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    2017-18 G League Thread

    I figure that we will need this at some point this year, so I might as well start it now.

    The Expansion Draft was held today for four teams. Andre Dawkins was picked fourth overall by the Clippers with their first round pick. That does not necessarily mean that he will play in Ontario this season, but they hold his rights for the next two years unless they trade them.
    http://gleague.nba.com/news/2017-nba...draft-results/

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    Quote Originally Posted by awhom111 View Post
    I figure that we will need this at some point this year, so I might as well start it now.

    The Expansion Draft was held today for four teams. Andre Dawkins was picked fourth overall by the Clippers with their first round pick. That does not necessarily mean that he will play in Ontario this season, but they hold his rights for the next two years unless they trade them.
    http://gleague.nba.com/news/2017-nba...draft-results/
    The Agua Caliente Clippers... I love the name. The Agua Caliente are a tribe located in Riverside california... they own the Agua Caliente casino in Palm springs. Hopefully Andre can use this as a launch pad to finally make a name for himself in the NBA. Some of his D-league shooting performances over the past few seasons have been awe inspiring. The 3rd best 3 point stroke since I began watching Duke basketball (1. Redick 2. Langdon).

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    Why is there both a Jordan and a Jordon Crawford? Also, I thought Jimmer was playing in China?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerdevil View Post
    Why is there both a Jordan and a Jordon Crawford? Also, I thought Jimmer was playing in China?
    Jordan Crawford has never met a shot he doesn't like. Jordon Crawford is just a generally solid basketball player.

    Jimmer will play in China again. The draft was just for returning player rights, so his will expire soon. About half of the players drafted have already signed somewhere and are not free agents.

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    There are a few preseason games during the abbreviated training camps.

    Amile made his Iowa debut on Sunday and had 13 points in 28 minutes in a 107-104 loss.

    Matt made his Reno debut with 2 points in 18 minutes in a 107-91 loss on Monday. Quinn was on the other side and had 19 points and 8 assists in 23 minutes. Michael Gbinije is also on Santa Cruz and had 7 points in 17 minutes.

    There was plenty of Duke involvement in Ontario's first ever game as they won 94-93. Andre had 15 points in 27 minutes and Marshall had 3 points and 15 rebounds in 28 minutes. Taylor King has a reasonable shot at making their final roster too and had 5 points in 13 minutes.

    The regular season will start on Friday and the games will mainly be broadcast on Facebook again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awhom111 View Post
    Taylor King has a reasonable shot at making their final roster too and had 5 points in 13 minutes.
    Well, I'll be damned

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    So is the G league becoming cooler than the D league was?
    Relatively speaking, that is.
    Nothing incites bodily violence quicker than a Duke fan turning in your direction and saying 'scoreboard.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezie View Post
    So is the G league becoming cooler than the D league was?
    Relatively speaking, that is.
    Yes, because it's more like the minor leagues in Baseball. This is the first year every NBA team has a G League team. Like a real "farm system."

    The two way contracts are new as well.

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    Taylor paid a few bucks to participate in their open tryout and got the training camp invite and now they have enough open roster spots to keep him and everyone else that is still on the team. There are always some cool open tryout stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by weezie View Post
    So is the G league becoming cooler than the D league was?
    Relatively speaking, that is.
    Quote Originally Posted by ElSid View Post
    Yes, because it's more like the minor leagues in Baseball. This is the first year every NBA team has a G League team. Like a real "farm system."

    The two way contracts are new as well.
    We are not quite at the 30 team mark yet with 26 teams this year and 2 more publicly announced. I think it is a still a wait and see approach with the new branding and other changes. People who follow the league closely were not happy that there was zero movement on salaries for the non two-way players. The stigma of the league within the game has largely dissipated over time. Hopefully the changes help remove that stigma in the mind of fans too. We could approach a time where half of the players in the NBA itself have experience at this level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awhom111 View Post
    Taylor paid a few bucks to participate in their open tryout and got the training camp invite and now they have enough open roster spots to keep him and everyone else that is still on the team. There are always some cool open tryout stories.





    We are not quite at the 30 team mark yet with 26 teams this year and 2 more publicly announced. I think it is a still a wait and see approach with the new branding and other changes. People who follow the league closely were not happy that there was zero movement on salaries for the non two-way players. The stigma of the league within the game has largely dissipated over time. Hopefully the changes help remove that stigma in the mind of fans too. We could approach a time where half of the players in the NBA itself have experience at this level.
    Thanks for clarifying. Well, if the NCAA stays on its current course, a farm system could be a valid alternative to a dishonest college system. I prefer college, of course, but should be fair to the players.

