Found November 04, 2011 on
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The NBA Developmental League or D League is exactly what it sounds like. It’s what the “D List” is to celebrities, or what kind of grades you earned if you were a “straight Ds student.” You don’t have Fs for failing grades, but you’re below the C students- those are the guys playing professionally overseas.
The basketball A and B students are obviously in the real NBA; I mean those letters comprise 2/3 of the league’s name acronym (coincidence?).
Former Indiana Pacers guard and leader of the greatest Iowa State Cyclones team in college basketball history, Jamaal Tinsley was the 1st overall pick by the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the NBA D League draft. If you haven’t heard of the NBDL draft, it’s understandable, I didn’t either until yesterday.
Look how much more interesting the D League draft becomes when you have a lockout.
Being the #1 pick in the d league is kind of like being the greatest player in Iowa State basketball history; it’s akin to being the least annoying/irritating P
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Ex-NBA point guard and first round draft pick Jamaal Tinsley was granted the honor of being selected in the first round a for a second time in his career, but this time on a much smaller scale. Tinsley was selected first overall in 2011′s NBA Developmental League draft by the Los Angeles D-Fenders Thursday, at [...]
With the first overall pick in Thursday's 2011 D-League Draft, the Los Angeles D-Fenders selected Jamaal Tinsley.
Thursday night marked the 2011 D-League Draft, and to little surprise, proven NBAer Jamaal Tinsley went first overall to the L.A. D-Fenders. As much as the league itself is concerned with developing talent, a player of Tinsley’s caliber held obvious appeal to what is, first and foremost, an actual basketball organization. The D coaches up…
The Texas Legends are likely to walk away with either Alando Tucker or Jamaal Tinsley.
A few quick revisions to my D-League draft guide, courtesy of our friend Eric Musselman, the coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Musselmans team picks first in tonights draft. Barring a last-minute change of plans, the D-Fenders will take former NBA point guard Jamaal Tinsley.
Musselman is a writer himself, having maintained a popular blog a few years ago before getting back into...