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DerekRE_3
12-13-2010, 11:23 PM
I thought that with more and more players (especially rookies) being assigned to the D-League we should have a thread on it. Here you can discuss your team's assigned players if you want to, or just some of the prospects in the league in general.

DerekRE_3
12-13-2010, 11:25 PM
I'll start I guess...

Sacramento Kings - Reno Big Horns

Hassan Whiteside (5 games)
7.0 PPG 4.6 RPG 3.8 BPG 15.6 MPG 45% FG
Last game: 12 points (5-9 FG) 7 rebounds 8 blocks 4 fouls 29 minutes

Hassan has shown that he can block shots obviously. Still very raw offensively and needs to work on not fouling so much. Gotta love his shot blocking ability though. 3.8 blocks a game in 15.6 mpg is obscene, regardless of the level of competition.

Mplsman
12-13-2010, 11:52 PM
I think the D league is awesome for the NBA. It's great for some of the rookies, better than rotting away on a bench all year.

Mplsman
12-13-2010, 11:55 PM
I'll start I guess...

Sacramento Kings - Reno Big Horns

Hassan Whiteside (5 games)
7.0 PPG 4.6 RPG 3.8 BPG 15.6 MPG 45% FG
Last game: 12 points (5-9 FG) 7 rebounds 8 blocks 4 fouls 29 minutes

Hassan has shown that he can block shots obviously. Still very raw offensively and needs to work on not fouling so much. Gotta love his shot blocking ability though. 3.8 blocks a game in 15.6 mpg is obscene, regardless of the level of competition.

Do you eventually want to see Cousins and Whiteside starting together in a couple years?

avrpatsfan
12-13-2010, 11:58 PM
Good idea OP. I think it's a great idea to develop raw players in the NBADL. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it.

DerekRE_3
12-14-2010, 12:11 AM
Do you eventually want to see Cousins and Whiteside starting together in a couple years?

Maybe. The Kings view Whiteside as a 4. He has a ton of work to do though before he becomes a starter in the NBA. As of now, he's pretty much just a shotblocker. If he can become a nice 3rd big that can play the 4 and 5 in 2-3 years I'd be very happy.

DerekRE_3
12-14-2010, 12:14 AM
The team that was really the first to effectively use the D-League has probably been the Rockets. Patrick Patterson just came back from his stint in the D-League. Here are his numbers:

Patrick Patterson (9 games):
18.3 PPG 10.3 RPG 1.6 BPG 55% FG 75% FT 35 MPG

Has anyone watched him at all in the D-League? If any Rockets fans have anything to add as to how he looked that would be great. Obviously he put up good numbers, but they don't tell the whole story.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-14-2010, 06:48 AM
Antoine Walker


Regular Season Team g gs mpg fg% 3p% ft% off def rpg apg spg bpg to pf ppg
10-11 IDA 3 0 24.7 0.400 0.222 0.545 2.0 4.3 6.3 3.0 0.3 0.7 2.67 2.67 10.7

Carey
12-14-2010, 09:16 AM
Latavious Williams, super athletic 4 man of the Tulsa 66ers, first player to go from high school to the D-League last year, was hurt to start the year but in his first 3 games this year has averaged 15.7 pts 10.7 rebs and 1.7 blks per. Could be a backup 4 for the Thunder in another year couple years.

Carey
12-14-2010, 09:26 AM
I'll start I guess...

Sacramento Kings - Reno Big Horns

Hassan Whiteside (5 games)
7.0 PPG 4.6 RPG 3.8 BPG 15.6 MPG 45% FG
Last game: 12 points (5-9 FG) 7 rebounds 8 blocks 4 fouls 29 minutes

Hassan has shown that he can block shots obviously. Still very raw offensively and needs to work on not fouling so much. Gotta love his shot blocking ability though. 3.8 blocks a game in 15.6 mpg is obscene, regardless of the level of competition.

Thats an insane amount of blocks for just 15 mins, even if his offensive game never comes around he can find a niche as a rebounder and defender once he gets stronger but he obviously has the tools to do more, the D-League will be a great tool to develop him over the next 2 years. I kinda wish they gave you an extra year as far as being able to send players down.

PennyMy#1
12-14-2010, 09:38 AM
So for me (euro-guy) who has no chance, to watch D-League games, I would be the most interested in the questions:

Who will come out of D-League as a legit NBA-Player ?

and

Are there guys, that you think, they might be even too good for the D-League already, and could've been legit players for a NBA franchise (given the chance) ?

alencp3
12-14-2010, 09:43 AM
What the hell is Luke Babbitt doing in Dleague. Blazers need him

alencp3
12-14-2010, 09:44 AM
So for me (euro-guy) who has no chance, to watch D-League games, I would be the most interested in the questions:

Who will come out of D-League as a legit NBA-Player ?

and

Are there guys, that you think, they might be even too good for the D-League already, and could've been legit players for a NBA franchise (given the chance) ?

Terrence Williams, Babbitt, Whiteside, Patterson, Avery Bradley, Dominique Jones

DerekRE_3
12-14-2010, 11:33 AM
Terrence Williams, Babbitt, Whiteside, Patterson, Avery Bradley, Dominique Jones

The rockets recalled Patterson, and I think the Nets recalled Terrence Williams as well.

And Whiteside isn't ready for the NBA yet. Missing most of training camp didn't help him.