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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 »
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 »
/ Oct 13, 2011 / 12:00 am
Kobe Bryant is having no trouble drawing attention, and putting himself into position to make money with this lockout looming overhead. He’s been in negotiations with the Italian club Virtus Bologna for a minute now. When we first heard the club had offered $1 million to Kobe for one game, we almost lost it. Now, reports are saying the offer was increased to $2 million for one game. You can’t say no to that. The club says they have lined up some sponsorships and networks to support the “Kobe Night.” Read More »
In case you forgot, the sixth annual D-League Showcase started today in Boise, Idaho featuring all 16 D-League teams. And while there doesn’t appear to be many fans scattered throughout Boise’s Qwest Arena (home of the Idaho Stampede), the place is littered with GMs, player personnel executives and scouts from each of the NBA’s 30 teams. If you have NBA TV available at the office or home, tune in right now to catch my Maine Red Claws putting in work against the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Go Claws!