Los Angeles and Sioux Falls Skyforce D-League Finals Preview

A pair of victories separate two D-League teams from hoisting a championship trophy as the NBADL Finals begin on Sunday with the record-setting Sioux Falls Skyforce taking on the Los Angeles D-Fenders. It’s a clash of defensive prowess battling an offensive juggernaut. Which team will finish the season as the D-League Champion? Like the Highlander, there can be only one.

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Source: Terrence Williams Will Join Lakers’ D-League Affiliate L.A. D-Fenders

According to a team source, Terrence Williams will join the Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA D-League affiliate team, the L.A. D-Fenders. Williams has been acquired off waivers by the D-Fenders after being rumored to possibly play for both the Maine Red Claws (Boston Celtics NBADL affiliate) and Springfield Armor (Brooklyn Nets NBADL affiliate). The 26 year old guard/forward holds career averages

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Q & A With Los Angeles D-Fenders General Manager Nick Mazzella

In early September, Nick Mazzella was hired as the new General Manager of the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Mazzella has been involved in the Lakers organization for the past nine seasons, both as a member of their public relations department, and as a part-time basketball operations assistant. Mazzella has been a part of two NBA championship Lakers teams, and will look

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Phil Jackson Expects Lakers Rookies to See Time in D-League

The NBA Development League season opener is still more than a week away, but the rumblings have already begun about player movement from the NBA to the D-League. Multiple sources reported that Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson expects rookies Devin Ebanks and/or Derrick Caracter to spend some time in the D-League this season. “I expect to move them around

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D-Fenders answer Showcase question

In last week’s musing about the D-League’s announcement that the 2011 Showcase will be held on South Padre Island, we made the following nitpicky note: One bit of curiosity moving forward: The D-League’s release noted that the Showcase will feature each of the league’s teams “competing in two games each over four days.” I’ll be intrigued to see how that

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Curtis Stinson channels Pierre Garcon and other thoughts from D-League All-Star

To be added to the list of reasons covering sports is really fun: getting people to react the way Pierre Garcon did when Peyton Manning praised him on national television. After the Colts beat the Jets to take the AFC Championship in late January, the Indy quarterback stepped to the microphone and made a point of reminding the world of

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