After another G League player called him “coronavirus” on the court, Lin, who is Taiwanese American, has been speaking out against the racism and bigotry that numerous Asian Americans have faced since former President Donald Trump began referring to the coronavirus as the “China virus” last year.Jeremy Lin talks embracing Linsanity, denouncing racism and staying hungry — The Denver Post
Jeremy Lin proved to himself he’s still an NBA-caliber player while playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors in the G League’s bubble. He’s just waiting for an NBA team to agree with him. 584 more wordsJeremy Lin fights racism while battling to return to the NBA — East Bay Times
SANDERS NAMED NBA G LEAGUE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
The NBA G League announced today that Raptors 905 General Manager Chad Sanders has been named the 2020-21 NBA G League Basketball Executive of the Year, as selected by his fellow NBA G League team basketball executives.
“The Raptors organization couldn’t be more proud of Chad and this recognition from his colleagues in the NBA G League,” said Toronto Raptors General Manager Bobby Webster. “Since joining our program, Chad’s growth has been tremendous to watch and I look forward to continuing to work closely with him in the future.”
In his third season as general manager, Sanders constructed a team that posted a league-best 12-3 record during the 2021 season, powered by one of the most prolific offenses in league history. Notable acquisitions included NBA veteran and Mississauga native Nik Stauskas (18.1 ppg, 3.6 apg), Alize Johnson (16.6 ppg, 13.3 rpg) and Matt Mooney (11.6 ppg, 5.7 apg) via trade with Canton. He also acquired Henry Ellenson (21.2 ppg, 8.2 rpg) last season from Long Island, who earned a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors at the end of the 2021 G League season.
The Crestwood, KY native joined the Raptors organization as the Manager of Basketball Operations for the 2017-18 season, before being elevated to General Manager the following season. From 2011 to 2017, Sanders worked in the Dominican Republic. He served as the General Manager of the Men’s National Team beginning in 2014 after three years as the Director of Operations for the team. In addition to his work with the National Team, he was the General Manager of Leones de Santo Domingo, earning the league title in 2016.
Sanders began his basketball journey as the Graduate assistant under John Calipari for two seasons at the University of Kentucky. He also served as a basketball manager from 2006 to 2009 under coaches Tubby Smith and Billy Gillispie.
Sanders, 34, graduated from Kentucky in 2009 and earned his Masters degree in 2011.
Jordan Poole scored a pro career-high 32 points, Nico Mannion added a season-high 24 points and Jeremy Lin was impressive again, but the Santa Cruz Warriors’ defense couldn’t stop Raptors 905 from running away with a 135-125 victory Monday night in G League action. Malachi Flynn, the Raptors’ first-round pick from Washington State, erupted for…Poole, Mannion, Jeremy Lin impress, but Santa Cruz still outclassed — Chico Enterprise-Record
Jordan Poole hasn’t yet decided what necessities he’s going to bring with him to the NBA G League bubble near Orlando. He’s just excited about finally getting consistent minutes. “I’m just ready to play 15 games in 25 days,” Poole said Saturday, the day before he heads to Orlando to begin his mandatory quarantine. “So…How the G League bubble can help turn Jordan Poole’s season around — Marin Independent Journal
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The NBA G League has announced that 18 teams – including the Fort Wayne Mad Ants – will hit the court in February at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, creating a bubble similar to what fans saw at the end of the […]Mad Ants to play at Disney as NBA G League season tips in February — WANE 15
The Red Claws, who are owned by the NBA’s Boston Celtics, revealed that the team will opt out of the season because of COVID-19 concerns.Celtics opt to withdraw Red Claws from G League ‘bubble’ season — Bangor Daily News
When potential 2021 NBA lottery pick Jalen Green decided not to continue his basketball career at the collegiate level, instead opting for the NBA G League’s new developmental program, a few more followed suit. And while this new team drastically could change college basketball forever, college coaches probably aren’t thrilled. Especially Penny Hardaway, head men’s…Penny Hardaway Calls G League Recruitment ‘Almost Like Tampering’ — NESN.com
Las Vegas Trinity Prep star Daishen Nix is reportedly leaving UCLA and going pro. He would play in the NBA’s minor league (the G-League) based in Southern California.Las Vegas prep star to leave UCLA and go to NBA G-League — KLAS – 8 News Now
Another day, another double-double for Tacko Fall. The Boston Celtics center amassed a double-double during the Maine Red Claws’ win against the College Park Skyhawks on Thursday. And Fall picked up right where he left off during the Red Claws’ Saturday contest. The 7-foot-5 Fall notched 16 points (8-of-13 shooting) with 15 rebounds. While Maine…Tacko Fall Records Second Double-Double In As Many Games For Red Claws — NESN.com