mississauga, Ontario, for the 2017 NBA D-League Showcase as he and his wife Kristen anticipate the birth of their second child. Los Angeles assistant Paul Woolpert will serve as coach for the team's two weekend contests, it was announced today. Woolpert is in his second season with Los Angeles after a coaching career that has spanned more than 30 years. A three-time championship-winning play-caller in the Continental Basketball Association, he has enjoyed stints i... Full Story

D-Fenders Acquire Player Rights to Juwan Staten

January 15, 2017 - EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles D-Fenders have acquired the returning player rights to Juwan Staten from the Delaware 87ers in exchange for forward Roscoe Smith, it was announced today by General Manager Nick Mazzella. The deal is pending the successful completion of physicals. Staten currently plays for the Salon Vilpas Vikings in Finland, where he is averaging 12.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists through 19 games. A 6-foot-1 point guard, Staten has career averages of 7.8 points, 3.9 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 28 NBA ... Full Story

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League: NBA Development League
Home: Los Angeles, California
Class: Men's
Website: Los Angeles D-Fenders site
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