The NBA D-League playoffs begin this week, and you can be sure big-league scouts are watching. The playoffs are a best-of-three format. Here’s a quick team-by-team guide, with teams listed in order of seeding:
1. Fort Wayne Mad Ants
NBA Affiliation: Bobcats, Pistons, Pacers, Grizzlies, Bucks, Magic.
First-round opponent: Reno Bighorns.
Key prospects: G Ron Howard; G/F Tony Mitchell.
Comment: The return of Mitchell from the Bucks is huge. And Howard may be the steadiest player in league history.