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First-year Players in BAA/NBA

season # rookies cumulative # teams comments 46-47 161 161 11 Teams - Boston Celtics, Chicago Stags, Cleveland Rebels, Detroit Falcons, New York Knickerbockers, Philadelphia Warriors, Pittsburgh Ironment, Providence Steam Rollers, St. Louis Bombers, Toronto Huskies, Washington Capitals 47-48 39 200 8 added Baltimore Bullets; dropped Cleveland Rebels, Detroit Falcons, Pittsburgh Ironment, Toronto Huskies 48-49 95 295 12 added Ft. Wayne Pistons, Indianapolis Jets, Minneapolis Lakers, Rochester Royals 49-50 120 415 17 added Anderson Packers, Denver Nuggets, Indianapolis Olympians, Sheboygan Red Skins, Syracuse Nationals, Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Waterloo Hawks; dropped Inidanapolis Jets, Providence Steam Rollers 50-51 30 445 11 dropped Anderson Packers, Chicago Stags, Denver Nuggets, Sheboygan Red Skins, St. Louis Bombers, Waterloo Hawks; Washington Capitals folded mid-season 51-52 29 474 10 Tri-cities Blackhawks became Milwaukee Hawks 52-53 34 508 10 no changes 53-54 35 543 9 dropped Indianapolis Olympians 54-55 35 578 9 Baltimore Bullets folded mid-season 55-56 29 607 8 Milwaukee Hawks became St. Louis Hawks 56-57 26 633 8 no changes 57-58 21 654 8 Rochester Royals became Cincinnati Royals; Ft. Wayne Pistons became Detroit Pistons 58-59 25 679 8 no changes 59-60 19 698 8 no changes 60-61 20 718 8 Minneapolis Lakers became Los Angeles Lakers 61-62 36 754 9 added Chicago Packers 62-63 36 790 9 Philadelphia Warriors became San Francisco Warriors; Chicago Packers became Chicago Zephyrs 63-64 23 813 9 Syracuse Nationals became Philadelphia 76ers; Chicago Zephyrs became Baltimore Bullets 64-65 25 838 9 no changes 65-66 23 861 9 no changes 66-67 32 893 10 added Chicago Bulls 67-68 45 938 12 added San Diego Rockets, Seattle Supersonics 68-69 43 981 14 added Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns; St. Louis Hawks became Atlanta Hawks 69-70 37 1,018 14 no changes 70-71 66 1,084 17 added Buffalo Braves, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers 71-72 53 1,137 17 San Diego Rockets became Houston Rockets; San Fransicso Warriors became Golden State Warriors 72-73 49 1,186 17 Cincinnati royals became Kansas City/Omaha Kings 73-74 44 1,230 17 Baltimore Bullets became Capital Bullets 74-75 54 1,284 18 added New Orlenas Jazz; Capital Bullets became Washington Bullets 75-76 54 1,338 18 Kansas City/Omaha Kings became Kansas City Kings 76-77 83 1,421 22 added Denver Nuggets,Indiana Pacers,New York Nets,San Antonio Spurs 77-78 57 1,478 22 New York Nets became New Jersey Nets 78-79 53 1,531 22 Buffalo Braves became San Diego Clippers 79-80 53 1,584 22 New Orlenas Jazz became Utah Jazz 80-81 77 1,661 23 added Dallas Mavericks 81-82 66 1,727 23 no changes 82-83 62 1,789 23 no changes 83-84 55 1,844 23 no changes 84-85 60 1,904 23 San Diego Clippers became Los Angeles Clippers 85-86 62 1,966 23 Kansas City Kings became Sacramento Kings 86-87 63 2,029 23 no changes 87-88 59 2,088 23 no changes 88-89 77 2,165 25 added Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat 89-90 80 2,245 27 added Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic 90-91 73 2,318 27 no changes 91-92 62 2,380 27 no changes 92-93 66 2,446 27 no changes 93-94 72 2,518 27 no changes 94-95 60 2,578 27 no changes 95-96 74 2,652 29 added Toronto Raptors, Vancouver Grizzlies 96-97 69 2,721 29 no changes 97-98 66 2,787 29 Washington Bullets becase Washington Wizards 98-99 68 2,855 29 no changes 99-00 60 2,915 29 no changes 00-01 68 2,983 29 no changes 01-02 69 3,052 29 Vancouver Grizzlies became Memphis Grizzlies 02-03 64 3,116 29 Charlotte Hornets became New Orleans Hornets 03-04 67 3,183 29 no changes 04-05 70 3,253 30 added Charlotte Bobcats 05-06 85 3,338 30 New Orlenas Hornets became New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets 06-07 80 3,418 30 no changes 07-08 64 3,482 30 no changes 08-09 62 3,544 30 Seattle Supersonice became Oklahoma City Thunder 09-10 58 3,602 30 no changes 10-11 67 3,669 30 no changes 11-12 81 3,750 30 no changes 12-13 78 3,828 30 New Jersey Nets became Brooklyn Nets 13-14 78 3,906 30 New Orleans Hornets becase New Orleans Pelicans Totals 3,750