History Usefulnotes / NationalBasketballAssociation

24th Apr '17 2:16:44 PM OnoderaTearer
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* The '''Dallas Mavericks''' were founded in 1980, and was home to some OK basketball in the 80s, and some [[DorkAge truly awful basketball]] in the 90s. That was until [[AscendedFanboy dot-com bubble billionaire Mark Cuban]] bought the team in 2000. Since then, the Mavs have consistently been one of the best teams in the NBA led by players like Steve Nash, Michael Finley, Jason Terry, and Dirk Nowitzki. Despite being one of the toughest teams to play in the 21st Century, the Mavs could never seem to win it all until 2011, when they upset [=LeBron=] and the Miami Heat to give the franchise its first NBA championship. Interestingly, the Mavericks got their name because ''Maverick'' star [[InJoke James Garner was a part of the founding ownership]].

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* The '''Dallas Mavericks''' were founded in 1980, and was home to some OK basketball in the 80s, and some [[DorkAge truly awful basketball]] in the 90s. That was until [[AscendedFanboy dot-com bubble billionaire Mark Cuban]] bought the team in 2000. Since then, the Mavs have consistently been one of the best teams in the NBA led by players like Steve Nash, Michael Finley, Jason Terry, and Dirk Nowitzki. Despite being one of the toughest teams to play in the 21st Century, the Mavs could never seem to win it all until 2011, when they upset [=LeBron=] and the Miami Heat to give the franchise its first NBA championship. Interestingly, the Mavericks got their name because ''Maverick'' ''Series/{{Maverick}}'' star [[InJoke James Garner was a part of the founding ownership]].
21st Apr '17 1:34:19 AM RaisinRenRen0415
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* '''Kobe Bryant''' is a very skilled guard who played his entire career for the Lakers. Heralded as the heir to UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan, Bryant won five championship rings. When he was a rookie after being traded from the Charlotte Hornets, Kobe had a very strained relationship with Shaq, but they [[TeethClenchedTeamwork managed to achieve three consecutive championships]], the first in modern years since Michael Jordan. During the short time where he had to lead the team on his own, he ended up scoring the second-largest amount of points for an NBA player with 81 points against the Toronto Raptors. And some believe that that wasn't even his most impressive performance of the season, with the time he went OneManArmy by outscoring the eventual Western Conference champion Dallas Mavericks 62-61 through three quarters rivaling it. [[RedBaron Nicknamed the Black Mamba]], Kobe became the leader and the face of the Lakers, winning two more rings in 2009 and 2010 with Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom and Ron Artest. Kobe owned a lot of the league's "youngest-to" records, until [=LeBron=] arrived in the league. His final season of 201516 marked his 20th with the Lakers, breaking the league record for longest single-team tenure previously held by John Stockton with the Jazz (see below). While the Lakers went through the franchise's worst season ever, Kobe continued to put on a show, going out in style with a 60-point performance in his final game.

