Welcome to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers team page. Here you will find out about everything going on about the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers NBA Affiliate is the Houston Rockets. Play well enough in Rio Grande Valley and you may get called up to Houston for an NBA Tryout.
Rio Grande Valley Vipers Championship Run Will Likely End In 2014-2015
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers won 2 NBA D League titles in 4 years from with their first title in 2009-2010 and a second championship in 2012-2013. In 2010-2011, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers made it back to the Title game only to lose the 2011 NBA D League Championship to the Iowa Energy.
Guys like Isaiah Cannon, Darius Morris, Troy Daniels, and Robert Covington are no longer on the team. Cannon and Daniels both made the Houston Rockets as bench players. Morris got a tryout with the Portland Trail Blazers, but got cut on the final day before the Trail Blazers narrowed their active roster down to 13 players. The Grand Rapids Drive took Robert Covington with the first pick in the 2015 NBA D League Draft.
Right now the only impact player returning is small forward Tony Bishop. Bishop posted 12.3 points per game in the postseason.
The Rio Grand Valley Vipers reached the semifinals for the fourth time in five years last season. Thanks to losing all of their key player except Bishop, there is a chance this teams run as a powerhouse in the NBA D League comes to an end.
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