Long Island, Greensboro and Windy City select 12 players each in NBA D-League Expansion Draft

NEW YORK – The Long Island Nets (Brooklyn), Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte), and Windy City Bulls (Chicago) have each obtained the rights to 12 players following the results of the 2016 NBA Development League Expansion Draft.  The teams will hold the rights to those players for two seasons.

The selections made in Wednesday’s Expansion Draft came from a pool of players from 2014-15 and 2015-16 NBA D-League rosters.  Each 2015-16 NBA D-League team was able to protect the rights of up to 10 players while the three expansion teams were able to select up to 12 unprotected players, with no more than two selections coming from any one NBA D-League team.

The NBA Development League will tip off its 16th season with a record 22 teams on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

Following are the complete results of the 2016 NBA D-League Expansion Draft:

Long Island Nets

Round                         Player                         Most Recent NBADL Team
Round 1                      Gary Forbes                Grand Rapids Drive
Round 2                      Carrick Felix              Santa Cruz Warriors
Round 3                      Jamaal Franklin          Los Angeles D-Fenders
Round 4                      Akil Mitchell              Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Round 5                      Peyton Siva                 Delaware 87ers
Round 6                      Alex Kirk                    Canton Charge
Round 7                      Austin Freeman          Westchester Knicks
Round 8                      Kendall Gray              Iowa Energy
Round 9                      Lazar Hayward           Los Angeles D-Fenders
Round 10                    Dwayne Polee Jr.        Reno Bighorns
Round 11                    Matt Bouldin              Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Round 12                    Lewis Jackson            Salt Lake City Stars

Greensboro Swarm

Round                         Player                         Most Recent NBADL Team (Year)
Round 1                      Josh Davis                  Austin Spurs
Round 2                      Abdul Gaddy              Maine Red Claws
Round 3                      Tony Bishop               Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Round 4                      Scotty Hopson             Sioux Falls Skyforce
Round 5                      Toure’ Murry              Sioux Falls Skyforce
Round 6                      Rodney Williams       Oklahoma City Blue
Round 7                      Josh Huestis                Oklahoma City Blue
Round 8                      Ralston Turner            Grand Rapids Drive
Round 9                      Keanau Post                Raptors 905
Round 10                    Damien Wilkins         Iowa Energy
Round 11                    Kris Joseph                 Westchester Knicks
Round 12                    Dee Bost                     Raptors 905

Windy City Bulls
Round                         Player                         Most Recent NBADL Team
Round 1                      Wesley Saunders        Austin Spurs
Round 2                      Kiwi Gardner              Santa Cruz Warriors
Round 3                      Ralph Sampson III      Maine Red Claws
Round 4                      Booker Woodfox        Texas Legends
Round 5                      Jerel McNeal              Northern Arizona Suns
Round 6                      Akeem Richmond       Reno Bighorns
Round 7                      Casey Prather             Northern Arizona Suns
Round 8                      Jon Octeus                  Canton Charge
Round 9                      Justin Dentmon          Texas Legends
Round 10                    Jamal Jones                Delaware 87ers
Round 11                    Xavier Thames           Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Round 12                    Ian Chiles                    Salt Lake City Stars

About the NBA Development League
The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 22 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2016-17 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 39 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2015-16 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.