Gino Pilato of Ridiculous Upside asks if the D-League would be a worthwhile investment for a developing or well-established cable sports network. The NBA's farm system has had a number of homes over the years, from Versus to NBA D-League Futurecast to NBATV to the CBS Sports Network last season.
It's an interesting question to pose, particularly with the NBC Sports Network shelling out a fortune for the Premier League and the fledgling FOX Sports 1 putting a great deal of resources behind pushing the UFC. It's conceivable that a network out there will want to help the D-League realize its potential and, in turn, boost their profile in an increasingly crowded market.
Here's today's look around the Association…
- Speaking of the D-League, Mark Porcaro of Secret Rival (Twitter links) counts 51 D-League players from a year ago that have signed overseas contracts for next season. Others figure to be featured in the NBA this year, however. Jeremy Tyler (Knicks) and Glen Rice Jr. (Wizards) have NBA deals while Ron Howard (Pacers), Marcus Landry (Lakers), and Arinze Onuaku (Pelicans) got training camp invites.
- After his arrest last week, many believe that DeAndre Liggins has played his final game in a Thunder uniform, writes Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
- Adi Joseph of USA Today projects the records for every NBA team in 2013/14. In his estimation, the 76ers will have the best shot at Andrew Wiggins with a 16-66 record.
- Joel Brigham of HoopsWorld looks at the Hall of Fame cases for Allen Iverson, Jason Kidd, Chris Webber, Tracy McGrady, and others. There has been a great deal of debate over TMac's candidacy after he announced his retirement last week.
- Chris Bernucca of Sheridan Hoops ranked the top ten offseason free agent signings. Some of the league's best bargains make the list such as Matt Barnes (three-year, $10.2MM deal; Clippers) but Dwight Howard of the Rockets takes the top spot.