NBA G League Expansion

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)

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