Category Archives: Gino Pilato

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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2015 NBA D-League Showcase Provides Gigi Datome With Valuable ‘Minuti’

Minutes equal opportunity in the NBA, something Detroit Pistons’ small forward Gigi Datome has been in search of since joining the club. Più minuti in Datome’s native language translates to ‘more minutes,’ and that was exactly what the 6-8, 225 talented shooter from Italy found in Santa Cruz, California, at the 2015 NBA D-League Showcase. One of Datome’s earliest Italian basketball connections

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D-League Digest’s 2015 NBA D-League All-Showcase Team

The 2015 NBA D-League Showcase is officially in the books, so now it is time to dish out DLeagueDigest.com‘s All-Showcase Team honors. Some on our list earned NBA Call-Ups during the five day event, while others increased their value in front of NBA GMs, scouts, and the international teams in attendance. Behold the 2015 D-League Digest All-Showcase Teams… All-Showcase First

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Not Just About NBA Call-Ups During NBA D-League Showcase For Prospects

At the 2015 NBA D-League Showcase in Santa Cruz, California, a large portion of seating in Kaiser Permanente Arena is devoted to NBA scouts and team personnel. However, international scouts and team personnel also made the trip out, and have been taking notes. Scouts from Europe and Asia are in attendance for the Showcase and are assessing the talent. They

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Day 3: D-League Digest’s 2015 NBA D-League Showcase Rundown

Day 3 of the NBA D-League Showcase kicked off with the buzz of Quincy Miller’s Call-Up to the Sacramento Kings as reported by RealGm’s Shams Charania. It was an eventful day indeed. Once again, DLeagueDigest.com brings you the Trending Three for each team on the day, as well as a former media-turned NBA/NBADL personnel at the Showcase rankings. Enjoy. Saturday,

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From The IBL To The NBA D-League Showcase, Tyrone White Is Developing With Rio Grande Valley

Last June, Tyrone White logged minutes for the Salem Sabres in the International Basketball League (which recently announced a brand new direction), fast forward to January 2015 at the NBA D-League Showcase and the young guard was seen in a Rio Grande Valley Vipers uniform. Safe to say, White has made significant strides in his career coming off his IBL

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Day 1: D-League Digest’s 2015 NBA D-League Showcase Rundown

Things have kicked off here in Santa Cruz, California, as the 2015 NBA D-League Showcase got underway in it’s all new Cup format. Day 1 consisted of four games as NBA scouts/personnel, international scouts, and national media took in the action. DLeagueDigest.com will be giving readers a rundown of each day at the Showcase, it will consist of top performers

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