Archive for the 'D-League' Category

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 »

D-League / Aug 24, 2012 / 2:30 pm

Elijah Millsap Is Still Searching For His Shot In The NBA

Elijah Millsap

…This piece was originally published in Dime #70. To see the feature in its entirety, check it out on newsstands nationwide…

This past season, the NBA Development League broke their previous record with 50 NBA call-ups and 64 NBA player assignments. But there was one player who was left off the NBA call-up list, despite averaging 23.7 points per game and carrying his L.A. D-Fenders to the D-League Finals. His name is Elijah Millsap and he is still chasing the dream. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Jul 26, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Danny Green On How To Make It As A D-League Call-Up

Danny Green

*This interview was originally printed in Dime #69. Check it out on newsstands nationwide for the full feature.*

Danny Green is a bit like an energy drink. Put him in the game, and he provides a spark. Put him in the starting lineup, and he’ll make the Spurs feel young again. And, with no disrespect to Manu Ginobili‘s ever-expanding bald spot, the Spurs were in desperate need of some fresh legs. After sharing a backcourt on the Reno Big Horns last season with a guy by the name of Jeremy Lin, Green has been given a new opportunity with the Spurs this season, one that he hasn’t let slip away. On the season, he averaged 9.1 points and 3.5 rebounds a game, earning enough minutes (over 23 a night) to call himself an important piece of San Antonio’s championship puzzle. Read More »

D-League / May 15, 2012 / 4:00 pm

Here is Your Chance to Try Out for the NBA D-League! [CHICAGO & NYC SPOTS STILL OPEN]

nba d-league tryouts

[We wanted to update our readers to let them know that there are still some openings at the Chicago and New York City NBA D-League tryouts. All the info you need is in the post below. Last week, there were more than 200 players at the sold-out Los Angeles tryouts…]

Can you play ball? We mean, can you really play? Here is your chance to show out: the NBA D-League, in conjunction with Boost Mobile, is holding official Boost Mobile NBA D-League National Tryouts in May and June. Read More »

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

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 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

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 »