G League Rumors
“We are hearing great things for basketball here in Birmingham,” said David Lane, the general manager of business operations for the Pelicans’ G League affiliate. “People are just hungry for a professional basketball team.” The team’s name hasn’t been decided, but it’s expected to have “ties to the community.”
The Charge — the Cleveland Cavaliers’ G League affiliate — will begin playing home games in downtown Cleveland at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center this coming season, which is expected to tip off in early November.
While there are plans for deeper conversations about future branding, the team will be referred to as the Charge during the early transition phase. By the start of the 2021-22 season, they will likely be named the Cleveland Charge — a moniker that could stick long term.
Adam Zagoria: Jaden Hardy has officially signed with G League Ignite. “I would like to thank God for blessing me. I would like to thank my family and friends for their love and support. I am so excited and fired up that I am turning pro and playing for the NBA G League Ignite.” pic.twitter.com/EPbpnyvPdT