Friday’s papers are filled with stories of clubs and/or players less than sold on the NBDL as a proving ground for fledgling NBA talent. Por ejemplo,

Mike Dunleavy is reluctant to send rookie F Yaroslav Korolev (above) to the Austin Toros, nor is Dunleavy psyched about sending any of the younger clippers to CSTB’s ‘hood.

Warriors coach Mike Montgomery has expressed similar skepticism, prefering to keep rookie Chris Taft closer to home.

Utah rookie SG C.J. Miles has described an assignment to the NBDL’s Albuquerque Thunderbirds as “not an option”.

That said, there’s no reason to panic. Just as soon as David Stern circulates a memo around the league assuring all parties that Isiah Thomas has absolutely nothing to do with the management of the Development League, players and coaches will soon come around.