If you, like us, once had a hoop dream -- a dream to make it big some day despite a pedestrian jump shot, a lack of size, no discernible defensive skill, etc., etc. -- there is a chance to rekindle that dream. The Iowa Energy -- the new D-League affiliate of the Timberwolves -- is having a tryout. And it's not in Des Moines. It's right in the big city, at Target Center.


Per a news release:

These tryouts offer players an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of Energy management and coaching staff while they compete to earn an invite to the team’s training camp in November. The Energy have had a long history of discovering talented players at their open tryouts including guard Stefhon Hannah (2010-2011) and center Ben Strong (2011-2013). Multiple players from last year’s tryouts signed NBA D-League contracts based on their performances at Energy tryouts

So they're saying there is a chance! The tryouts are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 20. You can check out this link for registration details. It's $150 -- but really can you put a price on making a dream come true?

(Don't answer that, Stu, you sicko).

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