Originally written on Nets Take Over  |  Last updated 2/21/14
For years, NBA executives have touted the NBA Development League as a place to experiment with potential NBA rules for young talent to rise. In 2005, the D League officially became a minor league farm system for the NBA, much in the same way that Major League Baseball teams use AAA, AA and A teams to bring up talent. Nets fans may remember the frequency with which Tyshawn Taylor and Tornike Shengelia were sent up and down from the D League. The Brooklyn Nets are lucky enough to be one of 14 NBA teams to have their own farm team: the Springfield Armor.Watching D League games is not as close to watching an NBA game as one might think. D League games tend to have a weird, stop-and-go pace, and by that I mean that players usually tend to take a shot with fewer than 10 seconds gone by in the shot clock and it seems that foul calls are made very often. These teams' rosters also change at a pretty fast pace, too, which can make it difficult to establish chemistry. These two factors, alon...
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