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NBA TEAM ROOTS

ANDERSON PACKERS ATLANTA HAWKS BALTIMORE BULLETS BOSTON CELTICS BROOKLYN NETS CHICAGO BULLS CHICAGO STAGS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS CLEVELAND REBELS DALLAS MAVERICKS DENVER NUGGETS DENVER NUGGETS DETROIT FALCONS DETROIT PISTONS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS HOUSTON ROCKETS INDIANA PACERS INDIANAPOLIS JETS INDIANAPOLIS OLYMPIANS LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS LOS ANGELES LAKERS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES MIAMI HEAT MILWAUKEE BUCKS MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES NEW ORLEANS PELICANS NEW YORK KNICKERBOCKERS OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER ORLANDO MAGIC PHILADELPHIA 76ERS PHOENIX SUNS PITTSBURGH IRONMEN PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS PROVIDENCE STEAM ROLLERS SACRAMENTO KINGS ST. LOUIS BOMBERS SAN ANTONIO SPURS SHEBOYGAN RED SKINS TORONTO HUSKIES TORONTO RAPTORS UTAH JAZZ WASHINGTON WIZARDS WATERLOO HAWKS
ANDERSON PACKERS 1945-46 Anderson Chiefs [Semipro] 1946-49 Anderson Duffey Packers [NBL] 1949-50 Anderson Packers [NBA] 1950-51 Anderson Packers [NPBL] ATLANTA HAWKS 1946-47 Buffalo Bisons [NBL] 1947-49 Tri-City Blackhawks [NBL] 1949-50 Tri-City Blackhawks [NBA] 1950-51 Tri-Cities Blackhawks [NBA] 1951-55 Milwaukee Hawks [NBA] 1955-68 St. Louis Hawks [NBA] 1968- Atlanta Hawks [NBA] BALTIMORE BULLETS 1944-47 Baltimore Bullets [ABL] 1947-49 Baltimore Bullets [BAA] 1949-55 Baltimore Bullets [NBA] BOSTON CELTICS 1946-49 Boston Celtics [BAA] 1949- Boston Celtics [NBA] BROOKLYN NETS 1967 New Jersey Freighters [ABA] 1967-68 New Jersey Americans [ABA] 1968-76 New York Nets [ABA] 1976-77 New York Nets [NBA] 1977-12 New Jersey Nets [NBA] 2012- Brooklyn Nets [NBA] CHICAGO BULLS 1966- Chicago Bulls [NBA] CHICAGO STAGS 1946-49 Chicago Stags [BAA] 1949-50 Chicago Stags [NBA] 1950 Chicago Bruins [NBA] CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 1970- Cleveland Cavaliers [NBA] CLEVELAND REBELS 1946-47 Cleveand Rebels [BAA] DALLAS MAVERICKS 1980- Dallas Mavericks [NBA] DENVER NUGGETS 1935 Denver Safeway-Piggly Wigglys [AAU] 1936-38 Denver Safeway Stores [AAU] 1939-40 Denver Nuggets [AAU] 1941-44 Denver American Legion [AAU] 1945-46 Denver Ambrose Jellymakers [AAU] 1947-48 Denver Nuggets [AAU] 1948-49 Denver Nuggets [NBL] 1949-50 Denver Nuggets [NBA] 1950-51 Denver Frontier Refiners[NPBL] 1950-51 Evansville Agogans [NPBL] DENVER NUGGETS 1967 Kansas City [ABA] 1967 Denver Larks [ABA] 1967-74 Denver Rockets [ABA] 1974-76 Denver Nuggets [ABA] 1976- Denver Nuggets [NBA] DETROIT FALCONS 1946 Indianapolis [BAA] 1946-47 Detroit Falcons [BAA] DETROIT PISTONS 1939-41 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons [Independent] 1941-48 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons [NBL] 1948-49 Fort Wayne Pistons [BAA] 1949-57 Fort Wayne Pistons [NBA] 1957- Detroit Pistons [NBA] GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 1946-49 Philadelphia Warriors [BAA] 1949-62 Philadelphia Warriors [NBA] 1962-71 San Francisco Warriors [NBA] 1971- Golden State Warriors [NBA] HOUSTON ROCKETS 1967-71 San Diego Rockets [NBA] 1971- Houston Rockets [NBA] INDIANA PACERS 1967-76 Indiana Pacers [ABA] 1976- Indiana Pacers [NBA] INDIANAPOLIS JETS 1931-32 Indianapolis Kausky ACs [Independent] 1932-33 Indianapolis Kautskys [NBL] 1933-35 Indianapolis Kautskys [Independent] 1935-37 Indianapolis Kautskys [MBC] 1937-38 Indianapolis Kautskys [NBL] 1940-41 Indianapolis Kautskys [Independent] 1941-42 Indianapolis Kautskys [NBL] 1942-45 Suspended operations 1945-48 Indianapolis Kautskys [NBL] 1948-49 Indianapolis Jets [NBA] INDIANAPOLIS OLYMPIANS 1949-53 Indianapolis Olympians [NBA] LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 1970-78 Buffalo Braves [NBA] 1978-84 San Diego Clippers [NBA] 1984- Los Angeles Clippers [NBA] LOS ANGELES LAKERS 1946-47 Detroit Gems [NBL] 1947-48 Minneapolis Lakers [NBL] 1948-49 Minneapolis Lakers [BAA] 1949-60 Minneapolis Lakers [NBA] 1960- Los Angeles Lakers [NBA] MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 1995-01 Vancouver Grizzlies [NBA] 2001- Memphis Grizzlies [NBA] MIAMI HEAT 1988- Miami Heat [NBA] MILWAUKEE BUCKS 1968- Milwaukee Bucks [NBA] MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 1989- Minnesota Timberwolves [NBA] NEW ORLEANS PELICANS 1988-02 Charlotte Hornets [NBA] 2003-05 New Orleans Hornets [NBA] 2005-07 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets [NBA] 2007-13 New Orleans Hornets [NBA] 2013- New Orleans Pelicans [NBA] NEW YORK KNICKERBOCKERS 1946-49 New York Knickerbockers [BAA] 1949- New York Knickerbockers [NBA] OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER 1967-08 Seattle SuperSonics [NBA] 2008-11 Oklahoma City Thunder [NBA] ORLANDO MAGIC 1989- Orlando Magic [NBA] PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 1946-49 Syracuse Nationals [NBL] 1949-63 Syracuse Nationals [NBA] 1963- Philadelphia 76ers [NBA] PHOENIX SUNS 1968- Phoenix Suns [NBA] PITTSBURGH IRONMEN 1946-47 Pittsburgh Ironmen [BAA] PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS 1970- Portland Trail Blazers [NBA] PROVIDENCE STEAM ROLLERS 1946-49 Providence Steam Rollers [BAA] SACRAMENTO KINGS 1923-32 Rochester Seagrams [Independent] 1932-33 Rochester Seagrams [District Basketball Association] 1933-36 Rochester Seagrams [District Basketball League] 1936-42 Rochester Seagrams [Independent] 1942-43 Rochester Eber Seagrams [Independent] 1943-45 Rochester Pros [Independent] 1945-48 Rochester Royals [NBL] 1948-49 Rochester Royals [BAA] 1949-57 Rochester Royals [NBA] 1957-72 Cincinnati Royals [NBA] 1972-75 Kansas City-Omaha Kings [NBA] 1975-85 Kansas City Kings [NBA] 1985- Sacramento Kings [NBA] ST. LOUIS BOMBERS 1946-49 St. Louis Bombers [BAA] 1949-50 St. Louis Bombers [NBA] SAN ANTONIO SPURS 1967-70 Dallas Chaparrals [ABA] 1970-71 Texas Chaparrals [ABA] 1971-73 Dallas Chaparrals [ABA] 1973-76 San Antonio Spurs [ABA] 1976- San Antonio Spurs [NBA] SHEBOYGAN RED SKINS 1938-49 Sheboygan Red Skins [NBL] 1949-50 Sheboygan Red Skins [NBA] 1950-51 Sheboygan Red Skins [NPBL] TORONTO HUSKIES 1946-47 Toronto Huskies [BAA] TORONTO RAPTORS 1995- Toronto Raptors [NBA] UTAH JAZZ 1974-79 New Orleans Jazz [NBA] 1979- Utah Jazz [NBA] WASHINGTON WIZARDS 1961-62 Chicago Packers [NBA] 1962-63 Chicago Zephyrs [NBA] 1963-73 Baltimore Bullets [NBA] 1973-74 Capital Bullets [NBA] 1974-97 Washington Bullets [NBA] 1997- Washington Wizards [NBA] WATERLOO HAWKS 1948-49 Waterloo Hawks [NBL] 1949-50 Waterloo Hawks [NBA] 1950-51 Waterloo Hawks [NPBL] Top