The NBA G League will feature all-time high 28 teams during the 2019-20 season, each singly affiliated with an NBA parent club.
The league launched with eight teams in 2001-02.
The NBA G League welcomes a 28th team for the 2019-20 season in the College Park Skyhawks, affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks. The New Orleans Pelicans announced an expansion team in Birmingham, Ala., which will play in Erie starting in 2019-20, and is expected to relocate to Birmingham in 2022, following the renovation of Legacy Arena.
Learn more about the changes and new teams:
Birmingham (New Orleans Pelicans): Debuts in 2022-23
Announced: October 24, 2018 | Official Release
Location: Erie, Pa. (starting in 2019-20), Birmingham, Ala. (estimated 2022-23)
Home Arena: Erie Insurance Arena (beginning in 2019-20), Legacy Arena (estimated 2022-23)
More Info: News Release
Inaugural Season: 2019-2020
Affiliate: New Orleans Pelicans
College Park Skyhawks (First Season)
Announced: November 10, 2016
Location: College Park, Georgia
Arena: Gateway Center at College Park
Affiliate: Atlanta Hawks
Previous Names: Erie BayHawks (2017-present)
NBA G League Expansion History