The 2021-22 NBA G League season will be a historic one.
After missing the 2020-21 season, the Capitanes de Ciudad de Mexico have made it official that they will embark upon their inaugural season in 2021-22, becoming the first Latin American team in the NBA G League.
ℹ️ · Press Release- CAPITANES (@CapitanesCDMX) September 13, 2021
Capitanes will participate in the 2021-22 @nbagleague season, pic.twitter.com/s3bmXPNeQk
In the official press release, the franchise stated that "we are excited to participate in the 2021-22 NBA G League season and have worked hard to be aligned with the health and safety guidelines necessary to keep fans, players and staff safe."
Due to these guidelines, the team will not play in Mexico City during the upcoming season, as the statement also reads that "our adventure in the NBA G League will begin outside of Mexico, we will play all the games of the next tournament in the United States and away from our people.
"Safeguarding the health of players, fans, and everyone in the NBA G League is paramount to us. Added to that, the existing international travel restrictions for COVID-19 have made this the most prudent decision for us."
According to a report from NBA Insider Marc Stein, the Capitanes will be based in Fort Worth, TX for practice and housing purposes this season.
The G League's Mexico City Capitanes will be based in Fort Worth for practice and housing purposes for the 2021-22 season and will play all games in their inaugural @nbagleague season in existing league markets, league sources say.- Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 13, 2021
The Capitanes are one of 28 teams slated to participate in the 2021-22 G League season, which will return to some sense of normalcy after the league's 2021 season was conducted in a bubble at the Walt Disney Resort, with csme franchises electing to opt out.
In addition to the Capitanes, the upcoming season welcomes new franchises in the Motor City Cruise, the affiliate of the Detroit Pistons and the Birmingham Squadron, the affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans, while the Grand Rapids Drive have entered a hybrid affiliation with the Denver Nuggets.
Stick with NBA.com for more updates surrounding the upcoming NBA G League season.
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