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First-year Players in BAA/NBA

season # rookies cumulative # teams comments 46-47 161 161 11 Teams - BOS,CHS,CLR,DTF,NYK,PHW,PIT,PRO,SLB,TRH,WSC 47-48 39 200 8 added BLB; dropped CLR,DTF,PIT,TRH 48-49 95 295 12 added FTW,INJ,MPL,ROC 49-50 120 415 17 added AND,DNV,INO,SHE,SYR,TRI,WAT; dropped INJ,PRO 50-51 30 445 11 dropped AND,CHS,DNV,SHE,SLB,WAT; WSC folded mid-season 51-52 29 474 10 TRI became MLH 52-53 34 508 10 no changes 53-54 35 543 9 dropped INO 54-55 35 578 9 BLB folded mid-season 55-56 29 607 8 MLH became STL 56-57 26 633 8 no changes 57-58 21 654 8 ROC became CIN; FTW became DET 58-59 25 679 8 no changes 59-60 19 698 8 no changes 60-61 20 718 8 MPL became LAL 61-62 36 754 9 added CHP 62-63 36 790 9 PHW became SFW 63-64 23 813 9 SYR became PHI; CHP became BAL 64-65 25 838 9 no changes 65-66 23 861 9 no changes 66-67 32 893 10 added CHI 67-68 45 938 12 added SDR, SEA 68-69 43 981 14 added MIL, PHX; STL became ATL 69-70 37 1,018 14 no changes 70-71 66 1,084 17 added BUF,CLE,POR 71-72 53 1,137 17 SDR became HOU; SFW became GST 72-73 49 1,186 17 CIN became KCO 73-74 44 1,230 17 BAL became CAP 74-75 54 1,284 18 added NOR; CAP became WAS 75-76 54 1,338 18 KCO became KCK 76-77 83 1,421 22 added DEN,IND,NYN,SAN 77-78 57 1,478 22 NYN became NJN 78-79 53 1,531 22 BUF became SDC 79-80 53 1,584 22 NOR became UTA 80-81 77 1,661 23 added DAL 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 SDC became LAC 85-86 62 1,966 23 KCK became SAC 86-87 63 2,029 23 no changes 87-88 59 2,088 23 no changes 88-89 77 2,165 25 added CHA, MIA 89-90 80 2,245 27 added MIN, ORL 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 TOR, VAN 96-97 69 2,721 29 no changes 97-98 66 2,787 29 no changes 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 VAN became MEM 02-03 64 3,116 29 CHA became NOH 03-04 67 3,183 29 no changes 04-05 70 3,253 30 added CHB 05-06 85 3,338 30 NOH became NOK 06-07 80 3,418 30 no changes 07-08 64 3,482 30 no changes 08-09 62 3,544 30 SEA became OKC 09-10 58 3,602 30 no changes 10-11 67 3,669 30 no changes 11-12 81 3,750 30 no changes Totals 3,750