Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Maine Trades Veteran Point Guard Andre Barrett to Sioux Falls
Portland, Maine - The Maine Red Claws, presented by Unum, today announced that they have acquired guard Mark Tyndale from the Sioux Falls Skyforce in a trade that will send veteran point guard Andre Barrett to Sioux Falls.

Selected by the Skyforce in the second round (18th overall) of the 2012 NBA D-League Draft, Tyndale, 27, averaged 10.1 points and 3.8 assists in 34 games played with Sioux Falls this season. Tyndale also has NBA Development League experience with the Iowa Energy where he played 66 games over two seasons from 2008-10, averaging 12.0 points and 3.8 rebounds. The 6-5, 210 lbs. guard out of Temple University spent the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons overseas with teams in Germany, Ukraine and Sweden before returning to the NBADL this season.

The Red Claws will play the first game of a five-game homestand this Friday when they host the Erie BayHawks at 7 PM. Great seats remain for the game and may be purchased by calling (207) 210-6655, in person at the Red Claws Team Store located at 413 Congress Street in Portland, or online at www.MaineRedClaws.com.

Maine Red Claws – 2012-13 marks the fourth season for the Maine Red Claws. The Red Claws have been the minor league affiliate of the Boston Celtic since their inaugural season of 2009-10, and 2012-13 marks the first season of a new “hybrid” affiliation between the two teams. Under the hybrid model, the Boston Celtics have contracted to run the basketball operations for the Maine Red Claws, including the hiring and training of the coaching and training staff as well as the all player transactions and will act as the Red Claws’ sole NBA partner. The Red Claws play their home games at the Portland Expo Building. The franchise is owned and operated by Maine Basketball, LLC, which is principally owned by Bill Ryan Sr., the retired chairman of TD Bank, and Bill Ryan Jr. who serves as the team’s President and Chairman.

NBA Development League The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the league offers professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Twenty percent of players in the NBA at the start of the 2012-13 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.

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