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* '''Kobe Bryant''' is a very skilled guard who played his entire career for the Lakers. Heralded as the heir to UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan, Bryant won five championship rings. When he was a rookie after being traded from the Charlotte Hornets, Kobe had a very strained relationship with Shaq, but they [[TeethClenchedTeamwork managed to achieve three consecutive championships]], the first in modern years since Michael Jordan. During the short time where he had to lead the team on his own, he ended up scoring the second-largest amount of points for an NBA player with 81 points against the Toronto Raptors. And some believe that that wasn't even his most impressive performance of the season, with the time he went OneManArmy by singlehandedly outscoring the eventual Western Conference champion Dallas Mavericks 62-61 through three quarters rivaling it. [[RedBaron Nicknamed the Black Mamba]], Kobe became the leader and the face of the Lakers, winning two more rings in 2009 and 2010 with Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom and Ron Artest. Kobe owned a lot of the league's "youngest-to" records, until [=LeBron=] arrived in the league. His final season of 201516 marked his 20th with the Lakers, breaking the league record for longest single-team tenure previously held by John Stockton with the Jazz (see below). While the Lakers went through the franchise's worst season ever, Kobe continued to put on a show, going out in style with a 60-point performance in his final game.
21st Apr '17 1:32:49 AM RaisinRenRen0415
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* '''Kobe Bryant''' is a very skilled guard who played his entire career for the Lakers. Heralded as the heir to UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan, Bryant won five championship rings. When he was a rookie after being traded from the Charlotte Hornets, Kobe had a very strained relationship with Shaq, but they [[TeethClenchedTeamwork managed to achieve three consecutive championships]], the first in modern years since Michael Jordan. During the short time where he had to lead the team on his own, he ended up scoring the second-largest amount of points for an NBA player with 81 points against the Toronto Raptors. [[RedBaron Nicknamed the Black Mamba]], Kobe became the leader and the face of the Lakers, winning two more rings in 2009 and 2010 with Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom and Ron Artest. Kobe owned a lot of the league's "youngest-to" records, until [=LeBron=] arrived in the league. His final season of 201516 marked his 20th with the Lakers, breaking the league record for longest single-team tenure previously held by John Stockton with the Jazz (see below). While the Lakers went through the franchise's worst season ever, Kobe continued to put on a show, going out in style with a 60-point performance in his final game.

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* '''Kobe Bryant''' is a very skilled guard who played his entire career for the Lakers. Heralded as the heir to UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan, Bryant won five championship rings. When he was a rookie after being traded from the Charlotte Hornets, Kobe had a very strained relationship with Shaq, but they [[TeethClenchedTeamwork managed to achieve three consecutive championships]], the first in modern years since Michael Jordan. During the short time where he had to lead the team on his own, he ended up scoring the second-largest amount of points for an NBA player with 81 points against the Toronto Raptors. And some believe that that wasn't even his most impressive performance of the season, with the time he went OneManArmy by outscoring the eventual Western Conference champion Dallas Mavericks 62-61 through three quarters rivaling it. [[RedBaron Nicknamed the Black Mamba]], Kobe became the leader and the face of the Lakers, winning two more rings in 2009 and 2010 with Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom and Ron Artest. Kobe owned a lot of the league's "youngest-to" records, until [=LeBron=] arrived in the league. His final season of 201516 marked his 20th with the Lakers, breaking the league record for longest single-team tenure previously held by John Stockton with the Jazz (see below). While the Lakers went through the franchise's worst season ever, Kobe continued to put on a show, going out in style with a 60-point performance in his final game.
19th Apr '17 7:31:36 PM PresidentExpert
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** ''Most Recent Winner:'' Russell Westbrook, PG, Thunder

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** ''Most Recent Winner:'' Russell Westbrook, PG, ThunderAnthony Davis, PF, Pelicans
18th Apr '17 1:56:26 PM KYCubbie
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* '''Giannis Antetokounmpo'''[[note]]Rough pronunciation: YAN-ees ah-det-oh-KOON-boh. In the standard Greek-to-English transliteration system, "nt" represents the "d" sound, and "mp" represents the "b" sound.[[/note]], the "Greek Freak",[[note]]He was born and raised in Greece, but his parents were immigrants from Nigeria.[[/note]] joined the Bucks in 2013, and with his flashy style soon became a fan favorite even if the team was losing a lot at the time. And even more once they started winning the following year! His game developed to the point that Bucks head coach Jason Kidd announced that Antetokounmpo would see time at ''point guard'' in 201617, and just before that season the Bucks signed him to a 4-year, $100 million extension. See [[http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14927328/milwaukee-bucks-f-giannis-antetokounmpo-nba-most-exceptional-body this article]] from ''ESPN The Magazine'' for some astonishing physical facts. A teaser: His hands are even bigger than those of Kawhi Leonard (mentioned below), a player noted for his huge hands. During the 201617 season, he took a quantum leap into the league's elite, becoming the first player in NBA history to finish a season in the league's top 20 in total [[JackOfAllStats points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks]].

