The concept of the tournament is for each team to select almost randomly (outside of their own picks) a dozen players plucked from all over the basketball landscape (lottery picks, 2nd rounders, undrafted players altogether, d league guys, journeymen looking for one more shot, europeans, overseas players), you give them a couple practices that week to get ready, and brand it as an NBA product… oh, and the entire group of players from all teams combined (outside of the guys already with a contract) are playing for probably 8-10 NBA roster spots for the following season. It's not exactly a breeding ground for beautiful basketball.
I guess some teams take it more seriously than others. I know the Kings - who won it this year in Vegas - were adamant that their 'culture change' of success should apply to all facets of the organization, and were very motivated throughout the whole thing. Most teams just shrug and use it as a way to get their first round guys a taste of the action without giving much thought to roster composition or wins/losses. I do agree it was terrible basketball and hard to watch though.
Last edited by Fully; Mon Jul 28th, 2014 at 10:30 AM.
Getting invited to the Drew League as a foreigner is instant cred though.
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