Desmon Farmer, D-League Stalwart, Will Play In Ukraine Next Season

Desmon Farmer, the NBA Development League's career leader in field goal attempts, will reportedly play in Ukraine next season for Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk.

Farmer averaged 22.5 points, 4.5 assists and 3.8 rebounds while shooting a D-League career-worst 44% from the field last season for the Reno Bighorns.  Aside from Mo Almond, Farmer was the league's highest scorer to not earn a call-up last season despite a record 40 NBA contracts being given out.

As you may or may not know, Farmer is not the biggest fan of Ridiculous Upside as D-League Digest noted during their recap of the NBA All-Star weekend.

From the other end of the tone-of-conversation spectrum: Ridiculous Upside's Scott Schroeder is a celebrity, although perhaps not in the way he envisioned. When I approached Reno guard Desmon Farmer after the All-Star game, he started by asking, "You know where that dude from Ridiculous is? His name's Scott...He better not be here. He been hatin' on my game all year for no reason. I'm not tripping though."

Farmer apparently saw Scott's interview with Flint Hotbed Hoops' Patrick Hayes, in which Scott gave an honest but up-and-down-at-best appraisal of Farmer's game. Since Farmer wouldn't elaborate on which of Scott's assertions were bothersome ("I don't know" is all he offered when I asked), I don't have a ton to say except that Scott didn't write much that struck me as unfair.

That said, I wish him the best during his European tour.  

With Farmer now headed to Europe - along with the previous departures of fellow Bighorns Rod Benson, Will Blalock and Yaroslav Korolev - new coach Eric Musselman will likely boast a whole new starting five next season.

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