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LA Clippers eyeing D-League team for 2017-18 season

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LA Clippers eyeing D-League team for 2017-18 season 

Post#1 » by mkwest » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:59 am

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Re: LA Clippers eyeing D-League team for 2017-18 season 

Post#2 » by madmaxmedia » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:54 pm

Great, we can have guys like Jared Dudley, Jeff Green, and Spencer Hawes get some run in before joining our team! ;)

But seriously, I think every team should have it's own D-League to develop prospects.
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Post#4 » by TucsonClip » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:01 pm

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Post#5 » by og15 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:09 am

madmaxmedia wrote:Great, we can have guys like Jared Dudley, Jeff Green, and Spencer Hawes get some run in before joining our team! ;)

But seriously, I think every team should have it's own D-League to develop prospects.

That's what the NBA is hoping to do, I know they were talking about increasing the salaries in the D-league too, don't know if anything has been finalized in regards to that. It's so funny that the salaries are so low. $250K a year on 15 D-League players would only cost $3.75 million, that's less than what the new mini-MLE will be. Then consider that teams will have their draft picks on the team too, so they aren't even paying 15 players.

If the NBA is serious about using the league to develop players, then that's the kind of contracts they should be giving, with 50 games it is $5000/game.
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Post#6 » by QRich3 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:46 am

Yeah, and let's not forget that if you run the G-League (lol I still can't get used to the G) properly, it will also bring back revenue, it doesn't have to be just a sunk cost.

But for that, the NBA has to take it seriously and up the salaries significantly as you say, which as much as they talk about it, they still don't seem to.
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Post#7 » by MartinToVaught » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:28 pm

Gotta fire Doc first. With the way he operates, our D-League team's roster would be filled with any member of the Rivers family who's ever given a moment's thought to playing basketball.
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Re: LA Clippers eyeing D-League team for 2017-18 season 

Post#8 » by og15 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:41 pm

QRich3 wrote:Yeah, and let's not forget that if you run the G-League (lol I still can't get used to the G) properly, it will also bring back revenue, it doesn't have to be just a sunk cost.

But for that, the NBA has to take it seriously and up the salaries significantly as you say, which as much as they talk about it, they still don't seem to.

G-League just sounds, well, "G", it's just funny to say.

They can certainly get revenue out of it, especially if they are in places that don't have a team. If they pay more they will get better talent, and they can do better marketing, etc, it's not like they don't know how.
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Post#9 » by TucsonClip » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:51 pm

QRich3 wrote:Yeah, and let's not forget that if you run the G-League (lol I still can't get used to the G) properly, it will also bring back revenue, it doesn't have to be just a sunk cost.

But for that, the NBA has to take it seriously and up the salaries significantly as you say, which as much as they talk about it, they still don't seem to.


Its on the way, as ive been posting for years now.

Portion of the new TV deal was earmarked for the G-League. New commissioner for the G-League. Signed a TV deal with ESPN to televise games. Gatorade rebranding to get into their science lab and increase revenue streams via marketing. Two-way contracts starting next season ($50,000 - $75,000 salaries and prorated minimum salaries if called up to the NBA franchise).

Its all coming, trust me.
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