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2009 NBA D-League Draft is Tonight(For those who care)

For those who care and might follow the development of players in the NBA D-League, either thru the D-League draft or assignments from the respected NBA affiliated teams.

Here is the 1st rd order.

2009 NBA D-League Draft, ROUND 1
1 Albuquerque Thunderbirds
2 Erie BayHawks
3 Los Angeles D-Fenders
4 Bakersfield Jam
5 Utah Flash
6 Austin Toros
7 Reno Bighorns
8 Maine Red Claws
9 Iowa Energy
10 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
11 Dakota Wizards
12 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
13 Sioux Falls Skyforce
14 Springfield Armor
15 Idaho Stampede
16 Tulsa 66ers

And the rest of the rounds, will go in reverse order, meaning Tulsa will pick 16 and 17, and so and so forth.

The draft consists of 8 rounds, and will be teleivised on NBA TV for the 1st rd and maybe part of 2nd rd, at 7 PM EST.
Quote:
NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2009 – The NBA Development League announced today that its 2009 Draft will take place from the NBA TV studio in Atlanta, GA on Thursday, Nov. 5. The live selection show highlights the ninth-annual draft which offers NBA D-League teams the opportunity to build their rosters from a pool of promising players. The draft will be televised on NBA TV beginning at 7 p.m. (EST).

During the telecast, NBA TV host Rick Kamla will share the stage with NBA D-League Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel Chris Alpert to provide insight into the draft proceedings and the composition of NBA D-League team rosters.

The Albuquerque Thunderbirds will select first in the Draft, as determined by lottery drawing at the NBA D-League’s annual coaches meeting held in Dallas on Sept. 29, 2009.

Forty players previously selected in NBA D-League Drafts have earned Gatorade Call-Ups to the NBA, including Portland’s Ime Udoka, Golden State’s Mikki Moore and Houston’s Chuck Hayes, while the 2008 NBA D-League Draft produced Gatorade Call-Ups Jermareo Davidson, Cartier Martin, and James White. Fifty percent of players selected in the first round of the 2008 NBA D-League Draft had NBA experience prior to being drafted in the NBA D-League, while six of those selected earned First Team All-NBA D-League honors following the season.

“The upcoming NBA D-League Draft will feature more than 140 talented prospects, many of whom will have recently competed in NBA training camps and summer leagues,” said Alpert. “If history is any indication, a number of those players drafted in November will go on to have successful NBA D-League and NBA careers.”

Each of the NBA D-League’s 16 teams will be given one pick in each of the eight rounds. No trades will be permitted during the draft and only players signed to an NBA Development League Standard Player Contract are eligible to be selected.

The NBA D-League Draft utilizes a “serpentine” format, meaning the order will be reversed in each of the eight rounds. For example, the team picking last in the first round will select first in the second round, giving them the 16th and 17th overall choices.

http://www.nba.com/dleague/news/draft_091007.html

[ Edited by AB83Rules on Nov 5, 2009 at 14:59:43 ]
so is there a list of players that are available
Originally posted by valrod33:
so is there a list of players that are available

indeed.

