D-League daily developments
January 2, 2007 - NBA G League (G League) News Release
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THEY SAID IT: "My eyes were closed the entire time trying to go to a happy place." ... Anaheim forward Tyler Smith blogs his recent trip to the oral surgeon after losing a tooth in a game at Albuquerque. Click on http://www.nba.com/dleague/anaheim/tylersmith_blog.html for the rest of the story.
LEAGUE LEADERS...in steals, blocks and assists through games of Jan. 1
SPG Player/Team BPG Player/Team APG Player/Team
2.5 Renaldo Major, DAK 3.3 Justin Williams, DAK 9.3 Randy Livingston, IDA
2.2 Davin White, ANA 2.3 Cezary Trybanski, TUL 8.8 Will Conroy, TUL
2.1 Frank Williams, SF 2.2 Louis Amundson, COL 6.6 Julius Hodge, COL
1.9 Clay Tucker, ARK 1.8 Duane Erwin, LA 5.8 Brandon Dean, ARK
1.8 Brandon Dean, ARK 1.7 Peter John Ramos, IDA 5.7 Maurice Baker, DAK
PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: Tulsa G Will Conroy has been named by D-LEAGUE.com as the Performer of the Week for games played between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. In a 66ers win on Dec. 29 at Arkansas, Conroy posted the first triple-double of the D-League season with 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. In a victory over the RimRockers on Dec. 30 he recorded 14 points, 14 assists, and seven rebounds. For the two games, he posted averages of 15.0 points, 12.0 assists, and 9.0 rebounds.
LONG RANGERS: Dakota's James Maye and Sioux Falls' Jeff Varem are currently the league's most accurate gunners from beyond the 3-point line, each making better than 50-percent. Maye is converting .538 (14-26) and Varem .500 (12-24). Varem's Skyforce teammate Frank Williams leads the league in 3s made with 40, followed by Colorado's Von Wafer at 35.
THIS WEEK ON NBA TV
Day Date Time (ET) Show / Game
Wed Jan. 3 4 p.m. Game / Idaho at Fort Worth (from 12/29)
Thur Jan. 4 4 p.m. Game / Tulsa at Arkansas (from 12/30)
Fri Jan. 5 4 p.m. Game / Colorado at Dakota (from 12/31)
8:30 p.m. This Week in the D-League (live)
Sat Jan. 6 3:30 p.m. Game / Idaho at Fort Worth (from 12/29)
5:30 p.m. This Week in the D-League (tape from 1/5)
Sun Jan. 7 1 p.m. Game / Tulsa at Arkansas (from 12/30)
3 p.m. This Week in the D-League (tape from 1/5)
3:30 p.m. Game / Colorado at Dakota (from 12/31)
MONDAY MOVES: Arkansas acquired F Julian Terrell and waived F Jason Smith due to injury. Sioux Falls acquired G Corey Williams.
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NBA G League Stories from January 2, 2007
- D-Fenders Acquire Jason McKrieth - Los Angeles D-Fenders
- Nuggets Recall Hodge From D-League - Colorado 14ers
- Kelenna Azubuike Signs with Golden State Warriors - Fort Worth Flyers
- Fobbs returns to Thunderbirds - New Mexico Thunderbirds
- Arsenal Signs Television Package with Cox Communications - Anaheim Arsenal
- Fobbs Returns to T-Birds - New Mexico Thunderbirds
- Warriors Sign Fort Worth Guard Azubuike - G League
- Will Conroy Named D-League Performer of the Week - Tulsa 66ers
- D-League daily developments - G League
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