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2011/12 NBA/D-League Affiliations

Question: What is this?

Answer: The NBA Development League ("D-League") was created back in the 14th century or so, designed as a minor league of sorts for the NBA. It continues to slowly expand, and, during the reign of Henry VIII, a rule was added whereby the existing D-League franchises were "affiliated" with certain NBA franchises (trying to keep as close of a local match as is realistically possible).

Initially, this rule allowed those NBA franchises to "assign" any first or second year players that they may have to the D-League team's roster, where they can then garner more playing time and experience. However, the 2011 NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement extended this to three years, and also included a new provision that players with any number of years of experience can be assigned to the D-League, as long as they consent.

There therefore follows a list of all the D-League franchises, their affiliated NBA teams, and all first, second and third year players who may be assigned without needing permission..

Note: Player lists accurate as of November 26th 2012. I only mention this as I might not update immediately following any NBA transactions, because I'm both lazy and a bit forgetful.

2012/13 D-League-NBA Assignments And Call-Ups

  November 22nd: Oklahoma City assigns DeAndre Liggins and Daniel Orton to Tulsa.
  November 21st: Indiana assigns Orlando Johnson and Miles Plumlee to Fort Wayne.
  November 21st: San Antonio signs James Anderson from Rio Grande Valley and recalls Cory Joseph from Austin.
  November 15th: San Antonio assigns Cory Joseph to Austin.
  November 14th: Boston assigns Fab Melo and Kris Joseph to Maine.
  November 14th: Houston assigns Scott Machado and Donatas Motiejunas to Rio Grande Valley.
  November 13th: Denver assigns Quincy Miller to Iowa.
  November 11th: L.A. Lakers recall Darius Johnson-Odom from L.A. D-Fenders.
  November 10th: L.A. Lakers assign Darius Johnson-Odom to L.A. D-Fenders.
  November 7th: Sacramento assigns Tyler Honeycutt to Reno.

To see last year's, click here.