Archive for the 'D-League' Category

D-League, NBA / Feb 13, 2012 / 12:30 pm

The 10-Day Contract Life: How Portland’s Chris Johnson Survived A Midseason Call-Up

Chris Johnson

The fourth time Chris Johnson arrived in Portland as a professional, he should have been able to take a deep breath and relax. The game should have slowed down for him. But as a Trail Blazer for the second time in two months, Johnson was racing around going “100 miles an hour” when veteran, but new, Blazer Gerald Wallace stopped him on the court. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Jan 20, 2012 / 11:00 am

The Buzzer-Beating Dunk You Almost Certainly Missed

Springfield Armor

The Springfield Armor, the Nets’ D-League affiliate, used a 15-1 run in the fourth quarter to climb back into Thursday night’s game against the Maine Red Claws. This set the stage for one of the best finishes of the season. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Jan 2, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Top 10 Former NBA Players In The D-League

Ricky Davis

Ricky Davis (photo. Rich Obrey)

When you’re considered a “former NBA player” in the D-League, this is often one of two things: 1) You’re on the 30-something-I-still-want-to-play comeback trail, or 2) You made it for a minute but never really got your shot. Either way, the following 10 players received paychecks with David Stern‘s signature and at least one complimentary pair of NBA socks. Now, they’re doing everything they can to try and persuade NBA GMs that they’re worth a second look. Read More »

D-League, Where Are They Now? / Dec 23, 2011 / 10:08 am

The Return of Slick Rick

Ricky Davis Dime Magazine

Ricky Davis covers Dime #10

Ricky Davis is back. Yes, he of great beards, lots and lots of shots, and cheating-to-get-himself-a-triple-double fame (watch after the jump) has returned. Sort of.

Ridiculous Upside is reporting that Ricky (as well as Greg Ostertag!) has signed a contract with the NBDL and will find out what team he is on once he clears waiver Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Dec 8, 2011 / 9:00 pm

Report: D-League’s Jamaal Tinsley To Sign With The Utah Jazz

Jamaal Tinsley

Jamaal Tinsley (photo. NBA D-League)

Chances are Jamaal Tinsley was going to be the first Gatorade Call-Up of the 2011-12 NBA Development League season, but the Jazz beat ‘em to the punch. According to Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah has signed the veteran point guard, and he’ll be in SLC tomorrow when training camp opens. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Nov 22, 2011 / 4:00 pm

The Top 5 NBA D-League Players To Watch For The 2011-12 Season

Jerome Dyson

Jerome Dyson (photo. NBA D-League)

Around Dime HQ, the start of the college basketball seasons always finds us appreciating the passion of college ball, cheerleaders and NBA projections. It also finds us asking, “What happened to ________?” If your favorite player’s name was never called by David Stern in June, then chances are he might have landed in the NBA D-League. Who is poised to make it to the Big Show? Here are five players to watch: Read More »

D-League, NBA / Nov 2, 2011 / 12:00 pm

D-League’s Canton Charge Unveil Their Inaugural Season Uniforms

Canton Charge

Taking a fresh look on Cleveland’s classic Wine & Gold colorway, the Cavs’ new D-League franchise, the Canton Charge, have unveiled the official uniforms for their 2011-12 inaugural season. As you can see, the Charge will feature a unique look with an exclusive home gold uniform (in contrast to the traditional home white as worn in the NBA), and will wear wine uniforms on the road. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Sep 26, 2011 / 3:30 pm

Inside The NBA D-League National Tryouts In Chicago

NBA D-League National Tryout

A few weeks ago, we told you that the NBA D-League was holding national tryouts in both Chicago and Los Angeles. This past Saturday, in two sold-out events, ballplayers showcased their skills in front of player personnel executives, coaches and industry scouts. While we’ll have more info for you before the D-League Draft in November on the prospects that made some noise, take a minute to check out some photos from the Chicago tryout at Attack Athletics. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Sep 9, 2011 / 2:30 pm

NBA D-League National Tryouts Coming To Chicago & Los Angeles

NBA D-League National Tryout

Everyone’s looking for a shot. And right now, the NBA is looking to give it to you. On Sept. 24th, the NBA D-League will be holding national tryouts in both Chicago and Los Angeles for all you ballplayers that are trying to get one step closer to realizing your dreams. Have you ever had the chance to showcase your skills in front of player personnel executives, coaches and industry scouts? Here’s your opportunity. Read More »

D-League / Jul 29, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Don’t Stop Believing: One Player’s Roundabout Journey To The NBA D-League

Brandan Striplin

Brandan Striplin

“I was at work when I got the call. It was either going to break my heart, or make it.”

This is the story of a stubborn mind. A determined consciousness with a refusal to quit. This is the story of Brandan Striplin, and his unconventional quest to an NBA D-League contract. Read More »