http://www.nba.com/dleague/news/draft_091007.html

The following is a list of the 2009 NBA D-League Draft eligible players:
NAME COLLEGE POS HT WT
DeAngelo Alexander Charlotte SG 6-4 203
Rodney Alexander Oklahoma City SF 6-7 225
Ronald Allen Cincinnati F/C 6-10 237
Shagari Alleyne Kentucky C 7-3 270
Alade Aminu Georgia Tech PF 6-10 235
Antonio Anderson Memphis G/F 6-6 215
Rashad Anderson Connecticut G/F 6-5 225
C.J. Anderson Xavier G/F 6-6 215
Eddie Ard Lipscomb G/F 6-5 195
Craig Austrie Connecticut PG 6-2 185
Christopher Ayer Loyola Marymount C 6-10 230
John Barber Youngstown State G/F 6-6 220
Sean Barnette Wingate G/F 6-5 220
Mike Battle Florida G 6-4 195
Brayden Billbe American C 6-10 235
Justin Billingslea Georgia State F/C 6-8 240
Jimmy Binnie Dayton F 6-7 225
Tony Bobbitt Cincinnati SG 6-4 205
James Booyer IUPU-Indianapolis PF 6-8 220
Jordan Brady Utah Valley State SF 6-6 210
Ira Brown Gonzaga SF 6-4 220
Cecil Brown UC Santa Barbara SG 6-4 190
John Bryant Santa Clara C 6-11 300
Joe Buck USC PF 6-7 245
J'Nathan Bullock Cleveland State SF 6-5 235
Kenny Burkes CW Post PG 6-0 185
Draelon Burns DePaul SG 6-4 200
Tim Bush Baylor PF 6-6 240
Rashid Byrd E. Oklahoma JC C 7-0 230
Pete Campbell Butler F 6-7 220
Geno Carlisle California SG 6-3 200
Garrison Carr American PG 5-11 180
Pat Carroll St. Joseph's SG 6-4 200
David Carson IPFW SF 6-6 215
D'Lancy Carter St. Bonaventure C 6-10 257
Russell Carter Notre Dame SG 6-4 200
Matt Clement Maine Maritime Academy F 6-7 230
Lewis Clinch Georgia Tech SG 6-3 195
Kris Collins New Mexico G 6-2 190
Darren Cooper Portland G 6-3 195
Jamelle Cornley Penn State SF 6-5 215
Anthony Cox Farmingdale PF 6-9 225
James Cripe Dayton C 7-0 250
T.J. Cummings UCLA PF 6-9 225
JamesOn Curry Oklahoma St. PG 6-3 195
Joe Darger UNLV F 6-7 225
Lorenzo Davis Fort Valley State C 6-10 230
Chris Davis Southern SG 6-3 190
Jeral Davis Talladega College C 7-1 225
Kenny Dawkins Lamar PG 5-9 175
Ulises De La Vega Barry University G 6-1 195
Ryan Diggs W. Washington PG 6-1 180
Marcus Dove Oklahoma State F 6-9 225
Ramon Dyer Houston F 6-7 225
Damarcus Ellis Robert Morris PG 6-1 190
Jamarcus Ellis Indiana SG 6-4 200
Gary Ervin Arkansas PG 5-10 180
Brian Evans Texas A&M Corpus Christi PG 6-0 180
Desmon Farmer USC SG 6-5 210
Patrick Fields Baylor SG 6-4 200
Jeremiah Fort Texas Southern F 6-7 210
Martane Freeman Colorado F 6-7 210
Travis Gabbidon UTSA SF 6-7 225
Cheyne Gadson Oklahoma State PG 6-2 200
Sundiata Gaines Georgia PG 6-1 195
Reece Gaines Louisville G/F 6-5 210
Mike Gansey West Virginia SG 6-4 190
Alonzo Gee Alabama SF 6-6 220
Brock Gillespie Rice PG 6-0 180
Mickell Gladness Alabama A&M C 6-11 230
Kevin Goffney Chattanooga SF 6-6 220
Leemire Goldwire Charlotte PG 5-11 190
Anthony Goods Stanford SG 6-3 195
Louis Graham Georgia Southern PF 6-8 220
Joel Green Rider F 6-8 210
Orien Greene Louisiana-Lafayette PG 6-4 210
Quemont Greer DePaul PF 6-7 240
Harold Griffin Lee F 6-7 245
D'Mond Grismore Hutson-Tillotson
Erek Hansen Iowa C 6-11 230
Haron Hargrave Sacramento State PG 6-0 180
Paul Harris Syracuse SF 6-6 225
Jeff Hawkins Kansas PG 5-11 180
Shawn Hawkins Long Beach State SF 6-5 220
Christopher Hayes Detroit-Mercy PF 6-8 225
Russell Hicks Florida International C 7-0 245
Delonte Holland DePaul SF 6-7 220
Travis Holmes VMI SG 6-4 195
Antoine Hood Air Force PG 6-4 185
Lance Hurdle Miami (FL) PG 6-1 183
Elijah Ingram New Mexico State PG 6-1 185
Deveon Jenkins Jarvis Christian SG 6-4 210
Josh Jenkins Cal. State Northridge PG 5-10 190
Paul Johnson La Salle SF 6-5 215
Jermaine Johnson Charleston PF 6-7 245
Perrin Johnson Louisville SF 6-6 215
Mitchell Johnson Jarvis Christian SF 6-5
Brandon Jones Amherst College SF 6-6 205
LeVonn Jordan Elon SF 6-6 210
Jeremy Kelly TN-Martin PG 6-4 195
Yaroslav Korolev Russia G/F 6-8 225
Brian Kortovich Cuyahoga PG 6-1
