Play well here, or be sent to Arkansas

STEVE BUFFERY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:11 AM ET

Young players on the Raptors roster will have extra incentive to play well this season.

If they don't shape up, general manager Rob Babcock can ship them out to one of the more remote and less glamorous locations in the National Basketball Development League.

The NBA announced yesterday that the Raptors new minor-league affiliate will be the Arkansas RimRockers. Under a new agreement, NBA teams will be able to send players to the NBDL for seasoning, provided that the player has no more than one year of service in the NBA.

The RimRockers, who play out of the Alltell Arena in North Little Rock, Ark., will be affiliated with the Raptors as well as the Memphis Grizzles, Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks.


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