NBA training camp invites for the 2011-12 season should be more interesting than most considering teams will have just two weeks to install new offenses, get into game shape and whittle themselves down to a 15-man roster before the games actually begin to matter. Those invited from the D-League will have a leg up on the competition in regards to game shape, too, considering the D-League has been running for a few weeks already after training camps opened in the Development League during the second week of November.
During the last NBA lockout, there were 176 players in training camps with 39 players invited from either the CBA or IBA -- the two domestic minor leagues at the time -- with players like Stephen Jackson, Adrian Griffin, Mikki Moore, Jeff McInnis and Troy Hudson all getting their first real shots at the big leagues via training camp invites.
It seems that number could be inflated this time around, too, which obviously opens up good opportunities for the D-League players that chose to play for less money in hopes of the NBA lockout ending sooner rather than later this season.
As a reminder, teams aren't technically allowed to agree to any sort of contracts prior to Friday's official opening of free agency. Via Ridiculous Upside's sources, however, the following players have agreed to attend training camps with the teams mentioned below.
There are roughly 20 other players that will be headed to training camp, too, but the NBA's moratorium on deals caused some to withhold confirming invites until the new Collective Bargaining Agreement was voted on and approved. Things could obviously change in the next 24 hours as free agency changes needs, but as of now, the below players are headed to training camp.
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