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The NBA G League, or Gatorade League, is the National Basketball Association's officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. When the league was formed in 2001, it was called the National Basketball Development League (NBDL). In 2005, it entered into a formal relationship with the NBA and became the NBA Development League, or D-League. After the 2016–17 season, the NBA entered a sponsorship deal with PepsiCo's Gatorade brand of sports drinks; the league first called itself the "Gatorade League", but settled on "G League", reflecting Gatorade's use of a single large "G" as its brand logo.
2016–17 teams[change | change source]
Future teams[change | change source]
|Team||City||NBA Affiliate||Joining league in|
|Agua Caliente Clippers||Ontario, CA||Los Angeles Clippers||2017|
|College Park[a]||College Park, GA||Atlanta Hawks||2019|
|Lakeland Magic[a]||Lakeland, FL||Orlando Magic||2017|
|Memphis Hustle||Southaven, MS||Memphis Grizzlies||2017|
|Capital City Go-Go||Washington, DC||Washington Wizards||2018|
|Wisconsin Herd||Oshkosh, WI||Milwaukee Bucks||2017|
- The original Erie BayHawks were bought by the Orlando Magic and moved to Lakeland, Florida to become the Lakeland Magic. A new Erie BayHawks team was formed in 2017 by the Atlanta Hawks; this team will play in Erie until 2019, when the Hawks will move the team to a new arena being built in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, Georgia.