Alright, now we know what teams have which players coming back. Frankly, I'm a little excited. Here are my quick thoughts.. More likely coming once the final player list is out.
First off, looks like there could be a lot of good teams returning good players:
Albuquerque could same noise with Will Conroy, a former NBAer, along with NBA camp guys Cheyne Gadson and Cory Underwood, who apparently blogs. Though Anaheim got Cedric Bozeman, a former T-Bird, which I thought was interesting.
Anaheim brings back Mario Boggan and Mike Efevberha, who both played in a few games with the Arsenal last year, along with Noel Felix and Cedric Bozeman, both former D-League guys.
Austin brought back Marcus Williams and added Malik Hairston and Charles Gaines. Both Hairston and Gaines were in camp with the Spurs last month. They also brought in Tack Minor from local tryouts. I always thought Tack would be a stud at Georgia Tech, but never really panned out.
Bakersfield did alright for themselves, bringing back Mateen Cleaves and Trey Johnson to put together a solid back court and being allocated Jeff Trepagnier, whose been playing in Europe since 2004 after a season with the Nuggets. Not sure why Trepagnier was allocated to Bakersfield as he went to school at USC (located in LA, where there's also a D-League team). Never been a fan of Nick Lewis.
Colorado was allocated Josh Davis and Joe Dabbert, two good players, but not sure why both went to Colorado. Dabbert played for Sioux Falls in the CBA, and Josh Davis has played a few seasons with Idaho. Neither went to school in Colorado.
Dakota returned 7 guys from the past two seasons, four from the 2006-07 season when they won the D-League championship. As it looks right now, there isn't a deeper backcourt in the D-League, as Ahearn and Baker have both played in the NBA, and Jefferson was one of the last cuts in the Clippers camp. Throw in David Bell and don't expect Coach Ticknor to take too many guards on draft day.