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The NBADL Title: Royce White's Missed Opportunity?

After leaving the Rockets' minor league squad just weeks short of them emerging as NBADL champions, is Royce White costing himself opportunities as Houston perhaps begins to run out of patience?

RGV Vipers Become NBA D-League Champions

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers defeated the Santa Cruz Warriors on Saturday night to become the 2012-13 NBADL champions.

RGV Vipers Win Game One of NBA D-League Finals

The NBA D-League Finals are officially underway, with the RGV Vipers taking game one of the series. Here are some of our game notes.

Rockets' Affiliate Coach Leads RGV to NBADL Finals

Nick Nurse, coach of the Rockets' affiliate RGV Vipers, has helped his team overcome obstacles en route to the NBA D-League Finals.

D.J. Kennedy Leads RGV Vipers to NBADL Finals

D.J. Kennedy has said it all along: winning will get you more attention from NBA executives. After leading the RGV Vipers to the D-League Finals, there's no doubt he's got to be doing just that as of late.

Jeremy Lamb Rises As An NBA D-League Star

While the Thunder contend for an NBA championship, top prospect Jeremy Lamb finds himself emerging as a D-League star as he helps the OKC affiliate Tulsa 66ers contend for a championship of their own.

NBA D-League Single-Affiliates Remain In Playoffs

All four teams remaining in the NBA D-League Playoffs have a single-affiliate setup with their NBA parent clubs. Each team's NBA counterpart will also be participating in the NBA postseason. Is this further proof that the one-to-one model works best?

NBADL Rising Star To Enter This Year's NBA Draft

After emerging as one of the NBADL's more promising prospects this year, Glen Rice Jr. will look to take his talents to the The Association next season following eligibility in this coming June's NBA Draft.

D-League Playoffs Preview: Vipers vs. Red Claws

We preview the first round NBA D-League playoffs matchup between the #2 seeded Rio Grande Valley Vipers and the #7 Maine Red Claws.

D-League Playoffs Preview: Warriors Vs. Mad Ants

We preview the first round NBA D-League playoffs matchup between the Santa Cruz Warriors & Fort Wayne Mad Ants, with a big assist from SCW broadcaster Kevin Danna.

NBA D-League First Round Preview: 66ers Vs. Charge

We preview of the first round playoff series between the Tulsa 66ers and Canton Charge.

D-League Playoffs Preview: Austin vs. Bakersfield

We preview the first round NBA D-League playoff matchup between the Bakersfield Jam and the Austin Toros.

Two NBADL Teams Hope For One Final Playoff Spot

On the final day of the NBA D-League regular season, two teams (the Maine Red Claws & Sioux Falls Skyforce) are still hopeful to earn the postseason's final spot following the last day of regular season competition.

NBA D-League Finals: Austin Toros Playing Los Angeles D-Fenders For Championship Saturday Night

The Los Angeles D-Fenders won the opening game of the series on the road, giving Coach of the Year Eric Musselman's team two chances to clinch the 2012 D-League Championship at home against the Austin Toros.

D-League Finals: Los Angeles D-Fenders Could Clinch Championship Tonight

The NBA Development League season could end on Thursday night when the Austin Toros visit El Segundo, Calif., for Game 2 of the D-League Finals against the hosting Los Angeles D-Fenders. The Eric Musselman led D-Fenders won Game 1 in Austin, meaning the Lakers' D-League affiliate only needs to win one of their two home games to lay claim to the 2012 D-League Championship.

D-League Finals: Austin Toros To Play Los Angeles D-Fenders In Three-Game Series

The 2012 NBA Development League Finals were set on Sunday night when Justin Dentmon and the Austin Toros handily defeated the Canton Charge. The Toros will take on Elijah Millsap and the Los Angeles D-Fenders, who've been waiting for their opponents since sweeping the Bakersfield Jam.

Los Angeles D-Fenders Advance To D-League Finals, Await Playoff Opponent

Los Angeles swept the Bakersfield Jam in the semifinals, handily advancing to the three-game championship series with a 109-90 victory on Saturday night. Elijah Millsap scored 23 points to go with his four steals while Mardy Collins came off the bench to play one of his better games of the season, scoring 23 to with nine assists for the former first round pick.

