2013 NBA D-League Showcase
The array of promising talent in the minors went to work this week as they all strutted their stuff in front of NBA executives during the Showcase. RidiculousUpside.com examines the week's top performers, naming our 2013 All-NBADL Showcase Team.
It's easy for players with past NBA experience to make headlines in the D-League. In the case of a first-year player like Bakersfield Jam swingman James Nunnally, however, seeing is believing. The more minutes he receives, the better he proves to be.
Former member of the Nets, Cavaliers, and Raptors, Ben Uzoh was with his current squad the Springfield Armor (Brooklyn Nets NBA D-League affiliate) as he and the entire NBA D-League left their mark on Reno, Nevada for the NBA D-League Showcase.
Walker Russell Jr's basketball journey hit an all-time high as a member of the Pistons last season. Now back in the D-League, the 30 year old hopes his savvy veteran-like playmaking skills will be enough to propel him back into the NBA once again.
Andrew Goudelock showed promise as NBA rookie with the Lakers last season, but found himself cut & ventured out to the NBADL anyway. So far taking the minor league by storm, Goudelock hopes he's more poised for a call-up since joining the RGV Vipers.
NBA veteran Mike James parlayed a quick D-League stint into an NBA gig for the second year in a row this week. Journeyman Ronald Dupree is back in the NBADL too, all the while hoping for a call-up of his own. The vet sat down with RU for a Q&A.
Behind Tony Parker, the Spurs' bench is filled with combo guards. Looking to embrace that role of a true floor general, Cory Joseph is spending time in the D-League in hopes of emerging as a leader. The guard spoke with RU about his recent progress.
Both Demetris Nichols and Sean Evans have Big Apple roots when it comes to their collegiate careers. Each former New York stud is putting forth an impressive effort just in time to turn some heads during the Showcase.
Day One of the 2013 NBA D-League Showcase featured two savvy floor generals lead their respective teams to victory. With the different styles of play from Sean Singletary and Jerel McNeal propel either point guard to a call-up in the future?