It's not quite the PCL, but the Development League is the closest thing David Stern has to Triple-A. Although many of the 16 teams have assigned NBA players (like Hassan Whiteside and Tyler Honeycutt of the Sacramento Kings playing with the Reno Bighorns) the majority are unaffiliated and seeking NBA call-ups (and contracts).
Although not the NBA, the basketball is fast, high scoring and better than anything played at 15000 N. Virginia St.
Alongside the NBA's Jack Arent, team photographer with the Golden State Warriors, I shot all but one of the 16 games for NBA Entertainment. I missed the noon-tip Tuesday to cover a visit by some of the Idaho players to Billinghurst Middle School.
Although I enjoyed shooting with Jack and meeting league staff, I have to say, I was excited to leave the arena Thursday night. Fifteen games is a lot of basketball.
I've included some of my favorites in the above slideshow. The rest are online at Getty Images.