D-League Digest’s 2013 NBA D-League Draft Primer

1. Iowa Energy 

Picks: First Round (1st, 6th), Third Round (1st, 5th, 8th), Fourth Round (1st), Fifth Round (1st), Sixth Round (1st), Seventh Round (1st), Eighth Round (1st)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: None

Player Awards: Chris Wright – All NBA D-League Honorable Mention, Paul Harris – NBA D-League Performer of the Week

2012 Regular Season Record: 14-36

Coaches: Nate Bjorkgren (head coach), Bruce Wilson (assistant), Deane Martin (assistant), Tyler Marsh (assistant)

2013-2014 NBA affiliate teams: Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Washington Wizards

2. Rio Grande Valley Vipers 

Picks: First Round (2nd, 16th), Second Round (15th, 16th), Fourth Round (16th), Fifth Round (16th), Sixth Round (16th), Seventh Round (16th), Eighth Round (16th)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: Glen Rice Jr. (Fourth Round – 7th)

Player Awards: Andrew Goudelock – NBA D-League MVP, Andrew Goudelock – NBA D-League Performer of the Month, Andrew Goudelock – NBA D-League Performer of the Week x 2, Glen Rice Jr. – NBA D-League Performer of the Week, Andrew Goudelock – All NBA D-League First Team, Tim Ohlbrecht – All NBA D-League Second Team, D.J. Kennedy All NBA D-League Third Team, Chris Johnson – All NBA D-League Rookie Second Team, Glen Rice Jr. – All NBA D-League Rookie Second Team, Toure Murry – All NBA D-League Rookie Third Team, Toure Murry – All NBA D-League Defensive Second Team

2012 Regular Season Record: 35-15

Coaches: Nevada Smith (head coach)

2013-2014 NBA affiliate: Houston Rockets

3. Springfield Armor

Picks: First Round (3rd), Third Round (3rd), Fourth Round (3rd), Fifth Round (3rd), Sixth Round (3rd), Seventh Round (3rd), Eighth Round (3rd)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: Tim Ohlbrecht (First Round – 14th), Willie Reed (Second Round – 14th)

Player Awards: Kris Joseph – NBA D-League Player of the Week, Willie Reed – NBA D-League Player of the Week, Kris Joseph – All NBA D-League Second Team, Willie Reed – All NBA D-League Honorable Mention,

2012 Regular Season Record: 18-32

Coaches: Doug Overton (head coach)

2013-2014 NBA affiliate: Brooklyn Nets

4. Idaho Stampede

Picks: First Round (4th), Second Round (4th), Fourth Round (4th, 15th), Fifth Round (4th), Sixth Round (4th), Seventh Round (4th), Eighth Round (4th)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: None

Player Awards: Justin Holiday – All NBA D-League Third Team, Carlon Brown – All NBA D-League Rookie Third Team, Justin Holiday – All NBA D-League Defensive Second Team

2012 Regular Season Record: 19-31

Coaches: Mike Peck (head coach), Rob Werdann (assistant), Zendon Hamilton (assistant)

2013-2014 NBA affiliate: Portland Trail Blazers

5. Texas Legends

Picks:  First Round (5th), Second Round (5th), Fourth Round (5th), Fifth Round (5th), Sixth Round (5th), Seventh Round (5th), Eighth Round (5th)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: None

Player Awards: Justin Dentmon – All NBA D-League Team Honorable Mention

2012 Regular Season Record: 21-29

Coaches: Eduardo Najera (head coach)

2013-2014 NBA affiliate: Dallas Mavericks

6. Sioux Falls Skyforce

Picks: First Round (7th), Fourth Round (7th), Fifth Round (7th), Sixth Round (7th), Seventh Round (7th), Eighth Round (7th)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: Andrew Goudelock (First Round – 2nd)

Player Awards: Demetris Nichols – NBA D-League Player of the Week x 2, Donald Sloan – NBA D-League Player of the Week, Jarvis Varnado – NBA D-League of the Week, Demetirs Nichols – NBA D-League Player of the Month, Demetris Nichols – All NBA D-League First Team,

