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NBA Training Camp Invitation Updates

Here's an update on D-League alumni who are beginning to accept training camp invitations from NBA teams.

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

While certain promising prospects are going on to sign partially, or even fully, guaranteed deals with NBA teams heading into next season, some other notable players are still forced to accept nothing more than a training camp invite in hopes of catching on with a team.

The great Mark Porcaro provides fans and readers alike with an up to date look at those very players "securing" camp invites here.

So far, there are some interesting D-League alumni making the list. The fact that Dexter Pittman, who spent time with both the Heat and Grizzlies last season, (Miami assigned the big man to the Sioux Falls Skyforce throughout the year) can't snag himself a partially guaranteed deal somewhere is a shame. Still, by opting to take part in camp with the Bulls this fall, one has to wonder if Pittman signed with a less talented team, whether or not he'd find more security. Already an NBA champion himself, at least the big man would join a winning atmosphere in Chicago if he makes the cut.

Other NBADL players catching on with NBA teams for training camp include Mad Ants' veteran Ron Howard (who will be 31 years old this fall) with the Pacers, and the Reno Bighorns' Marcus Landry with the Lakers. The latter also spent NBA Summer League in Las Vegas with Los Angeles.

There are also some undrafted rookies accepting simple invites to training camp at this point as well. Should they ultimately not venture overseas if and when they get cut from an NBA team, plenty of them could also make solid D-League players.