The NBA Announced New Development League Affiliates

The NBA and the NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA, announced the new affiliates today for the 2011-12 season.

The locations of the NBA affiliates might seem odd, but considering so many NBA teams have bought into the D-League this offseason, there's no one to blame but the big league clubs themselves for not having closer affiliates.

After taking out the direct affiliations from teams actively looking to use the D-League, the remaining 21 NBA teams were forced to choose between the seven D-League teams not currently partnering with a major league team.

"We're very excited that an all-time-high nine NBA teams will have exclusive, ‘one-to-one' relationships with their NBA D-League affiliates this coming season," NBA D-League President Dan Reed said in a press release announcing the new affiliations. "This clear trend of NBA teams buying into the NBA D-League is not only a testament to our past success, but also the sign of a very promising future."

The full list is attached below.

AUSTIN TOROS (TX) 
San Antonio Spurs 

BAKERSFIELD JAM (CA) 
Los Angeles Clippers 
Phoenix Suns 
Toronto Raptors 

CANTON (OH) 
Cleveland Cavaliers 

DAKOTA WIZARDS (Bismarck, ND) 
Golden State Warriors 

ERIE BAYHAWKS (PA) 
New York Knicks 

FORT WAYNE MAD ANTS (IN) 
Detroit Pistons 
Indiana Pacers 
Milwaukee Bucks 

IDAHO STAMPEDE (Boise, ID) 
Denver Nuggets 
Portland Trail Blazers 
Utah Jazz 

IOWA ENERGY (Des Moines, IA) 
Chicago Bulls 
New Orleans Hornets 
Washington Wizards 

LOS ANGELES D-FENDERS (CA) 
Los Angeles Lakers 

MAINE RED CLAWS (Portland, ME) 
Boston Celtics 
Charlotte Bobcats 
Philadelphia 76ers 

RENO BIGHORNS (NV) 
Atlanta Hawks 
Memphis Grizzlies 
Sacramento Kings 

RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS (TX) 
Houston Rockets 

SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE (SD) 
Miami Heat 
Minnesota Timberwolves 
Orlando Magic 

SPRINGFIELD ARMOR (MA) 
New Jersey Nets 

TEXAS LEGENDS (Frisco, TX) 
Dallas Mavericks 

TULSA 66ERS (OK) 
Oklahoma City Thunder

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