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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Double-double in loss

    Akoon-Purcell tallied 24 points (7-16 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 12 rebounds, an assist and a steal over 30 minutes of G League action during Saturday's 127-105 loss to the Skyforce.

    The 26-year-old saw his highest minutes in a month and took advantage, picking up his fourth double-double of the season. The performance continued an impressive run of scoring, as he's averaging 20.9 points over his past 10 contests. On the year, Akoon-Purcell is averaging 18.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals over 27.3 minutes per game.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Scores 19 points in loss

    Akoon-Purcell amassed 19 points (6-15 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT) along with nine rebounds, one assist and one steal across 25 minutes of G League action during Thursdays 120-119 loss to the Hustle.

    Akoon-Purcell continued his recent run of effective games, producing another 19 points with nine rebounds. Over his past six games, the 26-year-old is averaging 24.0 points and 7.8 rebounds. He'll to continue his success against the Stockton Kings on Saturday.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Seeing expanded role

    Akoon-Purcell tallied a season-high 38 points (13-24 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 3-6 FT) while adding eight rebounds, two assists and one steal over 32 minutes during Thursday's 144-140 G League loss to the Texas Legends.

    Even with the return of Myke Henry (foot), the 26-year-old has found greater involvement in the offense lately, scoring 25.5 points over the past four games. He's returning to a level of usage previously seen at the beginning of the season, when he averaged 22.1 points through the first 10 games. He then appeared to fall out of favor in the Blue's offense, playing fewer minutes and shooting less often as well. His usage in the past four games has looked more like the early portion of the season, though it remains to be seen if his recent return to form will stick moving forward.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Seizes opportunity

    Akoon-Purcell finished with 33 points (12-16 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-6 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and two steals across 31 minutes of G League action during Tuesday's 125-116 victory over the Austin Spurs.

    Akoon-Purcell dropped a new season high in points thanks to an efficient 12-for-16 performance from the field. The 26-year-old has been hot lately, shooting 65.2 percent over his past four games and may be in line for a sizable increase in playing time with fellow reserve player Myke Henry currently dealing with a foot injury. Akoon-Purcell saw 31 minutes during Henry's absence Tuesday, his most since Jan. 3. Without an available timeline for Henry's return, it's unclear how long Akoon-Purcell will have this opportunity, though he'll try to make the most of while he can.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Leads team in scoring

    Akoon-Purcell collected 17 points (5-13 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, four assists and three steals across 27 minutes of G League action during Tuesday's 117-108 loss to the Austin Spurs.

    Akoon-Purcell leading the team in scoring by going 5-for-13 from the field and 0-for-5 from deep illustrates the Blue's scoring struggles Tuesday. The 26-year-old was relegated to a bench role weeks ago after performing poorly coming off an ankle injury, though his offensive efficiency has picked up recently. Coming into Tuesday's contest, Akoon-Purcell shot an even 50.0 percent in his last five games. He'll continue to see one of the largest shares of minutes off the bench for the Blue as his stock slowly rises.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Scores 15 in loss

    Akoon-Purcell tallied 15 points (7-17 FG, 1-7 3Pt), two rebounds and an assist across 30 minutes of G League action during Saturday's 99-78 loss to the Vipers.

    It was an improvement from last game's 1-for-20 performance from the field, as he went 7-for-17 Saturday but also committed six turnovers. These past two games have been the 26-year-old's least efficient games from the field, as he's still finding his legs again after an ankle injury sidelined him briefly. He'll continue to get back into his rhythm Tuesday against Iowa.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Disastrous outing in return

    Akoon-Purcell registered four points (1-20 FG, 0-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, three steals and two assists across 28 minutes during Friday's G League loss to the Stars.

    The 26-year-old was not himself Friday, missing 19 shots from the field, eight of them coming from beyond the arc. The off-night could be attributed to Akoon-Purcell coming off a minor ankle injury, though a 1-for-20 showing was a bit extreme. Easily his worst game of the season, there's nowhere to go but up from here.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Sits with ankle injury

    Akoon-Purcell missed Wednesday's game against the Stars due to an ankle injury.

    The extent of the injury remains unclear, and there is no available timetable for his return. Akoon-Purcell has been one of the Blue's most-effective players this season, and the Blue's scoring troubles Wednesday showed that he would be missed if he were to miss extended time.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Season-high 30 points

    Akoon-Purcell scored 30 points (10-19 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with six rebounds, one assist and one block across 31 minutes during Sunday's 128-115 loss to the Legends.

