Last season when the Warriors sent #9 overall 2006 Draft pick Patrick O'Bryant down to the D-League they made history by making him the first ever lottery pick to get sent to the place where NBA dreams are supposed to start. With their signing of C.J. Watson they've made NDBL history once again- and this time it's a good thing!
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See how 102.9 and the Warriors have made history again after the jump!
Guillermo Diaz and C.J. Watson Make D-League History [NBA Development League]:
NEW YORK, Jan 9, 2008 - The Los Angeles Clippers yesterday signed free agent Guillermo Diaz of the Anaheim Arsenal while the Golden State Warriors signed Rio Grande Valley Vipers guard C.J. Watson. Diaz and Watson are the ninth and tenth GATORADE Call-Ups this season, respectively. Watson's becomes the 100th call-up in the NBA Development League's seven-year history.
The 100th call-up reinforces the D-League's importance in the growth of players looking to be noticed by NBA teams. Since the D-League began play in November 2001, 68 players have made the jump to the NBA and every player promoted to the NBA since the beginning of the 2006-07 season has come directly from the D-League including 10 Call-Ups this season.
"The 100th Call-Up is an exciting milestone for the NBA D-League," said League President Dan Reed. "Every time an NBA team calls up one of our players, it is a referendum on the elite level of basketball talent in our league, as well as our commitment and dedication to help develop these players into strong contributors at the NBA level. More broadly, it's symbolic of the tremendous growth we've seen across the D-League over the last three years."
Shout out to Mr. 100th Call-Up for giving us so many great nicknames before even playing a single game!
More good news from practice (yeah, we're talking about practice man!) [SFGate]:
Also see: Warriors Look to the D-League Once Again [Warriors.com]
Any predictions for CJ's first line? How much playing time do you think 102.9 will get against the Blazers?