UTAH JAZZ

NBA G League To Add Mexico City Team

Sep 13, 2021, 12:28 PM

NBA G League Players NBA G League Players (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)...

NBA G League Players NBA G League Players (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The NBA G League will add an expansion team based out of Mexico City.

The Mexico City Capitanes will make their debut during the 2021-22 G League season, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the team will be stationed in Fort Worth, Texas.

Without a home arena in Mexico City, the Capitanes will play their full season in opposing teams existing G League arenas.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver first announced the league’s intention to expand to Mexico in 2017, and the Capitanes were officially designated as the first international team in 2019.

The Mexico City team had planned to make its G League debut during the 2020-21 season but abandoned those plans after the league announced it was moving its season to the Walt Disney World Resorts in Florida for an abbreviated 15 game G League season in February.

The Capitanes will mark the 30th team to join the G League, and only the second team that doesn’t have an NBA affiliate.

The G League Ignite which features former prep stars who decided to forgo college before hoping to enter the NBA is also unaffiliated and made their debut in the G League bubble last season.

Currently, the Phoenix Suns and the Portland Trail Blazers are the only two NBA teams that don’t have a G League affiliate.

The Detroit Pistons will debut the Motor City Cruise, formerly known as the Northern Arizona Suns. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans have moved the Erie Bayhawks to Birmingham, Alabama where they will be rebranded as the Birmingham Squadron.

The G League has not announced its official schedule, though the season traditionally runs from early November through March.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George...

Ben Anderson

Keyonte George Scores 31 In Jazz Loss To Heat

The Utah Jazz fell to 0-3 on their Eastern Conference road trip with a loss to the Miami Heat despite 31 points from rookie Keyonte George.

8 hours ago

Talen-Horton-Tucker-Utah-Jazz-NBA...

Ben Anderson

Jazz Drop Third Straight With Loss To Heat

The Utah Jazz went winless on their three-game Eastern Conference road trip after losing to the Miami Heat 126-120.

9 hours ago

Keyonte-George-Utah-Jazz-NBA...

Kyle Ireland

Keyonte George Hits Sixth Three-Pointer During Jazz-Heat Game

Keyonte George continued his hot shooting in the second half by knocking down his sixth three-pointer of Utah's game against the Miami Heat.

9 hours ago

Keyonte-George-Utah-Jazz-NBA...

Kyle Ireland

Jazz Rookie Keyonte George Knocks Down Three In Face Of Heat Defender

Jazz guard Keyonte George buried a deep three-pointer in the face of a defender during Utah's game against the Miami Heat.

10 hours ago

Brice-Sensabaugh-Utah-Jazz-NBA...

Kyle Ireland

Jazz Rookie Brice Sensabaugh Buries Three-Pointers Against Heat

Jazz rookie Brice Sensabaugh drained a pair of three-pointers during the first half of Utah's game against the Miami Heat.

10 hours ago

Lauri-Markkanen-Utah-Jazz-NBA...

Kyle Ireland

Taylor Hendricks, Lauri Markkanen Block Bam Adebayo During Jazz-Heat Game

Jazz forward Taylor Hendricks and Lauri Markkanen combined to block a pair of shots by Bam Adebayo early in Utah's game against the Heat.

11 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...

KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

NBA G League To Add Mexico City Team