Alain LaRoche North Florida SF 6-6 205
Darnell Lazare LSU PF 6-8 240
Adam Liberty Oral Roberts PG 6-1 190
Cornell Littlejohn Cascade College G 6-1 165
Damien Lolar West Texas A&M G/F 6-4 225
Ivan Lombard-Jackson Livingston College
Casey Love Robert Morris PF 6-8 245
Chris Lowe Massachusetts PG 6-0 180
Harry Lum Florida International SG 6-2 210
Terry Martin LSU SG 6-5 200
J.C. Mathis Michigan PF 6-8 225
David McClure Duke SF 6-6 205
Adam McCoy North Texas SG 6-4
Stephen McDowell Chattanooga PG 6-1 190
Scooter McFadgon Tennessee SG 6-5 210
Bryson McKenzie Northern Illinois C 6-11 240
Lawrence McKenzie Minnesota G 6-2 190
Derrick Mercer American PG 5-9 170
Jonathan Meriweather Park Univ. F 6-7 210
Nate Miles Southern Idaho JC G/F 6-7 200
Corey Minnifield Illinois-Chicago F 6-8 220
Carl Mitchell Northern Kentucky SF 6-8 225
Nicholas Moore Evergreen State College F 6-7 198
Christopher Moore Virginia Union PF 6-8 235
Raheem Moss Cleveland State SF 6-4 220
Moustafa N'Doye Senegal C 6-11 230
Jared Newson Tennessee Martin G/F 6-4 210
Augustine Okosun Northwood University C 6-10 230
Kenan Oliver Central Missouri 6-7 205
Vince Oliver Cal. Davis SG 6-3 190
Kevin Owens Monmouth C 6-10 240
Tim Parham Maryland-Eastern Shore PF 6-8 240
Charlie Parker Millersville SG 6-3 195
Fred Peete New Mexico G 6-4
Reggie Peyton Christian Brothers G
Travis Pinick Yale SF 6-6 210
Robert Porter Univ. of Phoenix G 6-2 190
Rashaad Powell Idaho SF 6-6 210
Carlos Powell South Carolina SF 6-7 225
Haminn Quaintance Kent State PF 6-7 195
A.J. Ratliff Indiana SG 6-3 195
Ray Reese Tulsa G/F 6-5 210
Jason Richards Davidson PG 6-2 195
Tony Roberts Hope International University SG 6-2 190
Brandon Robinson Cal. Baptist SG 6-3 187
Andres Sandoval Dayton PG 6-3 195
Melvin Scott North Carolina PG 6-1 185
Dwayne Shackleford USC PG 5-11 178
Mustafa Shakur Arizona G 6-3 190
Garret Siler Augusta State C 7-0 280
Jeff Skemp Wisconsin-Platteville C 6-10 270
Willie Smiley Central Arizona College SF 6-5 210
Eric Smith Charleston Univ. (WV) F 6-8 210
Alton Smith
Tychicus Snow Mississippi Valley State PG 5-7 165
Zachary Sowers William Jessup SG 6-3
Lodrick Stewart USC SG 6-4
Lenny Stokes Cincinnati G/F 6-5 200
Jason Straight Wyoming PG 6-2 190
Michael Sturns Holy Family SG 6-5 210
Amara Sy France SF 6-8 225
Raymond Sykes Clemson PF 6-9 225
Donell Taylor UAB SF 6-6 215
Anthony Terrell UNC-Wilmington PF 6-6 230
Doug Thomas Iowa PF 6-9 240
Jahmar Thorpe Houston F 6-6 215
Frank Tolbert Auburn SF 6-4 220
Channing Toney UAB SG 6-4 200
Chad Toppert New Mexico SG 6-6 210
Deon Tresvant Cal. State Northridge PG 6-0 185
Ryan Troutman Tusculum G 6-2
Chad Troyer Pacific SG 6-3 185
Dar Tucker DePaul SG 6-4 205
Joah Tucker Wisconsin-Milwaukee G/F 6-5 220
C.J. Vick Quinnipiac PF 6-8 210
Marcus Walker Colorado St. G 6-1 185
Jonathan Wallace Georgetown PG 6-1 185
Gary Ware Purdue PF 6-9 245
Deron Washington Virginia Tech SF 6-7 215
DeSean White Northwood University PF 6-8 230
Alan Wiggins San Francisco PF 6-8 225
Allen Williams St. Mary's College (Oakland) SF 6-5 205
Richie Williams San Diego St. PG 5-9 175
Reggie Williams VMI SF 6-6 210
Latavious Williams Christian Life Academy SF 6-8 195
Rod Wilmont Indiana SG 6-4 215
Scottie Wilson Wright St. SF 6-5 215
Major Wingate Tennessee C 6-10 255
Jeremy Wise Southern Mississippi PG 6-1
Curtis Withers Charlotte PF 6-8 230
Booker Woodfox Creighton G 6-1 185
Giovonne Woods Central Washington G 6-3
Rashad Woods Kent State SF 6-5
James Wright Colorado PG 6-1 185
Jitim Young Northwestern PG 6-1 195
Frank Young West Virginia SF 6-6 215
Keena Young BYU SF 6-6 215
Martin Zeno Texas Tech SG 6-5 205
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The players I care about: Latavious Williams, Paul Harris, Antonio Anderson, Dar Tucker, Jeremy Wise, Alade Aminu, Garret Siler, Carlos Powell

