Minor league basketball in the United States is a big drop-off from the NBA, but plenty of talented players can be found. The majority of good players in the better minor basketball leagues enjoy successful overseas careers, and a handful each season manage to latch onto an NBA team, at least for a 10-day deal, if not for the season. And of course there have been plenty of minor league basketball stars who worked their way up into the NBA and never looked back.
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NBA D-League - The NBDL, the only minor league directly affiliated with the NBA, features the best talent. We have near daily coverage of it during the actual season.
Continental Basketball Association (CBA) - The CBA, which has been around for a very long time, is being reorganized because several teams left, with new ones coming in. The league had 8 teams in the 2005-06 season.
United States Basketball League (USBL) - The USBL is one of the only American minor basketball leagues that plays during the summer. The season runs May through June. There are 8 teams in the 2006 season.