Draft will take place on Nov. 1, 2014 in Secaucus, New Jersey
Training camps slated to open on Nov. 2, 2014
The NBA Development League recently announced that the 2014 D-League Draft Live via Cisco WebEx will take place on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 3:30 p.m. The draft will take place at the NBA studios in Secaucus, New Jersey. This is the fourth season in a row that the entire draft will be conducted live through Cisco WebEx web and video conferencing software.
Teams will be placed in selection order for the eight rounds based on the reverse order of the 2013-2014 season results. Those teams that did not qualify for the postseason will have preference over those that participated in the postseason.
The Springfield Armor having relocated and renamed the Grand Rapids Drive will be placed in the order where the Armor would have picked from. The newest addition to the NBA D-League, The Westchester Knicks will be placed between the playoff teams and non-playoff teams. The Draft order will differ from this format based on trades, which are permitted until Oct. 31.
The official start of the NBA D-League season will begin on Nov. 14, 2014. The day after the draft (Nov. 2) teams will begin training camp and will trim their rosters to ten players on Nov. 13 prior to the start of the season. Once all potential trades have been executed the final NBA D-League Draft order will be announced.
No trades of players or picks will be permitted during the Draft and only players signed to an NBA Development League Standard Player Contract are eligible to be selected.
Fans can follow the eight-round NBA D-League Draft on nba.com/dleague which will feature the picks updated in real time with an opportunity for fan commentary.
As it stands right now, the first round of the 2014 NBA D-League Draft is:
1. Grand Rapids Drive (from Delaware)
2. Santa Cruz Warriors (from Erie)
3. Austin Spurs
4. Santa Cruz Warriors (from Maine)
5. Grand Rapids Drive
6. Texas Legends
7. Idaho Stampede
8. Bakersfield Jam
9. Oklahoma City Blue
10. Westchester Knicks
11. Reno Bighorns
12. Canton Charge
13. Santa Cruz Warriors
14. Rio Grande Valley Vipers
15. Sioux Falls Skyforce
16. Iowa Energy
17. Los Angeles D-Fenders
18. Rio Grande Valley Vipers (from Fort Wayne)
*Subject to change based on trade activity prior to 2014 NBA D-League Draft.
The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 18 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchise for the 2014-15 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. One-third of all NBA players at the end of the 2013-14 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com