NBA Training Camp News
A section including everything written on Ridiculous Upside about the 2010-2011 NBA Training Camps.
Let loose by the New York Knicks following the completion of training camp, John Shurna is now weighing his options for what comes next. The sharpshooter's agent says his client is currently weighting overseas options and may also look to the NBADL.
Signed by the Mavericks just this past Saturday, NBA vet Chris Douglas-Roberts was subsequently waived the very next day. Could this all be part of a master plan by Dallas to have CDR play for their D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends?
Following stints with the Spurs' D-League affiliate last season, Corey Joseph soared in NBA Summer League. San Antonio has been impressed with young guard enough to exercise their team option on the promising prospect through the 2013-14 season.
As the preseason comes to a close, NBA teams are trimming down their rosters. Though they stand to be cut, young guns who made an impression with big league clubs may catch on with NBADL affiliates. Who will the Knicks choose to send to the BayHawks?
After missing NBA Summer League and being slowed down in training camp by injuries, Kings' forward Tyler Honeycutt may use the D-League to help find his footing again. Will other teams have their players also turn to the NBADL as often this season?
After catching on with the Rockets in NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Kyle Fogg impressed the team enough once again in training camp. The squad hopes the guard will join its D-League affiliate as he continues to develop his game.
Competing for a spot on the Knicks in training camp, former Erie BayHawks' guard Mychel Thompson's chances may have increased due to an injury to another fellow NBA hopeful.
The Boston Celtics will need to retool and get your at some point in the near future and, apparently, they've decided that the NBA Development League might be able to help them along in that regard. Danny Ainge's team is such a believer, in fact, that the Celtics are buying the basketball operations of the Maine Red Claws.
Cory Higgins was signed by the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday night. The guard, and son of Bobcats personnel chief Rod Higgins, had previously been in camp with the Denver Nuggets -- but many are screaming nepotism at his newest stop.
NBA opening day rosters were finalized on Saturday night. 22 players without guaranteed contracts made it, 11 of which coming from the D-League.
Jerome Randle had a big game for the Dallas Mavericks during Tuesday night's NBA preseason game with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Cal grad had a game-high 17 points to lead all scorers.
Greg Stiemsma and Terrel Harris both represented the D-League well during their debuts in NBA preseason action. Stiemsma scored the game-winner for the Boston Celtics while Terrel Harris hit four three-pointers in a victory for the Miami Heat.
The NBA invited 60 players from the NBA Development League to vie for spots on the team's regular season rosters, but there are plenty of other players invited that were sitting at home waiting for their next opportunity when the lockout ended earlier this month. Those players could end up back in the D-League, too, thanks to a loophole the D-League has once again decided to instill this season.
The NBA has picked the D-League pretty clean, but there are still a number of players toiling in the D-League with legitimate basketball careers ahead of them ... or in their recent past, which should allow them at least another training camp invite).
I originally planned on there being somewhere in the neighborhood from 25 to 45 players from the NBA Development League in an NBA training camp when they opened this week. Turns out I was low, however, as there are 55 players in camp that were called up from the D-League for their shot at the NBA.
NBA training camp invites for the 2011-12 season should be more interesting than most considering teams will have just two weeks to install new offenses, get into game shape and whittle themselves down to a 15-man roster before the games actually begin to matter.