The National Basketball Association and NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA, announced Monday the affiliation system for the 2013-14 season. Toronto, along with the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz will be the NBA parent teams of the Bakersfield Jam for the upcoming year.
Toronto has been affiliated with the Jam for the past two seasons (2011-13). Since 2005 the Raptors have been affiliated with the Arkansas RimRockers (2005-06), Colorado 14ers (2006-08), Idaho Stampede (2008-09) and Erie BayHawks (2009-11). Toronto has assigned six players to its NBA D-League affiliates since the start of the 2005-06 season, including current Raptor Quincy Acy.
Acy averaged 13.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 28.4 minutes in 13 games (10 starts) with Bakersfield last season. He shot .583 (67-115) from the field and .708 (34-48) at the free throw line. He posted highs of 18 points December 7, 2012 at Reno and 12 rebounds on three separate occasions. He scored in double figures in 11 of his 13 appearances.
For the ninth consecutive year, each NBA team has one NBA D-League team to which it may assign players. During the 2012-13 season, the NBA D-League saw all-time highs in NBA player assignments (184) and individual players assigned (58) from their NBA parent clubs. Twenty six players drafted in 2012 spent time on assignment in the NBA D-League, including 11 first round selections.