Here's a quick look at some of the best players in basketball's minor leagues:
Dontell Jefferson: Went overseas; 6-foot-4; good defender; was in camp with the Griz; played at Arkansas, but his stats weren't bulky; has already won a ring in the minors.
Will Conroy: Has had chances and up until now, he's proven he is not an NBA player.
Eddie Gill: Better than a lot of guys at this level because of his experience. Solid player who will likely get back to the NBA. An older vet.
Blake Ahearn: Was called up again this past season; can shoot it, but has a slow shot; small for a 2-guard; not sure he'll get called up again.
Kasib Powell: This guy does all of the things that help a team win; coaches love him; must improve his shot; has limited range; defends well; handles well; can also play the 1 and 3 spots; nice role guy for a winning team. [pictured above]
Gabe Muoneke and Luke Jackson: Experienced guys who have been there; unlike some of the younger guys in the minors, either of these players can step up immediately and play a few minutes.
Justin Cage: Could be a sleeper; solid defender who is improving.
Renaldo Major: Sat out this season after heart surgery; is doing fine now; was called up last year; tough kid who earned Defensive POY honors in D-League; knows what it takes to win.
Other talented players: Sean Banks , Loren Woods, Julius Hodge. And watch out for Mike Taylor. He's draft eligible, but needs another year in the minors. He's not a perfect 1 or 2, but word is the guy can play.