W. Dawkins

4 NBA Teams Don’t Have G League Affiliate Clubs

Author: W. Dawkins
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Currently only four NBA teams – the Wizards, Pelicans, Blazers, and Nuggets – do not have their own G League affiliate to help them develop and rehab players.


This is big progress, as there were 11 non-affiliated teams just two years ago.


The Wizards will have their G League squad beginning next season.


But for the remaining three NBA clubs with no NBAGL team, they are at a distinct disadvantage in developing players, since they have no local place to send them.


Instead they have to use the league’s flexible assignment process, where each NBA team that is willing to take the developing player on their G League squad sends the league a notice of interest.


The non-affiliated NBA team is then able to choose among the NBAGL teams that showed interest in taking their player.


But what happens if no team wants to take your developing player?


“If no NBA G League team is willing to accept the assigned player, he will be assigned to one of the hybrid affiliate teams pursuant to a lottery,” according to gleague.nba.com.


“[Non-affiliated NBA teams] have almost no control over where that player goes or what kind of opportunity he’ll eventually receive,” writes SBNation’s Satchel Price. “By contrast, the single-affiliate NBA teams are able to freely assign players to their own affiliate and dictate to coaching staffs how to manage playing time.”


That’s a huge disadvantage for the last few teams without a G League team.



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