Springfield Armor

No draft picks and no D-League team? What gives?

In their last game ever Saturday, the Springfield Armor beat the Delaware 87ers in Delaware. Adonis Thomas, one of at least three NBA prospects on the Armor roster, finished with 27 points, but the bigger story is just how will affect the Nets.

Brown leads Armor to win in next to last game

In their next to last game ... ever, the Springfield Armor defeated the Delaware 87ers, 124-114 in Newark, DL, Friday night. Lorenzo Brown’s 28 points, 23 in the second half, helped power the Armor past the 87ers.

Thomas leads Armor in loss

Adonis Thomas has scored 51 points in the last two nights, but his Armor team lost again on the road. Thomas, perhaps the Armor's best prospect, could get an invite to the Nets summer league team.

Armor play out the string

The Armor are playing out the string. The team's owners have sold the club and they moving to Michigan. The Nets don't have a D-League affiliate yet for next year. Still, Adonis Thomas went for 30 Friday night.

Willie Reed signed by Kings for rest of the season

The Kings have signed Armor forward Willie Reed for the remainder of the season.

Armor owners sell out to Pistons group

The Nets will not have an affiliate in Springfield next season. The teams owners have sold out to a Michigan group who will move the club to Grand Rapids,where it will become a Pistons affiliate. The move leaves the Nets without a D-League presence.

After monster March, what's next for Willie Reed?

Willie Reed is ranked the D-League's fifth best NBA prospect and it's no wonder, After Sunday's 20-point, 18-rebound explosion vs. Maine, he's averaging 19.8 points, 15.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in March. So what's next for the 23-year-old forward?

D-Day approaching for D-League decision

The Nets' hybrid agreement with the Springfield Armor expires soon. Will the Nets, like the Knicks, set up their own team nearer the city? Will they stay in Springfield? Apparently, everything is on the table.

Armor Win in Home Finale

Behind 19 points and clutch free throw shooting from Larry Anderson, the Springfield Armor won in their final home game of the season. It was also the team's first sell-out crowd in team history.

Ebanks, Armor star, suspended for drugs

Devin Ebanks, rated the top NBA prospect on the Springfield Armor, was suspended for five games by the D-League for violation of the league's drug policy. The league provided no details. With only seven games left, it's unlikely he'll play again.


Willie Reed goes for 20 and 24 as Armor win

Adonis Thomas and Lorenzo Brown, the Nets two second round "equivalents" were finally in uniform together Monday night after being cut by NBA clubs last week, but the big story was 23-year-old Willie Reed who dropped 20 points and grabbed 24 boards.

Adonis Thomas, Lorenzo Brown re-joining Armor

The Nets thought they'd lost two young Armor players, but both will return to their D-League affiliate this week. Adonis Thomas and Lorenzo Brown who started the season with the Armor, then called up, have been cut and will return to Springfield.

Foote sets Armor rebounding record in win

Jeff Foote, the Armor's seven-foot center, has played in the shadows of his more high-octane teammates this year, but as each has been called up, he's done more. Friday night, Foote scored 15 points and grabbed a record 24 boards in a win over Erie.

Sixers sign Johnson-Odom

Darius Johnson-Odom, the ex-Laker who helped turn the Armor season around, will get another chance at the NBA. He was signed Friday by the Sixers. Johnson-Odum worked out for the Nets last week but Brooklyn signed Jorge Gutierrez.

Darius Johnson-Odom to workout with the Sixers

The Sixers workout Tuesday includes Springfield Armor standout Darius Johnson-Odom.

Unlikely hero leads Armor in comeback win

Larry Anderson, a 6'5" shooting guard for the Armor, did well for his team and himself Sunday, leading a Springfield comeback with a 24-point, nine-rebound performance Sunday. The Armor beat the Erie Bayhawks, the Knicks D-league affiliate 113-109.

Armor bigs continue to put up big numbers

Devin Ebanks and Willie Reed, the Springfield Armor's two bigs, have diminishing chances of being called up by NBA teams, but they keep producing for the Nets D-League club, finishing with a combined 69 and 15 in a loss to Canton.

Nets to choose between two PG's for 15th spot

Marc Stein reports the Nets have worked out two D-League point guards, Darius Johnson-Odom and Jorge Gutierrez, and are likely to sign one to a 10-day contract by week's end.

Armor's Reed has 29 and 13 in loss

Willie Reed, the Armor's 6'10" power forward, put on another show Monday night, scoring a career high 29 points on 10-of-14 shooting and grabbing 13 boards, but the Armor lost to the Erie BayHawks. Over the last six, Reed is averaging 21 and 13.2.

Armor wins again; Ebanks scores 31

The Armor, who started slower than their parent club, continued winning Sunday, beating the Canton Charge, the Cavs' affiliate, 110-97, at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. Again, it was the Armor's Big Four who led the way, with 20 points each.

Devin Ebanks stars again for Armor

Devin Ebanks arrived on the scene in Springfield just as Adonis Thomas got called up by the Orlando Magic and the 6'9" small forward has picked up his production and the Armor hasn't missed a beat. On Friday night, they won again, beating Austin.

Newcomers Ebanks, Wyatt star in Armor win

In another high scoring context, the Armor started slow, then pressed hard on the accelerator and came away with a 120-94 win over the Austin Toros, the Spurs affiliate. The Armor had seven players in double figures, led by two newcomers.

No Thomas, but Ebanks debuts in Armor loss

Adonis Thomas signed a 10-day contract with the Magic Tuesday, depriving the Armor of one-half of its recent 1-2 scoring punch. But they picked up ex-Laker Devin Ebanks, who finished with 19. Willie Reed had 20 and 13 for Springfield Monday

Willie Reed has 20-20 game for Armor in California

Willie Reed, the athletic 6'10" Armor PF who has to be a candidate for the Nets 13th man, had 20 points and 20 rebounds Friday as the Armor beat the Warriors in Santa Cruz. Reed, known for his #CallWillieUp hashtag, was 9-of-19 from the floor.

Adonis Thomas signs 10-day contract with Magic

Adonis Thomas, who has been playing well for the Springfield Armor, will sign with the Orlando Magic on a 10-day contact.

DJO, Adomis Thomas combine for 49 in Armor win

The Armor, like their parent club, are on the West Coast and facing the affiliates of some of the teams the Nets will face. On Thursday, the day before the Nets play the Golden State Warriors, the Armor played the Santa Cruz Warriors and won, 94-80.

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