Dozens of current NBA rotation players have used the G-League—previously known as the D-League—to develop and jump-start their careers. As many as 167 NBA names on opening-night rosters have had some experience in the G-League.
As of December 20, there are a handful of young pros who'd benefit from being sent down. Prospects go there to improve their confidence and sharpen their games and IQ.
We excluded players like the Sacramento Kings' Justin Jackson, Denver Nuggets' Tyler Lydon, Milwaukee Bucks' DJ Wilson and Oklahoma City Thunder's Terrance Ferguson, who've already been sent to the G-League this month
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