Category Archives: Gino Pilato

To No Surprise Utah Jazz Have Used NBA D-League Extremely Well This Season

The Utah Jazz continue to mine the NBA D-League for Call-Ups as Idaho’s Jerrelle Benimon recently became the seventh player this season to earn a stint with the club. The Jazz have not only utilized their own one-to-one hybrid affiliation with the Idaho Stampede to their benefit, but the entire NBADL, as Utah’s personnel remains aggressive in searching out their

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NBADL Trade Deadline: DLD Checks In With Reno Bighorns’ Scott Schroeder On Preparation And More

We are just a few days away from the NBA D-League trade deadline (5:00pmEST Friday, March 6th), so who better to check in with than current Reno Bighorns Director of Basketball Operations Scott Schroeder on the intricacies of the week, and what to expect? DLeagueDigest.com recently caught up with Schroeder, who has had significant experience concerning the NBA D-League trade

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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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