2014/15 D-League Assignments, Recalls

The relationship between the NBA and the D-League continues to deepen, and this year, it will take on an unprecedented dynamic. A record 17 NBA teams have one-to-one D-League affiliates, but there are only 18 D-League teams. That means 13 NBA teams will share a single D-League club, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. There are new rules in place to allow that baker’s dozen of NBA teams to make D-League assignments as they have in the past, but the franchises with one-to-one affiliates will almost certainly make greater use of the NBA’s minor league.

Players assigned to and recalled from the D-League differ from those who receive D-League “call-ups.” A “call-up” happens when a player on a D-League contract signs a new contract with an NBA team. Those whom NBA teams assign and recall are already under contract with NBA teams, and they remain on NBA rosters even while they toil on the farm team. I outlined the rules governing D-League assignments earlier this week, and last year teams took advantage of those guidelines to make several dozen moves. Chances are that this season we’ll see just as many, if not more, given the continued rise of one-to-one affiliates.

NBA teams have already begun to assign and recall players to the D-League even though the D-League’s regular season has yet to begin. We’ll use this space to track all of this year’s assignments and recalls, team by team, throughout the season. You can find this page, which we’ll update throughout the season, anytime on the right sidebar under “Hoops Rumors Features.”

Here are the NBA’s D-League assignments and recalls for 2014/15:

Atlanta Hawks

Boston Celtics

*Note: Dawkins had one previous assignment as a member of the Heat.

Brooklyn Nets

Charlotte Hornets

Cleveland Cavaliers

Dallas Mavericks

*Note: Powell had five previous assignments as a member of the Celtics.

Denver Nuggets

Detroit Pistons

Golden State Warriors

Houston Rockets

Indiana Pacers

Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles Lakers

Memphis Grizzlies

Miami Heat

New Orleans Pelicans

New York Knicks

Oklahoma City Thunder

Orlando Magic

Philadelphia 76ers

Phoenix Suns

Sacramento Kings

San Antonio Spurs

Toronto Raptors

Utah Jazz

*Note: Jerrett had eight previous assignments as a member of the Thunder.

Washington Wizards

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