TAG: Tulsa 66ers

D-League, NBA / Feb 14, 2011 / 2:00 pm

Reynolds Rap: The D-League Life & NBA All-Star Weekend Predictions

Reynolds Rap: Dime's NBA D-League Diary With Scottie Reynolds

After an illustrious four-year career at Villanova, Scottie Reynolds didn’t go down the typical path of a consensus First Team All-American. Finishing his tenure at ‘Nova second all-time in scoring and leading the Wildcats to a Final Four appearance in ’09, Scottie went undrafted in 2010. After a brief stint with Prima Veroli in Italy, he set his sights back on America, specifically the Springfield Armor of the D-League, in hopes of getting the opportunity to play at the next level. As one of the perennial figures of Villanova Basketball and a current standout in the D-League, we decided there was no one better to turn to for an inside scoop on life in the NBA’s minor league. In his second entry, Scottie talks about missing the Super Bowl, his picks for the Slam Dunk Contest and becoming a facilitator. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Feb 7, 2011 / 5:00 pm

Meet The Newest Full-Time Member Of The NBA

Zabian Dowdell

Zabian Dowdell (photo. NBA Development League)

In January, Phoenix signed guard Zabian Dowdell for the D-League’s first Gatorade Call-Up of the season. Today, the Suns announced they have signed him for the rest of the year. Could it have been his What’s My Name? feature in Dime #62? Perhaps. Either way, take a minute to learn more about the newest full-time member of the Association. Read More »

College, D-League, NBA / Feb 1, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Reynolds Rap: Dime’s NBA D-League Diary With Scottie Reynolds

Reynolds Rap: Dime's NBA D-League Diary With Scottie Reynolds

After an illustrious four-year career at Villanova, Scottie Reynolds didn’t go down the typical path of a consensus First Team All-American. Finishing his tenure at ‘Nova second all-time in scoring and leading the Wildcats to a Final Four appearance in ’09 – highlighted by an unforgettable mad-dash game-winner over one-seeded Pittsburgh – Scottie went undrafted in 2010. After a brief stint with Prima Veroli in Italy, he set his sights back on America in hopes of getting the opportunity to play at the next level. Taken 13th overall in the NBA D-League Draft by the Tulsa 66ers, he was then traded to the Springfield Armor. As one of the perennial figures of Villanova Basketball and a current standout in the D-League, we decided there was no one better to turn to for an inside scoop on life in the NBA’s minor league. In his first entry, Scottie talks about life on the road, Dee Brown as a coach and being heckled. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Jan 24, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Cole World: D-League Showcase, Ibaka’s Dunk Contest & A Blender

Cole Aldrich

After an outstanding three-year career at Kansas, which included a 2008 NCAA Championship and three Big 12 titles during his tenure, Cole Aldrich was a Lottery pick this June. First selected by the Hornets before being trading to the Thunder on Draft Night, the Bloomington, Minn., native gladly returned to the Midwest. So with everyone’s expectations for the Thunder going through the roof this season, we decided there was no one better to turn to for the inside scoop on life in OKC. In his fifth entry, Cole talks about the D-League Showcase, Serge Ibaka in the dunk contest and his best Christmas gift. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Dec 2, 2010 / 1:00 pm

Cole World: Rookie Hazing & Life In The NBA D-League

Cole Aldrich

After an outstanding three-year career at Kansas, which included a 2008 NCAA Championship and three Big 12 titles during his tenure, Cole Aldrich was a Lottery pick this June. First selected by the Hornets before being trading to the Thunder on Draft Night, the Bloomington, Minn. native gladly returned to the Midwest. So with everyone’s expectations for the Thunder going through the roof this season, we decided there was no one better to turn to for the inside scoop on life in OKC. In his third entry, Cole talks about rookie hazing and life in the NBA D-League. Read More »

NBA / Sep 29, 2010 / 2:30 pm

Ex-Arizona Star Fights His Way To The NBA

Mustafa Shakur

Mustafa Shakur (photo. NBA Development League)

Quick, name the top point guards in the high school class of 2003 playing in the NBA right now. There is Chris Paul, who has solidified himself as one the top guards in the world. You have the reigning Most Improved Player in Aaron Brooks. There’s Shannon Brown, who has two rings with the Lakers. And now you may have to add Mustafa Shakur to this list after singing with the New Orleans Hornets this summer. Read More »

NBA / Aug 31, 2010 / 12:00 pm

Meet “Turk” Nowitzki

Meet "Turk" Nowitzki

Selected by Milwaukee with the 36th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, Ersan Ilyasova (pronounced air-san ee-lee-a-SO-va) didn’t know what he was getting himself into when he entered the League. After spending the entire 2005-06 season with the Tulsa 66ers in the D-League, he appeared in 66 games (14 starts) with Milwaukee the following season, but played under 15 minutes a night. Opting to head back overseas, Ilyasova spent the next two seasons playing for FC Barcelona before giving the NBA another shot. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Apr 28, 2010 / 12:00 pm

5 Amazing Things From The D-League Finals

Rio Grande Valley Vipers

While the Celtics, Cavs, Mavs and Lakers were taking care of business at home last night, so were the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In front of a sellout crowd of 6,198 (the largest ever to see a Vipers game), the Vipers defeated the Tulsa 66ers in Game 2 of the D-League Finals to take home the title. But in case you didn’t catch the series, here are five amazing things that you missed. Read More »