    The 26-year-old posted a season-high 30 points thanks to his green light from beyond the arc, launching 10 and hitting four. He went 6-for-9 from the rest of the field and made both attempts from the free-throw line. His modest rebound and assist totals were indicative of his score-first mentality Saturday, but it didn't translate to a win, as the Blue fell to the Legends.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Drops 22 points Saturday

    Akoon-Purcell tallied 22 points (10-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 0-1 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and a steal across 40 minutes of G League action during Saturday's 127-104 win over Stockton.

    The 26-year-old paced the team in scoring along with Deonte Burton with 22 points Saturday. Through nine games this year, Akoon-Purcell is averaging 21.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals across 31.4 minutes.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Struggles from deep

    Akoon-Purcell registered 18 points (8-17 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and block across 35 minutes during Saturday's 133-113 loss to the Memphis Hustle.

    The 26-year-old couldn't get it going from behind the arc Saturday, failing to hit on all four of his attempts. He's been a reliable shooter thus far this season, shooting 45.7 percent from three and 58.8 percent from the field, but Akoon-Purcell had an off day Saturday. He managed to tally nine boards and three assists, but he ended the game with a minus-26 rating. He'll look to bounce back Monday night against Iowa.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Registers 18 points

    Akoon-Purcell tallied 18 points (8-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 0-1 FT) and added nine rebounds, three assists and a steal across 32 minutes during Saturday's G League loss to the Legends.

    Akoon-Purcell continues to see starter-level usage, as he played 32 minutes Saturday and averages 28.2 on the season. He's also averaging 23.2 points on 64.1 percent shooting along with 5.6 boards per game.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Leads team in scoring

    Akoon-Purcell registered 22 points (8-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and two assists across 23 minutes during Friday's G League loss to Memphis.

    Akoon-Purcell paced the team in scoring off the bench Friday, shooting an efficient 8-for-11 from the field. The 26-year-old has become one of the most effective contributors for Northern Arizona.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Buries five threes

    Akoon-Purcell registered 25 points (7-12 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block across 29 minutes during Tuesday's 116-104 win over the Vipers.

    Akoon-Purcell contributed 29 strong minutes and enjoyed a successful day from beyond the arc, hitting five of eight attempts. He posted a plus-23 net rating and figures to continue providing effective minutes off the bench for the Blue moving forward.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Effective off bench

    Akoon-Purcell registered 21 points (8-11 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds and two steals across 26 minutes during Sunday's tilt with Westchester.

    The 26-year-old enjoyed an efficient shooting night while draining all three of his attempts beyond the arc. He was aggressive on the offensive glass, as all five of his rebounds surprisingly came off his own teammates' misses. Akoon-Purcell will continue to provide scoring off the bench for the Blue moving forward.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Let go by OKC

    Akoon-Purcell was waived by the Thunder on Thursday, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.

    Akoon-Purcell joined the Thunder on a training camp deal just a few weeks ago. He will likely report to the Oklahoma City Blue of the G League upon his waiving if other opportunities don't present themselves.

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  • Thunder's DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Joins OKC for camp

    Akoon-Purcell signed a contract with the Thunder on Monday, Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman reports.

    Akoon-Purcell's addition was confirmed when the Thunder unveiled its 19-man training camp roster. The particulars of Akoon-Purcell's contract aren't known, but he's likely just attending camp on an Exhibit 10 deal. He could report to the G League's Oklahoma City Blue once the Thunder likely waive him before the start of the regular season.

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  • Pacers' DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Big double-double in win

    Akoon-Purcell totaled 24 points (9-21 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and a steal across 36 minutes in the Pacers' 86-75 win over the Clippers on Friday in a Las Vegas Summer League consolation game.

    Akoon-Purcell's big double-double helped the Pacers grind out a win on Friday, and the second-year forward put together a solid showing in this year's summer league. He played overseas in the Israeli Premier League last season, but he's giving the NBA another try and hoping to make a roster after boosting his stock this summer.

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  • DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: Heads overseas

    Akoon-Purcell has signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports.

    Akoon-Purcell appeared in seven games for the Nuggets this season, totaling 22 minutes. In two G League appearances, he averaged 24.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals in 29.0 minutes. Denver, as a result of injuries, was forced to use up Akoon-Purcell's 45 days of NBA eligibility quickly. It seems he would rather test his luck overseas than in the G League for the time being.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Orlando, FL, USA
Age: 28
School: Illinois State
Experience: 1