We mentioned this yesterday, but yes, the NBA Development League conducts an annual draft, and it happened last night. With a draft order and everything. They even had high school phenoms! Kind of amazing, right?
As my friend Tim noted, “They keep score in those games? I always thought the D-League was more of an organized workout.”
But no, they do keep score, and the culture’s actually kind of fascinating. SBN’s Ridiculous Upside kept track of all the activity last night, providing an excellent recap of what went down. The best note, though, came from Hoops Hype:
Yaroslav Korolev picked higher in the 2005 NBA draft than the 2009 D-League draft. Says a lot about how his career has gone.
Wait, wasn’t he a lottery pick once? Who drafted him? The Clippers? Oh. That makes sense.