Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The Minor League

To bench or D-League?
Originally uploaded by atma brother #1.
The Seatle PI notes that with the NBA's new D-League NBA players can be sent to the minors. The Warriors GM Rod Higgins is quoted in the article:

The decision on whether or not to send a player to the D-League might not be easy, Golden State Warriors general manager Rod Higgins said.

"One negative is that you might lose the contact with a player that you'd have if you kept him on your team," he said. "You'd lose the contact that a player would have with your veteran players and the coaches."

A player might be sitting on the end of the bench during games, Higgins said, but "he'd be practicing with the best players in the world, as opposed to much younger players."

We've chronicled the Warriors' potentially Grizzliesque logjam for playing time (see The Golden State Grizzlies?). It might make sense for some Warriors to get some court time in the D-League instead of pine time in the NBA. But there's the flip side to that too. Just like Higgins said- Dunleavy might be sitting on the bench and the end of games, but at least he gets to get to here how "smart" he is from Chris Mullin.

What do you think-- Are there any Warriors that should be sent to the School of Flyers*?

* The Forth Worth Flyers are the D-League team for the Warriors, Fakers, The Artists formerly known as the Mavs, and the Jail Blazers


At 10:01 PM, Blogger fantasy junkie said...

how about monta ellis? it doesn't seem like he'll get much time behind baron and fisher, so they should just send him there so that he can at least develop and get some PT. then if baron gets injured, they can bring him up.

At 12:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the article is actually just a repost from the san francisco chronicle.

At 9:01 AM, Blogger atma brother #1 said...

thanks for catching that anonymous- do you have a link?

At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm sure you can find it in the archives on sfgate.com


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