The Bucks, Hornets and Sixers are exploring the idea of signing D-League point guard Gary Talton, reports Shams Charania of RealGM. The second-year pro from the University of Illinois at Chicago is first among current D-League players in assists per game, with 10.2 in 26 appearances. He’s split the season between the affiliate of the Rockets and his current team, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, who share affiliation with 13 NBA teams, including the trio of clubs Charania identifies as interested parties.
Talton went undrafted in 2013, though the Grizzlies, under former CEO Jason Levien, were among the teams to work him out prior to the draft. He had a more limited role with Houston’s D-League affiliate last season, but this year, he’s seeing more minutes and has upped his three-point percentage from 31.2% to 40.6%. He was just a 29.3% shooter from behind the arc in two seasons of NCAA play.
Milwaukee waived combo guard Nate Wolters shortly before it lost Kendall Marshall for the season with a torn ACL, though the Bucks have 14 players signed for the rest of the season and reportedly plan to give Kenyon Martin a contract for the balance of 2014/15, too. Charlotte has a full roster but is seeking point guard help in the wake of Kemba Walker‘s injury, which the team hopes will allow him to return six weeks from now. The Sixers just signed point guard Larry Drew II to another 10-day contract Monday, and they, too, have a full roster.