What is it that makes a great player? Some would argue overall accolades, others would argue statistics game to game. I argue for the passion of the game. What better player to prove the argument that passion can prove a great player in Markeith Terrell Cummings, guard/forward out of Birmingham, Alabama? For Markeith Cummings, basketball has been running in his family. In an exclusive interview, … Continue reading Markeith Cummings: a story of passion
One of the last remaining NBA teams without a minor-league affiliate is apparently making moves to fix that blind spot in its development pipeline. The New Orleans Pelicans are set to establish a G League franchise in Birmingham, Ala., league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. With the facility in Birmingham not yet complete, the Pelicans’ affiliate will reportedly begin play in Erie, Pa., next season. The Atlanta Hawks’ G … Continue reading The New Orleans Pelicans are set to establish a G League franchise
Lakers assign Isaac Bonga to the South Bay Lakers, their G-League affiliate. Bonga is a product of Post SV Koblenz, and logged his first minutes in senior basketball during the 2014–15 season, when competing in Germany’s fifth-tier level 2. Regionalliga with SG Lützel-Post Koblenz. After winning the championship with the team, and earning a league promotion to the fourth division (Regionalliga), he saw action in 24 games … Continue reading Isaac Bonga assign to the G-League
As a solution for the “one and done” and the elimination of the JBA the G league will now offer a professional path. Top high school prospects who do not wish to go to college will have the alternative to join the G League making $125k a year. If I was a top high school prospect there is on way I would consider this … Continue reading A QUICK REVIEW OF THE “PROFESIONAL PATH”
Twenty years after being one of the best high school basketball players to come out of Vallejo, Damany Hendrix seems to have found his calling in the sport, but as a coach. The 1998 Vallejo High graduate signed a contract this week to become an assistant coach and player development liason with the NBA G League affiliate of the Phoenix Suns, the Northern Arizona Suns. … Continue reading Damany Hendrix coaching with Phoenix Suns G League team
This year according to the data the NBA has provided. 53% of NBA Players after the end of the 2017-2018 season have spent time in the G-League. An example would be a player named: Trey Burke. He was a former lottery pick that denied a contract to play for OKC. So he can play for the New York Knicks G-League team. Because of his astonding … Continue reading How did the G-League Impacted the NBA?