The annual NBA Development League Showcase is the marquee in-season scouting event of the NBA’s minor league. All 22 D-League teams converge in one city to play in front of NBA general managers and player personnel executives from all 30 NBA teams.
Recap the best of Day 1 of 5 in Mississauga, Ontario, home of Raptors 905:
GAME 1: Delaware 124, Windy City 109
NBA vet Will Bynum showed he’s ready to be called up as a spark plug in a pinch, dropping 43 points in the Showcase opener for his hometown Windy City Bulls. The point guard shot 13-of-20 from the field, 4-of-7 from three-point range and 13-of-13 from the foul line.
Devondrick Walker, Delaware
GAME 2: Raptors 905 135, Grand Rapids 122
Coach Jerry Stackhouse’s Raptors 905 put forth a team effort, racing past No. 2-ranked prospect Ray McCallum and the Drive. Versatile wing Axel Toupane led the charge with 23 points off the bench.
16 Points, 11 Rebounds
GAME 3: Greensboro 109, Erie 102
Charlotte Hornets assignee Christian Wood shined with 21 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Greensboro Swarm.
Xavier Munford, Greensboro
GAME 4: Oklahoma City 103, Northern Arizona 98
Center Dakari Johnson delivered on both ends of the floor as the Blue edged the Suns despite 27 points from Northern Arizona big man Johnny O’Bryant.
Johnny O’Bryant, Northern Arizona
GAME 5: Austin 119, Rio Grande Valley 100
Forward Cory Jefferson led seven double-figure scorers in a strong effort from the Spurs, who held the high-powered Vipers to 42% shooting.
Chinanu Onuaku, RGV
20 Points, 15 Boards