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Ridiculous Upside Releases List Of 68 Players For All-Time D/G League Player Tournament

Ridiculous Upside releases their list of 68 players that will be in the All-Time D/G League Player Tournament

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With the current global threat of the coronavirus pandemic putting the G League season and the world of sports to a pause, it’s can be a challenge to entertain ourselves in a world of self-isolation. While the person behind this article has spent the last week reading and binging Scrubs (John Dorian is the absolute worst!), an idea came to my mind on another way that we can keep ourselves occupied for the next few weeks.

That deals with creating a field of 68 D/G League players from the past and present, putting them in a bracket, and letting you, the Ridiculous Upside reader of Twitter follower decide on who wins or loses. The first step in that process deals looking at the list of the thousands of players that have stepped on a D/G League floor and and trimming it down to just 68. To make that difficult process easier, there are three rules that were set in place:

  • Players had to play a minimum of 25 games in the G League. This omits Bucks two-way guard Frank Mason, who played 23 games with the Wisconsin Herd this year.
  • They were on a G League or two-way contract during a majority of those games. This rule takes Robert Covington, Isaiah Hartenstein, Thomas Bryant, and Spencer Dinwiddie out of the running as they were all assignees during the majority of their time in the D/G League .
  • Only going to be using stats and information from the 2005-06 season until the present day. Although the league itself started as the NBDL (National Basketball Development League), it only started to be joined at the hip with the Association when it rebranded as the NBA D-League in 2005. As that move started the path towards expanding into the 28-team league that we currently see today, it’s definitely the best move to use that as the starting point. This erases players like Tierre Brown and Matt Carroll, who were both MVP’s during the NBDL era.

With those rules in place, here’s the list of 68 players from the history of the D/G League along with their stats and accolades.

Tony Mitchell - Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Sioux Falls Skyforce (2012-2014, 2017-2018) - 20.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.4 steals on 42% from the field and 32% from 3 on 7.1 attempts per game.

Accolades: All D-League 1st Team (2013), Rookie of the Year (2013), All-Rookie 1st Team (2013), All D-League 3rd Team (2014), Showcase Slam Dunk Champion (2013, 2014), 2013 D-League All-Star

Justin Dentmon - Texas Legends, Austin Spurs (2010-2015, 2017-2019) - 21.7 points, 4.4 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.5 steals on 45% from the field and 40% from 3 on 6.5 attempts per game in 176 career games.

Accolades: D-League MVP (2012), All D-League 1st Team (2012), All D-League Honorable Mention (2011, 2013). 2012 and 2013 D-League All-Star

Manny Harris - Canton Charge, LA D-Fenders, Texas Legends (2011-2017) - 25.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.8 steals on 46% from the field and 35% from 3 on 4.5 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2014 D-League All-Star, 6x Performer of the Week,

Trey Johnson - Bakersfield Jam (2007-12): 20 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.8 rebounds on 48% from the field and 35% from 3 on 2 attempts per game

Accolades: 2011 All D-League 1st Team. 2009 All D-League 2nd Team

Eric Moreland - Reno Bighorns, Canton Charge (2014-2017): 12.6 points, 12.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.5 blocks, 1.6 steals on 56% from the field.2017

Accolades: All D-League 3rd team, 2017 All-Defensive 1st Team

Andre Emmett - Reno Bighorns, Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2010-2012, 2014-15): 22 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.6 steals on 52% from the field and 39% from 3 on 3.6 attempts in 70 career games.

Accolades: 2012 and 2015 D-League All-Star. 2015 D-League All-Star Game MVP. 2012 All D-League Honorable Mention

Sean Williams - Colorado 14ers, Texas Legends (2008-2013): 12.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2.6 blocks in 28 minutes per game.

Accolades: 2011 and 2012 All D-League 3rd Team. 2011 and 2012 All-Defensive 1st Team. 2011 D-League All-Star

Raphiael Putney - RGV Vipers, Erie Bayhawks, and Sioux Falls Skyforce (2014-2016, 2017-2019): 15.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 2.1 blocks, and 1 steal on 45% from the field and 34% from beyond the arc.

Accolades: NBA D/G League All-Time Blocks Leader. 2016 D-League All-Star

Jerel McNeal - RGV Vipers, Bakersfield Jam (2010-2015): 18.6 points, 5 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.6 steals on 44% from the field and 35% from 3 on 4 attempts in 32 minutes per game.

