Tag Archives: Houston Rockets

Assessing the Assignees: Early Season Struggles

We’re only one week into 2010-11 NBA Development League season, and yet we’ve already had six players assigned to the NBA. The two latest, Cole Aldrich and Ed Davis, were lottery picks in the 2010 NBA Draft. Along with the Rockets’ Patrick Patterson, there have already been three lottery selections assigned to the D-League this season. It was just announced

Read more

What Social Studies Can Teach Us About NBA/D-League Affiliations

A diversified social studies curriculum may be the key to identifying the next NBA/D-League single affiliation partnership. Economics, geography, history, psychology. It all factors into the equation for NBA franchises looking to take their relationship with their D-League affiliate to the next level. The New Jersey Nets recently announced that starting in the 2011-12 season they will enter into a

Read more

Houston Rockets Patrick Patterson is First Assigned Player of 2010-11 Season

The defending D-League champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers’ training camp just became more interesting. It was announced today that their parent club, the Houston Rockets, have assigned rookie power forward Patrick Patterson to the Vipers. Patterson was a 2010 lottery pick, drafted 14th overall by the Rockets as a junior from Kentucky. He finished his three-year career at Kentucky with

Read more

Skill set expansion not always a development requirement

We’re about one more Brian Spencer-inspired post away from having to pay the Empty the Bench star royalties (of course, if he gets a percentage, joke’s on him). In any event, a recent email exchange with Brian reminded me of one of the most intriguing topics of conversation from my time at the Showcase in Boise: management’s expectations for assignee

Read more