The NBA playoffs are always an exciting time because of the great story lines, but one that should make this a more interesting year is that there are 16 former G-League players who have been called up to their NBA team, giving their team added depth while giving the former G-League alums an opportunity to earn an NBA ring.
The NBA G-League Finals start tonight! It has been both an exciting and surprising playoff tournament this year, especially with the single elimination factor in the first three rounds. Here is how the playoffs have shaken out as of today: Eastern Conference First Round Raptors 905 defeats Grand Rapids Drive 92-88 It was a close […]
Five star recruit and McDonalds All-American Darius Bazley has made the shocking decision to decommit from Syracuse University, and start his professional career in the NBA G-League. He is the first ever five star recruit to skip college for the G-League.
A true tragedy has happened at the end of this NBA G-League season. Grand Rapids Drive forward Zeke Upshaw passed away Monday morning in the hospital after collapsing during the season-finale game against the Long Island Nets on Saturday. It was first reported by WOOD TV8 that Upshaw went into cardiac arrest, which caused him […]
The regular season of the NBA G-League has come to a close, and the playoffs will officially start today, March 27th, with the Conference Semifinals matchups. Here are the matchups to look out for, as well as who I think will win each matchup: Lakeland Magic vs. Erie Bayhawks Both Lakeland and Erie are very […]
David Stockton, the point guard for the Reno Bighorns, has signed a 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz. The son of NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton and Spokane, Washington native averaged 16.3 points and 5.3 assists per game with the Bighorns this season so far in 15 starts. Stockton has spent the past four […]
The NBA G-League Playoffs start on March 24th, with a brand new format that will be very intriguing to watch. This year will have four rounds and only 12 teams will be allowed in.
After a small hiatus, Trey Burke has made his return to the NBA via Westchester. The former University of Michigan star point guard has made a splash for the NBA affiliate New York Knicks after being called up from the Westchester Knicks on January 14th. He began the season with Westchester after spending last season […]
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 […]
Johnathan Motley, the Texas Legends’ center out of Baylor University, has been named as January’s NBA G-League Player of the Month for his stellar play and exciting highlight dunks.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Fort Wayne Mad Ants’ Jarrod Uthoff has finally gotten his chance at some NBA action. The 6 foot 9 forward just signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks and made his debut on March 10th against the Brooklyn Nets. He joins fellow All-Big Ten First Team members Yogi Ferrell and A.J. Hammons on the […]
In another move to bolster their roster, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants have officially acquired Marquis Teague in a trade with the Oklahoma City Blue. The 6 foot 2 point guard averaged 15 points and 6 assists a game, making him a viable option in the starting lineup. This move creates a homecoming vibe of […]
On March 2nd, NBA veteran Tyler Hansbrough officially signed with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, adding another big man and power forward to their roster. He was signed off of waivers after passing a physical examination. This is somewhat of a nostalgic moment for Hansbrough, who was drafted 13th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft […]
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 […]
The NBA D-League and the Hornets Sports and Entertainment Group have announced that the Charlotte Hornets have acquired the rights to own and operate a D-League affiliate franchise. The new team will be located in Greensboro, North Carolina, 90 miles northeast of Charlotte, and will play their 24 home games at the Pavilion at the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Hoping to follow in the steps of P.J. Hairston, the first NBA D-League player drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft, Jamal Jones and Jarvis Threatt are two of the top prospects who have a great chance to leap into the NBA. Jamal Jones is a 6-foot 8, 196-pound small forward who played […]
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 […]
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 […]
In a re-match of last year’s NBA D-League Finals, the Santa Cruz Warriors got their revenge on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants after the Mad Ants swept them the year before. The Warriors defeated the Mad Ants 2-0 in the best-of-three Finals series. The entire series was a shootout between the two best offensive teams […]
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Santa Cruz Warriors will go at it again for the championship, with a rematch of last year’s NBA D-League Finals match-up. This will be an exciting conclusion for the D-League season, as well as a scouting platform for all of the key players for the Mad Ants and the […]
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants will be returning to the NBA D-League Finals after sweeping the Canton Charge in Game 2 by a final score of 103-85. Jordan Crawford played like a man possessed, making shots from everywhere on the court. He finished the game with 28 points, five rebounds, four assists, and three steals. C.J. Fair was […]