Accolades: 2013 All D-League 1st Team. 2011 and 2015 All D-League 3rd Team. 2015 Impact Player of the Year. 2011 and 2013 D-League All-Star

Ron Howard - Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2007-14): 17.5 points, 4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.3 steals on 48% from the field in 247 career games.

Accolades: 2014 D-League MVP. 2014 All D-League 1st Team. 2013 All D-League Honorable Mention. 2010, 2013, 2014 D-League All-Star

Amile Jefferson - Iowa Wolves, Lakeland Magic (2017-20): 18.5 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 3 assists on 61% from the field in 34 minutes per game.

Accolades: 2018 All G League 2nd Team, All-Rookie 1st Team, All-Defensive 1st Team. 2019 All G League Team 3rd Team

Jameel Warney - Texas Legends, Westchester Knicks (2016-2019): 18.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.1 block on 53% from the field.

Accolades: 2018 All D-League 1st Team

Morris Almond - Utah Flash, Springfield Armor, Maine Red Claws, LA D-Fenders, Iowa Energy (2017-2013): 22.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists on 50% from the field and 38% from 3 on 3.6 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2008 Impact Player of the Year. 2012 All D-League 3rd Team. 2010 All D-League Honorable Mention.

Jordan Loyd - Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Raptors 905 (2016-17, 2018-19): 18.5 points, 4.9 assists, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.3 steals on 46% from the field and 35% from 3 on 4.9 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2019 All G League 1st Team. 2019 Ridiculous Upside MVP

Briante Weber - Sioux Falls Skyforce, RGV VIpers (2015-19): 14.7 points, 6.2 assists, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.7 steals on 49% from the field and 37% from 3 on 2.6 attempts per game

Accolades: 2017 All D-League 2nd Team. 2017 and 2018 All-Defensive 1st Team

Jordan McRae - Delaware 87ers, Capital City Go-Go (2014-16, 2018-19): 25.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.5 steals on 47% from the field and 34% from 3 on 5.7 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2019 All D-League 1st Team

Jaylen Adams - Erie Bayhawks and Wisconsin Herd (2018-20): 19.1 points, 5.7 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 1.7 steals on 45% from the field and 38% from 3 on 6.9 attempts per game

Accolades: 2020 Midseason All-NBA G League Eastern Conference Team. January 2020 Player of the Month. Potential 2020 G League MVP

Erick Green - Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Reno Bighorns (2014-16): 25.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1.3 steals on 51% from the field and 44% from 3 on 6.5 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2016 All D-League 1st Team

Jarnell Stokes - Iowa Energy, Sioux Falls Skyforce, Memphis Hustle (2014-16, 2018-19): 17.9 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists on 64% from the field.

Accolades: 2016 D-League MVP. 2016 All D-League 1st Team.

Jarvis Varnado Sioux Falls Skyforce, Iowa Energy, LA D-Fenders- 12.7 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.4 blocks on 54% from the field in 28 minutes per game.

Accolades: 2014 D-League All-Star

PJ Dozier - OKC Blue, Maine Red Claws, Windy City Bulls (2017-20): 17.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.3 steals on 45% from the field and 32% from 3 on 4.6 attempts per game.

Accolades: All G League 3rd Team in 2019. 2019 and 2020 Midseason All-NBA G League Eastern Conference Team.

Chris Boucher - Santa Cruz Warriors, Raptors 905 (2017-19): 20.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.3 blocks on 50% from the field and 30% from 3 on 5.1 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2019 G League MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, All- G League 1st Team, All-Defensive 1st Team

Renaldo Major - Dakota Wizards, Bakersfield Jam, and Beno Bighorns (2008-2017): 11.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 steals on 50% from the field and 33% from 3 on 1.2 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2007 Defensive Player of the Year, All D-League 1st Team. 2012 and 2013 All D-League Honorable Mention. G League’s All-Time Scoring Leader

Arinze Onuaku - RGV Vipers, Canton Charge (2010-2015): 14.6 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1 assists on 60% from the field in 27 minutes per game.