2012 Regular Season Record: 25-25

Coaches: Pat Delaney (head coach), Octavio De La Grana (assistant), Sean Rooks (assistant)

2013-2014 NBA affiliate: Miami HEAT

7. Erie BayHawks

Picks: First Round (8th), Second Round (7th, 8th), Fourth Round (8th), Fifth Round (8th), Sixth Round (8th), Seventh Round (8th), Eighth Round (8th)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: None

Player Awards: None

2012 Regular Season Record: 26-24

Coaches: Gene Cross (head coach), Ben McDonald (assistant), Kyle Creasy (assistant)

2013-2014 NBA affiliate: New York Knicks

8. Delaware 87ers

Picks: First Round (9th), Second Round (9th), Third Round (9th), Fourth Round (9th), Fifth Round (9th), Sixth Round (9th), Seventh Round (9th), Eighth Round (9th)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: None

Player Awards: None

2012 Regular Season Record: Not available

Coaches: No information provided

2013-2014 NBA affiliate: Philadelphia 76ers

9. Maine Red Claws

Picks: First Round (10th), Second Round (1st), Fourth Round (10th), Fifth Round (10th), Sixth Round (10th), Seventh Round (10th), Eighth Round (10th)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: Shelvin Mack (First Round – 4th)

Player Awards: Shelvin Mack – NBA D-League Player of the Week, Chris Wright – NBA D-League Player of the Week x 2, DaJuan Summers – All NBA D-League Third Team, Chris Wright – All NBA D-League Third Team, Fab Melo – All NBA D-League Rookie First Team, Fab Melo – All NBA D-League Defensive First Team, Chris Wright – All NBA D-League Defensive First Team, Mark Tyndale – All NBA D-League Defensive Second Team

2012 Regular Season Record: 26-24

Coaches: Mike Taylor (head coach), Tunde Adekola (assistant), Ronald Nored (assistant)

2013-2014 NBA affiliate: Boston Celtics

10. Tulsa 66ers

Picks: First Round (11th), Second Round (11th), Third Round (6th, 11th), Fourth Round (11th, 14th), Fifth Round (11th), Sixth Round (11th), Seventh Round (11th), Eighth Round (11th)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: None

Player Awards: Rasual Butler – NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year, Reggie Jackson – NBA D-League Player of the Week, Rasual Butler – All NBA D-League Team Honorable Mention, Daniel Orton – All NBA D-League Team Honorable Mention, Dominique Sutton – All NBA D-League Rookie Second Team, Tony Taylor – All NBA D-League Rookie Third Team

2012 Regular Season Record: 27-23

Coaches: Darko Rajakovic (head coach)

2013-2014 NBA affiliate: Oklahoma City Thunder

11. Austin Toros

Picks: First Round (12th), Second Round (12th), Third Round (7th, 12th), Fourth Round (12th), Fifth Round (12th), Sixth Round (12th), Seventh Round (12th), Eighth Round (12th)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: Toure Murry (First Round – 15th)

Player Awards: Cory Joseph – All NBA D-League Second Team, Cory Joseph – All NBA D-League Defensive Second Team, Chris Roberts – All NBA D-League Defensive Third Team

2012 Regular Season Record: 27-23

Coaches: Ken McDonald (head coach), Anthony Carter (assistant), Mike Miller (assistant)

2013-2014 NBA affiliate: San Antonio Spurs

12. Canton Charge

Picks: First Round (13th, 14th), Second Round (14th), Fifth Round (14th), Sixth Round (14th), Seventh Round (14th), Eighth Round (14th)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: None

Player Awards: Kyle Gibson – All NBA D-League Team Honorable Mention, Arinze Onuaku – All NBA D-League Honorable Mention, Jorge Gutierrez – All NBA D-League Rookie First Team, Micheal Eric – All NBA D-League Rookie Second Team, Jorge Gutierrez – All NBA D-League Defensive First Team

