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NBA G League Alumni in the NBA: 2021-22 Opening Night

Official Release | October 19, 2021

See below for some key facts about NBA G League alumni in the NBA

205 – 205 players with NBA G League experience are on 2021-22 NBA opening-night rosters.

41 – 41% of players (205 of 500) on start-of-season NBA rosters, including those under NBA two-way contracts, have NBA G League experience.

30 – Every NBA team has at least three players with NBA G League experience on their opening-night roster.

24 – Twenty-four NBA teams have at least six NBA G League veterans on their opening-night rosters.

10 – The San Antonio Spurs and the Toronto Raptors lead the NBA with 10 NBA G League players on their respective opening-night rosters.

6 – Six NBA teams feature head coaches with NBA G League coaching experience: the Memphis Grizzlies (Taylor Jenkins), Minnesota Timberwolves (Chris Finch), Oklahoma City Thunder (Mark Daigneault), Sacramento Kings (Luke Walton), Toronto Raptors (Nick Nurse) and Utah Jazz (Quin Snyder).

4 – Four players who played for NBA G League Ignite are on 2021-22 NBA opening-night rosters: Jalen Green and Daishen Nix (Houston Rockets), Jonathan Kuminga (Golden State Warriors) and Isaiah Todd (Washington Wizards).