I have a long-time friend who is a former college coach and first time asst coach on one of the NBDL teams, and I am going to one of their away games Friday. I don't really follow the league that close, but I thought I'd look at the stats out of curiosity and then later I spoke to my friend on the phone... It is interesting to see some of the names of players in the league who me and many others on RCF have debated that the Cavs should draft or look at... Fab Melo, Dorian Lamb, Chris Douglas Roberts, Josh Selby, Donatas Motiejunas, Miles Plumlee, etc., and to see how the ex-Cavs players are doing too... Samuel Samardo, Luke Harangody, Jon Leuer, Donald Sloan, Jamario Moon, Christian Eyenga, Kevin Jones, etc. For right now, Harangody, Leuer, and Kevin Jones are statistically 2nd, 3rd, and 4rth in the league in rebounding. Kevin Jones is 5th in scoring, Sloan is 9th and Harangody is 10th scoring. Apparently Sloan turned down an offer this morning to play in China, but recently Christian Eyenga accepted an offer to China. Guess it was for $250,000... but he has to pay a $50,000 mid-season buyout to go. That'll be another learning experience for him for sure! According to my friend here are some other points about the NBDL... some of you might know this, to some like me it was news. The NBA pays all the NBDL salaries, but each team has an equal "firm" cap.... they can exceed the cap but that comes out of the NBDL teams pocket to go over. Some of the teams are owned/sponsered by a pro team or teams (Clev Cavs - Canton Charge), some are independant of any specific NBA team, and some are connected to multiple NBA teams... not sure if for example the Canton Charge exceed the cap if the Cavs cover that or if it is still the Charge's expense.... There are 3 player pay scales... A, B, C. The A scale is somewhere in the low $30,000.... ($32,500?), the B scale is in the $20,000's, and the C scale is low teens ($13,000?) spread out over 10 pay periods. Surprisingly, but it seems fair, the NBA guys who are sent down (Harangody, Sloan, etc) are paid the C scale.... because they are generally still under contract with the NBA...much bigger pay and which also includes their per day meal stipend ($125 per day I think). The NBDL stipend is $40 per day. Each team generally pays 2 A contracts, 3-4 B contracts, and the rest C. The A contracts are generally given to their best player who has not made the big show. Also, on the road players share hotel rooms, except the players with the NBA contracts... they get their own room, and they are also given 1st dibs on the 1st class air tickets that occasionally open up. The rest of the team rides coach. Always. Ticket prices are surprisingly high... some teams charge $100 for floor seats, and $20-$30 general admission ticks are common... (heh, heh... I get mine for freebie!) Most of the ticket money covers the teams travel expenses and the in-game entertainment. The teams that do better in attendance spend more for give-aways and entertainment... $2500+ for half-time entertainment is not uncommon. If some of this was posted before, my apologies. Just thought it was worth sharing.