Typically NBA roster moves go unreported here at your favorite D-League hangout.
I know, I know, it's their 15th man, it doesn't really matter. But it does matter. It's still real to me, dammit! And on that same note, since it's the 15th man, would it have been so bad to give a local kid busting his ass in the D-League a chance?
Seriously, though. In the month of February (five games due to a call-up with Houston and the all-star break), Will Conroy AVERAGED A TRIPLE-DOUBLE with 19.6 points, 14 assists and 10.4 rebounds while shooting 66% from the field and 53% from beyond the arc.
And before you come back with a 'Well, I'm sure Diener could do that in the D-League' I'd like to point out that Diener has played in just four games this season, averaging a sparkling .8 points, 1 assist, and 0 turnovers in 6.3 minutes per game. He last saw game action on February 6th against the. Diener has battled a toe injury that required surgery in November.
For more reasonable analysis, please check out BlazersEdge. Ben is much more optimistic about this move than I am.
Oh, last note. I checked with Google. Searching "Travis Diener sucks" brought back nine results. The same search with Will Conroy inserted brought back ZERO results. So there's that.