Category: Joshua Hamer

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…

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…

Fort Wayne Mad Ants Swept in D-League Finals

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…

NBA D-League Finals Preview: Fort Wayne Mad Ants-Santa Cruz Warriors

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…

Fort Wayne Mad Ants Return to D-League Finals

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…

Fort Wayne Mad Ants Win Game 1 Over Canton Charge

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants won Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Canton Charge by a score  of 105-91. Jordan Crawford dominated the game with 27 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. C.J. Fair had a great game also, scoring 22 points and grabbing 5 rebounds. Matt Bouldin contributed as well…

Eastern Conference Preview: Fort Wayne Mad Ants vs Canton

The D-League Eastern Conference Finals are set to begin between the reigning champion Fort Wayne Mad Ants and the Canton Charge. This best of 3 series has the potential to be one of the most exciting match-ups of the year. Both teams are more similar than they would like to admit. Here’s why: They rely…

Fort Wayne Mad Ants Sweep Maine Red Claws

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals after defeating the Maine Red Claws by a score of 121-111. Jordan Crawford and C.J. Fair, possibly the best duo in the D-League playoffs, played exceptionally well. Crawford scored 36 points, along with 5 assists and 3 steals. He was shooting from…