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Celtics Assign Landry to Red Claws

The Celtics assigned the recently acquired Marcus Landry to the Maine Red Claws on Saturday, presumably to make room for veteran sharpshooter Michael Finley. Landry came to the Celtics on Deadline Day with Nate Robinson for Eddie House, J.R. Giddens, and Bill Walker. Landry got in one game with the Celtics this season, playing three […]

Maine Red Claws Crusher Dolls Now Available

I thought I’d pass along word that the Maine Red Claws mascot, Crusher, has a new doll that is being sold now for a good cause. Proceeds will benefit Maine charities. Not bad! From the Maine Red Claws Facebook page via Twitter: Crusher has arrived! Crusher dolls are now available. All proceeds from the $8 […]

Maine Red Claws Trade For Almond, Cummings

Maybe the Maine Red Claws can inspire their NBA affiliate, the Boston Celtics, to make a deal before the trade deadline. Why, do you ask? Well, the Maine Red Claws completed a stunning trade on Tuesday, sending guard Tony Bobbitt (12.2 ppg) and forward Noel Felix (9.2 ppg) to the Springfield Armor for guard Morris […]

Walker Won’t Participate in D-League Dunk Contest

Bill Walker, who’s currently up with the Celtics, was recently added to a list of participants in the NBA D-League dunk competition…but he had no idea until a Celtics official told him. Walker was informed he’d have to be sent down to the NBA D-League if he wanted to participate, and he declined. “I’m trying […]

Ajinca Nearly Wins D-League Performer of the Week Award

On assignment from the Bobcats to the Maine Red Claws, Alexis Ajinca has been dominant at times. Lately, he’s been really good, but not good enough to earn him NBA D-League Performer of the Week. Last week, Ajinca averaged 20.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in four games. Don’t you wish he was a member of […]

J.R. Giddens Offered to Knicks for Nate Robinson, Assigned to Red Claws

According to CSNNE.com’s Gary Tanguay, the Celtics reportedly offered point guard J.R. Giddens and future considerations to the New York Knicks for Nate Robinson during a 14-game stretch in December when Robinson didn’t see any action. Then, when Robinson exploded for 41 points in a win over the Hawks on Jan. 1, the trade landscape […]

Red Claws Split 2 Games at 2010 NBA D-League Showcase

The Claws can’t win ‘em all, but they did manage to split their two-game set at the 2010 NBA D-League Showcase in Idaho, beating L.A. on Monday before losing to Sioux Falls on Tuesday. Here’s how it went down: SIOUX FALLS DOWNS MAINE AT 2010 NBA D-LEAGUE SHOWCASE BOISE, ID Jan. 5, 2010 – Playing […]

Red Claws Center Alexis Ajinca Nearly Wins Weekly Award

Red Claws center Alexis Ajinca nearly took home the NBA Development League’s Performer of the Week honors for games played during the week of Dec. 28. Ajinca averaged 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds as he continues to improve with increased playing time. Unfortunately for the Celtics, Ajinca will not be apart of their future, as […]

NBA D-League Suspends Four Players

Rasheed Wallace isn’t the only badboy in professional basketball. Four NBA D-League players were suspended on Friday following separate altercations in two games. NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2009 – The NBA Development League today issued suspensions to four players following two separate altercations during Reno’s 98-90 victory over the Bakersfield Jam in Reno on Tuesday, […]

Maine Red Claws Beat Springfield Armor 102-79

Professional basketball made it’s debut in Maine Friday night as the Maine Red Claws held their home opener at the newly renovated Portland Exposition Building. In front of Celtics GM Danny Ainge, NBA great Dave Cowens and a sold out crowd of 3,100, the Red Claws used a balanced scoring attack which saw eight players […]

Former Celtics Guard Gabe Pruitt Signs with Los Angeles D-Fenders

The Los Angeles D-Fenders announced that Gabe Pruitt, who was waived in November due to injury, is healthy and able to play. In an effort to make room for Pruitt on the roster, the D-Fenders have waived shooting guard Charlie Parker. Pruitt, a point guard from USC, attended the 2009 D-Fenders training camp as an […]

NBA D-League Daily Developments – Dec. 1

Maine Red Claws News Charlotte’s Ajinca Assigned To NBA D-League’s Maine Red Claws Charlotte Bobcats center Alexis Ajinca was assigned to the Maine Red Claws, the Bobcats’ NBA Development League affiliate. The assignment is the fifth of the NBA D-League season, the second for Maine, and the second for Ajinca, who was assigned to the […]

NBA D-League Daily Developments – Nov. 28

News and Notes from the NBA Development League Conference Standings East: W-L Pct. GB || West: W-L Pct. GB Erie 1-0 1.000 0.0 || Albuquerque 1-0 1.000 0.0 Iowa 1-0 1.000 0.0 || Austin 1-0 1.000 0.0 Sioux Falls 1-0 1.000 0.0 || Utah 1-0 1.000 0.0 Dakota 0-0 .000 0.5 || Idaho 0-0 .000 […]

NBA Development League Announces Expanded 2010 Playoff Format

League to Continue Innovative Pick-Your-Opponent First Round NEW YORK – The NBA Development League announced today it will expand the playoff format for the 2009-10 season to three rounds of three-game series. The 2010 NBA D-League postseason is set to being as early as April 7, 2010. For the first time, the eight qualifying teams […]

Albuquerque Thunderbirds Select Carlos Powell With First Pick In 2009 NBA D-League Draft

Latavious Williams, First-Ever High School Player Drafted Into NBA Development League ATLANTA – The Albuquerque Thunderbirds selected Carlos Powell, a 6-7 small forward from South Carolina, with the first overall selection in the 2009 NBA Development League Draft. The Tulsa 66ers selected Latavious Williams, a 6-8 forward, the first-ever player selected in the NBA D-League […]