Post NBA Trade Deadline Call-Ups…What Type Of Players Do NBA Teams Chase After?

DLD spoke recently with an NBA executive about the trade deadline and how NBA teams look at the NBA D-League considering all that is involved. According to the executive, while teams do take into account possible Call-Up players if trades create roster spots, it is also important to make note of roster spot availability via contract buyouts. March 1 is

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Checking In On NBA D-League Affiliate Players, How Have They Performed?

NBA D-League teams are constructed with returning players, affiliate players, draft rights players and local tryout players. Before the draft, NBADL teams submitted a list of their affiliate players. These players participated in training camps and were cut before the deadline for which NBA rosters must be submitted. In essence, affiliate players join NBADL team rosters already on the radar

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Achieving All-Star Recognition Is One Way NBA D-League Players Could Earn More Money

Salaries associated with NBA D-League players have been a hot topic for those concerned with the future growth of the NBADL for quite a while. As it should be. Yet, with the announcement of this year’s 2014-15 NBA D-League All-Star teams, DLeagueDigest.com also learned that even with the added exposure and opportunity to impress NBA GMs and scouts up close

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Looking Back And Assessing The Value Of This Year’s First Round NBA D-League Draft Picks

The first round in any NBA D-League draft can be a boom or bust situation. Typically, teams with the first overall selection basically provide a short stay for a player in the league’s first batch of Call-Ups, other times a team will end up with a player like JaJuan Johnson. While it’s highly unlikely a D-League team would tank, especially given the

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Checking In With First Year Head Coach Dave Arseneault Jr. And ‘The System’ After The Halfway Point

It was a change of thought, a tweak in “The System”, as first year NBADL head coach Dave Arseneault Jr. was thrilled, yet pensive on his team setting a new NBA D-League record for three pointers made in a game (31). Twenty six games in for the Reno Bighorns and the 2014-15 NBA D-League season is officially in it’s downhill

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NBA D-League Idea: Waiver Order Priority For Teams That Experience Contract Buyouts

Earlier this season, we took a look at the Call-Up process and how it impacts the waiver order list. It can make a difference for a team if the timing is right for both parties. However, what happens to a team that loses a player to an overseas buyout? Should they not receive the same preferential waiver list treatment? Obviously,

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Breaking Down 10-Day Contracts And Immediate D-League Assignments For Players

When Andre Dawkins signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics and was immediately assigned to the Maine Red Claws, there was a reason for it. DLeagueDigest.com reached out to a NBA executive recently and learned that there are three main ideas behind 10-day deals for NBA teams. According to the executive, the top three things NBA teams look to

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More Peaks Than Valleys In Brady Heslip’s NBA D-League Stint That Landed Him In Bosnia

When Brady Heslip was drafted 11th overall in the 2014 NBA D-League draft by the Reno Bighorns, questions remained about his game and the “System” in which he was about to play in, on how they would both translate at the professional level? If anything, those questions were quickly answered as Heslip and the Bighorns grabbed the national spotlight with

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