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Sorting Out the Team Affiliations

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Well, it's been an exciting couple of days, hasn't it?  (Say yes.)  Houston announced that they're taking control of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Springfield team has a name, and all that on top of the announcement that the Dallas Mavericks effectively bought the Colorado 14ers franchise.  After all that, you must be asking, "so...who is affiliated with whom?"  I compliment you on your grammar, and tell you not to worry, for I have the answer to that.

After the jump, a list of the new NBA/D-League affiliations and notes on any changes to them that I could see/remember.  For Scott's thoughts, check the Bismarck Tribune.

Albuquerque Thunderbirds - Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Hornets (added Hornets, apparently won't be shutting down)

Austin Toros - San Antonio Spurs (no change)

Bakersfield Jam - Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers (added Clippers, lost Orlando)

Dakota Wizards - Memphis Grizzlies, Washington Wizards (no change)

Erie BayHawks - Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors (added Toronto, lost 76ers)

Fort Wayne Mad Ants - Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks (no change)

Idaho Stampede - Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers (added Nuggets, lost Toronto)

Iowa Energy - Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns (no change)

Los Angeles D-Fenders - Los Angeles Lakers (no change, still have Sun Yue)

Maine Red Claws - Boston Celtics, Charlotte Bobcats (both new, because it's a new franchise)

Reno Bighorns - Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings (added Orlando, lost Knicks)

Rio Grande Valley Vipers - Houston Rockets (lost Hornets)

Sioux Falls Skyforce - Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves (added Miami, lost Charlotte)

Springfield Armor - New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers (new franchise, so all new)

Tulsa 66ers - Oklahoma City Thunder (no change)

Utah Flash - Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz (added Hawks, lost Boston)