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* '''Giannis Antetokounmpo'''[[note]]Rough pronunciation: YAN-ees ah-det-oh-KOON-boh. In the standard Greek-to-English transliteration system, "nt" represents the "d" sound, and "mp" represents the "b" sound.[[/note]], the "Greek Freak",[[note]]He was born and raised in Greece, but his parents were immigrants from Nigeria.[[/note]] joined the Bucks in 2013, and with his flashy style soon became a fan favorite even if the team was losing a lot at the time. And even more once they started winning the following year! His game developed to the point that Bucks head coach Jason Kidd announced that Antetokounmpo would see time at ''point guard'' in 201617, and just before that season the Bucks signed him to a 4-year, $100 million extension. See [[http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14927328/milwaukee-bucks-f-giannis-antetokounmpo-nba-most-exceptional-body this article]] from ''ESPN The Magazine'' for some astonishing physical facts. A teaser: His hands are even bigger than those of Kawhi Leonard (mentioned below), a player noted for his huge hands. During the 201617 season, he took a quantum leap into the league's elite, becoming the first player in NBA history to finish a season in the league's top 20 in total [[JackOfAllStats [[MasterOfAll points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks]].
18th Apr '17 1:49:24 PM KYCubbie
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* '''Paul George''' was the tenth pick of the 2010 Draft. Although he had two solid seasons in his first two years, he would break out in his third season following an injury to Danny Granger. He made the All-Star game, the All-NBA team, and broke Reggie Miller's franchise record for most three-pointers made in a game on his way to win the 2013 Most Improved Player award. However, he suffered a gruesome broken leg while preparing for the 2014 Basketball World Cup, and didn't return until the last month of the 201415 regular season.

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* '''Paul George''' was the tenth pick of the 2010 Draft. Although he had two solid seasons in his first two years, he would break out in his third season following an injury to Danny Granger. He made the All-Star game, the All-NBA team, and broke Reggie Miller's franchise record for most three-pointers made in a game on his way to win the 2013 Most Improved Player award. However, he suffered a gruesome broken leg while preparing for the 2014 Basketball World Cup, and didn't return until the last month of the 201415 regular season. George has since returned to his pre-injury self.



* '''Giannis Antetokounmpo'''[[note]]Rough pronunciation: YAN-ees ah-det-oh-KOON-boh. In the standard Greek-to-English transliteration system, "nt" represents the "d" sound, and "mp" represents the "b" sound.[[/note]], the "Greek Freak",[[note]]He was born and raised in Greece, but his parents were immigrants from Nigeria.[[/note]] joined the Bucks in 2013, and with his flashy style soon became a fan favorite even if the team was losing a lot at the time. And even more once they started winning the following year! His game developed to the point that Bucks head coach Jason Kidd announced that Antetokounmpo would see time at ''point guard'' in 201617, and just before that season the Bucks signed him to a 4-year, $100 million extension. See [[http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14927328/milwaukee-bucks-f-giannis-antetokounmpo-nba-most-exceptional-body this article]] from ''ESPN The Magazine'' for some astonishing physical facts. A teaser: His hands are even bigger than those of Kawhi Leonard (mentioned below), a player noted for his huge hands. During the 201617 season, he took a quantum leap into the league's elite, becoming the first player in NBA history to finish in the league's top 20 [[JackOfAllStats points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks]].

