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Poking Through The Cracks: The D-League Is Rapidly Growing From The Ground Up

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Since the D-League’s inception in 2001, it has been picked on, ridiculed, looked down on and tossed aside like old news. Only eight teams existed back; a sure fire difference from the 17 we see now. Players who competed night in, night out in the National Basketball Association’s minor league weren’t treated with respect; rather, the general consensus was that if you were in the D-League, you’re holding onto a childhood dream. Continue Reading

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Shabazz Muhammad, the D-League and Lessening the Stigma

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Being a first round pick comes with certain expectations that alludes those that go in the second round or even undrafted. To us, a first round pick means some sort of long term solution that steadily measures out a remedy for what ails a team until that weakness has been fully strengthened. As far as expectations go, being sent down to the D-League is not one of the expectations we hold for a first round pick, but especially a lottery pick. Continue Reading

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D-League Game of the Day: Rio Grande Valley Vipers Vs. Austin Toros

  Even at the Developmental League level, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers have evolved into must-see TV. The D-League affiliate of the Houston Rockets has emerged as the league’s most lethal offense, scoring 131.8 points while shooting 48 three-pointers per… Continue Reading