On track to shatter a couple of three-point related records in the NBA D-League this season, it's safe to say Brady Heslip has been garnering plenty of attention for his latest efforts.
Though the Minnesota Timberwolves have remained intrigued by the sharpshooter in recent weeks (Heslip spent training camp with the team previously as well), the fact of the matter is that a handful of NBA staffers have taken notice as he continues to shoot the lights out in the minor league.
All of this would suggest that Heslip is towards the top of a short list of top-tier D-Leaguers rather close to an NBA call-up in the near future. After all, ten-day contracts are able to be signed just mere days into the new year of 2015. With the D-League Showcase set to begin on January 15th in Santa Cruz, a multitude of NBA decision-makers have the opportunity to come to town and have a closer look at the most intriguing and/or talented young guns the NBADL has to offer.
Of course, not much else is guaranteed for such prospects. It's up to them to impress and otherwise simply hope their production and/or evident prowess is sufficient enough to peak someone else's interest and earn themselves a big league deal once and for all.
But as fate would have it, Heslip is reportedly cashing in (quite literally, in fact) on something that's more so in his control, rather than patiently wait on a potentially bigger opportunity that may not necessarily be.
According to David Pick, the Reno Bighorn will pick up and leave the NBADL midseason after agreeing to a deal with a club in Turkey.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>D-League bullseye shooter Brady Heslip is headed overseas to join Turkish club Banvit, according to source.</p>— David Pick (@IAmDPick) <a href="https://twitter.com/IAmDPick/status/549195513912770560">December 28, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Interestingly enough, while Heslip's impressive season has thus far paralleled that of Troy Daniels' impressive minor league campaign from last season, his new deal is reminiscent of former Pierre Jackson, who also departed the D-League to join a team in Turkey midway through the year last season.