An all-time high 86 NBA players have been assigned to the NBA D-League this season. Here are five who stood out over the past month:
Kay Felder was only down in Canton for the last two games of February, but he had no problem getting adjusted quickly, putting up 30-plus points in both games. Over the two games–one win, one loss–Felder averaged 31 points, 5 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.5 steals
Like Felder, Valentine also stopped by for just two games in the D-League in February, turning in brilliant performances both nights. The first time out, he put up 27 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block, then followed it up with 34 points, 14 rebounds, and 9 assists.
Joel Bolomboy was an absolute powerhouse in the paint during February for the Salt Lake City Stars, putting up double-doubles in seven of eight games, and averaging 18.1 points and 13.9 rebounds a night. In addition he sent away 1.3 blocks per game
Bryn Forbes, in classic Spurs fashion, is rather unheralded. But based on his recent play with Austin, that could be about to change. In five games in Austin in February, Forbes averaged 24.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.4 steals a night, highlighted by a 36-point 8-rebound performance on February 23.
During his time with the Iowa Energy, former Grizzlies first-round pick Jarell Martin has proven to be a very solid contributor. The 6-10 big man averaged nearly a double-double during his 11 games with Iowa in February, putting up 13.5 points and 8 rebounds a night.