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    The National Basketball Association announced Thursday its affiliation system for the 2011-12 NBA Development League season. Each NBA team has one NBA D-League affiliate to which it may assign players.

    Toronto, along with the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns, will be affiliated with the Bakersfield (Calif.) Jam for the upcoming year.

    "The D-League has been a great resource for our organization and we look forward to establishing a solid working relationship with the ownership and management in Bakersfield," said Raptors President and General Manager Bryan Colangelo.

    "We are excited to enter a new partnership with the Raptors," Jam Head Coach Will Voigt said. "They have utilized the D-League in the past to help develop their younger players, and we look forward to helping them continue this process."

    Bakersfield becomes Toronto's fifth NBA D-League affiliate since 2005, joining the Arkansas RimRockers (2005-06), Colorado 14ers (2006-08), Idaho Stampede (2008-09) and Erie BayHawks (2009-11). Toronto has assigned five players to its D-League affiliates since the start of the 2005-06 season.
    LINK: http://www.nba.com/raptors/News/rapt...ld_070711.html

    Jam's Website: http://www.nba.com/dleague/bakersfield/index_main.html

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    lol nice Alabi joke

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    lol nice Alabi joke
    I had to throw it in, it was the first thing that came to mind..was him...lol.
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    Is there a reason why we keep changing affiliations? These d-league franchises seem to be like musical chairs for the NBA.

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    Quote MyMomLovesMe wrote: View Post
    Is there a reason why we keep changing affiliations? These d-league franchises seem to be like musical chairs for the NBA.
    The Knicks now have exclusive affiliation with Erie. Personally, I would like to see the Raptors do something like this. It just seems like a good way to have more control over development of not just players, but coaches, scouts and front office staff.
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    If I were a scrub I'd much rather be in Cali than Erie...

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    i don't think alabi is going to spend much time in the dleague this year
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    Will player's with NBA contracts be able to play in the NBA DL during a lockout?
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    Well at least now rookies won't bitch as much if they get sent down. And is this the 1st time a D-league team has three NBA affiliates? If each team sends a player of two down they could be stacked.

    But yeah Tim I agree. If the Raptors are serious they should get their own D-League team. It's pretty sweet. You can start running same plays and coaching styles to make sure the transition is easier. I'm sure the NBA's long term goal is to have every team get their own.
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    Quote MyMomLovesMe wrote: View Post
    Is there a reason why we keep changing affiliations? These d-league franchises seem to be like musical chairs for the NBA.
    I don't think NBA teams see much value in D-League affiliates beyond sending raw rookies down there to develop. The number of recalls that turn out to be rotation players is quite low, and even in those cases they're usually playing on very bad teams.

    This will never happen, but relegation/promotion would make the D-League a 1000x times more interesting, and add a serious level of excitement to the NBA's bottom feeders.

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    I just hope the Raptors will never have to send Jonas down there.

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    i don't think alabi is going to spend much time in the dleague this year
    ya we were just joking

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