The NBA D-League will have its expansion draft Sept. 2 to fill rosters for the two expansion teams – Maine Red Claws and Springfield (Mass.) Armor.
They’re going to pick teams from a “Returning Player Lists” of the two now defunct teams – Colorado 14ers and Anaheim Arsenal.
I tell you what, Maine and Springfield have some good players to choose from.
Heck, the Arsenal won at Erie last year, 79-74.
Now some of these guys will go overseas. Some like may even end up in the NBA like White and Trey Gilder of Colorado, but if they can get a couple of guys to stay, that will help.
Erie got Jackie Manuel out of North Carolina out of the expansion draft and he started all 47 games he played during the regular season. So you can get value out of the expansion draft.
Maine and Springfield will surely get some value in this expansion draft.
When Erie did the expansion draft with Reno, it was from an unprotected list of players from the remaining D-League teams. They were guys those teams either didn’t want or knew where going overseas.
This is totally different. Can’t wait to see how this turns out.
Complete List of Players Eligible for Expansion Draft
Name Pos. Hgt. Weight School/Country
Ronald Allen F 6-9 235 Cincinnati
Malick Badiane F 6-10 230 Senegal
Cameron Bennerman G 6-4 205 N.C. State
Cedric Bozeman G/F 6-6 207 UCLA
Kedrick Brown G/F 6-6 225 Okaloosa Walton CC
Jamar Brown F 6-9 230 CSU Pueblo
Marcus Campbell C 7-0 265 Mississippi
Geno Carlisle SG 6-3 200 California
Dominique Coleman G 6-3 190 Colorado
Joe Dabbert F/C 6-10 255 Creighton
Josh Davis F 6-8 242 Wyoming
Noel Felix F 6-9 235 Fresno St.
Trey Gilder F 6-9 185 Northwestern St.
Eddie Gill G 6-1 185 Weber State
Kentrell Gransberry C 6-9 270 South Florida
Vernon Hamilton G 6-1 190 Clemson
Dabo Kabov F 6-5 215 W. Los Angeles JC
John Lucas G 5-11 170 Oklahoma State
James Mays F 6-8 230 Clemson
Andre Patterson F 6-8 215 Tennessee
Ray Reed G 5-11 165 Cal. St. Fullerton
Marcus Taylor G 6-3 195 Michigan State
Billy Thomas G 6-5 215 Kansas
Kirk Walters C 6-11 235 Arizona
James White G 6-7 200 Cincinnati