Category: D-League

NBA Veteran Brandon Jennings Acquired by Wisconsin Herd

NBA veteran point guard Brandon Jennings has just been acquired by the Wisconsin Herd, the G-League affiliate to the Milwaukee Bucks. This signing is somewhat of a homecoming for Jennings, considering that he was the Bucks’ 10th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. Jennings played for the Milwaukee Bucks for four seasons, averaging 17…

The Journey: Two-Way Players Making Waves in the NBA

Over the course of 16 years, the NBA G-League has become one of the most premier minor league and developmental leagues in professional basketball. So much so, that almost every NBA team has a G-League affiliate to nurture their young talent and plug them into their rosters. Starting this season, NBA rosters have expanded from…

The NBA G-League Showcase Begins!

The 14th annual NBA G-League showcase began on January 10th and will run through January 13th in Mississauga, Ontario–home of the Raptors 905–for the second year in a row. The league’s yearly scouting event will feature 26 games over the course of four days. The Showcase will be split between two courts: Hershey Centre, the…

2017-2018 NBA G-League Update: First Month’s Progress

With a month of NBA G-League action in the books, there are a handful of teams that look poised to have a great season and possibly make a title run. There are also a few teams that might be looking to change their strategy going forward if they want to salvage their season. Lets start…

NBA D-League Playoffs Update

So we are on to the Conference Finals after an exciting first round of playoff action! Here are the results of each of the four matchups in the Semifinals. The number one seed in the East, Raptors 905, swept the fourth seed Canton Charge in two close games. This result was a surprise to some…

The NBA D-League Playoffs Have Begun!

The NBA D-League playoffs tipped off on April 4 with The Oklahoma City Blue being the top seed in the West and the Raptors 905 at the top of the East. The Main Red Claws and Fort Wayne Mad Ants started the party with their game last night. The Red Claws narrowly won the bout with…

NBA D-League Will Officially Become NBA Gatorade League

Starting next season, the NBA Development League will officially become the NBA Gatorade League, or G-League for short. This is part of a multi-year partnership between the NBA and Gatorade, and the first time that an American professional sports league has claimed and embraced an entitlement partner. A merged logo between the NBA and Gatorade…

Preseason Updates: Fort Wayne Mad Ants

With the start of the NBA D-League season just a month away, here are a few updates about the Fort Wayne Mad Ants franchise. Pacers Sports and Entertainment, the organization that owns the NBA franchise Indiana Pacers, has acquired the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The Mad Ants are now the official minor league affiliate of…

Fort Wayne Mad Ants Compete in Summer League

This year’s NBA Summer League has come to a close, with recent draft picks and up-and-coming players having the opportunity to showcase their talents to all of the team’s scouts during the month of July. This year’s Summer League was featured at three locations: Orlando (July 4th through 10th), Utah (July 6th through 9th), and…

Toronto Raptors Acquire Own D-League Team

The Toronto Raptors are the next team to invest in their own NBA D-League franchise. The Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment group (the group that owns the Raptors) announced on June 29th that they have acquired the right to own and operate a D-League team. The new club will be called Raptors 905, after the…

Golden State, Santa Cruz Warriors Make History

The Golden State Warriors just won their first NBA championship in 40 years. The Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State’s D-League affiliate 70 miles south,  won their first NBA D-League title in their third year of existence. The Warriors franchise becomes the first ever to win an NBA championship and D-League championship in the same season.…

Fort Wayne Mad Ants Head Coach Connor Henry has decided to leave the team to take the same position for the LA D-Fenders, the Los Angeles Lakers D-League affiliate. Henry is a Southern California native and began his D-League coaching career as an assistant coach for the D-Fenders. During Henry’s two-year run with the Mad…

Charlotte Hornets Launching New D-League Franchise

A new NBA D-League franchise could be on the horizon sooner rather than later. Hornets Sports and Entertainment, ownership group of the Charlotte Hornets and Time Warner Cable Arena, announced on May 4 that they intend to launch their own D-League affiliate team that will be operated solely by the Hornets organization. The Hornets sent RFPs to…