Making The Jump Part I: Welcome To The Euroleague

Will do a series of these Making The Jump articles with the focus on players moving up in level.  And with an extra focus on rookie, D-League, or NBA players making their first foray into Europe.  The first edition will focus on the Euroleague’s new blood. Jason Thompson: Shandong Golden Stars to Fenerbahce After canvassing the CBA last season for... Read more

D-League Showcase Revisited: Surprise Players

Several players who weren’t on everyone’s notepad make a name for themselves every season, from the now-famous Jonathon Simmons via Raphiael Putney to Coty Clarke, Malcolm Miller or Jabril Trawick. 5th & last day at the Showcase (games 20, 21, 22). Westchester-Canton in the dreaded 10AM tip off. pic.twitter.com/y8YyRUevQh — Simon Jatsch (@sJacas) January 22, 2017 Here’s this year’s crop... Read more

D-League Development: Rookie Bigs

As always the D-League is a fertile ground for young, developing bigs.  Mainly rookies and a fair amount of NBA assignment players, get their game reps in the D-League.  Large interior bodies are needed around the world and usually it doesn’t take much production to lead to a decent payday.  Long and Poythress were scooped up on end of season... Read more

D-Leaguers Who Didn’t Get An NBA Call-Up

In the D-League this season there were 51 call-ups among 38 players.  That’s a lot.  And usually even one 10-day contract is enough to keep a player around another season to try to make an NBA team out of training camp and if not return to the D-League. Who gets a D-League call-up is varied, wings are always in need so... Read more