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Mad Antics

  • New affiliates for the Mad Ants
    While nothing has been formally announced, the Mad Ants are likely to take on affiliations with the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • Several Mad Ants stars to Europe
    Everyone knew the Mad Ants roster would look different, even in the wake of the team's first D-League championship.
  • Tryout information
    The Mad Ants will hold an open tryout from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Quest Multisport Complex in Chicago.

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The Mad Ants won't have a pick in the 1st round

The Mad Ants do not have a first-round pick in the D-League draft, which is Friday, though I'm told there's a possibility that changes.

If it doesn't -- and you can thank the trade to get Luke Harangody for no first-rounder -- the Mad Ants won't select until the 13th pick of the second round.

In case you're wondering who's eligible to be selected, click here to see the full list of players.

Among them are these guys: former Ohio State player William Buford, who was second-team all-Big Ten; longtime NBA player Ricky Davis, who is attempting a comeback; former Miami player Malcolm Grant, a long-range specialist; NBA veteran James Johnson; and Purdue product Lewis Jackson. Former IPFW player Frank Gaines is also eligible.

Individual game tickets go on sale Friday at the Memorial Coliseum box office or through TicketMaster. Of the 24 home games, 13 will be on Fridays and Saturdays. The home opener is Nov. 29 against Maine.