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All-Time High 40% of Players on Start-of-Season NBA Rosters Have NBA G League Experience

By Jake Winderman | October 16, 2018

To start the 2018-19 NBA season, an all-time high 198 players on NBA Opening Night rosters have NBA G League experience — include those under two-way contract, which was introduced last season — representing a record 40 percent of the league. That number is an increase from last season’s record total of 194 players (39%).

Just six years ago, the figure stood at 84 (19%).

To start the 2018-19 NBA season, all 30 NBA teams have at least three players with NBA G League experience. The Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers and Toronto Raptors lead the league with 10 NBA G League alums. Along with those three squads, Eleven NBA teams have more than eight alums on their Opening Night roster.

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See below for a full list of NBA G League alums on NBA Opening Day rosters.

*Denotes two-way player

Atlanta Hawks: Kent Bazemore, DeAndre’ Bembry, Dewayne Dedmon, Jeremy Lin, Miles Plumlee, Taurean Prince, Justin Anderson, Daniel Hamilton, Alex Poythress*

Boston Celtics: Aron Baynes, Marcus Morris, Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart, Brad Wanamaker, Guerschon Yabusele, Jabari Bird, P.J. Dozier*, Walter Lemon Jr.*

Brookly Nets: DeMarre Carroll, Allen Crabbe, Ed Davis, Spencer Dinwiddie, Treveon Graham, Joe Harris, Shabazz Napier, Alan Williams*

Charlotte Hornets: Dwayne Bacon, Jeremy Lamb, Malik Monk

Chicago Bulls: Ryan Arcidiacono, Antonio Blakeney, Cristiano Felicio, Justin Holiday, Cameron Payne, Bobby Portis, Denzel Valentine, Tyler Ulis*

Cleveland Cavaliers: Jordan Clarkson, Sam Dekker, David Nwaba, Cedi Osman, Ante Zizic, John Holland*

Dallas Mavericks: J.J. Barea, Salah Mejri, Dwight Powell

Denver Nuggets: Will Barton, Malik Beasley, Torrey Craig, Juancho Hernangomez, Tyler Lydon, Monte Morris

Detroit Pistons: Reggie Bullock, Henry Ellenson, Langston Galloway, Reggie Jackson, Stanley Johnson, Luke Kennard, Jon Leuer, Glenn Robinson III, Ish Smith

Golden State Warriors: Jordan Bell, Quinn Cook, Damian Jones, Shaun Livingston, Kevon Looney, Alfonzo McKinnie

Houston Rockets: Clint Capela, James Ennis III, Gerald Green, Isaiah Hartenstein, Zhou Qi, P.J. Tucker

Indiana Pacers: Cory Joseph, T.J. Leaf, Ike Anigbogu, Ben Moore, Edmond Sumner*, C.J. Wilcox*

Los Angeles Clippers: Patrick Beverley, Avery Bradley, Marcin Gortat, Montrezl Harrell, Boban Marjanovic, Mike Scott, Tyrone Wallace, Lou Williams, Johnathan Motley*, Sindarius Thornwell

Los Angeles Lakers: Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac, Alex Caruso*, Travis Wear*

Memphis Grizzlies: Kyle Anderson, MarShon Brooks, JaMychal Green, Andrew Harrison, Shelvin Mack, Wayne Selden, Garrett Temple, Ivan Rabb, D.J. Stephens*

Miami Heat: James Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Derrick Jones Jr., Rodney McGruder, Josh Richardson, Hassan Whiteside

Milwaukee Bucks: Eric Bledsoe, Sterling Brown, Ersan Ilyasova, D.J. Wilson, Christian Wood, Khris MIddleton, Jaylen Morris*

Minnesota Timberwolves: Tyus Jones, James Nunnally, Antony Tolliver, Justin Patton, C.J. Williams*

New Orleans Pelicans: Ian Clark, Cheick Diallo, Solomon Hill, Darius Miller, Troy Williams

New York Knicks: Ron Baker, Trey Burke, Damyean Dotson, Tim Hardaway Jr., Lance Thomas, Noah Vonleh, Isaiah Hicks*, Luke Kornet

Oklahoma City Thunder: Terrance Ferguson, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Patrick Patterson, Dennis Schroder, Andre Roberson

Orlando Magic: Khem Birch, Jerian Grant, Jonathan Isaac, Wes Iwundu, Jarell Martin, Jonathon Simmons, Troy Caupain*, Amile Jefferson*

Philadelphia 76ers: Robert Covington, Amir Johnson, Furkan Korkmaz, Mike Muscala, Demetrius Jackson*

Phoenix Suns: Isaiah Canaan, Troy Daniels, Richaun Holmes, Davon Reed, T.J. Warren

Portland Trailblazers: Wade Baldwin IV, Seth Curry, Jake Layman, C.J. McCollum, Caleb Swanigan

Sacramento Kings: Yogi Ferrell, Justin Jackson, Skal Labissiere, Ben McLemore, Kosta Koufos

San Antonio Spurs: Davis Bertans, Dante Cunningham, Bryn Forbes, Patty Mills, Jakob Poeltl, Derrick White, Dejounte Murray

Toronto Raptors: Lorenzo Brown, Danny Green, C.J. Miles, Norman Powell, Malachi Richardson, Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, Chris Boucher*, Jordan Loyd*, Delon Wright

Utah Jazz: Alec Burks, Jae Crowder, Rudy Gobert, Georges Niang, Tony Bradley, Tyler Cavanaugh*, Naz Mitrou-Long*, Raul Neto

Washington Wizards: Thomas Bryant, Ian Mahinmi, Jordan McRae*, Devin Robinson*

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