NBA G League

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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]

NBA G League
Atlantic Division
Team City NBA Affiliate
Delaware 87ers Newark, DE Philadelphia 76ers
Erie BayHawks Erie, PA Atlanta Hawks
Greensboro Swarm Greensboro, NC Charlotte Hornets
Long Island Nets Uniondale, NY Brooklyn Nets
Maine Red Claws Portland, ME Boston Celtics
Westchester Knicks White Plains, NY New York Knicks
Central Division
Team City NBA Affiliate
Canton Charge Canton, OH Cleveland Cavaliers
Fort Wayne Mad Ants Fort Wayne, IN Indiana Pacers
Grand Rapids Drive Grand Rapids, MI Detroit Pistons
Raptors 905 Mississauga, ON Toronto Raptors
Windy City Bulls Hoffman Estates, IL Chicago Bulls
Southwest Division
Team City NBA Affiliate
Austin Spurs Austin, TX San Antonio Spurs
Iowa Wolves Des Moines, IA Minnesota Timberwolves
Oklahoma City Blue Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma City Thunder
Rio Grande Valley Vipers Hidalgo, TX Houston Rockets
Sioux Falls Skyforce Sioux Falls, SD Miami Heat
Texas Legends Frisco, TX Dallas Mavericks
West Division
Team City NBA Affiliates
Northern Arizona Suns Prescott Valley, AZ Phoenix Suns
Reno Bighorns Reno, NV Sacramento Kings
Salt Lake City Stars Taylorsville, UT Utah Jazz
Santa Cruz Warriors Santa Cruz, CA Golden State Warriors
South Bay Lakers El Segundo, CA Los Angeles Lakers

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
  1. 1.0 1.1 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.