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NBAGL: Report: Mexico City team to play in United States for 2021-22 season

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The Mexico City Capitanes will base their operations in the United States for the 2021-22 campaign, their inaugural season in the NBA G League, multiple outlets reported Monday.

The Capitanes will play all their games in the U.S. due to the restrictions on travel stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Athletic.

Longtime NBA journalist Marc Stein reports the team will practice and be housed in Fort Worth, Texas. They will play all of their games “in existing league markets,” Stein said.

The Capitanes were established in 2016 and played three seasons in Mexico’s Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional. NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced in 2019 they would be joining the G League for the 2020-21 season, but the pandemic pushed their entry back a year.

After playing in a bubble earlier this year, the G League will return to a normal schedule for its upcoming season.

–Field Level Media

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