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D-League Failing Its Greatest Player

Entering the 2009-2010 season, Will Conroy was the NBA Developmental League’s career leader in the following categories: Minutes Played, Field Goals Made, Field Goals Attempted, Free Throws Made, Free Throws Attempted, Assists, Turnovers, and perhaps most importantly, Points Scored.

He was amongst the top ten in six other categories: Games Played (8th), 3-Point Field Goals Made (6th), 3-Point Field Goals Attempted (5th), Steals (3rd), Assists Per Game (4th), and Assist Percentage (8th).

And yet in spite of all he has accomplished in basketball’s minor leagues, Conroy, the Crash Davis of the hardwood, cannot get a job in the NBA.

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Will Conroy Set To Sign With Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets are planning to sign Will Conroy to a 10-day contract on Friday.

The former University of Washington point guard spent the preseason with the Rockets, before becoming one of the team’s final cuts heading into the year.

This will be Conroy’s third stint with an NBA club. He previously played with the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers in 2007.

At 27 years of age, Conroy is in his fifth season of pro ball.

A former walk-on at UW, Conroy would go on to become the Huskies’ all-time leader in assists, with 515, by the time his collegiate career came to a close. He then embarked on an odyssey around professional basketball that has taken him from the NBDL, to the NBA, to the Italian and Euro leagues.

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How many points does Will Conroy need to score to get into the NBA?

willconroyWill Conroy scored 53 points in an NBDL game the other night.

I’ll let you process that for the next two paragraphs.

Take your time.

Fifty-three points are hard to digest.

Okay, that’s enough time.

Let me start by saying I feel like Chris Farley’s character in Tommy Boy. Like the only way to get NBA owners to notice what Conroy is doing is to strap road flares to my chest and create a hostage situation in offices around the league, complete with a news crew and everything.

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