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    Quote jeff_hostetler wrote: View Post
    Has there ever been a D-League call up that managed to gain permanent NBA player status, let alone become a regular NBA starter?
    Here you go
    Many former NBA draftees, waived players and undrafted players have played in the NBA D-League. Some of the called-up D-League players that went on to have successful NBA careers include Rafer Alston, Louis Amundson, Chris Andersen, Kelenna Azubuike, Matt Barnes, Devin Brown, Will Bynum, Matt Carroll, Eddie Gill, Stephen Graham, Jason Hart, Chuck Hayes, Anthony Johnson, Dahntay Jones, Jamario Moon, Mikki Moore, Smush Parker, Bobby Simmons, Ime Udoka, Von Wafer, C. J. Watson

    Not a list of allstars, but some very solid players in that group, some duds as well, but if you get a Matt Barnes type player I am OK with that.

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    Seems like the big guy in the sky finally gave him the OK to choose the Raps. Wondering how many teams since Cleveland he turned down? With a name like Trey he needs to be in the big show. The Raps need all the help.

    Guess we must be the only team with 2 D league callups this season? 4 if we count 2 of our own sent down and brought back.

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    Quote jeff_hostetler wrote: View Post
    Has there ever been a D-League call up that managed to gain permanent NBA player status, let alone become a regular NBA starter?
    Rafer Alston. He got called up to Toronto and the following year to the Heat. He ended up signing the big deal with the Raps after that.

    Other players who landed in the NBA and either got nice deals or at least played in the rotation of a team:

    - Matt Carroll (D-League MVP)
    - Will Bynum (D-League ROY)
    - Mikki Moore (D-League DPOY)
    - JaMario Moon
    - Dahntay Jones
    - Chris Andersen
    - Kelenna Azubuike
    - Matt Barnes
    - Chuck Hayes
    - Ime Udoka
    - C. J. Watson
    Last edited by Apollo; Mon Jan 24th, 2011 at 02:58 PM.

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    I see...consider my question answered.

    I like it when these guys get called up and actually get minutes. Must suck for them to get called up only to then be stuck on the bench for 10 days.

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    No doubt. It probably feels like their life's ambition has been obliterated every time it happens.

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    He's listed as a SG so if he does get any time it might be at the 2 IF DeRozan plays the 3 which he does do alot when they sub out the starting 3 or in late game if barbosa is in with him. I don't really see any other way he gets any PT

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    It would be interested to see what Matt Devlin says:

    "Trey with the dish!!"

    get it?! cause you serve breakfast in bed on top of a trey......

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    So does this mean that Ajinca isn't coming? or do we wait for the 10-day contract of gaines to expire and then we do the Alexis thing?

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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    You've never seen the guy play, yet you're quick to pass judgment on the guy and his game. Bra-fucking-vo. Way to look foolish.
    BURRRRN! good one lol

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    I can see why alot of players liek to come to Toronto. It's clear we are rebuilding and looking for players. Borderline NBA players see it as a great oppurtunity to make it in the league. Albertan, i tihnk the raps have an extra roster spot from the N.O deal and another one since the Peja buyout is complete. Gaines was signed to a 10 day contract on January 13th,2011 so i assume it was not renewed and most likely will not be at the game tonght and thats how they have the roster spot for Trey Johnson.

    I like signing these 10 day contract players, its like watching an experienced rookie trying to make something for himself. Since were rebuilding it doesnt hurt us at all and we can really see what this guy can do. Wish this guy luck and hopefully you guys are right and he turns out to be a diamond in the rough. CYA gaines its been swell... 6L's but we aint mad atcha, that road trip was suicide.

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    Is fanhouse even a reliable source?? I have yet to see this contract posted on raptors.com and i just read that gaines was signed to a second 10 day contract so something doesnt add up...
    Here is a list of our standing roster http://www.nba.com/raptors/roster/
    Since you can add Ajinca to that 14 man roster = 15 players i dont even see how we could sign trey johnson... :S

    http://www.nba.com/raptors/news/2011...0-day-contract

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    perhaps because Calderon is out or Ajinca becoming official it was necessary to change plans

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    Quote jbml wrote: View Post
    perhaps because Calderon is out or Ajinca becoming official it was necessary to change plans
    Yah that must be why, i didnt know calderon was out. it wouldnt make much sense to drop gaines since we only have one point gaurd tonight. im guessing we will see t johnson in 10 days unless gaines really impresses or there is further injury.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Reggie Williams (GSW) is the most recent I am aware of.
    ....and his predecessor, Kelenna Azubuike,

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    I wish we got Mustafa Shakur.

    Edit: Wiz signed him 3 days ago.

    Mustafa Shakur 6 PT 3-5 FG 0-0 FT 0-1 3P 5/2 RB 4 AS 0 BL 1 ST 2 TO 1 PF 14 MN (Final, Knicks)
    Last edited by RaptorsFan4Life; Tue Jan 25th, 2011 at 12:14 AM.

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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    FWIR, Gaines isn't around. His 10-day probably will not be renewed.
    he just got resigned 2nd 10 day

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    Quote e2thed wrote: View Post
    he just got resigned 2nd 10 day
    I saw him on the court last night, so I figured as much. Thanks.

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    Quote jeff_hostetler wrote: View Post
    Has there ever been a D-League call up that managed to gain permanent NBA player status, let alone become a regular NBA starter?
    Yeah, there have been quite a few. GSW would know.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Rafer Alston. He got called up to Toronto and the following year to the Heat. He ended up signing the big deal with the Raps after that.

    Other players who landed in the NBA and either got nice deals or at least played in the rotation of a team:

    - Matt Carroll (D-League MVP)
    - Will Bynum (D-League ROY)
    - Mikki Moore (D-League DPOY)
    - JaMario Moon
    - Dahntay Jones
    - Chris Andersen
    - Kelenna Azubuike
    - Matt Barnes
    - Chuck Hayes
    - Ime Udoka
    - C. J. Watson
    I've always really liked Azubuike. Athletic, good rebounder, good defender AND good shooter. Too bad he got injured just as he was making a name for himself.

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    Quote dagon420 wrote: View Post
    actually, terrence williams is the the leading scorer
    terrence williams played for like 3 games, this kid has been there for the entire season, and has played 100+ games

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