Are you looking for an opportunity to prove yourself to the NBA’s finest and to the men in the most predominant front offices in the NBA? Well, there are a couple of things that must be explained before we move any further.
No. 1: There is no doubt in my mind that you may have some of the most enticing talent that the league may have seen in a long time. However, raw ability means nothing when it comes to a competitor who has conditioned and trained to be better than you. The world of professional sports is more competitive than an executive job at a Fortune 500 company and if you sign up, be prepared to take your body to levels it has never known before. Otherwise, do not waste your time or theirs.
No. 2: It may be a strong stretch of time before anyone pays attention seeing as how the spotlight has been guided from the NBA to the NFL due to the lockout negotiations barely making an ounce of adjustment in the fans’ favor. Unfortunately professional basketball has become a thing of the past for the time being and will remain so until both the NBPA and the league come to a clear consensus about the new CBA. There was a light a few blocks ahead at the end of the tunnel for NFL negotiations. However, the NBA is facing miles and miles of trailblazing before a first draft can even be scripted.
Now that those small terms are out of the way, the newly acquired Cleveland Cavaliers’ D-League is conducting a pair of two-day tryouts next month as reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
“The open tryout process is an important part of our launch and a good way to evaluate additional talent on the court,” Canton general manager Wes Wilcox said in a release.
The tryouts will offer players an opportunity to earn an invitation to the team’s official training camp in November. The Cleveland tryout is set for Oct. 8-9 at St. Ignatius High School. The Canton tryout is Oct. 15-16 at Canton Memorial Fieldhouse.
Each participant must be available on both days of their respective tryout. All applicants must be eligible to play in the NBA D-League and should pre-register by Oct. 6 for the Cleveland tryouts or Oct. 13 for the Canton tryouts by submitting the official registration forms and a $150 fee. The fee is $200 at the door on-site at the tryouts.
Good luck and put your game faces on!