Just like Crash Davis did in Bull Durham, veterans of any and all sports may sometimes use the minor leagues to try and get back to the professional level. The NBA is no exception, as the D-League serves many purposes. Undrafted youngsters may go there to hone their skills before taking the next step, or veterans like Troy Hudson (pictured) may play there in hopes of one final shot at making an impact in the pros.
This season, there are a good number of old-timers in the D-League. They all vary in age, and all have made an impact in the NBA in some way, shape or form. Yet, for some reason or another, they find themselves on the outside looking in and itching to get back to that level.
Based on certain NBA teams' needs and the way these veterans have played in the D-League thus far, we may or may not see them on the top level one last time. If you ask me, that is an absolute must for some of these players.
They may not be superstars, but these men definitely deserve the best kind of reward for paying their dues and playing in the D-League after being phased out of the NBA. Hopefully, their efforts will soon pay off.