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The Latest NBA G-League Highlights from the Past Week

We’re back with another G-League update. Now if the date on the G-League calendar is correct, then that means the playoffs start on April 5th, which means we are only a little over a week away. So we figured that we would give you guys an update on what the playoff picture is looking like.

Before we get into that though, the G-League has a new way that they are revealing post-season awards. Last week the league unveiled the first-ever custom-designed family of post-season awards designed by artist Victor Solomon, whose previous credits include working with the G League to redesign the Winter Showcase trophy collection, as well as the NBA on the Kobe Bryant Trophy for the Kia All-Star Game MVP.

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G-League Championship Trophy

The NBA G League Championship Trophy, NBA G League Finals MVP Award, NBA G League Eastern and Western Conference Championship Trophies, Kia NBA G League MVP Award, and Kia NBA G League Rookie of the Year Award amongst others all have a brand new design courtesy of Solomon, and we must say the drip is pretty nice. 

Now that we have that established, let’s get back to the playoff scenario. The format for the 2021-2022 season is quite simple. The format will feature four rounds and 12 total teams, the six top teams from the Eastern Conference and the six top teams from the Western Conference.  

The top two teams from each conference will receive an automatic bye into the second round. The playoffs will begin with three single-elimination rounds before culminating with a best-of-three NBA G League Finals, which will be played in a one-on-one format.

That means if the action were to start today, these are the teams that would be in:

Eastern Conference:

1. Raptors 905

2. Capital City Go-Go

3. Delaware Blue Coats

4. Motor City Cruise

5. Grand Rapids Gold

6. College Park Skyhawks

Western Conference

1. Rio Grande Valley Vipers

2. Agua Caliente Clippers

3. South Bay Lakers

4. Texas Legends

5. Birmingham Squadron

6. Stockton Kings

Raptors 905, Capital City Go-Go, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and Agua Caliente Clippers would automatically receive a bye into the second round, and the remaining teams would have to duke it out in single round elimination games. 

We’ll know more information on the standings and matchups at the end of the week, so we’ll be back with another update to let you guys know what’s happening. In the meantime, enjoy the final week of the season.

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