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    It was the first day of the new season. Quinn had his usual game with 27 points and 7 assists in 30 minutes in a 131-98 Santa Cruz win over Ontario. Andre had 8 points in 24 minutes and Marshall had 5 points. The other players of potential interest have conveniently grouped themselves as Michael Gbinije had 21 points in 27 minutes and Taylor King had 4 points in 8 minutes.

    Quinn highlights:

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    Quote Originally Posted by awhom111 View Post
    ... Taylor King ...
    Exsqueeze me?

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    Amile made his professional competitive debut with 11 points and 21 rebounds in 35 minutes as Iowa beat Lakeland 96-92.
    http://gleague.nba.com/games/20171104/LAKIWA/

    Quinn had 33 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists in 39 minutes, but Santa Cruz lost to South Bay 138-137 in overtime. Michael Gbinije had 11 points and 6 rebounds in 27 minutes.
    http://gleague.nba.com/games/20171104/SBLSCW/

    Andre had 17 points in 28 minutes and Marshall had 6 points in 9 minutes as Ontario beat Northern Arizona 128-119. Taylor King did not play.
    http://gleague.nba.com/games/20171104/ACCNAS/

    I will give Amile the embedded highlights treatment:


    Quinn's highlights:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZzRoDYdDwo

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    It boggles my mind that g league salaries are so low. Such little incentive for players to ply there when they can earn so much more in Europe or China.

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    I, for one, am really impressed that Taylor King is attempting a basketball comeback at age 43. Never give up your dream!
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

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    Luke got his first snap assignment to Grand Rapids today after Detroit's West Coast road trip. I will update that after Matt's game finishes.

    Quote Originally Posted by gwlaw99 View Post
    It boggles my mind that g league salaries are so low. Such little incentive for players to ply there when they can earn so much more in Europe or China.
    Most people who follow the league (including me) hoped that salaries would tick up slightly as part of the new CBA (50k-75k seems reasonable), but that did not end up being the case. For rookies, it's actually not a bad idea to start in the G League so that you can build your resume and adjust to the pro life. Heading overseas before you are ready can be problematic as you do not want to get a bad reputation early in your career. Some of the guys who toil year in and year out in the league without supplementing their pay in places that play in the summer like Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, or the Chinese second division do confuse me. If you go overseas and do not like it, that's one thing, but to willingly not try at all seems like leaving money on the table.

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    I, for one, am really impressed that Taylor King is attempting a basketball comeback at age 43. Never give up your dream!
    Wait, I'm older than Taylor King and I'm not that old. No wonder his classmate Kyle Singler can't play!

    Seriously though, Taylor has been barnstorming the globe and playing at some pretty low levels like the Mexican regional league. Now that he's married, considerations like where to live become more important.

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    Luke had 26 points in 39 minutes as Grand Rapids beat Mississauga 112-106.
    http://gleague.nba.com/games/20171105/RAPGRD/

    Highlights:


    Matt had 4 points in 29 minutes in Reno's 123-101 win over Oklahoma City in his competitive professional debut.
    http://gleague.nba.com/games/20171105/RNOOKL/

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    Dang, I miss Luke's scoring savvy. He's such a throw-back...he looks like Jerry West or Rick Berry out there (or as much as I know their games from the random YouTube clip). He could be so dominant at the college level, just making guys look silly trying to stop him.

    Not sure how well that will translate to the NBA, I worry. Come back, Luke!!!!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwlaw99 View Post
    It boggles my mind that g league salaries are so low. Such little incentive for players to ply there when they can earn so much more in Europe or China.
    Since the CBA is negotiated by NBA players and not those in the G league, they don't want to sacrifice their pay for G league players. Basically, G league players don't have a seat at the table...but I wholeheartedly agree with you, especially in light of the fact that current NBA salaries are astronomical so it wouldn't be that hard to pay the G league guys $20k more a year...but owners have other issues that they want to fight for more. Same issue with MLB farm system. Some of those guys get hardly anything and have to give tips and other things to equipment managers when they travel.

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    Luke would be on the court for just about any other NBA team. He is getting van gundy'd. JJ had 31 points other night and I could only imagine the player he woulda been if he wouldn't have gotten van gundy'd right out of college.

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