Santa Cruz Warriors Win D-League Finals

Aaron Craft

Last night the Golden State Warriors developmental affiliate team, the Santa Cruz Warriors, captured the NBA D-League Finals trophy. They defeated the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in a 2014 Finals rematch 2 games to 0 in a best-of-three series. Former Trail Blazers 2010 first-round draft pick Elliot Williams was named NBA D-League Finals MVP averaging 20.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 7 playoff games.

There were a couple of other notable players that were part of that championship team like Aaron Craft, the former Ohio State University standout who also won the D-League Defensive Player of the Year. Other players include Mychel Thompson, older brother of Golden State Warriors swingman Klay Thompson, as well as Golden State’s assignees James Michael McAdoo and Ognjen Kuzmic.

The NBA Developmental League started back in 2001 with only 8 teams. Since then they have expanded to 18 teams.



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