Category Archives: Dakota Schmidt

History and Art of the D-League Assignment

September 19, 2005 was the date that brought the NBA Developmental League into the “modern era” because that was the moment that the NBA and NBA D-League really connected as one unit by allowing the NBA teams to assign their rookie and 2nd-year players to the D-League. Before that D-League players like Chris Andersen or Matt Carroll were able to

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Report: Mad Ants Slated to Take JaJuan Johnson With Top Pick

According to a tweet from Yahoo’s NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants will take former Purdue Boilermaker and Boston Celtic forward JaJuan Johnson with the top pick in Friday’s D-League Draft. Johnson was recently  waived by the Houston Rockets on the 29th simply because the Rockets are too loaded at the PF spot (Johnson’s listed position) with

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Should High School Prospects Be Allowed to Jump Straight to the D-League?

In the fall of 2009, five-star high school recruit Latavious Williams made history by being the first player to go straight from high school into the NBA D-League. Williams originally committed to play with the Memphis Tigers and recently hired head coach Josh Pastner, but he struggled to qualify academically and decided to back out of college altogether to play

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