Latavious Williams is the first player to enter the D-League draft straight from high school. He is a power forward who tried to be Brandon Jennings and reneged on his commitment to Memphis, but didn't get many offers overseas so now he'll be making 20K or something in the D-League.

Was somewhat surprised that Paul Harris hasn't landed in the NBA yet. You just look at his frame and you see a guy who should at least be a very strong presence defensively and a lot of teams are lacking that on the perimeter.

Alade Aminu went undrafted, which I thought was surprising. Brother of well known Al-Farouq Aminu, lottery pick in next year's draft. Alade played on the Wizards summer league team. He is 6-10, is athletic, and can block shots. That alone should get him a shot in the NBA, IMO.

Another player who might end up in the D-League is Dionte Christmas, who I thought was a draft sleeper. He was cut by the 76ers and recently got arrested for gun charges
Jimmy Binnie??? That name is f**king AWESOME!
get all the uconn players!
just about an hour away from the 09 d-league draft.

if you want follow the draft live here. on our new website dedicated to Basketball(NBA, College, International and D-League).

http://www.basketball-scouting.com/d-league/

also here is a list of returning/allocated players for the 09 season.

Albuquerque Thunderbirds

Antonio Agudio (Veteran) - Returning player
Keith McLeod (Veteran) - Returning player
Cory Underwood (Veteran) - Returning player
Kevin Pittsnogle (Veteran) - Allocation player
Anthony Danridge (Rookie) - Allocation player
Shane Edwards (Rookie) - Local tryout player
Jason Horton (Rookie) - Local tryout player

Austin Toros

Justin Bowen (Veteran) - Returning player
Ryan Bright (Veteran) - Returning player
Fred Gibson (Veteran) - Returning player
Carldell Johnson (Veteran) - Returning player
Dwayne Jones (Veteran) - Returning player
Jason Parker (Veteran) - Returning player
Curtis Jerrells (Rookie) - Allocation player
Roderick Riley (Veteran) - Allocation player
Jawan Bailey (Rookie) - Local tryout player

Bakersfield Jam

Terrance Gamble (Veteran) - Returning player
Justin Hawkins (Veteran) - Allocation player
Robert Swift (Veteran) - Allocation player
Benson Callier (Veteran) - Local tryout player
Ronald Johnson (Veteran) - Local tryout player
Joel Smith (Rookie) - Local tryout player
Rodney Webb (Veteran) - Local tryout player
Akeem Wright (Veteran) - Local tryout player

Dakota Wizards

Maurice Baker (Veteran) - Returning player
Romel Beck (Veteran) - Returning player
David Bell (Veteran) - Returning player
Carlos English (Veteran) - Returning player
Renaldo Major (Veteran) - Returning player
Manny Quezada (Rookie) - Local tryout player
Derick Payne (Veteran) - Local tryout player
Cameron Stanley (Rookie) - Local tryout player

Erie BayHawks

Jarvis Gunter (Veteran) - Returning player
Ivan Harris (Veteran) - Returning player
Oliver Lafayette (Veteran) - Returning player
Jackie Manuel (Veteran) - Returning player
Cedric Jackson (Rookie) - Allocation player
Rob Kurz (Veteran) - Allocation player
Kyle Goldcamp (Rookie) - Local tryout player
Joseph Jones (Veteran) - Local tryout player

Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Ron Howard (Veteran) - Returning player
Chris Hunter (Veteran) - Returning player
Anthony Kent (Veteran) - Returning player
DeWitt Scott (Veteran) - Returning player
Sean Sonderleiter (Veteran) - Returning player
Ryan Ayers (Rookie) - Allocation player
Kyle McAlarney (Rookie) - Allocation player
Jared Carter (Rookie) - Local tryout player
Brandon Cotton (Veteran) - Local tryout player

Idaho Stampede

Mildon Ambres (Veteran) - Returning player
Roberto Bergersen (Veteran) - Returning player
Lanny Smith (Veteran) - Returning player
Jeff Graves (Veteran) - Allocation player
Emmanuel Jones (Rookie) - Local tryout player
Ray Schafer (Veteran) - Local tryout player
John Vaughan (Rookie) - Local tryout player

Iowa Energy

Marvin Phillips (Veteran) - Returning player
Curtis Stinson (Veteran) - Returning player
Anthony Tolliver (Veteran) - Returning player
Jeff Trepagnier (Veteran) - Returning player
Mark Tyndale (Veteran) - Returning player
Darryl Watkins (Veteran) - Allocation player
Shy Ely (Rookie) - Local tryout player
Matt Trannon (Rookie) - Local tryout player
Adam Emmenecker (Veteran) - Local tryout player

Los Angeles D-Fenders

Earl Barron (Veteran) - Returning player
Joe Crawford (Veteran) - Returning player
Ryan Forehan-Kelly (Veteran) - Returning player
Longar Longar (Veteran) - Returning player
Gabe Pruitt (Veteran) - Allocation player
Diamon Simpson (Rookie) - Allocation player
Michael Fey (Veteran) - Local tryout player
James Jackson (Veteran) - Local tryout player
Horace Wormely (Veteran) - Local tryout player

Maine Red Claws

Noel Felix (Veteran) - Returning player
Billy Thomas (Veteran) - Returning player
Will Blalock (Veteran) - Allocation player
Tyrelle Blair (Veteran) - Allocation player
Abdulai Jalloh (Rookie) - Local tryout player
Stanley Thomas (Veteran) - Local tryout player
Mike Williams (Veteran) - Local tryout player

Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Stanley Asumnu (Veteran) - Returning player
Cliff Clinkscales (Veteran) - Returning player
Marcus Hubbard (Veteran) - Returning player
Kurt Looby (Veteran) - Returning player
Ernest Scott (Veteran) - Returning player
Julian Sensley (Veteran) - Returning player
Mike Harris (Veteran) - Allocation player
Garrett Temple (Rookie) - Allocation player
Henry Dugat (Rookie) - Local tryout player

Reno Bighorns

Rod Benson (Veteran) - Returning player
Russell Robinson (Veteran) - Returning player
Daryl Dorsey (Veteran) - Returning player
Dave Noel (Veteran) - Returning player
Cezary Trybanski (Veteran) - Returning player
Mo Charlo (Veteran) - Allocation player
James Peters (Veteran) - Allocation player
Brian Laing (Veteran) - Local tryout player
Jamaal Smith (Veteran) - Local tryout player

Springfield Armor

Kentrell Gransberry (Veteran) - Returning player
Marcus Taylor (Veteran) - Returning player
Adam Harrington (Veteran) - Allocation player
Maurice Maxwell (Rookie) - Allocation player
Julian Allen (Rookie) - Local tryout player
Charles Easterling (Veteran) - Local tryout player
Dante Milligan (Veteran) - Local tryout player
Trey Whitted (Veteran) - Local tryout player

Sioux Falls Skyforce

David Bailey (Veteran) - Returning player
Keith Brumbaugh (Veteran) - Returning player
Justin Johnson (Veteran) - Returning player
Michael Joiner (Veteran) - Returning player
Greg Stiemsma (Veteran) - Returning player
Joe Krabbenhoft (Rookie) - Allocation player
Bruce Price (Veteran) - Allocation player
Mike Nelson (Rookie) - Local tryout player

Tulsa 66ers

Keith Clark (Veteran) - Returning player
Moses Ehambe (Veteran) - Returning player
Steven Hill (Veteran) - Returning player
Yemi Ogunoye (Veteran) - Returning player
Larry Owens (Veteran) - Allocation player
Byron Eaton (Rookie) - Allocation player
Ansel Guzman (Veteran) - Local tryout player
Mitch Johnson (Rookie) - Local tryout player
Marcus Lewis (Rookie) - Local tryout player