D-League Playoffs 2012: Predicting The Semifinal Series

The first round of the NBA Development League Playoffs didn't go quite as your's truly predicted considering just one of the four series went the way that I had planned. My list of excuses regarding the errant picks is long, but let's instead get to quick looks at the semifinals games prior to Thursday night's tip-off in each of the two series.

D-League Playoffs: Recapping Luke Harangody's Weekend, Among Other Things

The NBA D-League Playoffs are currently going happening. This weekend's top stars included Luke Harangody, JamesOn Curry and Trey Johnson.

D-League Playoffs: Los Angeles D-Fenders Daze Iowa Energy

A rough first quarter puts the defending champs in a 1-0 hole. heading to Los Angeles.

NBA D-League Playoff Previews And Predictions

A preview of the NBA Development League playoffs, featuring predictions from the staff of Ridiculous Upside.

D-League Playoff Pairings Announced Following Pick Your Opponent Conference Call

One of the fun things the D-League does is the "Pick Your Opponent" playoff format, allowing the top seeds to pick from the remaining playoff-eligible teams as they decide who to play in the postseason.

Playoffs Started Saturday Night For Iowa Energy

Even though the D-League Playoffs start next week, Iowa saw their first round opponent Saturday to close regular season with a 95-79 loss.

Iowa Energy Win D-League Championship Over RGV Vipers

Nick Nurse and the Iowa Energy won the 2011 NBA D-League championship over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers with a 119-111 victory on Friday night to win Game 3 of the three-game series.

D-League Championship Between Iowa Energy & RGV Vipers Will Be Decided Tonight

The NBA D-League, in partnership with the VERSUS television network, will delay tonight's airing of the championship game between the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Iowa Energy (which will be played in Des Moines at 7 p.m.) until midnight central time so all of the fans can catch it without interruption from those other pesky primetime shows.

RGV Vipers Force Game 3 Against Iowa Energy In Front Of Record Crowd For NBA D-League Finals

I wasn't able to watch the game live as the NBA Development League has decided to make the D-League Finals unavailable to watch on any format as the games are happening, but press releases (and the box score) have confirmed that the Rio Grande Valley Vipers forced a deciding Game 3 against the Iowa Energy on Friday.

RGV Vipers Visit Iowa Energy Tonight In Game 2 Of The NBA D-League Finals

Tonight the NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA with an innovative system that allows fans to watch all of the games online, will play Game 2 of the NBA D-League Finals between the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Iowa Energy. If you would like to watch this game live, you can't.

TrueHoop Said The NBA D-League Has The Answer To Goaltending, But Does It?

Earlier this week, ESPN TrueHoop's Henry Abbott opined that the NBA Development League's goaltending rules are an "absolute no-brainer" and something he believes that the NBA should adopt. I, on the other hand, am not so sure this would be such a wise idea.

Jon Scheyer & The Vipers Vs. Bobby Simmons' Bighorns In Game 2 Tonight!

The NBA D-League Finals could be determined tonight when the Rio Grande Valley Vipers head to Nevada to take on the Eric Musselman led Reno Bighorns in Game 2 of the three-game D-League Playoffs semifinal series.

Scott VanderMeer (!?) Leads Iowa Energy To NBA D-League Finals

The Iowa Energy are headed to the NBA Development League Finals after dispatching the Latavious Williams (and Larry Owens)-less Tulsa 66ers on Monday night to take the series 2-0. The final score was 107-94, but an 85-69 deficit at the end of the third quarter made it seem like Tulsa was just hoping to get it over with while playing their final stanza of the season.

NBA D-League Playoffs: Iowa Energy Vs. Tulsa 66ers Game 2 Preview

Tonight's game between the Iowa Energy and Tulsa 66ers could answer quite a few questions: Will Curtis Stinson be named this year's D-League MVP? Will Nick Nurse finally be awarded the D-League's Coach of the Year award?

NBA D-League Playoffs: Terrel Harris Comes Up Clutch As Rio Grande Valley Vipers Defeat Reno Bighorns

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers have been known to come up with clutch shots in times of need while playing in front of the home crowd -- the reason I predicted that the home team would win -- and, in true Vipers fashion, it happened again on Sunday night in game one of their NBA D-League playoffs semifinal series against the Reno Bighorns.