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NBA Gatorade League: Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario 

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

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

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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Re: LA Clippers to have D-League team for 2017-18 season in Ontario 

Post#11 » by mkwest » Tue May 9, 2017 9:43 pm

Sources: Clippers to make Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario D-League team

The LA Clippers are working toward introducing their new NBA Develo‎pment League franchise as the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN.com that the Clippers are closing in on an announcement that would establish Agua Caliente Casino Resort -- one of the club's most prominent sponsors at the NBA level -- as the title sponsor of the club's looming D-League affiliate in a unique naming arrangement.

Ontario, California, is roughly 50 miles away from Los Angeles, which would enable the Clippers to assign and recall players whose D-League rights they hold on an expedited basis.

The Clippers' new affiliate, sources said, is scheduled to join the D-League next season and take the developmental circuit to 26 teams overall, advancing its larger quest to establish one affiliate for all 30 NBA teams as soon as possible.

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Re: LA Clippers to have G-League team for 2017-18 season in Ontario 

Post#12 » by thanumba2clippersfan » Tue May 9, 2017 9:55 pm

I'm not crazy about the team name, but at least we have a d league team. My guess is that having a sponsor in the name helps bring some of the costs and expenses down for the team. We'll see how the team does and what we'll do with it.
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Re: LA Clippers to have G-League team for 2017-18 season in Ontario 

Post#13 » by Forte IV » Tue May 9, 2017 10:49 pm

Well seeing as I say agua caliente now whenever I say water. I'm gonna say it works lol
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Post#14 » by madmaxmedia » Tue May 9, 2017 11:08 pm

I wish we would have uniforms with "Chico's Bail Bonds" on the back.
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Re: LA Clippers to have G-League team for 2017-18 season in Ontario 

Post#15 » by Method28 » Wed May 10, 2017 8:11 am

I dont follow the DLeague much but is it still where any team can promote your player to their team and basically steal them?

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Post#16 » by janmagn » Wed May 10, 2017 8:30 am

Method28 wrote:I dont follow the DLeague much but is it still where any team can promote your player to their team and basically steal them?

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Re: LA Clippers to have G-League team for 2017-18 season in Ontario 

Post#17 » by QRich3 » Wed May 10, 2017 9:58 am

Nice, that's just 4 teams in the NBA that don't have a G-League affiliate now. I hope we don't have to wait 6 years and the next CBA for the G-League to start being treated as a proper minor league system. Every contract should be a two way contract, and every player of your G-League affiliate should be only yours, in a way no other NBA team can poach him away. The G-League draft should be an important event too, where NBA teams put work into scouting the best talents that might be playing on their NBA team some day. Kids should have a tough decision between going to college or the G-League when they're out of high school, and players in Europe or South America should have to think seriously between continuing on their FIBA team or trying the G-League, for a shot at the NBA.

And, most important, the G-League should be treated by players as real basketball, not as pick up games where you try to pad your stats to the maximum so it catches the eye of an NBA team, like it is now.

Sadly, it'll take a lot of time if that ever happens, but at least it's (very slowly) headed in that direction.
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Re: LA Clippers to have G-League team for 2017-18 season in Ontario 

Post#18 » by JayClips92 » Wed May 10, 2017 10:45 pm

I wonder if they'll add a 3rd round to the NBA draft once every NBA team has a G-League affiliate with the players drafted in the 3rd round going directly to the G-League team
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Post#19 » by TucsonClip » Wed May 10, 2017 11:21 pm

I think thats a ways off still. Definitely wont happen until after the age rule is revisited, IMO.
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Re: LA Clippers to have G-League team for 2017-18 season in Ontario 

Post#20 » by Akklaim1 » Wed May 10, 2017 11:22 pm

Am I the only one who thought that G League was just a typo?

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