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* '''Giannis Antetokounmpo'''[[note]]Rough pronunciation: YAN-ees ah-det-oh-KOON-boh. In the standard Greek-to-English transliteration system, "nt" represents the "d" sound, and "mp" represents the "b" sound.[[/note]], the "Greek Freak",[[note]]He was born and raised in Greece, but his parents were immigrants from Nigeria.[[/note]] joined the Bucks in 2013, and with his flashy style soon became a fan favorite even if the team was losing a lot at the time. And even more once they started winning the following year! His game developed to the point that Bucks head coach Jason Kidd announced that Antetokounmpo would see time at ''point guard'' in 201617, and just before that season the Bucks signed him to a 4-year, $100 million extension. See [[http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14927328/milwaukee-bucks-f-giannis-antetokounmpo-nba-most-exceptional-body this article]] from ''ESPN The Magazine'' for some astonishing physical facts. A teaser: His hands are even bigger than those of Kawhi Leonard (mentioned below), a player noted for his huge hands. During the 201617 season, he took a quantum leap into the league's elite, becoming the first player in NBA history to finish a season in the league's top 20 in total [[JackOfAllStats points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks]].
18th Apr '17 1:47:12 PM KYCubbie
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* '''Shaquille O'Neal''', drafted 1st overall in 1992, was center famed for his overwhelming dominance. Started off with the Orlando Magic to start his career, then signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in the late '90s, where he won 3 titles alongside Kobe Bryant. He bounced around from team to team after that, but aside from a fourth championship with the Miami Heat, a growing weight problem and the natural deterioration of players his size reduced his effectiveness. He played in 15 All-Star games, and was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history in 1996 (which some at the time felt was premature, though there's little doubt he's earned the title since). He somehow managed to only win one MVP award, despite coming in [[http://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/mvp_shares.html?redir seventh]] in all-time MVP voting (everyone ahead of him on that list won the award at least three times). He's also done [[Film/{{Kazaam}} some]] [[Film/{{Steel}} acting]] and released a couple of rap albums (his debut album went ''platinum'' and spun off two Top 40 hits!). He retired after the 2010-11 season, after playing a single injury-plagued season with the Boston Celtics. Currently, he's trying his hand out at being an announcer for the NBA On TNT (where he has [[SitcomArchNemesis developed a comical-to-other-people rivalry with Charles Barkley]]), as well as being a host for Creator/CartoonNetwork's attempt at an award show for professional sports players. His number will now be retired by the L.A. Lakers. Also elected to the Hall of Fame at his first chance in 2016.

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* '''Shaquille O'Neal''', drafted 1st overall in 1992, was center famed for his overwhelming dominance. Started off with the Orlando Magic to start his career, then signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in the late '90s, where he won 3 titles alongside Kobe Bryant. He bounced around from team to team after that, but aside from a fourth championship with the Miami Heat, a growing weight problem and the natural deterioration of players his size reduced his effectiveness. He played in 15 All-Star games, and was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history in 1996 (which some at the time felt was premature, though there's little doubt he's earned the title since). He somehow managed to only win one MVP award, despite coming in [[http://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/mvp_shares.html?redir seventh]] in all-time MVP voting (everyone ahead of him on that list won the award at least three times). He's also done [[Film/{{Kazaam}} some]] [[Film/{{Steel}} acting]] and released a couple of rap albums (his debut album went ''platinum'' and spun off two Top 40 hits!). He retired after the 2010-11 season, after playing a single injury-plagued season with the Boston Celtics. Currently, he's trying his hand out at being an announcer for the NBA On on TNT (where he has [[SitcomArchNemesis developed a comical-to-other-people rivalry with Charles Barkley]]), as well as being a host for Creator/CartoonNetwork's attempt at an award show for professional sports players. His number will now be retired by the L.A. Lakers. Also elected to the Hall of Fame at his first chance in 2016.



* '''Giannis Antetokounmpo'''[[note]]Rough pronunciation: YAN-ees ah-det-oh-KOON-boh. In the standard Greek-to-English transliteration system, "nt" represents the "d" sound, and "mp" represents the "b" sound.[[/note]], the "Greek Freak",[[note]]He was born and raised in Greece, but his parents were immigrants from Nigeria.[[/note]] joined the Bucks in 2013, and with his flashy style soon became a fan favorite even if the team was losing a lot at the time. And even more once they started winning the following year! His game developed to the point that Bucks head coach Jason Kidd announced that Antetokounmpo would see time at ''point guard'' in 201617, and just before that season the Bucks signed him to a 4-year, $100 million extension. See [[http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14927328/milwaukee-bucks-f-giannis-antetokounmpo-nba-most-exceptional-body this article]] from ''ESPN The Magazine'' for some astonishing physical facts. A teaser: His hands are even bigger than those of Kawhi Leonard (mentioned below), a player noted for his huge hands.

