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NBA D-League Players Take to Twitter to Express Desire For More Money

This past week, a couple of NBA D-League athletes took to Twitter, and unsurprisingly, asserted that salaries for minor league players should be higher.

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NBA Commissioner David Stern can praise the D-League and the progress its made in recent years all he wants. The minor league has undoubtedly made strides with regard to gaining credibility and helping develop some of the The Association's up and coming studs. That said, if annual salaries for players aren't increased considerably in the near future, the most intriguing of talent may no longer opt to grace the NBADL hardwood.

Earlier this week, our buddy Kevin Danna (the outstanding broadcaster for the Santa Cruz Warriors) jumped on Twitter, only to find himself interacting with a couple of minor league athletes about the very issue at hand. Needless to say, players like Cameron Jones and Josh Owens both feel as though higher salaries would make the D-League an even more considerable option for talented young guns moving forward. See below.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>of course Stern was gonna praise the D-League, but check out the quote at the end of the 3rd graf: <a href="http://t.co/iqsoRP1cU0">http://t.co/iqsoRP1cU0</a></p>&mdash; Kevin Danna (@kevo408) <a href="https://twitter.com/kevo408/statuses/389614530835128320">October 14, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/kevo408">@kevo408</a> someone tell that guy to up salaries</p>&mdash; Cameron Jones (@Cameron_Jones10) <a href="https://twitter.com/Cameron_Jones10/statuses/389621932745699328">October 14, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Cameron_Jones10">@Cameron_Jones10</a> Amen to that. D-Leaguers deserve far more than what they get. Far, far more. D-League would be even better if they did</p>&mdash; Kevin Danna (@kevo408) <a href="https://twitter.com/kevo408/statuses/389631332126445568">October 14, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/kevo408">@kevo408</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Cameron_Jones10">@Cameron_Jones10</a> I think it&#39;s stifling growth and creating an imbalance in the supply/demand of players in the overseas markets.</p>&mdash; Josh Owens (@j_cowens) <a href="https://twitter.com/j_cowens/statuses/389636824962183168">October 14, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/j_cowens">@j_cowens</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Cameron_Jones10">@Cameron_Jones10</a> I can see that for sure. If NBA teams start paying D-Leaguers&#39; salaries instead of the NBA itself, that&#39;ll help</p>&mdash; Kevin Danna (@kevo408) <a href="https://twitter.com/kevo408/statuses/389646967350894593">October 14, 2013</a></blockquote>

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