D-League Notes: Gobert, Clark, T’Wolves

January 4 at 10:58am CDT By Zach Links

Today’s look at the D-League..

  • The Spurs announced that they have recalled guard Nando De Colo from the Austin Toros of the D-League.  De Colo made his fifth appearance for the Toros this season Friday evening helping Austin to a 122-97 home victory over the Texas Legends finishing with 21 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals.  For now, teammate Malcolm Thomas remains in Austin.
  • Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Ian Clark will be staying in L.A. following last night’s game against the Lakers because they’re both being assigned to the D-League once more, tweets Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.
  • The T’Wolves are giving some thought to purchasing a D-League team, writes Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press.  “Eventually that might be something that we want to do, where we have a team where we can send (players) back and forth,” president of basketball operations Flip Saunders said.  The Wolves plan on sending Shabazz Muhammad to their shared affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa.  It’ll be their first D-League assignment since 2011/12.
  • Brandon Parker of the Washington Post wonders what kind of impact it will have on the D-League if Celtics star Rajon Rondo is sent down to rehab from injury.  Having household names rehab on a farm team would increase the D-League’s exposure and attendance.  It also, of course, would give NBA players a great way to ease back into regular action.
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