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Former NBA D-League Draft Selection Dami Sapara Trying to Stick in 2015

Former Los Angeles D-Fenders' D-League Draft selection Dami Sapara is hoping to have more staying power this time around as he enters the player pool for 2015.

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When Dami Sapara was originally drafted by the Los Angeles D-Fenders back in 2013, he was one of the most raw and athletic prospects one could arguably venture to find in the player pool.

Fast-forward nearly two years, and such athleticism is undeniably still there. But moreover, Sapara has only continued to mature; he's able to channel his abilities into a more positive direction, making better decisions on the court in the process. A swingman who is probably versatile enough to guard positions one through four if faced with that type of responsibility, Sapara also seems to take pride in being a leader of sorts on the floor. He remains, loud, active, and relatively assertive on both ends of the hardwood.

All of this was clear, and not to mention, on display, during various New York City workouts and scrimmages this past summer. As he continues to grow into an overall ball player, Sapara is also becoming increasingly more comfortable handling the ball and creating space for his teammates, much like past NBA forwards like Toni Kukoc and Lamar Odom were accustomed to doing in Phil Jackson's triangle offense.

In the midst of these workouts, Sapara went on to prove that he could certainly hold his own against a bevy of past D-League alumni and respective NBA training camp veterans. This should certainly bode well for him, because the forward is opting to enter the D-League Draft in 2015, has learned.

Click here for more on the NBLC vet's recent showings, and watch the clip above for some of his highlights.