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Mitch Creek mentioned majority of the G-League players are selfish and only play for themselves.

Do you think this will affect those who are skipping college and going the G-League route?

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Billy Bob  
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I really don't think
A) this is news to anyone
B) players looking at the G League really care or know who Mitch Creek is.

Not a knock on him. Just don’t think he’s on the radar of opinions sought by any young high school players in the states.

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...says the guy who quit on his team during the G-League finals to sit on the bench in Minnesota, and then act as though the team wanted him back. But it is the other who were selfish and only playing for himself, right? All players are striving for the same thing.

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Yes, its not news, and yes it does affect kids turning pro.
That is why:
a) Ball's Dad said he wasn't going to play G-League, and
b) Why the NBA had to come up with a new system to attract the young stars.

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Those who haven't seen it, should watch the baseball doco, "Battered Bastards of Baseball."
It tells the story of the Portland Mavericks. It was a team started by Kurt Russell's dad Bing Russell, and at the time was the only independent team in minor-league baseball.
It was run on a shoestring, and was not expected to be competitive against the Major-League affiliated teams. But they kicked ass, winning divisional titles.
Basically it highlighted the different between an actual TEAM, (comprised largely of delisted veterans) and the farm teams who's primary role was stashing and developing kids.

My point is that as long as the G-League continues as simply a development showcase for the NBA, it's not going to match real teams.

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This kids are going into a special team made for developing prospects. They're not going to be playing with normal gleague players - it's going to be handpicked vets who are there to mentor them

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No different to the next stars we recently had care for team results or club just a quick stop over till the "next" spot.

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Billy Bob I know they don't care who Creek is, what I mean is that the league will affect them not what Creek has said. Haha

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As mentioned the players will be on a team specially built to help develop them.
Which will not be playing in the G League fully from what I can tell.
It will play exhibition games against G league teams and other development teams around the world.
Ie the NBA academy teams in Australia and other countries
Plus do community bball clinics at schools and other charity work

So if they find the right vets and coaches to mentor the young players they should be fine.

My biggest take away is that the straight from high school change must be a while away for them to spend a lot money on this dev team.

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