The professional basketball thing hasn’t worked out so well for Joe Alexander.
After being selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, Alexander bombed his rookie year and was so worthless the team ended up declining his third-year rookie option.
Fast-forward a couple of years—and a couple of teams—to the present, and Joe is actually putting up some decent stats for the D-League’s Santa Cruz Warriors. In fact, he was named D-League Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 26.7 points from Nov. 24- Nov. 30.
And it’s probably a good thing they gave it to him, because he needs something to hang his hat on after 20-year-old Rockets prospect Clint Capela posterized him on Sunday.
Think good thoughts, Joe.
You were the goddamn business in the D-League last week. Plus, it’s not like people will remember this dunk over your minor-league accolade.