All 22 NBA Development League teams are singly affiliated with an NBA franchise.
The NBA D-League’s flexible assignment system – which was instituted prior to the 2014-15 season – will continue to enable the eight independent NBA teams to assign players to the NBA D-League for development or rehabilitation from injury.
Upon receipt of an assignment from an independent NBA team, the NBA D-League will identify any NBA D-League team willing to accept the assigned player. The assigning independent NBA team will then choose the destination for assignment between those teams. If no NBA D-League team is willing to accept the assigned player, he will be assigned to one of the hybrid affiliate teams pursuant to a lottery. The 19 NBA teams with single affiliations will be able to assign players to their NBA D-League partners.