Doc's got a very interesting idea for what the D-League should become.
"I hope some day every team does have [their own minor league] team,"
said Rivers. "There would be a javyee game, literally, before our game.
I think that would be terrific. You can play a guy, then dress him for
that night, just like you did in high school, where you play for the
jayvee and varsity. I think that would be good for our league. I think
the fans would get a chance to see some of the guys you drafted."
That would be interesting. It will never happen… but it's interesting. Aside from ticketing issues that help pay for those teams… you can't expect fans to sit through 2 full professional games. Regardless, I like the thought. You have each team with its own team in close proximity so fans can experience both teams. They almost have that with the Red Claws… which allows the team to shuttle guys back and forth.
"I haven't look at [Maine's] schedule, but the original plan was to let [Lester Hudson] play a couple games — miss this one [against Philadelphia] — and
come back," said Rivers. "But he's played great and he's playing, so
that's a benefit as well."
I like that these guys can get some experience and playing time and be back in Boston in about a couple of hours.