Oshkosh has not had a pro-level basketball team in 30 years. But that could change in 2017. Windward Wealth Strategies, an Oshkosh wealth management firm, is competing against other Midwestern cities to land a Milwaukee Bucks affiliate team. The group has been in talks with the Bucks for about a year. If a deal is reached, the NBA Development League club would be the first professional team to play in Oshkosh since the Wisconsin Flyers disbanded in 1987.
This year’s NBA D-League National Tryouts are scheduled to take place on Sunday, Aug. 14 in New York City, multiple league sources tell D-League Digest. In previous years, the tryouts took place in mid-June. This year, however, the decision was made to push the event to August to accommodate D-League personnel.
Multiple league sources inform Upside & Motor that the Iowa Energy and Sioux Falls Skyforce will be shifted to the western conference next season. The move makes sense as the D-League is adding three expansion teams — Greensboro Swarm, Windy City Bulls and Long Island Nets — and it’s logical that those teams who be eastern conference teams due to their locations.