Throughout the offseason and preseason, NBA teams are permitted to carry 20 players, but that total must be cut down to 15 (plus a pair of two-way players) in advance of opening night. However, up to four players waived by teams prior to the season can be designated as “affiliate players” and assigned to their G League squads.
As we explain in our glossary entry on the subject, if a player’s NBA team has designated him as an affiliate player and he signs a G League contract, he is automatically assigned to that team’s NBAGL roster.
Affiliate players represent just one group of players who can be found on an NBA G League roster. Teams can also carry returning-rights players (whose G League rights carry over from a previous season), players selected in the NBAGL draft, players who earned spots via tryouts, players who are on assignment from an NBA roster, and players on two-way contracts.
Each year, we list the affiliate players on G League rosters because they share a common noteworthy trait — they were all on NBA rosters, at least briefly, prior to the start of the regular season. But if you’re curious about the rest of a given G League team’s roster, you can find it on that team’s official website.
Here are the 58 NBA G League affiliate players who will be part of the 17 NBAGL affiliate squads to start the 2020/21 season:
Brooklyn Nets (Long Island Nets):
Charlotte Hornets (Greensboro Swarm):
Cleveland Cavaliers (Canton Charge):
Golden State Warriors (Santa Cruz Warriors):
Houston Rockets (Rio Grande Valley Vipers):
Indiana Pacers (Fort Wayne Mad Ants):
Los Angeles Clippers (Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario):
Memphis Grizzlies (Memphis Hustle):
Minnesota Timberwolves (Iowa Wolves):
New Orleans Pelicans / Washington Wizards (Erie BayHawks):
- Jordan Bell (Wizards)
- Yoeli Childs (Wizards)
- Caleb Homesley (Wizards)
- Marlon Taylor (Wizards)
- Justin Wright-Foreman (Pelicans)
Note: The Pelicans and Wizards are sharing operating costs of the BayHawks and are both permitted to assign affiliate players to the roster.
New York Knicks (Westchester Knicks):
Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City Blue):
Orlando Magic (Lakeland Magic):
Philadelphia 76ers (Delaware Blue Coats):
San Antonio Spurs (Austin Spurs):
Toronto Raptors (Raptors 905):
Utah Jazz (Salt Lake City Stars):