Utah Flash

Bennet Davis (Veteran) - Returning player
Gavin Grant (Veteran) - Returning player
Andre Ingram (Veteran) - Returning player
Dontell Jefferson (Veteran) - Returning player
James Lang (Veteran) - Returning player
Carlos Wheeler (Veteran) – Returning player
Lee Cummard (Rookie) – Allocation player
Luke Nevill (Rookie) – Allocation player
Sylvester Morgan (Veteran) – Local tryout player
One question: Is there a single man that could go in this draft that has even a slight chance of being something other than a 12th man on the bench in the NBA?
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
One question: Is there a single man that could go in this draft that has even a slight chance of being something other than a 12th man on the bench in the NBA?

i dont know, but thats whats great, you just dont and never know, anyone can make it. I like also, as does Crzy, Paul Harris.
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
One question: Is there a single man that could go in this draft that has even a slight chance of being something other than a 12th man on the bench in the NBA?

i dont know, but thats whats great, you just dont and never know, anyone can make it. I like also, as does Crzy, Paul Harris.

You remind me of this hardcore guy I know. He's all about woman's sports, because that's where the purity of the game exists. All this crap about "how the game is supposed to be played, ". It's the most uninteresting crap you've ever seen, but he can't get enough of it.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
One question: Is there a single man that could go in this draft that has even a slight chance of being something other than a 12th man on the bench in the NBA?

i dont know, but thats whats great, you just dont and never know, anyone can make it. I like also, as does Crzy, Paul Harris.

You remind me of this hardcore guy I know. He's all about woman's sports, because that's where the purity of the game exists. All this crap about "how the game is supposed to be played, ". It's the most uninteresting crap you've ever seen, but he can't get enough of it.

Yeah, since when is not being as good considered pure. I'm a f**king pure golfer man. I'm f**king terrible.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
One question: Is there a single man that could go in this draft that has even a slight chance of being something other than a 12th man on the bench in the NBA?

i dont know, but thats whats great, you just dont and never know, anyone can make it. I like also, as does Crzy, Paul Harris.

You remind me of this hardcore guy I know. He's all about woman's sports, because that's where the purity of the game exists. All this crap about "how the game is supposed to be played, ". It's the most uninteresting crap you've ever seen, but he can't get enough of it.

Yeah, im a hardcore sports fan, whether its Basketball, Ill watch NBA, College and even D-League, and for Football, Its all NFL, but love College to scout. And even UFL for the laughs.
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Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
One question: Is there a single man that could go in this draft that has even a slight chance of being something other than a 12th man on the bench in the NBA?

i dont know, but thats whats great, you just dont and never know, anyone can make it. I like also, as does Crzy, Paul Harris.

You remind me of this hardcore guy I know. He's all about woman's sports, because that's where the purity of the game exists. All this crap about "how the game is supposed to be played, ". It's the most uninteresting crap you've ever seen, but he can't get enough of it.

That's not at all a valid comparison. The NBA D-League has plenty of successful call-ups who have gone on to be terrific NBA players.

Rafer Alston, Louis Amundson, Chris Andersen, Kelenna Azubuike, Matt Barnes, Devin Brown, Will Bynum, Matt Carroll, Eddie Gill, Stephen Graham, Jason Hart, Chuck Hayes, Anthony Johnson, Dahntay Jones, Jamario Moon, Mikki Moore, Smush Parker, Bobby Simmons, Ime Udoka, Von Wafer, C. J. Watson, and Mike Wilks.

And those are just the undrafted players, there are plenty of rookies and sophomores who spend time in the D-League.

You can't just dismiss it.
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Look up Bruce Bowen, Ben Wallace and Stephen Jackson, Stoney.

Ben Wallace was undrafted and had to play in Italy until getting a serious shot in the NBA in 1999 with the Magic.

Bruce Bowen went undrafted and played in France, finally getting a shot in 1997 with Pat Riley's Miami Heat.

Stephen Jackson played in Australia, Venezuela, and the Domincan Repbulic before getting a shot with the Nets in 2000.

All these guys would have played in the NBA D-League except that the D-League began in 2001, and only really became a viable option in 2005.

The D-League is one of the best ideas David Stern ever came up with.