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Los Angeles Acquires Dwayne Mitchell from Iowa

November 11, 2008 - NBA G League (G League) - Los Angeles D-Fenders News Release

EL SEGUNDO, CA - The Los Angeles D-Fenders have acquired guard Dwayne Mitchell in a trade with the Iowa Energy. In exchange Iowa will receive forward Patrick Sanders.

Mitchell, a 6'5" 220-pound guard out of Louisiana Lafayette, played the majority of last season for the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League. In 31 games including 29 starts with the Energy, Mitchell averaged 20.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.60 steals in 37.3 minutes, earning a spot in the 2008 NBA D-League All-Star Game.

Most recently, Mitchell played for the Lakers entry in the 2008 Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 6.7 points on .619 shooting, 1.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.83 steals in 15.0 minutes over six games.

Mitchell will join allocated players and former Lakers training camp teammates Joe Crawford and Brandon Heath along with the 2008 D-Fenders draft class, returning players and local try-out invitees at the D-Fenders training camp.

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