The NBA’s relationship with the D-League continues to grow, and this season a total of 19 NBA teams had one-to-one affiliations with D-League clubs. Those NBA organizations without their own affiliates were required to assign players to D-League clubs associated with other NBA franchises. D-League teams could volunteer to take on the assigned players, and if no volunteers emerged, the players were assigned at random.
This significant change from the 2014/15 season came about after the Pacers purchased the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and turned them into their one-to-one partner for the 2015/16 campaign. Other NBA teams have interest in following suit in the years ahead, and the NBA’s ultimate goal for the D-League is for all 30 NBA franchises to have their own D-League squads. You can view the complete list of D-League affiliates here.
We at Hoops Rumors are recapping the D-League-related activity for the 2015/16 campaign for each team and we’ll continue with the Milwaukee Bucks, one of the 11 NBA franchises without their own D-League affiliate:
The Bucks made 3 assignments for the 2015/16 season, sending two players to the D-League for a total of 65 days. Listed below are all the assignments and recalls made by Milwaukee for the 2015/16 campaign:
- November 21st: Assigned Damien Inglis (1st) [Canton Charge] — Recalled December 5th
- January 16th: Assigned Damien Inglis (2nd) [Westchester Knicks] — Recalled February 29th
- March 18th: Assigned Rashad Vaughn (1st) [Canton Charge] — Recalled March 26th
Here’s how Milwaukee’s players performed while on assignment to the D-League this season:
- Damien Inglis: In 16 combined appearances Inglis averaged 10.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 21.4 minutes per outing. His shooting line was .435/.333/.643.
- Rashad Vaughn: In four D-League games Vaughn notched averages of 8.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 21.1 minutes per contest. His shooting numbers were .304/.062/.375.