Promoted from the Fanposts. I left my opinion... What's yours? -- Scott
I have heard very little to nothing about D-League teams having someone on staff who markets their players to NBA teams to help them get a chance to play.
This could be the result of a lack of interest from the media or the fact that teams expect players to have an agent handle the task, but I thought I would put it out there to the Ridiculous Upside crew anyway for comment.
If I was a team owner, I would have someone on staff who is pushing to get my players in the news, in front of NBA coaches, maybe even in front of European coaches. The more players you successfully send up, the more people will become aware of your team and league. I would hope this would increase the fan base in addition to giving more deserving players a shot.
As mentioned in another post, opportunity seems to be the one primary factor in a role player getting a shot in the NBA. Sometimes, you have to create that opportunity off the court, not on it.