D-League Spotlight

The shot is long. The ball bounces straight up, plummets towards the hardwood, catches the front of the rim and ricochets up towards the rafters for a second time. Four thousand one hundred and nine pairs of eyes follow the ball. It is perhaps the first time they have looked away from Stony Brook power forward Jameel Warney the entire...
A bruised tomato – the shot was soft, barely nipping the net as it fell through the rim. Jimmer Fredette spun into the lane, getting a step ahead of his defender, Toure Murray. The larger man, Murray, put his size into Fredette’s 195-pound frame, sending him face first to the hardwood of the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. On...
  You could say that playing the game of basketball was destiny for Canton Charge forward Jon Horford: His dad, Tito, played three years in the NBA, and his older brother, Al is currently a star for the Atlanta Hawks. But for Jon, the road to professional hoops has been a bit longer and more winding than that for his father...
Given that the primary objective is to put a ball through a ten-foot hoop, height is more important in basketball than any other major sport. Over the years, the NBA has seen some of the tallest athletes in history like Yao Ming, Manute Bol, and Shawn Bradley, but in certain regards it is the difference in height between players that matters the most. The ideal power forward is somewhere between 6’9” and 7’0” tall and weighs between 230...
The Westchester County Center sits in a forgotten corner of the basketball universe, just outside of the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. Only 27 miles separate White Plains, N.Y. and its 86 year-old, 5,000 seat bandbox from MSG, but it might as well be on the other side of the world.In between the job fair, New York Reptile expo and Itzahk Pearlman concert, the arena serves as the home of the NBA D-League’s Westchester Knicks, playing host to basketball teams from Sioux Falls, Bakersfiel
Of the four major sporting leagues, the National Basketball Association is by far and away the most exclusive. The NFL operates with a 53-man active roster, and MLB and NHL active rosters consist of 25 and 23 players respectively. NBA active rosters pale in comparison, consisting of only 13 players. For young players seeking to find their niche in the league, there are two legitimate options: the NBA Draft, and free agency. The Draft is yet another exclusive process, however, as only 60...

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