The ultimate goal for the NBA Development League is to form a true minor league system similar to the one in baseball and hockey, and while the NBA is well on their way to making that happen, it isn't quite there yet. Most franchises now have a D-League affiliate, but there are still a few stragglers -- like those dang Milwaukee Bucks -- who must send their players to play for random D-League squads.
Enter Damien Inglis. The Bucks' prospect propelled Westchester to a 94-74 win over the Erie BayHawks on Sunday afternoon with 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals. So the W-Knicks won (YAY!), but their best player was a guy controlled by Milwaukee (BOO!), but it's not as if the Knicks actually control the right to anyone else on Westchester's roster (HUH?).
D-League is weird, yo.
Yep, that's it. Not much in the statistical department from the likes of Darion Atkins (4 points, 4 rebounds), Thanasis Antetokounmpo (4 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 assist) and Travis Trice (10 points, 4 assists). We did see a rare good game from fellow Knicks preseason dude Wesley Saunders -- 13 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals -- who has done basically nothing for Westchester at this point.
Ah well, they got the win. But would it kill them to give Damien Inglis fewer minutes?