Warriors Purchase D-League Team

In an effort to develop its young talent and potentially acquire some more, the Golden State Warriors are purchasing the Dakota Wizards of the NBA’s Developmental League, giving them full control of the minor-league team. From CSN:

The Warriors and Sacramento teams used the Reno Bighorns as their affiliate this past season. The Warriors are now one of four NBA teams that will own a D-League team outright, and use it as their own minor-league team, in essence. The San Antonio Spurs own the Austin Toros, the Los Angeles Lakers own the Los Angeles D-Fenders and the Oklahoma City Thunder own the Tulsa 66ers. The Warriors will now be in charge of all basketball and business operations of the Dakota team, which finished 19-31 in the D-League’s Eastern Division a season ago. Golden State has found a lot of talent in the D-League over the years, including Kelenna Azubuike, C.J. Watson and Anthony Tolliver, among others. It is possible that the Dakota team, based in Bismarck, N.D., could possibly end up somewhere in the Bay Area eventually.”