The NBA’s relationship with the D-League continues to grow, and this season a total of 19 NBA teams had one-to-one affiliations with D-League clubs. Those NBA organizations without their own affiliates were required to assign players to D-League clubs associated with other NBA franchises. D-League teams could volunteer to take on the assigned players, and if no volunteers emerged, the players were assigned at random.
This significant change from the 2014/15 season came about after the Pacers purchased the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and turned them into their one-to-one partner for the 2015/16 campaign. Other NBA teams have interest in following suit in the years ahead, and the NBA’s ultimate goal for the D-League is for all 30 NBA franchises to have their own D-League squads. You can view the complete list of D-League affiliates here.
We at Hoops Rumors are recapping the D-League-related activity for the 2015/16 campaign for each team and we’ll continue with the Philadelphia 76ers, whose D-League affiliate is the Delaware 87ers:
The Sixers made 6 assignments for the 2015/16 season, sending four players to the D-League for a total of 86 days. Listed below are all the assignments and recalls made by Philadelphia for the 2015/16 campaign:
- November 11th: Assigned Kendall Marshall (1st) — Recalled December 4th
- November 11th: Assigned Tony Wroten (1st) — Recalled December 4th
- December 1st: Assigned Christian Wood (1st) — Recalled December 1st
- December 8th: Assigned Carl Landry (1st) — Recalled December 14th
- December 8th: Assigned Christian Wood (2nd) — Recalled December 14th
- December 18th: Assigned Christian Wood (3rd) — Waived on January 5th
Here’s how Philadelphia’s players performed while on assignment to the D-League this season:
- Carl Landry: Landry was sent to the D-League for rehab purposes and did not appear in any games.
- Kendall Marshall: Marshall was sent to the D-League for rehab purposes and did not appear in any games.
- Christian Wood: In 32 appearances Wood averaged 17.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 28.8 minutes per outing. His shooting line was .529/.253/.707.
- Tony Wroten: Wroten was sent to the D-League for rehab purposes and did not appear in any games.