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Oklahoma City Thunder

Seeking lane into NBA, undrafted players turn to developmental and overseas leagues

Seeking lane into NBA, undrafted players turn to developmental and overseas leagues

Throughout the three years he played at Maryland, Dez Wells often made references to the NBA. Whether it was talking about John Wall, a high school teammate in Raleigh, N.C., or outplaying future first-round draft picks such as Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker, Wells seemed to be on the verge of an NBA career.

Two years after going undrafted, the 6-foot-5 guard is still trying to complete the jump.

Like many former college stars, Wells has tried to use the NBA Development League as a springboard. A member of the Oklahoma City Thunder's D-League affiliate for the past two seasons, Wells understands what his former Maryland teammate, Melo Trimble, and others could likely go through...

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