Pistons guard traded to Rockets’ G League affiliate
The Cruise traded Stanley’s returning player rights to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, in exchange for their first-round pick in the 2022 NBA G League Draft. From last December to this past January, Stanley split playing time between the Cruise and the Detroit Pistons. He appeared in nine games (one start) for the Pistons, averaging 5.8 points and 2.1 rebounds. The Vipers, who acquired Stanley’s rights, are the G League affiliate for the Houston Rockets. The NBA G League has yet to announce the date for its 2022 draft.mlive.com
Pistons assign Grant, Garza, Stanley to Motor City Cruise
Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant could be one step closer to making his return from injury. The Pistons assigned the 27-year-old, along with Luka Garza and Cassius Stanley to their G League affiliate on Monday. The team has utilized the Cruise this season to ramp up players ahead of their return to play. The Pistons assigned rookie Cade Cunningham to the Cruise earlier this season following his recovery from an ankle injury and ahead of his debut. NBA teams can assign players to the G League throughout the season.mlive.com
Pistons sign Derrick Walton Jr., Cassius Stanley to 10-day hardship contracts
With five players in the NBA’s health and safety protocol, the Detroit Pistons have brought in a couple of re-enforcements. The Pistons called up guards Derrick Walton Jr. and Cassius Stanley from their G League affiliate on Saturday. Detroit signed the two guards to 10-day contracts using the COVID-related hardship allowance. He went undrafted in 2017 out of Michigan, where he averaged 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 31.9 minutes in 127 career games. He has three years of NBA experience, where he has averaged two points and 1.7 assists in 9.4 minutes over 42 NBA games (one start).mlive.com
Curry sinks final shot, tops Conley for second 3-point title
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)ATLANTA – Stephen Curry shot his way to another 3-point title and Domantas Sabonis made sure the Skills Challenge still belongs to the bigs. Conley had the lead with 27 points before Curry was the final shooter of the contest. Curry had 26 points before sinking his final shot from the corner for 28 points and the win. Tatum led off the final round with 17 points while making only one shot from the “money ball” rack. In the final, Toppin took off from near the free-throw line, inspiring comparisons to Wilkins' winning form while with the Atlanta Hawks.
NBA All-Star 2021: The game no one seemed to want
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ATLANTA – It's the NBA All-Star Game almost no one seemed to want. "It’s the All-Star Game, so there’s going to be some shenanigans out there. Team LeBron will play on behalf of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, while Team Durant represents the United Negro College Fund. Trae Young, a starter in 2020, was snubbed this season despite averaging 26.4 points — the most of any player not selected for the All-Star Game.
NBA reveals All-Star skills, 3-point, dunk participants
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Phoenix’s Devin Booker have been 3-point champions at All-Star weekend before, and they’ll try to win that trophy again Sunday. The NBA revealed the 15 players Tuesday who will be taking part in the other on-court events besides the All-Star Game in Atlanta, with the overwhelming majority of them pulling double-duty between those competitions and the game itself. They’ll be joined by Portland’s Robert Covington, the only current NBA player who is a graduate of a historically Black college and university. It will be held at halftime of the All-Star Game, while the skills competition and 3-point contest will occur pregame. Atlanta, Charlotte, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Memphis, Miami, Minnesota, Oklahoma City, Sacramento, San Antonio and Toronto have no one participating in All-Star night events.
No. 4 Duke edges third-ranked Kansas 68-66
Kansas guard Devon Dotson (1) drives to the basket past Duke guard Tre Jones during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK, NY Tre Jones scored 15 points and Cassius Stanley added 11 of his 13 points in the second half to help No. 4 Duke beat third-ranked Kansas 68-66 in the opener of the Champions Classic on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. 1 Michigan State plays second-ranked Kentucky in the second game of the doubleheader. NOT SO FREE THROWS: Both teams struggled from the foul line with Kansas going 16 for 26 and Duke 14 for 23.