Accolades: 2013, 2014, 2015 NBA D-League All-Star. 2014 All D-League 3rd Team. 2015 All D-League 2nd Team. 2013 All D-League Honorable Mention

Josh Magette - Lakeland Magic, LA D-Fenders, Erie BayHawks (2013-18, 2019-20): 14.2 points, 8.9 assists, 2 steals, and 4 rebounds on 40% from the field and 36% from 3 on 5.8 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2017 D-League All-Star.

Elliot Williams - Santa Cruz Warriors, Delaware 87ers (2013-2016): 24.2 points, 6.6 assists, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.1 steals on 48% from the field and 39% from 3 on 4.5 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2015 All D-League 2nd Team. 2015 and 2016 D-League All-Star

Alex Caruso - South Bay Lakers, OKC Blue (2016-19): 14.4 points, 6.1 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 2.1 steals on 46% from the field on 36% on 3.5 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2018 All G League 2nd Team and Midseason All-NBA G League Western Conference Team

Gary Payton II - RGV Vipers, South Bay Lakers, Wisconsin Herd, Capital City Go-Go (2016-20): 16.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 2.4 steals on 49% from the field in 115 career games.

Accolades: 2019 All-Defensive 1st Team. 2020 Midseason All-NBA G League Western Conference Team

Earl Barron - Huntsville Flight, LA D-Fenders, Iowa Energy, Florida Flame, Bakersfield Jam (2005-06, 2008-10, 2014-15): 16.5 points, 10 rebounds, 1.5 assists on 48% from the field.

Accolades: 2015 All D-League 1st Team, 2010 All D-League 3rd Team. 2010 D-League All-Star

Randy Livingston - Idaho Stampede (2006-08): 14.3 points, 10.6 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 1.5 steals on 41% from the field and 33% from 3 on 4.8 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2007 D-League MVP. 2007 and 2008 All D-League 1st team

Willie Reed - Springfield Armor, Reno Bighorns, Grand Rapids Drive, Iowa Energy, SLC Stars (2012-2015, 2018-20): 15.7 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1 assists, and 1.7 blocks on 60% from the field.

Accolades: 2015 All D-League and Defensive 1st Team. 2014 All-Defensive 2nd Team. 2013 and 2014 All D-League Honorable Mention. 2019 midseason All-NBA G League Western Conference Team

Alan Williams - Northern Arizona Suns and Long Island Nets (2016-19): 19.6 points, 12.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists on 48% from the field.

Accolades: 2019 All G League 1st Team

Lorenzo Brown - Delaware 87ers, Springfield Armor, Grand Rapids Drive and Raptors 905 (2013-18): 18.5 points, 6.3 assists, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.8 steals on 48% from the field and 35% from 3 on 3.3 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2018 G League MVP and All G League 1st Team. 2015 and 2016 All-Star

Courtney Sims - Iowa Energy (2007-11): 17.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, and 1.1 steals on 58% from the field.

Accolades: 2009 D-League MVP, All D-League 1st Team. 2009 and 2011 All-Star

Kasib Powell - Sioux Falls Skyforce (2007-09): 21 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.4 steals on 50% from the field and 38% from 3 on 3.5 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2008 MVP and All D-League 1st Team. 2008 All-Star Game.

Angel Delgado - AC Clippers and Sioux Falls Skyforce (2018-20): 18.3 points, 14.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists on 62% from the field.

Accolades: 2019 Rookie of the Year, All D-League 1st Team, All-Rookie 1st Team.

Vander Blue - Delaware 87ers, Idaho Stampede, Maine Red Claws, LA D-Fenders/South Bay Lakers, Wisconsin Herd, Texas Legends, and Santa Cruz Warriors (2013-19): 20.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 steals on 43% from the field and 34% from 3 on 4.4 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2017 D-League MVP, 2017 D-League All-Star. 2016 and 2017 All D-League 1st team.

Dusty Hannahs - Memphis Hustle (2017-20): 14.5 points, 2 rebounds, 1.7 assists on 46% from the field and 44% from 3 on 7 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2020 Midseason All-NBA G League Western Conference Team. Possible 2020 G League MVP.

Jorge Gutierrez - Canton Charge (2012-2016): 12 points, 5.6 assists, and 1.7 steals on 44% from the field.

