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  • proper noun basketball National Basketball Development League, former name of an organization within the National Basketball Association.


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  • For a guy coming out the NBDL, it's a great situation.

    Nick Young gets a new hairstyle, Flip Saunders focused on making playoff run Michael Lee 2011

  • Solution: Have the rookies play the NBDL All-Star team for you older readers, this is the current version of the CBA which Isiah Thomas gently guided in to a death spiral culminating in bankruptcy.

    Reinventing All-Star Weekend Lee Friedman 2011

  • Notes: Before the game, the Celtics sent rookie F Bill Walker down to Utah in the NBDL. 2008

  • From the relatively weak Class of 2005, still nearly half of the top 25 have departed for the NBA — or NBDL, as the case may be — and even from the Class of 2006, seven of the top 25 never advanced to their sophomore seasons.

    Beasley tops in stellar freshman class, but now what? 2008

  • Notes: The Thunder sent D.J. White, who has missed the entire season after surgery to remove a growth from his jaw, to its NBDL affiliate in Tulsa after he was cleared by team doctors. ... 2008

  • Players drafted in the second round aren't given guaranteed contracts, and a lot of these summer-league players end up on foreign teams or the NBDL (the NBA's version of the minor leagues).

    Meet the NBA's Non-LeBron 2010

  • Rookie D.J. White did not play in his first game back with the Thunder after being recalled from the NBDL. 2008

  • The various ailments caused the Jazz to call up Morris Almond and Kyrylo Fresenko from the NBDL just to make sure they had enough healthy bodies. ... 2007

  • Harris (ankle) and Stackhouse (hamstring) were inactive, and Ager is in the NBDL. 2007

  • Notes: The Mavs did make one player move Wednesday, recalling rookie forward Nick Fazekas from the NBDL. 2007


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