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Many of the answers from those directly involved with the D-League were PR boilerplate; nothing else could really be expected. Morey was the most blunt and honest about the talent level, but he tempered it with a pretty lame newness argument.
As far as national leagues go, Spain, Greece and Italy are head and shoulders above all others including the D-League, which is much more comparable to the second level clubs in those countries. Keep in mind that those leagues are always in flux as clubs are regularly promoted or relegated between the two levels. I'm sure international posters could let us know how the D-League stacks up against leagues like those in France, Germany, Turkey, etc.
As far as competitions between D-League and European teams, I think it would be pretty cool if it could be pulled off during the season -- but would be hard to schedule. The likelihood is higher we'll see more D-League "select" teams competing with European and Asian national teams like they have in the Stankovic Cup.
Bottom line is the D-League will never be the second best league in the world if they play their players nothing relative to what is available to them in Europe.