Accolades: 2014 All D-League 2nd Team. 2013 and 2014 All-Defensive 1st Team

Will Conroy - New Mexico Thunderbirds and RGV Vipers (2007-2010, 2011-12): 20.1 points, 8.7 assists, 5 rebounds, and 1.6 steals on 47% from the field and 34% from beyond the arc on 4.3 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2009 All D-League 1st Team, 2007 and 2010 All D-League 2nd Team, 2006 All D-League Honorable Mention

Seth Curry - Santa Cruz Warriors and Erie Bayhawks (2013-2015): 21.9 points, 4.9 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.4 steals on 46% from the field and 42% from 3.

Accolades: 2015 All D-League 1st Team, 2014 All D-League 3rd Team and All-Rookie 1st team

Curtis Stinson - Utah Flash, Austin Toros, Iowa Energy (2007-14): 14.6 points, 8.3 assists, 5.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals on 46% from the field in 227 career games.

Accolades: 2011 D-League MVP, 2010 and 2011 All D-League 1st Team. 2009 All D-League Honorable Mention

Chris Johnson - Dakota Wizards, Santa Cruz Wizards (2010-11 and 2012-13): 14.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 2.7 blocks on 52% from the field.

Accolades: 2011 Defensive Player of the Year. 2011 All D-League 1st Team and All Defensive 1st Team

Edy Tavares - Austin Spurs, Canton Charge, Bakersfield Jam, and Raptors 905 (2015-2017): 10.1 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 assists on 61% from the field.

Accolades: 2017 Defensive Player of the Year, All D-League 1st team, All-Defensive 1st Team

Andre Ingram - Utah Flash, LA D-Fenders/South Bay Lakers (2007-20): 8.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists on 46% from the field and 45% from 3 on 4.1 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2010 Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award. Top Three-Point Shooter In D/G League history

Landry Nnoko - Grand Rapids Drive (2017-18): 14.7 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2 blocks on 58% from the field in 33 minutes per game.

Accolades: 2018 G League Defensive Player of the Year, All G League 3rd Team, All-Defensive 1st team

Marcus Fizer - Austin Toros (2005-06): 22.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists on 51% from the field and 32% from 3 on 1.5 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2006 D-League MVP and All D-League 1st Team

Antonio Blakeney- Windy City Bulls (2017-19): 31.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.2 steals on 46% from the field and 35% from 3 on 7.6 attempts per game in 34 games.

Accolades: 2018 G League Rookie of the Year, All G League 2nd Team, All-Rookie 1st Team, Midseason All-NBA G League Eastern Conference Team

Othyus Jeffers - Iowa Energy (2008-14): 19.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.9 steals on 50% from the field and 30% from 3 on 1.1 attempts in 184 career games.

Accolades: 2014 D-League MVP, All D-League 1st Team, 2011 and 2014 All-Defensive 1st Team. 2009 Rookie of the Year. 2011 and 2014 All-Defensive 1st Team, 2013 All-Defensive 3rd Team.

Christian Wood - Delaware 87ers, Greensboro Swarm, and Wisconsin Herd (2015-2019): 22.6 points, 10.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.8 blocks on 54% from the field.

Accolades: 2018 All G League 2nd Team, 2019 All G League 3rd Team. 2018 and 2019 Midseason All-NBA G League Eastern Conference Team

Andrew Goudelock - LA D-Fenders, RGV Vipers, and Sioux Falls Skyforce (2011-13): 21.1 points, 5.2 assists, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.2 steals on 47% from the field and 36% from 3 on 5.2 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2013 NBA D-League MVP. 2013 All D-League 1st Team.

Russ Smith - Iowa Energy, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Delaware 87ers (2014-17): 20.7 points, 6 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 2 steal on 46% from the field and 32% from 3 on 4.7 attempts per game.

Accolades: D/G League record 65 points in a single game.

Stefhon Hannah - Iowa Energy, Dakota Wizards, Santa Cruz Warriors, Reno Bighorns, Grand Rapids Drive, Delaware 87ers, and Windy City Bulls ( 2010-18): 11.2 points, 3.7 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.6 steals on 37% from the field and 34% from 3 on 5.5 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2012 and 2013 D-League Defensive Player of the Year. 2012 and 2013 All-Defensive 1st Team

Quinn Cook - Canton Charge and Santa Cruz Warriors (2015-18): 23.3 points, 6.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.1 steals on 48% from the field and 39% from 3 on 6.1 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2017 and 2018 All D-League 1st Team. 2016 All D-League 3rd Team. 2016 Rookie of the Year.

