EDINBURG, Texas (Friday, Jan. 8, 2021) – The Rio Grande Valley Vipers, affiliate of the Houston Rockets, announced today their participation in the 2020-21 NBA G League season.
The NBA G League will begin their 2020-21 campaign in a single-site at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida.
“It is disappointing that the Vipers will not be able to host games at Bert Ogden Arena this season, but the work of the team will continue,” Vipers CEO/President Rene Borrego said. “By participating at the single-site, the Rockets and Vipers will be able to evaluate another group of talented players in hopes of identifying talent for the next level. While this is certainly not what our fans are accustomed to, it will be good to be able to see our team back on the court representing the Rio Grande Valley.”
The G League season will consist of 18 teams – 17 NBA G League teams and G League Ignite – with the top eight teams advancing to a single-elimination playoff run. In addition, NBA teams with no G League affiliate will have the opportunity to assign roster players and transfer Two-Way players using the league’s flexible assignment and Two-Way rules.
Team staff and players participating going to the Disney campus are expected to arrive at home markets for physicals and onboarding followed with their arrival to the single-site in Orlando. The site will consist of strict safety and health protocols for all G League teams and staff participating that involve social distancing, mask wearing, hand hygiene and COVID-19 testing.
Below is a list of the teams who will compete in Orlando along with the Vipers:
Delaware Blue Coats
Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Long Island Nets
Oklahoma City Blue
Salt Lake City Stars
Santa Cruz Warriors
G League Ignite
For more information, please visit www.rgvipers.com.