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* Smith climbed into the starting lineup this week, earning back-to-back starts. He had an off shooting night, connecting on just 2-of-9 attempts in Friday's loss, but bounced back with 12 points and eight assists in Saturday's triumph. For the season, Smith is averaging 11.8 points, 5.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds while averaging 32 minutes per game.
* Like Smith, Gallon joined the starting lineup for this week's doubleheader and produced two quality efforts (14 points, 11 rebounds in Friday's loss; 17 points, 8 rebounds in Saturday's win). For the season, Gallon is averaging 14.8 points, 8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over 30.8 minutes per game.
Former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker intends to launch his latest comeback with the D-League's Idaho Stampede, according to sources close to the situation.
After years of legal and financial woes, Walker first must pass a background check that all D-Leaguers are subjected to before he can sign with the league, sources said.
But plans are already in place for Walker's rights to be claimed by the Stampede, who are coached by former NBA guard Randy Livingston, as long as there are no snags with background review.