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Why don't the Wizards have a D-League Team?

Yes, some would say they already do. I get it!

My understanding is that the financial toll wouldn't be crippling, and the potential benefits could make it worthwhile.

Why share a team with the Bulls & Hornets? It's not like the Wizards are so overloaded with talent that they couldn't use the help.


Yes, some would say they already do. I get it!

My understanding is that the financial toll wouldn't be crippling, and the potential benefits could make it worthwhile.

Why share a team with the Bulls & Hornets? It's not like the Wizards are so overloaded with talent that they couldn't use the help. Having a team exclusively affiliated with Washington would allow the team to utilize the same playbook, terminology and philosophy as the Washington Wizards. How could this possibly be a bad thing? The NBA draft is only 2 rounds and a brief skim through the last 50 or so NBA drafts suggests that drafting is an inexact science at best. Some guys may have struggled- or at least not exploded- in their college system but happen to flourish in the Wizards pro-style system, some guys may fall through the cracks of the draft for hundreds of different reasons that don't neccesarily preclude them from being an NBA-level talent.

It just seems like teams are cheating themselves if they're not utilizing the oppurtunity to keep a d-league franchise of their own. Yes, it's difficult to employ a whole new staff capable of executing the goals of the franchise, but something is better than nothing, especially with a team like the Wizards in desperate need of an infusion of talent. It'll be a shame if "the next Jeremy Lin"- or even the next Chuck Hayes, Dorrell Wright, Matt Barnes, Lou Amundson, Reggie Williams,or Anthony Tolliver is on the Iowa Energy and ends up with the Bulls or Hornets through some arcane procedure of the shared affiliate system.

Richmond/Baltimore/Uhh..Fredericksburg? Bullets 2013!

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