TAG: Dakota Wizards

Smack / Aug 21, 2011 / 12:00 am

The Big Punisher

Kevin Durant

What do they always say about an NBA playoff series? Never pick against the best player when things are pretty even. We guess that tip works well for playground ball as well. Kevin Durant was the star of stars last night at Trinity University in Washington D.C. for Capital Punishment, scoring 44 points, winning the MVP and hitting the game-winning free throws with 21.5 seconds left as Goodman beat the Drew League 135-134. Some of the Dime crew was in the house and while KD was THE man, John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins killed as well for Goodman. On the other side, James Harden – who was going at KD all night long, the two of them taking advantage of being on opposites sides for once – and Brandon Jennings were the two best. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Jun 28, 2011 / 1:30 pm

Warriors Become Latest NBA Team To Buy D-League Affiliate

Dakota Wizards

Add the Golden State Warriors to the growing list of teams that own and operate an NBA D-League affiliate. The team’s purchase of the Dakota Wizards makes them the fourth NBA team to own and operate its “minor league” team. They also join seven other teams in having one-to-one relationships with their affiliates. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Feb 24, 2011 / 11:00 pm

Kendrick Perkins’ Replacement: Celtics Sign 6-11, 210-Pound Center

We mentioned this in passing earlier, but now it’s for real: the Celtics have signed Chris Johnson of the Dakota Wizards, and he’s checking in for the Celtics RIGHT NOW on TNT against the Nuggets.

Blazer fans are probably already familiar with the 6-11, 210-pound center, as Johnson was first called up by Portland on Jan. 24 after averaging 16.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in the D-League. Also, diehard Celtics fans might remember that Johnson was also in Celtics training camp in October. Read More »