D-Links: Monday Morning Digestibles
Wondering what happened this past week in the NBA D-League? Well, to piggyback an idea from our DLeagueDigest.com predecessors, below is a list of some of the best NBADL related stories from this past week. With NBA training camps kicking off, NBA preseason games taking place, and NBA D-League tryouts continuing, there’s plenty in the NBADL world to report.
Check out the DLeagueDigest.com “Digestibles” below, and get caught up on all the news, stories, and other interesting tidbits from this past week. If we’re missing something here, feel free to contact us, and we’ll gladly add your link to this prestigious list, which will be posted weekly. Enjoy!
- The official site of the NBA D-League released it’s list of the 160 NBADL alumni in NBA training camps. According to the release, all 30 NBA teams had at least one player with D-League experience on their training camp roster. The league itself has surely grown over the past decade, and it looks like it’s impact on the NBA is far from reaching it’s proverbial ceiling.
- The crew over at RidiculousUpside.com unleashed a series of solid pieces, including this piece from Keith Schlosser where he caught up Erie BayHawks head coach Gene Cross. Schlosser also presented a nice discussion piece about the future of Delonte West. RU contributor, and the man behind CrabDribbles.com, Scott Rafferty, added this fun breakdown of Perry Jones III.
- John Klein from Tulsa World, highlighted the Tulsa 66ers relationship with Oklahoma City, and how their relationship is a “true farm system”. Considering 66ers head coach Darko Rajakovic’s extremely close relationship with the Thunder, it’s understandable to think that Tulsa will continue to provide the Thunder with a beneficial landing spot for their prospects.
- Dwain Price from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, examined Dallas Mavericks rookie Ricky Ledo, and presented an idea for the Providence alum to spend time with the Texas Legends at some point this season.
- David Mayo of www.mlive.com reported that Joe Dumars, and the Detroit Pistons have engaged in discussions about acquiring their own NBADL affiliate. The Pistons currently share the Fort Wayne Mad Ants as their NBADL affiliate with five other NBA teams, but geographically speaking, a one-to-one relationship between Detroit and Fort Wayne could make sense. According to Google Maps, the driving distance between Fort Wayne and The Palace of Auburn Hills is a mere 3 hours and 2 minutes.