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Ridiculous Upside Unveils Seeding For All-Time D/G League Player Tournament

Ridiculous Upside unveils the seeding for their All-Time D/G League Player Tournament

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Late last week, we revealed the list of sixty-eight players from the past and present that would be part of our All-Time D/G League player tournament that will be taking place over the next few weeks on our @ridicupside Twitter account. After days of deliberation and deep thought, that field of sixty eight has been broken down into four separate groups: scorers, facilitators, rebounders, and defenders. Although they’ll be separated into different areas, each of them are going to be within the same bracket in the same way that Eastern and Western Conference teams are both in the NBA playoffs.

The actual process behind seeding the players was pretty simple. Due to them being within categories like scoring, rebounding, facilitating, I was able to just at the amount of assists, rebounds, and points they were able to put up while factoring in advanced metrics like True Shooting Percentage and Assist/Turnover ratio.

If two players had essentially identical stats, I’d use accolades like MVP or All-D/G League to place one guy over the other. However, a different path was taken with the defensive section as accolades like defensive player of the year were factored in more heavily than statistics as good on-ball defending don’t always register in blocks and steals.

Following in the footsteps of the NCAA Tournament, these festivities will begin with four play-in games between the two 16th seeds in each section.

Scorers

  1. Antonio Blakeney
  2. Erick Green
  3. Jordan McRae
  4. Manny Harris
  5. Justin Dentmon
  6. Vander Blue
  7. Seth Curry
  8. Marcus Fizer
  9. Morris Almond
  10. Andre Emmett
  11. Ron Howard
  12. John Jenkins
  13. Dusty Hannahs
  14. Kevin Murphy
  15. Kasib Powell
  16. Andre Ingram/Tony Mitchell

Defenders

  1. Chris Boucher
  2. DeAndre Liggins
  3. Stefhon Hannah
  4. Briante Weber
  5. Aaron Craft
  6. Edy Tavares
  7. Lorenzo Brown
  8. Othyus Jeffers
  9. Landry Nnoko
  10. Renaldo Major
  11. Alex Caruso
  12. Jarvis Varnado
  13. Chris Johnson
  14. Gary Payton II
  15. Jorge Gutierrez
  16. Raphiael Putney/Elijah Millsap

Rebounders

  1. Angel Delgado
  2. Alan Williams
  3. Devontae Cacok
  4. Eric Moreland
  5. Amile Jefferson
  6. Christian Wood
  7. Jarnell Stokes
  8. Mike Harris
  9. Arinze Onuaku
  10. Brian Butch
  11. Willie Reed
  12. Johnathan Motley
  13. Courtney Sims
  14. Jameel Warney
  15. Daniel Hamilton
  16. Earl Barron/Sean Williams

Facilitators

  1. Randy Livingston
  2. Tim Frazier
  3. Curtis Stinson
  4. Andrew Goudelock
  5. Josh Magette
  6. Will Conroy
  7. Quinn Cook
  8. Elliot Williams
  9. Pierre Jackson
  10. Blake Ahearn
  11. Russ Smith
  12. Walt Lemon
  13. Trey Johnson
  14. Jaylen Adams
  15. Daniel Hamilton
  16. PJ Dozier/Jerel McNeal