60 Former NBA D-Leaguers Highlight 2008-09 Opening Day Rosters

NEW YORK, October 28, 2008 – An all-time high 60 players with NBA Development League experience round out 2008-09 NBA opening day rosters. The 60 former NBA D-Leaguers on NBA opening day rosters surpass the previous highs of 44 featured on 2007-08 NBA start-of-season rosters, and almost doubles the 35 former NBA D-Leaguers on 2006-07 opening day rosters.

Of the 60 former D-League players currently in the NBA, nine are members of teams in action tonight, including Gabe Pruitt and Patrick O’Bryant, members of the defending NBA Champion Boston Celtics and Jordan Farmar and Josh Powell of the L.A. Lakers, who will compete to defend the team’s 2008 Western Conference Championship.

Following is the list of players with NBA D-League experience on opening day rosters.

Player
NBA Team
Last D-League Team (season)
Pos.
Ht.
Wt.
College
Boston Celtics
Bakersfield (assigned 07-08)
C
7-0
249
Bradley
Boston Celtics
Utah (assigned 07-08)
G
6-4
170
USC

Charlotte Bobcats
Sioux Falls (06-07)
F
6-9
245
DePaul
Charlotte Bobcats
Iowa (assigned 07-08)
G
6-4
211
Michigan State
Charlotte Bobcats
Roanoke (04-05)
G
6-6
212
Notre Dame
Charlotte Bobcats
Fort Worth (assigned 06-07)
F
7-0
230
UCLA

Chicago Bulls
Iowa (assigned 07-08)
F
6-8
216
Syracuse
Chicago Bulls
Iowa (assigned 07-08)
F
6-9
235
North Carolina State

Cleveland Cavaliers
Anaheim (06-07)
F
6-9
220
North Carolina

Dallas Mavericks
Tulsa (assigned 05-06)
F
6-8
240
LSU
Dallas Mavericks
Fort Worth (Assigned 06-07)
G
6-0
175
Northeastern
Dallas Mavericks
Florida(Assigned 05-06)
G
6-8
200
Gulf Shores Academy

Denver Nuggets
Fayetteville (01-02)
G
6-10
228
Blinn J.C.
Denver Nuggets
Fort Wayne (07-08)
G/F
6-6
210
Duke

Detroit Pistons
Fayetteville (assigned 05-06)
G
6-5
185
Pepperdine
Detroit Pistons
Roanoke (06-07)
G
6-0
185
Georgia Tech
Detroit Pistons
Sioux Falls (Assigned 06-07)
F
6-9
210
Westchester HS
Detroit Pistons
Fort Wayne (Assigned 07-08)
C
7-1
245
Senegal

Golden State Warriors
Fort Worth (06-07)
G
6-5
220
Kentucky
Golden State Warriors
Rio Grande Valley (07-08)
G
6-2
175
Tennessee

Houston Rockets
Mobile (02-03)
G
6-2
175
Fresno State
Houston Rockets
Rio Grande Valley (assigned 07-08)
G
6-0
161
Oregon
Houston Rockets
Albuquerque (05-06)
F
6-6
238
Kentucky
Houston Rockets
Colorado (06-07)
G
6-5
210
Florida State

Indiana Pacers
Sioux Falls (06-07)
F
6-6
215
Oklahoma State
Indiana Pacers
Idaho (assigned 07-08)
F
6-10
240
Duke

Los Angeles Clippers
Asheville (01-02)
G
6-3
180
Syracuse
Los Angeles Clippers
Rio Grande Valley (Rio Grande Valley assigned 07-08)
F
6-10
220
Marquette
Los Angeles Clippers
Idaho (07-08)
G
6-2
166
Iowa State

Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles (assigned 06-07)
G
6-2
180
UCLA
Los Angeles Lakers
Fort Worth (assigned 05-06)
F
6-9
240
North Carolina State

Miami Heat
Iowa (assigned 07-08)
C
6-9
245
UNLV
Miami Heat
Iowa (assigned 07-08)
G
6-5
205
Ohio State
Miami Heat
Florida (assigned 2005-06)
G
6-9
210
Leuzinger HS

Milwaukee Bucks
Tulsa (assigned 2007-08)
G
6-3
190
Nevada

New Jersey Nets
Tulsa (assigned 2007-08)
G
6-5
212
Michigan State
New Jersey Nets
Mobile (2002-03)
F
6-6
230
DePaul

New Orleans Hornets
Fayetteville (02-03)
G/F
6-5
210
Texas San Antonio

New York Knicks
Arkansas (06-07)
G
6-2
195
Florida

Oklahoma City Thunder
Tulsa (05-06)
G
5-11
165
Oklahoma State
Oklahoma City Thunder
Idaho (assigned 07-08)
C
7-0
230
Senegal

Orlando Magic
Anaheim (Assigned, 07-08)
F
6-11
240
Poland
Orlando Magic
Mobile, (01-02)
G
6-3
195
College of Charleston
Orlando Magic
Fort Wayne (07-08)
G
6-7
195
Delta State
Orlando Magic
Huntsville (02-03)
G
5-10
180
Rice

Philadelphia 76ers
Fort Worth (assigned 06-07)
G
6-1
175
South Gwinnett HS

Phoenix Suns
Colorado (06-07)
F
6-9
238
UNLV
Phoenix Suns
Fayetteville (02-03)
F
6-7
226
UCLA
Phoenix Suns
Albuquerque (assigned 07-08)
F
6-9
205
Wisconsin

Portland Trail Blazers
Fort Worth (assigned 2005-06)
G/F
6-7
235
Seattle Prep HS

Sacramento Kings
Roanoke (2003-04)
C
7-0
225
Nebraska

San Antonio Spurs
Rio Grande Valley (07-08)
G
6-5
220
USC
San Antonio Spurs
Austin (assigned 07-08)
C
6-11
230
France
San Antonio Spurs
Iowa (07-08)
C
6-8
240
Creighton
San Antonio Spurs
Fort Worth (05-06)
G
6-5
220
Portland State

Toronto Raptors
Fort Worth (2005-06)
G
6-8
205
Meridian CC

Utah Jazz
Utah (Assigned 2007-08)
G
6-6
225
Rice
Utah Jazz
Utah (Assigned 2007-08)
C
7-1
288
Ukraine
Utah Jazz
Idaho (Assigned 2006-07)
F
6-6
220
Skyline HS

Washington Wizards
Roanoke (Assigned 2005-06)
F
6-11
260
South Kent HS