Sioux Falls Skyforce Review: February 23rd-March 1st


Here we go everybody for another edition of the Sioux Falls Skyforce Review. This past week the Skyforce was very active in player transactions and much more so let’s get it started. On February 25th, the Skyforce acquired former NBA point guard Andre Barrett from the Maine Red Claws in exchange for former Temple guard Mark Tyndale. In 17 games with the Red Claws, Barrett averaged 7.5 points and 7.6 assists.

That was just the beginning as the Skyforce were then in a four team trade in which they acquired guard/forward Seth Tarver from the Idaho Stampede. In the deal, the Skyforce sent Mustapha Farrakhan to the Idaho Stampede. In 30 games with the Stampede, Tarver averaged 7.2 points and 3.6 rebounds.

Then on February 26th, the Skyforce made another trade this time for all star forward James Mays. They acquired Mays from the Maine Red Claws in exchange for guard Gabe Pruitt. In five games with the Red Claws, he averaged 12.4 points and 9.6 rebounds. Earlier in the season, Mays was apart of the Springfield Armor. James Mays participated in the NBA Development League All Star Game where he scored seven points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Finally, in latest Sioux Falls Skyforce news, Demetris Nichols was named the NBA D-League Performer of Month for February. He led the Skyforce to a 7-3 record last month and also scored an NBA D-League wide season high 42 points in win over the Iowa Energy.

Now looking back at the Skyforce games this past week, they went 1-1, the one loss came by the hands of the Tulsa 66ers. But their only win was on February 27th against the Austin Toros as they defeated them 94-93. Newly acquired Seth Tarver came off the bench and scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 28 minutes.

After the games this week, the Sioux Falls Skyforce record is now 21-15 and they are in fourth place in the Central division. They are also one game out of first in the Central but is the seventh seed in the playoffs.

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