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* '''Giannis Antetokounmpo'''[[note]]Rough pronunciation: YAN-ees ah-det-oh-KOON-boh. In the standard Greek-to-English transliteration system, "nt" represents the "d" sound, and "mp" represents the "b" sound.[[/note]], the "Greek Freak",[[note]]He was born and raised in Greece, but his parents were immigrants from Nigeria.[[/note]] joined the Bucks in 2013, and with his flashy style soon became a fan favorite even if the team was losing a lot at the time. And even more once they started winning the following year! His game developed to the point that Bucks head coach Jason Kidd announced that Antetokounmpo would see time at ''point guard'' in 201617, and just before that season the Bucks signed him to a 4-year, $100 million extension. See [[http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14927328/milwaukee-bucks-f-giannis-antetokounmpo-nba-most-exceptional-body this article]] from ''ESPN The Magazine'' for some astonishing physical facts. A teaser: His hands are even bigger than those of Kawhi Leonard (mentioned below), a player noted for his huge hands. During the 201617 season, he took a quantum leap into the league's elite, becoming the first player in NBA history to finish in the league's top 20 [[JackOfAllStats points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks]].
14th Apr '17 5:44:02 PM Gsueagle31049
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The NBA Development League, or NBA D-League (known as National Basketball Development League prior to 2005), is the NBA's official minor league basketball organization, founded in 2001. While at first it was common for the D-League teams to be affiliated with many franchises, all are now on a one-on-one basis, complete with the major leaguers owning most of the minors and at times employing the same franchise name. As of February 2017, only 5 NBA teams do not have their own D-League affiliate.

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The NBA Development League, or NBA D-League (known as National Basketball Development League prior to 2005), is the NBA's official minor league basketball organization, founded in 2001. While at first it was common for the D-League teams to be affiliated with many franchises, all are now on a one-on-one basis, complete with the major leaguers owning most of the minors and at times employing the same franchise name.name; most D-League franchises are now also located relatively close to their parent club to make D-League assignments and call ups easier. As of February 2017, only 5 NBA teams do not have their own D-League affiliate.



* Erie [=BayHawks=] (Magic): Originally affiliated with the Cavs and Sixers, given this Pennsylvania city is between the two teams. Orlando has now bought the team and will move it to Lakeland, near the Tampa Bay Area, for the 201718 season.

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* Erie [=BayHawks=] (Magic): Originally affiliated with the Cavs and Sixers, given this Pennsylvania city is between the two teams. Orlando has now bought the team and will move it to Lakeland, near the Tampa Bay Area, Florida for the 201718 season.



* Erie [=BayHawks=] (II) (Hawks): Originally planned to launch in 2019-20 in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, Georgia, the Hawks will temporarily place their team in Erie, Pennsylvania to replace the Magic-owned [=BayHawks=] while a permanent arena in College Park is constructed.

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* Erie [=BayHawks=] (II) (Hawks): Originally planned to launch in 2019-20 in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, Georgia, the Hawks will temporarily place their team in Erie, Pennsylvania to replace the Magic-owned original [=BayHawks=] franchise, while a permanent arena in College Park is constructed.
13th Apr '17 10:40:07 PM KYCubbie
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* '''Russell Westbrook''' was TheLancer to Kevin Durant and the second wheel of the Thunder's former Big 3 (Durant, Westbrook, and Harden), playing at point guard, and is now the undisputed team leader after Durant left for Golden State. Since 2011, he's often been the beacon of criticism due to his unconventional playing as a point guard. Namely, he focuses on a lot of jump shots and he tends to dribble the ball to run down the clock, which often backfires if his shot misses. While Durant and Westbrook are very close friends, Westbrook was not happy considering himself as the second best in the Thunder, leading to Westbrook garnering the image of a ball-hog during the 2011 season. Surprisingly, Durant ''let'' him try to lead the scoring, but when it became clear that Westbrook's streaky jump shots weren't gonna cut it, they eventually got into a power struggle, and ended up losing to the Mavericks in the 2011 Western Conference Finals. However, he started [[CharacterDevelopment growing out of both traits by the time of the 2012 playoffs]], dishing out a few more assists and driving the paint much more often. Although renowned for being exceptionally durable (he had not missed a game since high school), a freak injury in the playoffs against the Rockets left Westbrook sidelined with a torn meniscus, after which the Thunder sputtered their way to an early playoff exit. In 201617, he became a triple-double machine and (with three games left in the regular season) has secured a place alongside Oscar Robertson as the only players to average a triple-double over a season.