Devontae Cacok - South Bay Lakers (2019-20): 19.4 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 1.1 steals on 66% from the field in 24 minutes per game

Accolades: Midseason All-NBA G League Western Conference Team. 2nd best Total Rebound Percentage in G League history. Likely Rookie of the Year

Pierre Jackson - Idaho Stampede, Texas Legends, South Bay Lakers (2013-14, 2015-17, 2019-20): 23.3 points, 6.3 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.8 steals on 46% from the field and 36% from 3 on 7.4 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2014 and 2017 D-League All-Star

Mike Harris - RGV Vipers (2009-10): 27.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.2 steals on 58% from the field.

Accolades: 2010 D-League MVP. 2019 All D-League 1st Team

Blake Ahearn - Dakota Wizards, Austin Toros, Bakersfield Jam, Erie Bayhawks, Reno Bighorns, Santa Cruz Warriors (2007-12, 2014-15): 19.9 points, 4.7 assists, 2.5 rebounds on 44% from the field and 40% from 3 on 6.6 attempts per game

Accolades: 2008 Rookie of the Year. 2009, 2012 All D-League 1st Team. 2008 All D-League 2nd Team

DeAndre Liggins - Tulsa 66ers and Sioux Falls Skyforce (2012-14, 2015-16, 2018-19): 12.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 2 steals on 41% from the field and 38% from 3 on 4.9 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2014 and 2016 Defensive Player of the Year. 2014 and 2016 All D-League 2nd Team. 2014 and 2016 All-Defensive 1st Team

Daniel Hamilton - OKC Blue, Erie Bayhawks, RGV Vipers (2016-19): 15.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 6.1 assists, and 1.2 steals on 42% from the field and 33% from 3 on 5.4 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2018 Midseason All-NBA G League Western Conference Team. Most Triple-Doubles in a single season with 9.

Elijah Millsap - Tulsa 66ers, LA D-Fenders, Bakersfield Jam, Northern Arizona Suns, Iowa Wolves (2010-15, 2016-18): 17.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.7 steals on 43% from the field and 35% from 3 on 3.2 attempts per game

Accolades: 2012 All D-League 2nd Team, 2011 All-Rookie 2nd Team, 2013 All-Defensive 3rd Team

Aaron Craft - Santa Cruz Warriors: 10.8 points, 6.6 assists, and 2.3 steals on 45% from the field

Accolades: 2015 Defensive Player of the Year. 2015 and 2016 All-Defensive 1st team

John Jenkins - Bakersfield Jam, Idaho Stampede, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Westchester Knicks, Capital City Go-Go (2012-15, 2016-17, 2018-19): 22 points, 4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and a steal on 47% from the field and 40% from 3 on 6.2 attempts per game

Accolades: Midseason All-NBA G League Eastern Conference Team

Kevin Murphy - Reno Bighorns, Idaho Stampede, and Grand Rapids Drive (2012-15, 2016-17) 21.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists on 47% from the field and 39% from 3 on 5.4 attempts per game

Accolades: 2014 All D-League 1st Team

Walt Lemon - Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Windy City Bulls, Maine Red Claws (2015-16, 2017-20): 19 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, and 1.7 steals on 47% from the field and 34% from beyond the arc on 3 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2019 All G League 2nd team. 2018 All G League 3rd team

Johnathan Motley - Texas Legends and AC Clippers (2017-20): 23.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and a block on 55% from the field and 31% from 3 on 2.2 attempts per game

Accolades: 2018 and 2019 All G League 2nd team

Brian Butch - Bakersfield Jam and Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2009-14): 14 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists on 45% from the field and 35% from 3 on 4.7 attempts per game

Accolades: 2013 All D-League 1st team. 2010 All D-League 2nd Team and Impact Player of the Year

Tim Frazier: Maine Red Claws (2014-16): 15.9 points, 9.5 assists, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.6 steals on 47% from the field and 37% from 3 on 2.8 attempts per game.

Accolades: 2015 MVP, Rookie of the Year, All D-League 1st Team, All-Rookie 1st Team, All-Defensive 2nd Team. 2015 D-League All-Star