Happy MLK Day, folks! Such a Monday afternoon is filled with some great basketball matinees, so here's to hoping you enjoy all the NBA action the day has to offer.
Following the NBADL Showcase, I ventured off to Aruba, where I soaked up the sun for what proved to be an enjoyable vacation. Much thanks to Gino Pilato, who held down the fort in my absence. Though RidiculousUpside.com still provided readers and fans alike with some solid content throughout the week, let's take a look around SB Nation's NBA network for some of the other better D-League related content from the past few days.
It seems par for the course that when we usually recognize some of the better minor league related posts, our buddy Nate from "Golden State of Mind" often leads things off. Rightfully so, because Nate provided his readers with what served to be his take from Sunday night's Santa Cruz Warriors' contest. Our friend highlighted the play of GSW assignee Jeremy Tyler, complete with post-game reaction from the NBADL coaching staff.
Earlier this week, Nate also provided some insight on the latest NBA D-League call-up to date, as the Santa Cruz's own Chris Johnson joined the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Speaking of NBA assignees currently in the D-League, the Bucks recently sent Doron Lamb off to Fort Wayne for a stint with the Mad Ants. It'll be interesting to see if Lamb is given some extra time with the affiliate (ala Kendall Marshall with the Bakersfield Jam), or if he'll be frequently plucked from NBA team to its affiliate and back again, much like teams such as the Thunder and Warriors do with their prospects. As Milwaukee fans may ponder that very question, Frank Madden of "Brew Hoop" recently provided an update from Lamb's minor league debut, a 12 point outing.
Taller guard DeAndre Liggins was one of the first NBA assignees to play in the D-League this season, as the Thunder sent him off to Tulsa to get some burn in with the 66ers. Zorgon from "Welcome to Loud City" examined Liggins' recent success with Oklahoma City, and wondered what it'll take for Liggins not only continue it, but also what he'll need to do if he wants to continue making an impact for the contender.
And lastly (but certainly not least), D-League alum Shelvin Mack recently caught on with the Philadelphia 76ers. Our own Gino suggested his willingness to embrace the minor league may have factored into his new gig, and also asserts that NBA guard Eric Maynor may have to change his tune about the D-League if he too wants to continue having success in The Association.
That's all for now, but happy reading and enjoy the basketball-filled holiday!