With a new NBA D-League campaign steadily approaching, this is an opportune time to point out all of the must-follows on Twitter for those looking to pay close attention to the minor league this season.
Of course, it's well worthwhile following each of the respective teams' official accounts. We especially enjoy interacting with our readers and D-League fans alike: please follow us @RidicUpside, as well as our Managing Editor and contributors, Keith Schlosser (@KeithBSchlosser), Dakota Schmidt (@Dakota_Schmidt), and Brian Rzeppa (@brianrzeppa).
Aside from our team, here's a countdown of the top fifteen accounts to follow from across the D-League.
15) Trevor Wong (@Trevor_Wong) --- Trevor does a very good job covering the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
14) Darington Hobson (@ParkaySmooth) --- This talented swingman is a funny guy on social media, thus making him the D-League's best current player to follow.
13) The alums: Tim Frazier (@psufraz23) and Alex Kirk (@kingkirk53) --- The reigning D-League M.V.P. and Rookie of the Year, and former Cavaliers' big man Kirk, are arguably the league's best alums to follow on Twitter.
12) Scott Rafferty (@crabdribbles) --- Scott is such a fun follow. He's your favorite basketball fan/writer's favorite fan/writer on Twitter. He loves shedding light on the NBA and D-League's most personable, and fun to watch, prospects.
11) Ed Isaacson (@nbadraftblog) --- Ed is by far the best follow for any and all NBA Draft coverage. His skillful scouting prowess often spills over to discussing some of the D-League's up and comers as well.
10) Gino Pilato (@GinoPilato) --- An alum of both D-League Digest and Ridiculous Upside, Gino is an Idaho resident who works as Recruiting Coordinator for Scorers 1st. He brings a very versatile prospective, having been around the D-League in a number of capacities; writer, fan, scout, etc.
9) Dennis Silva II (@DenSilva2) --- Silva is a great beat writer, covering the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Great team coverage, and because of this, has a more in-depth understanding of D-League process and more.
8) Brett Hansen (@BrettHansen9) --- former PR guy who is something of a minor league encyclopedia. He likes to interact; just don't call the beloved D-League the "#NBDL."
7) Reggie Hayes (@ReggieHayes1) --- Covering the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Reggie is one of the best D-League beat writers around. Tweets are great to catch his articles and an unique local prospective.
6) NBA D-League official account (@nbadleague) --- The league Twitter account is obviously essential for many reasons --- news, important reminders, and even some op-eds and/or interviews.
5) D-League Digest (@DLeagueDigest) --- Good follow for breaking news and tweets relating to call-ups, rule changes, etc.
3) Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) --- The former longtime Nets Assistant General Manager is a must follow for all basketball fans because of his wealth of knowledge, but especially good for D-League fans because of his tweets about contracts, different guarantees, etc.
2) Chris Reichert (@Chris_Reichert) --- Chris is a great follow for daily updates, links to his great editorials and interviews, and even some breaking news, too. He's very active.
1) Kevin Danna (@kevo408) --- Given his great pre, post, and in-game coverage tweets, as well as his multi-tweeted off day tangents, the Santa Cruz Warriors' broadcaster is by far the most versatile and knowledgeable follow for D-League tweeters.