The NBA G League will feature all-time high 27 teams during the 2018-19 season, each singly affiliated with an NBA parent club.
The league launched with eight teams in 2001-02.
The NBA G League welcomes a 27th team for the 2018-19 season in the Capital City Go-Go, affiliate of the Washington Wizards. Two NBA franchises also rebranded their NBA G League affiliates during the 2018 offseason, and the Atlanta Hawks are preparing to move their affiliate, the Erie BayHawks, to College Park, Ga., in 2019. 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 2019-20
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
Capital City Go-Go (Washington Wizards): Inaugural Season
Announced: April 9, 2018
Location: Washington D.C.
Home Arena: St. Elizabeths East Entertainment Center
More Info: CapitalCityGoGo.com
Inaugural Season: 2018-2019
Affiliate: Washington Wizards
Stockton Kings (Sacramento Kings Affiliate Relocation)
Announced: April 9, 2018 | Official Release
New Location: Stockton, Calif.
New Arena: Stockton Arena
More Info: stocktonkings.com
Previous Name: Reno Bighorns (2008-2018)
Delaware Blue Coats (Philadelphia 76ers Affiliate Rebranding)
Announced: March 28, 2018 | Official Release
New Location: Wilmington, Del.
New Arena: 76ers Fieldhouse
More Info: bluecoats.gleague.nba.com
Affiliate: Philadelphia 76ers
Previous Names: Delaware 87ers (2013-2018), Utah Flash (2007-2011)
College Park (Atlanta Hawks Affiliate Rebranding For 2019-20 Season)
Announced: November 10, 2016 | Official Release
New Location: College Park, Georgia
New Arena: Gateway Center at College Park
Affiliate: Atlanta Hawks
Previous Names: Erie BayHawks (2017-present)
NBA G League Expansion History