Ryan

Ryan Ripley

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2013 NBA D-League Showcase: Day Four Preview

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The last day and the last chance for NBADL prospect to prove that they deserve a shot in the association. Top NBADL prospects Arinze Onuaku, Ron Howard, Travis Leslie, and D.J. Kennedy will all be in action on Thursday.

2013 NBA D-League Showcase: Day Three Preview

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At this point a few teams will have pulled the trigger on some day one and two stand outs. This should be an exciting day of NBADL basketball where big performances get rewarded with 10-day contracts.

Mad Ants' Ron Howard Left Off NBADL Prospect List

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Ron Howard is performing as well as any prospect in the league. Yet when the latest Top 30 Prospect List was released by the D-League, his name was no where to be found. Read on to find out why deserves a spot among the best of the D-League.

2013 NBA D-League Showcase: Day Two Preview

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The excitement will continue in to day two of the NBADL Showcase. Travis Leslie and Arinze Onuaku headline the prospects on display in Reno on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.

2013 D-League Showcase: Day One Preview

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Check out the future stars of the NBA at the 2013 NBADL Showcase. With 10-day contracts starting soon, this is the best opportunity for these players to get to the Association. Read on to catch up on the match-ups and the key prospects in each game.

Harangody Brings Luck Of The Irish To The Mad Ants

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Last season Luke Harangody split his time between Cleveland and Canton and nearly led the Charge to the NBADL Finals. Now he's back in the D-League and putting in the work for another shot at playing in The Association.

NBA Pacers' Orlando Johnson Energizes The Mad Ants

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Orlando Johnson brought explosive offense and athletic play to Fort Wayne and led the Mad Ants to their fourth win of the season against the Texas Legends on Friday night.

Hassan Whiteside Making Strong Second Impression

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Hassan Whiteside, has made an immediate impact on the Sioux Falls Skyforce roster by stuffing the stat sheets in limited minutes. If he can continue to play at this level, he is certain to have another opportunity in the NBA.

Onuaku and Leslie Are Top NBADL Prospects

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A flurry of recent call-ups have left two open spots on the RidiculousUpside.com's Top Ten Prospect List that must be filled. Fortunately, the NBADL talent pool is deep this year with plenty of prospects out there who are worthy of a call-up.

Sadiel Rojas Putting In Work For D-League Mad Ants

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Sadiel Rojas has quietly emerged as one of the top shooting guards in the NBADL. His strong rebounding and efficient play (20.51 PER) have gained attention league wide. With his team-first mentality and drive to win, who knows how high he can soar?

Shelvin Mack and Garrett Temple To The NBA Wizards

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Christmas came early for a couple of D-Leage guards, as both Shelvin Mack and Garrett Temple will officially make their respective returns to the NBA after signing with the Washington Wizards.

Shengelia & Taylor Have Explosive D-League Debuts

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Tornike Shengalia's triple-double and Tyshawn Taylor's 32-point effort in their first game with the Springfield Armor set the tone for what can be expected in future games.

Why Chris Wright Is The Best Point Guard In NBADL

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A strong skill set and a great start to the season has propelled the Iowa Energy's key facilitator - Chris Wright - to the top of the D-League point guard list. His ability to run an offense is apparent to those that watch him play.

Talented Players w/ NBA Experience Return to NBADL

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As various assigned prospects look to make their respective marks in the D-League, a few noteworthy free agents with NBA experience have returned to the minors in hopes of giving everyone else a run for their money.

Scott Schroeder Talks About Life With the Skyforce

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The tables have turned and the former head blogger for Ridiculous Upside - Scott Schroeder - braved the hot seat to answer a few questions about his new role with the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Morris Almond Returns to D-League W/ Iowa Energy

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Morris Almond is a talented scorer, who most recently spent time in the NBA with the Wizards. He's now back in the NBADL on a quest to get back to The Association. Can he prove his skill set is versatile enough to stick around this time?

Brian Butch Earns a Spot on the Prospect List

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Butch is a double-double machine who should get his shot at playing in the Association. He can shoot from all over the floor, play in the post and finishes strong at the rim. Expect to see him contributing in the NBA before the end of the season.

Is Micah Downs Following Stiemsma's Path to NBA?

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Maine Red Claw Micah Downs is having a break out season in the NBADL that could land him a shot at an NBA jersey. His contribution focused game reminds many of the path that Greg Stiemsma used in the D-League to get to the NBA last season.

66ers and Skyforce Set to Rumble in NBADL Battle

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Top NBADL prospects will face off against NBA assignees in this Wednesday afternoon's D-League matchup between the 66ers and Skyforce. The outcome of this game could be key in determining who gets an early call-up and who remains in the D-League.

Ten Promising Prospects Aiming For Chance in NBA

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Scoring machines get a lot of press, but when it comes to making the jump from the NBADL to The Association, it takes offensive talent, strong defense, and a stand out ability. These ten players are all doing the right things to get there.

Strong Performers From Week One of NBADL Season

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With the NBA D-League season underway, a number of prospects are now vying for spots on NBA rosters. Collectively, Ron Howard, Micah Downs, Jarvis Varando, and James Mays represent a group of underrated players not yet receiving enough recognition.

Making The Case For Mad Ants Head Coach Steve Gansey

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Fort Wayne Mad Ants Coach Steve Gansey should get another season to prove his ability to coach and lead a team.

Former LA D-Fender GERALD GREEN throws down a ridiculous windmill alley-oop dunk against Houston....

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Former LA D-Fender GERALD GREEN throws down a ridiculous windmill alley-oop dunk against Houston. 26 points on 10-15 shooting was pretty impressive too.

HEY BUDDY, CAN YOU SPARE SOME MINUTES?

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Take a look at some hidden talent in the NBA D-League. Tory Jackson, Brandon Ewing, Juan Pattillo, Kyle Goldcamp, and Dante Milligan are top contributors to their teams.

Fort Wayne Mad Ants Revamp Roster

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The Fort Wayne Mad Ants revamped their roster with Ben McCauley and Kevin Coble from the NBA D-League player pool. Sonderleiter & Rojas waived due to injury. Tisdale left for personal reasons.

NBA All-Star Weekend: The Best Of The Rest In The D-League

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Those that follow the NBA D-League know the household names, but what about the grinders who put up good numbers without a lot of fan fair? Who's the next Jeremy Lin?

My guess is that in the just concluded D-League All-Star game there were more NBA scouts there than...

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My guess is that in the just concluded D-League All-Star game there were more NBA scouts there than ever in the history of that game...and we're proud of the D-league.

--David Stern, 2012 All-Star Weekend Press Conference

All-Star Weekend Came Early to Fort Wayne

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Fort Wayne Mad Ants power forward Darnell Lazare will take the court with 19 other NBA D-League players for the 2012 D-League All-Star Game in Orlando, Florida on February 25.

The NBA D-League Deserves A Better Reputation

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The NBA D-League is developing talented role players that NBA teams need to be successful. So why all the hate?

Checking In With Walker Russell Jr.

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Former Mad Ant, Walker Russell Jr., made a surprise visit to Fort Wayne, Indiana after having his best game yet in the NBA.

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