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* '''Russell Westbrook''' was TheLancer to Kevin Durant and the second wheel of the Thunder's former Big 3 (Durant, Westbrook, and Harden), playing at point guard, and is now the undisputed team leader after Durant left for Golden State. Since 2011, he's often been the beacon of criticism due to his unconventional playing as a point guard. Namely, he focuses on a lot of jump shots and he tends to dribble the ball to run down the clock, which often backfires if his shot misses. While Durant and Westbrook are very close friends, Westbrook was not happy considering himself as the second best in the Thunder, leading to Westbrook garnering the image of a ball-hog during the 2011 season. Surprisingly, Durant ''let'' him try to lead the scoring, but when it became clear that Westbrook's streaky jump shots weren't gonna cut it, they eventually got into a power struggle, and ended up losing to the Mavericks in the 2011 Western Conference Finals. However, he started [[CharacterDevelopment growing out of both traits by the time of the 2012 playoffs]], dishing out a few more assists and driving the paint much more often. Although renowned for being exceptionally durable (he had not missed a game since high school), a freak injury in the playoffs against the Rockets left Westbrook sidelined with a torn meniscus, after which the Thunder sputtered their way to an early playoff exit. In 201617, he became a triple-double machine and (with three games left in machine, becoming the regular season) has secured a place alongside first player since Oscar Robertson as the only players to average a triple-double over for a season, and also passing The Big O for triple-doubles in a single season.



* '''Joel Embiid''' was the Sixers doing again what happened with Noel: a player who did great in college but would sit out from his supposed debut year due to surgery (foot surgery in his case). The Cameroonian wound up missing a ''second'' year due to another surgery on the same foot, and didn't make his debut until the 201617 season.

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* '''Joel Embiid''' was the Sixers doing again what happened with Noel: a player who did great in college but would sit out from his supposed debut year due to surgery (foot surgery in his case). The Cameroonian wound up missing a ''second'' year due to another surgery on the same foot, and didn't make his debut until the 201617 season. He made an immediate impact, and looked to have Rookie of the Year honors locked up... until [[GlassCannon getting hurt again]] (this time a torn meniscus) in January 2017; the Sixers shut him down for the rest of the season after 31 games.
10th Apr '17 1:16:07 PM Gsueagle31049
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* Long Island Nets (Nets): Will actually begin sharing Barclays Center with the parent team, before in 2017 moving to the currently renovating Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale (where the NHL's Islanders played).
* Los Angeles D-Fenders (Lakers): The first D-League team owned by a NBA franchise; plays in the Lakers' training facility in El Segundo.

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* Long Island Nets (Nets): Will actually begin sharing Barclays Center with the parent team, before in 2017 moving to the currently renovating renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale (where the NHL's Islanders as well as the parent NBA club played).
* Los Angeles D-Fenders (Lakers): The first D-League team owned by a NBA franchise; plays in the Lakers' training facility in El Segundo. Will rebrand as the South Bay Lakers for 2017-18.



* Erie [=BayHawks=] (II) (Hawks): Originally planned to launch in 2019 in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, Georgia, the Hawks will temporarily place their team in Erie, Pennsylvania to replace the Magic-owned [=BayHawks=] while a permanent arena in College Park is constructed.

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* Erie [=BayHawks=] (II) (Hawks): Originally planned to launch in 2019 2019-20 in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, Georgia, the Hawks will temporarily place their team in Erie, Pennsylvania to replace the Magic-owned [=BayHawks=] while a permanent arena in College Park is constructed.
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