The Clippers announced Monday that Diamond Stone had been sent back to the NBA Development League. Stone had been recalled just a week ago. During his short return with the Clippers, Stone did see the court during the Clippers’ blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors. He accumulated approximately five minutes of floor time and compiled 4 points with 1 rebound. On the season he has played a grand total of twenty minutes over five games.
Interestingly Stone was assigned once again to the Salt Lake City Stars. This assignment is interesting given that Stone’s prior stint with the Stars was low-lighted by his lack of playing time. While the Clippers could have sent Stone to any Development League team (like perhaps the Santa Clara Warriors which Stone played with earlier this year), the Clippers decided to send him back to the team that infrequently played him. On that note, we will soon get to see if Stone will be riding the Stars’ bench again as they play tonight at 5:30 PM PST against the Northern Arizona Suns.