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Jarrett Jack and Donta Hall Join G League Ignite

On January 14, G League Ignite announced that NBA veteran Jarrett Jack had joined the team, along with Donta Hall. Both have linked up with Ignite as veteran players. 37-year-old Jack has had a fruitful career to date, having made nearly 900 NBA appearances. This includes spells with the Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers, Toronto […]

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Interview: Cody Demps, G League Ignite

Call-Ups is delighted to bring you an exclusive interview with G League Ignite veteran, Cody Demps. At the age of 27, Demps has already built up over 130+ appearances in the G League. This has been with the Reno Bighorns and the Stockton Kings. Through the 2019-20 season, he averaged 14.2 points 5.3 rebounds 2.9 […]

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G League Ignite Veteran Amir Johnson on Being a Mentor to Kai Sotto

Over the course of his career, Amir Johnson has made 870 NBA appearances (2005-19) for the Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers. Although, the latest step in his career saw him join the G League Ignite team for elite prospects. Being part of the Ignite set-up places Johnson in a mentoring role […]

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Donta Hall to Join the G League Ignite Team as a Veteran

Donta Hall has agreed to join the G League Ignite team as a veteran player, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. The 23-year-old went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, after impressing at the University of Alabama. Following the conclusion of the draft, Hall played with the Detroit Pistons’ Summer League team. […]

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G League Ignite Suffer Blow Out in Second Scrimmage, 125-99

On December 17, the G League Ignite team for elite prospects faced-off for a second time against a G League alumni team. The scrimmage took place at the Ultimate Fieldhouse in Walnut Creek, California. “A good old fashioned butt-whooping,” was Head Coach Brian Shaw‘s brief assessment after Ignite suffered a heavy 125-99 loss. Experience over […]

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G League

G League Ignite Head Coach Brian Shaw Provides Jeremy Lin Update

In a post-scrimmage media availability with reporters on December 15, G League Ignite Head Coach Brian Shaw spoke about Jeremy Lin. Shaw touched upon Lin’s involvement with the team and his current status. “Jeremy actually just joined us. He hasn’t had a chance to practice with the team yet. Today was his first day,” Shaw […]

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G League Ignite Fall 113-107 in Their First Official Scrimmage

On December 15, the G League Ignite team for elite prospects took on a G League alumni team in their first official scrimmage. The contest took place at the Ultimate Fieldhouse in Walnut Creek, California. Jonathan Kuminga led the scoring with 26 points, while Jalen Green had 22 points. Alongside his flurry of points, Kuminga […]

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G League

G League Ignite Set for More Scrimmages, Jeremy Lin Practicing With Team

In November, the new G League Ignite team for elite prospects took part in multiple scrimmages against G League alumni. The scrimmages were described by Ignite veteran, Reggie Hearn, as being “controlled” contests. In order to practice set plays and get the team game-ready. A report by Shams Charania of The Athletic did suggest that […]

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G League

Kai Sotto on the Support From The Philippines: “I’m Doing It for Them”

Kai Sotto, along with Jonathan Kuminga and Reggie Hearn, spoke to reporters in a virtual media availability on December 9. In response to NBA Call-Ups regarding the support he receives from the Philippines, Sotto was full of praise for his native country. There are players currently in the NBA with Filipino roots, such as Jordan […]

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G League

Kai Sotto Is Working to Model His Game off NBA Champion, Pau Gasol

Kai Sotto, along with Jonathan Kuminga and Reggie Hearn, spoke to reporters in a virtual media availability on December 9. Sotto was asked about comparisons to international NBA star, Kristaps Porziņģis. When the 18-year-old prospect pivoted and drew comparisons to 2-time NBA Champion, Pau Gasol. Sotto holds the ability to shoot from the outside, fitting […]