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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

Summer League Fringe Event- Othyus Jeffers: They Will Have Need of Wood

Whomever first said that you can’t keep a good man probably wasn’t talking about Othyus Jeffers, but it’s hard to think of someone who better fits that particular idiom. Through four games at the Las Vegas Summer League, the D-League stalwart… Continue Reading