With the NBA draft now over, it’s time to get to the heart of what the league wants to do with its future franchise, the NBA D-League.
The D-Leaguers have been the subject of several major changes in the past couple of years, but there has been no real movement towards the future of the league.
A few years ago, the D-Laws were the subject, along with some of the most popular teams in the league, like the Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors and the Chicago Bulls.
There was a strong belief that the D League could be a success, but it didn’t really take off until the 2020-21 season when the league announced its new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
And then it just stayed the same for the rest of the decade.
But with the recent announcement that the league will be taking another look at the D Leagues future, it looks like the league is finally getting serious about it.
In an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Commissioner Adam Silver announced the D league will begin play this season, and the new collective bargaining agreement is expected to come out later this year.
With the new CBA, the league hopes to become more inclusive with its teams.
Silver also said that the new Collective Bylaws will give teams more flexibility to have more young talent, as well as allowing teams to pursue players from other leagues.
“We’re going to get some of these young guys back,” Silver said, via the Atlanta Times-Constitution.
“I don’t want to overstate the significance of it.
I don’t know what the future is going to hold, but this is going be an important step forward.”
With the introduction of the new rules, the entire D-league will be able to join the NBA.
That will allow it to have a more competitive roster and more room for expansion.
But the big changes coming to the league are also expected to affect the D.
League as a whole.
The first is the creation of the NBA’s Development League.
Under the new agreement, teams will be allowed to draft players from the DLeague, which will then select the team that signs them.
This will allow teams to draft the best players from their local D-line.
There are two separate leagues in the D, and each has its own rules and rules for the players.
“There will be an advantage in developing players that aren’t playing in the NBA,” Silver told the AJC.
“But there will be a disadvantage in developing young talent that is playing in NBA Development League.”
The DLeague will also provide the opportunity for D-liners to work with their local teams in some cases.
Silver said he wants to create an environment where teams are not only able to get the best talent in the world, but also develop the best young talent.
“The NBA Development league is going forward as a developmental league, and we’re not going to take away from the value of the D players, but we’re going get a better opportunity to compete in the global market for those players,” Silver stated.
“What we’re doing is creating a developmental model for D. League players, not just for the NBA, but for other leagues around the world.
It’s a very, very valuable thing to me.”
That sounds like a pretty good deal for the D and it’s expected to give teams an opportunity to build their rosters without the risk of having to play in the NBL, as the NBA has historically struggled to attract players from outside the U.S. This could give D-lines teams a better chance at making it in the international arena.
The second change to the D is the introduction in 2021 of the All-Star Game.
It will be the first time that the All, All-Stars, D-Line, All D-Rockets and All D Leaguers will all be competing for one championship.
The All-star game is one of the major changes coming into play in 2021, and Silver said it will provide an opportunity for teams to compete for championships that may be more difficult to come by in the future.
“That will be one of our most important events of the year,” Silver explained.
“For us, it will be more important than the All or All-stars, because they have a huge effect on the overall playoff picture, but they’re not necessarily going to be as important as the All D or All Stars.”
The All Star Game will feature the best of the best from the NBA in the same way that the NBA Draft does, with teams participating in an All-out tournament in which the top 10 teams from each conference play for a $1 million prize.
“It will be really interesting,” Silver added.
“Some teams that are playing the All Star will have a lot of talent that’s been there for years.
It may not be the best team, but at least they’re there.”
There are some key differences between the All Stars and the DL’s All-D League