So, incredibly, it doesn’t appear that I made the Santa Cruz Warriors. Shocking, I know.
Two weeks have passed (as of last Sunday) since the local tryouts at Aptos High, and I haven’t received a phone call from the coaches. I will have to stick with my day job.
Who made the team from the local tryouts, you ask?
I’ll try and find out on Friday. That’s when the Warriors will be involved in the D-League Draft, and I should be in attendance. The Warriors have the No. 13 pick.
You can follow the draft at nba.com/dleague beginning at 4 p.m. — 7 p.m. on the East Coast.
There are 16 teams and eight rounds. No trades during the draft. The player pool consists of those who have signed an NBA Development League Standard Player Contract.
Which is where it gets cloudy. There is no player list online, only reports of players who are expected to be involved in the draft.
Last year, though, Jamaal Tinsley was the No. 1 pick by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Another big name, Gabe Pruitt, who went to USC, was selected No. 4.
On Wednesday, the SC Warriors also made a trade for a third-round pick next year. You can read that here.
2012 NBA D-League Draft:
1. Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2. Sioux Falls Skyforce
3. Idaho Stampede
4. Maine Red Claws
5. Reno Bighorns
6. Tulsa 66ers
7. Rio Grande Valley Vipers
8. Texas Legends
9. Iowa Energy
10. Canton Charge
11. Bakersfield Jam
12. Erie BayHawks
13. Santa Cruz Warriors
14. Springfield Armor
15. Austin Toros
16. Los Angeles D-Fenders