Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 4/9/13
Most people will remember Trajan Langdon from his college days at Duke. Langdon was one of the greatest Blue Devils of all time, but his game didn’t really translate to the NBA. He played a couple of seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers but ended up leaving to go play basketball in Europe. Playing in Europe proved to be a great decision for Langdon, who racked up a bunch of accomplishments overseas and had a very successful career. He retired in 2011 and he’s now a D-league scout for the Spurs. His extensive knowledge of the game has paved the way for him to have a great career after his playing days. "This is my first season as a scout, and for me it's a way to stay connected with the game,” Langdon said. “I want to go the front office path rather than coaching or something else, I feel it can be a great path for me. This year has been a great way for me to check out the differences between a player's approach in the NBA, and the D-League, as I've spent time scouting both leagues. It's interesting to see how players react to each scenario.” During his interview, Langdon brings up some interesting points about scouting the D-league. He says they’re not looking for the next NBA superstar, they’re just looking for the guys that play hard, play smart and have a well-rounded skill set that can be an asset to an NBA team, even if it’s just a role player off the bench. "It's an area we (Spurs) have to cover, you basically have the NBA, Europe and college, but now the D-League fits right in there,” Langdon said. “There are always opportunities to find certain players who can be valuable assets to NBA organizations, playing in the D-League." The D-league gets a reputation as a place where NBA players send their guys that aren’t quite ready for the big time, but there is a very solid talent pool. The Spurs are lucky to have a guy like Langdon watching out for anybody new that might help the team in the future.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Redskins deny Cousins trade report; Browns cite ‘bad reporting’

Roger Goodell weighs in on NFL's evolving marijuana debate

Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard ‘the best player in the league’

Shoe companies walk away from deal with Lonzo Ball

Mitchell Trubisky didn’t even think the Bears would draft him

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

John Lynch: 49ers landed ‘two of our top three players’

Report: Buccaneers passed on Dalvin Cook due to Doug Martin

Bears trade up one spot with 49ers for Mitch Trubisky

Cleveland Browns select Myles Garrett with No. 1 overall pick

Matt Carpenter’s walk-off grand slam was pretty rare

Report: Rajon Rondo ruled out for Game 6 against Celtics

Three Up, Three Down: Madison Bumgarner gets grounded

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Box Score 4/28: NFL Draft gets younger every year

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Marshawn Lynch gives an already-spurned city hometown appeal

Box Score 4/27: Waiting for Goodell to call our name

The 'Bonehead blunder that watered down the 1931 AL home run crown' quiz

Draft prospects we're most excited to see in the NFL

Stanley Cup Playoffs: The West is full of surprises

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Three Up, Three Down: Madison Bumgarner gets grounded

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Marshawn Lynch gives an already-spurned city hometown appeal

The 'Bonehead blunder that watered down the 1931 AL home run crown' quiz

Draft prospects we're most excited to see in the NFL

Stanley Cup Playoffs: The West is full of surprises

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker