Contact Us

Skyforce Reach Halfway Point of Season

 

Sioux Falls Skyforce
(Dan Peters/KSOO)

A 50-game season takes a lot of patience to navigate.  During the cycle that composes the better part of five months, it takes a certain amount of composure to not lose hope or take things for granted.  Slow starts and hot stretches are all part of the NBA Development League and any team is a couple of roster moves away from being a whole different team for good and bad.

Once Thursday arrives, the Sioux Falls Skyforce will have played their 25th game and we will have gained a measure of perspective.  That midway game is with the Iowa Energy who have been neck and neck with Sioux Falls since the season tipped off before Thanksgiving.   First, a 15-9 record puts the Skyforce within reach of the best D-League teams. Only three teams have won more games going into play on Tuesday night.  Iowa (16-9) is one of those teams.  The next three games the Skyforce plays will be against the Energy.  Thus, the middle of the season isn’t exactly time to catch a breather.

In a wider picture of the league, ten teams currently have winning records and only eight make the playoffs.  For a picture of how fortunes have changed, Idaho started the season winning eight straight, but are 5-11 since then losing their last three games by a combined nine points.  Los Angeles and Reno struggled at first, though now both are in the playoff hunt.  Tulsa and Erie are among teams that were absolute messes not long ago and are fast approaching relevance.

About the only thing the Skyforce haven’t had to endure is heavy roster turnover.  Plenty of season left to rectify that.

ALMOST HOLLYWOOD ENDING D-FENDERS 122 SKYFORCE 117

More Sports

HotPics

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://espn991.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on ESPN 99.1 - Sioux Falls Sports Leader quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on ESPN 99.1 - Sioux Falls Sports Leader quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!