The Canton (Ohio) Charge of the NBA Development League got a big boost from its newest player Wednesday night.
Former Los Alamos star Alex Kirk, who was signed last summer by the Cleveland Cavaliers, was assigned to the Charge, the Cavaliers’ D-League team Tuesday and was with the team for its game Wednesday night in Westchester, New York.
Kirk put in a game-high 24 points for the Charge as it spoiled the home debut of Westchester’s Knicks, 88-84.
Kirk scored 12 points in each half, hitting 9 of 20 shots from the floor.
He also had five rebounds and a blocked shot in 33 minutes of play for the Charge, who are 1-1 on the season.
The move by Kirk to the D-League was what Cleveland officials had said would likely happen prior to this season.
The D-League is the NBA’s equivalent of baseball’s Minor Leagues.
The Cavaliers’ organization also manages the Charge.
Prior to Wednesday night, Kirk had been with Cleveland since opening night.
He had appeared in just two games with the Cavaliers, one of his appearances was for a little over three minutes, the other was for just three seconds.
With Cleveland, Kirk scored two points, the first two points of his pro career, in a loss to Portland Trail Blazers Nov. 4.