2015/16 D-League Assignments, Recalls

The NBA’s relationship with the D-League continues to grow, and this season a total of 19 NBA teams will have one-to-one affiliations with D-League clubs. The 11 NBA teams without their own D-League squads this season will need to assign players to D-League clubs associated with other NBA franchises. D-League teams can volunteer to take on the assigned players, and if no volunteers emerge, the players will be assigned at random. This significant change from the 2014/15 season came about after the Pacers purchased the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and turned them into their one-to-one partner.

The Raptors avoided the disappearance of their shared affiliate this summer when they created Raptors 905, a D-League expansion team, to serve as their one-to-one affiliate. Other NBA teams have interest in following suit in the years ahead, and the NBA’s ultimate goal for the D-League is for all 30 NBA franchises to have their own D-League squads. You can view the complete list of D-League affiliates here.

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.

We’ll use this space to track 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 2015/16:

Atlanta Hawks (No Affiliate)

Boston Celtics (Maine Red Claws)

Charlotte Hornets (No Affiliate)

Chicago Bulls (No Affiliate)

Cleveland Cavaliers (Canton Charge)

Dallas Mavericks (Texas Legends)

Detroit Pistons (Grand Rapids Drive)

Golden State Warriors (Santa Cruz Warriors)

Houston Rockets (Rio Grande Valley Vipers)

Indiana Pacers (Fort Wayne Mad Ants)

Los Angeles Clippers (No Affiliate)

Los Angeles Lakers (Los Angeles D-Fenders)

Memphis Grizzlies (Iowa Energy)

Miami Heat (Sioux Falls Skyforce)

Milwaukee Bucks (No Affiliate)

Minnesota Timberwolves (No Affiliate)

New York Knicks (Westchester Knicks)

Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City Blue)

Orlando Magic (Erie BayHawks)

Philadelphia 76ers (Delaware 87ers)

Phoenix Suns (Bakersfield Jam)

Portland Trail Blazers (No Affiliate)

Sacramento Kings (Reno Bighorns)

San Antonio Spurs (Austin Spurs)

Toronto Raptors (Raptors 905)

Utah Jazz (Idaho Stampede)

*Note: The numbers in parentheses after each player’s name are a running total denoting how many D-League assignments the player has this season.

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