2012 Regular Season Record: 30-20

Coaches: Steve Hetzel (head coach), James Posey (assistant), Jordi Fernandez (assistant), Nate Reinking (assistant)

2013-2014 NBA affiliate: Cleveland Cavaliers

13. Santa Cruz Warriors

Picks: First Round (15th), Second Round (3rd), Third Round (4th, 13th, 15th, 16th), Fifth Round (15th), Sixth Round (15th), Seventh Round (15th), Eighth Round (15th)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: Travis Leslie (First Round – 13th)

Player Awards: Stefhon Hannah – NBA D-League Defensive Player of the Year, Travis Leslie – NBA D-League Player of the Month, Travis Leslie – All NBA D-League Second Team, Hilton Armstrong – All NBA D-League Team Honorable Mention, Stefhon Hannah – All NBA D-League Team Honorable Mention, Scott Machado – All NBA D-League Rookie First Team, Stefhon Hannah – All NBA D-League Defensive First Team, Mickell Gladness – All NBA D-League Defensive Third Team

2012 Regular Season Record: 32-18

Coaches: Casey Hill (head coach), Phil Hubbard (assistant), James Andrisevic (assistant)

2013-2014 NBA affiliate: Golden State Warriors

14. Bakersfield Jam

Picks: First Round (17th), Second Round (17th), Third Round (10th, 17th), Fourth Round (17th), Fifth Round (17th), Sixth Round (17th), Seventh Round (17th), Eighth Round (17th)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: None

Player Awards: Brian Butch – NBA D-League Performer of the Week, Jerel McNeal – All NBA D-League First Team, Brian Butch – All NBA D-League First Team, Damion James – All NBA D-League Second Team, Renaldo Major – All NBA D-League Team Honorable Mention, Chris Cooper – All NBA D-League Rookie Third Team, James Nunnally – All NBA D-League Rookie Third Team, Damion James – All NBA D-League Defensive First Team

2012 Regular Season Record: 36-14

Coaches: Will Voigt (head coach), Rod Baker (assistant), John Bryant (assistant)

2013-2014 NBA affiliates: Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz

15. Reno Bighorns

Picks: Second Round (2nd), Third Round (2nd), Fourth Round (2nd), Fifth Round (2nd), Sixth Round (2nd), Seventh Round (2nd), Eighth Round (2nd)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: Arinze Onuaku (Fourth Round – 5th)

Player Awards: Samardo Samuels – All NBA D-League Team Honorable Mention

2012 Regular Season Record: 16-34

Coaches: Joel Abelson (head coach), Tyrone Ellis (assistant)

2013-2014 NBA affiliate: Sacramento Kings

16. Los Angeles D-Fenders

Picks: Second Round (6th), Fourth Round (6th), Fifth Round (6th), Sixth Round (6th), Seventh Round (6th), Eighth Round (6th)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: None

Player Awards: Courtney Fortson – NBA D-League Player of the Week, Jerome Jordan – All NBA D-League Third Team, Elijah Millsap – All NBA D-League Defensive Third Team

2012 Regular Season Record: 21-29

Coaches: Bob MacKinnon (head coach), Casey Owens (assistant), Thomas Scott (assistant)

2013-2014 NBA affiliate: Los Angeles Lakers

17. Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Picks: Second Round (13th), Third Round (14th), Fourth Round (13th), Fifth Round (13th), Sixth Round (13th), Seventh Round (13th), Eighth Round (13th)

Notable 2012 Draft Selections: None

Player Awards: Tony Mitchell – NBA D-League Rookie of the Year, Ron Howard – NBA D-League Sportsmanship Award Winner, Tony Mitchell – NBA D-League Performer of the Week, Luke Harangody – NBA D-League Player of the Month, Tony Mitchell – All NBA D-League First Team, Ron Howard – All NBA D-League Honorable Mention, Tony Mitchell – All NBA D-League Rookie First Team, Sadiel Rojas – All NBA D-League Defensive Third Team

2012 Regular Season Record: 27-23

Coaches: Conner Henry (head coach), Steve Gansey (assistant)

2013-2014 NBA affiliates: Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic

 

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