NBA Training Camp News
A section including everything written on Ridiculous Upside about the 2010-2011 NBA Training Camps.
Some NBADL Alumni Updates For the Upcoming Season
With NBA training camp just a week away, here's an updates as to where a bevy of notable NBA D-League alumni are set to end up in the coming weeks.
DJ Kennedy's Relentless Push to the NBA Continues
After winning an NBADL championship with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, D.J. Kennedy will look to impress and catch on with the Mavericks as he suits up for training camp in Dallas.
Source: Grizzlies Invite James Nunnally To Camp
As he continues to workout for an array of NBA squads this month, RidiculousUpside.com has learned that James Nunnally has already received a training camp invite from the Memphis Grizzlies.
Cameron Jones to Attend Warriors' Training Camp
After being crowned this past season's NBADL "Most Improved Player" for and helping the Warriors to an NBA Summer League title in July, RidiculousUpside.com has learned that Cameron Jones will spend training camp in Golden State.
NBA Training Camp Invitation Updates
Here's an update on D-League alumni who are beginning to accept training camp invitations from NBA teams.
Former Knicks' Camp Invitee Shurna Weighs Options
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.
Chris Douglas-Roberts to Play for Texas Legends?
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?
Cory Joseph Uses Time In NBADL to Impress Spurs
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.
Which Knicks Will End Up With Erie BayHawks?
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?
Kings' Tyler Honeycutt To Play in NBA D-League?
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?
Roster Cuts Hit Hard For D-League Alums
Five players who utilized the D-League at some point in their career, were cut on what could only be labeled as "Black Monday" for these hopefuls.
Jamar Smith Cut By Celtics. Will Kurz Be Next Up?
The Celtics let Jamar Smith loose on Tuesday, but fellow D-League alum Rob Kurz still has a chance at making the veteran-heavy and competitive NBA squad in Boston.
Waived By Rockets, Kyle Fogg Set to Join D-League?
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.
Mychel Thompson Impressing Knicks in Training Camp
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.
What's Next Step Towards the NBA for Tu Holloway?
Xavier guard Tu Holloway was recently waived by the Dallas Mavericks. Could a D-League stint be in store as he looks to start off his rookie campaign?
Would NBA D-League Be Good Option For Fab Melo?
With a veteran squad and a loaded front court, could the Boston Celtics end up opting to send Fab Melo to the NBA D-League?
Cooksey First D-League Casualty Cut In NBA Camps
After joining many D-League prospects in their quest to break into the NBA via training camp this fall, Vipers guard Vance Cooksey becomes the first NBADLer cut loose.
Adam Morrison Should Develop Rather Than Retire
Adam Morrison is considering retirement if he doesn't make the Blazers 15-man roster, but the Pacific Northwest fan favorite should give thought towards at a D-League stint before doing so.
Knicks' James White Says NBA D-League Not For Him
After proving himself and playing multiple seasons overseas, Knicks' swingman James White plans on sticking in the Big Apple, and doesn't envision playing in the D-League this year.
Douglas-Roberts Should Entertain A D-League route
While Chris Douglas-Roberts will have a shot at landing a roster position with the Lakers, a stint with the Lakers D-League affiliate would benefit him as well.
D-League And Other Fringe Players In NBA Training Camp
Our friends at HoopsHype have put together a comprehensive list of all the "fringe" type players joining NBA teams for training camp next week. Of course, many of these aforementioned players happen to be D-League alum. Mickell Gladness will be joining the Heat for the second year in a row. Mychel Thompson will be in camp with the Knicks, his former D-League squad's (the Erie BayHawks) NBA affiliate. Even Jonny Flynn, who logged a rehab assignment in the D-League, will have to fight his way on the Pistons' roster this fall. Needless to say, the list of D-League notables goes on, as seen by taking a more in depth look at the list. With NBA teams looking to stash young talent on their training camp rosters in hopes of protecting them for each respective D-League affiliate, next week will be a great opportunity to see what kind of talent will be hitting the hardwood for minor league squads in just a matter of weeks.
Boston Celtics To Enter Hybrid Partnership With NBA D-League's Maine Red Claws
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.
NBA D-League Hosting Elite Mini Camp This Week
There really hasn't been much to write about recently regarding the NBA Development League, but there's a rather large event happening in Chicago this week. The D-League is holding its sort-of annual "Elite Mini Camp" this week.
Cory Higgins Claimed By Charlotte Bobcats, But It's Nepotism I Don't Mind
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 Rather Interesting Following Long Lockout
NBA opening day rosters were finalized on Saturday night. 22 players without guaranteed contracts made it, 11 of which coming from the D-League.
Final NBA Roster Cuts Being Made
The deadline for NBA teams to submit their opening day rosters to the league is drawing near, and as such teams are making their final cuts. See whose NBA dreams are still alive.
NBA Preseason: Jerome Randle Dominates With Dallas Mavericks
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.
NBA Preseason: Terrel Harris, Greg Stiemsma Represent D-League Well
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.
NBA Training Camp Invites Could End Up In The D-League
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.
NBA Training Camps And The Ten Players They Forgot In The D-League
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).
NBA Training Camp Rosters Include Plenty From The D-League
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 Feature Familiar Names
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.