Archive for the 'D-League' Category

D-League, NBA / Jan 8, 2014 / 4:15 pm

10 NBA D-League Players That Deserve Call-Ups

Pierre Jackson

The NBA Development League is often looked upon as a downgrade when players receive an assignment to places like Delaware, Springfield, Rio Grande Valley or Sioux Falls rather than playing in Los Angeles, Chicago, or Detroit. While it may be underwhelming, most NBA fans miss the whole point of the D-League or the benefits it can have on a player. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Nov 22, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Ron Howard Starts His NBA D-League Takeover Tonight

Ron Howard

In 2010, Ron Howard parlayed big-time NBA D-League production into a training camp stint with Milwaukee. The 6-5 guard was cut and yet still didn’t stop pursuing his dream. Now 31, Howard was back for another try this year with Indiana and was cut just before the season started. It’s still not stopping him. Read More »

D-League / Apr 24, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Xavier Silas & The Price To Pay To Make It In The D-League

Xavier Silas

A former Husky from Northern Illinois University, Xavier Silas was one of the best players in the country in 2011, scoring more points than future NBA first-round draft picks MarShon Brooks and Jimmer Fredette. Seemingly at the top of the world, it seemed as if nothing could break his fall. Then, reality started to kick in. Read More »

D-League, Video / Mar 1, 2013 / 1:00 pm

D-League Guard Dunks Over 7-5 Defender With Ease!

Chris Roberts

Whoa. Sooo many crazy dunks and other highlights just flooding out of last night’s games. Here’s one from the the NBA Development League: Watch as Austin Toros 6-4 guard Chris Roberts smashes one on 7-5 San Antonio center Will Foster like it’s nothing. Read More »

D-League, Video / Dec 31, 2012 / 5:30 pm

Video: Jeremy Tyler Blows Up A D-League Game With A Huge Dunk

Jeremy Tyler

Jeremy Tyler is more known for the winding way he’s arrived at basketball courts around the world than what he’s done on them to this point. The player who skipped his senior year of high school in San Diego to play in Israel and then Japan has bounced back and forth between Golden State and its D-League affiliate, Santa Cruz, for the past two seasons. The dunk he pulled off on Dec. 23 against Bakersfield needs no introduction, however. Just watch. Read More »

D-League, NBA, Video / Dec 19, 2012 / 11:00 am

Video: Amar’e Stoudemire Tests His Knee In The D-League

Amar'e Stoudemire

So much of the attention paid to Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire this summer was on his training with post guru Hakeem Olajuwon. The pair’s workouts in Houston were dissected for improvements in the back-to-the-basket skillset of Stoudemire, long a forward more comfortable with a two-step running start than a traditional entry pass. It feels like deja vu now, five months later, to watch Stoudemire’s brief, newest workout tape to look for insight into his recovery from left knee surgery. This time, it’s not with a two-time world champion big man, though: It’s with the Erie BayHawks. Read More »

D-League, NBA, Video / Nov 29, 2012 / 4:00 pm

Amazing Robert Sacre Lakers Tribute Video

robert sacre lakers

In light of the Los Angeles Lakers sending Robert Sacre to their D-League affiliate, the L.A. D-Fenders, we thought it would be an appropriate time to show our readers this tremendous Sacre tribute video we came across the other day: Read More »

D-League, Latest News, NBA / Nov 20, 2012 / 3:15 pm

NBA News: Now You Can Watch NBA D-League Games Live on YouTube

D-League

Earlier today Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the NBA and YouTube will stream 350 NBA Development League games live during the season. Read More »

D-League, Video / Oct 16, 2012 / 4:15 pm

Video: Lil B Tries Out For The Warriors’ D-League Team

Lil B Warriors

Lil B is¬†known for both his role as the self-proclaimed Based God and for his other claim that he’s created thousands of songs. If you’ve paid even scant attention to hip-hop you’ve probably seen his ALL CAPS Twitter handle weave its way into your timeline and seen his solo star rise ever since “Vans” came out in 2006. But on the basketball court can he run in a different kind of Pack and create plays? That’s what he, and we, are still dutifully trying to uncover after he tried out for Santa Cruz’s D-League team, the Warriors, Monday in Aptos, Calif. Read More »

D-League, Latest News, NBA / Aug 24, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Eduardo Najera Wants To Take The NBA To A Place It’s Never Been

Eduardo Najera

That picture of Eduardo Najera is looking a little old right now. Not only is he back in the fold with the Dallas Mavericks, the NBA’s first-ever Mexican born player has traded in the jersey for the suit. There hasn’t been much reason to think about the 36-year-old Najera lately, especially as he finished his 12-year career in dismal Charlotte the last two seasons. Now he gets to step into a very interesting role as head coach and part-owner of the D-League’s Texas Legends and an unspecified role with Dallas GM Donnie Nelson. It sounds pretty cool and with a lot of latitude for one of the league’s “good guys.” He’s not thinking small-ball, though: He wants to ultimately bring a franchise to Mexico. Read More »