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Denver Nuggets Logo
1949-1949 1
Waterloo Hawks Logo
1949-1949 1
Hammond Calumet Buccaneers Logo
When the NBL and BAA agreed to merge, two NBL franchises disappeared - Oshkosh and Hammond. Hammond tried unsuccessfully to raise the financial backing to join the NBA. The Oshkosh franchise was awarded to Milwaukee, but the team only lasted a month before being revoked by the league. Hammond folded after the 1948-49 NBL season and had their players assigned to the Waterloo franchise as part of the NBL/BAA merger on 3Aug49
Dayton Rens Logo
1949-1949 1
Formerly the New York Renaissance, or Rens, moved to Dayton, Ohio in the middle of the NBL season to replace the Detroit Vagabond Kings, who went out of existence on December 17, 1948.
Detroit Vagabond Kings Logo
The Vagabond Kings only played half a season in the NBL before dropping out and being replaced by the Dayton Rens. They continued playing barnstorming games well into the 1950s.
Tri-Cities Blackhawks Logo
a.k.a. Bisons/
1947-1949 3
Syracuse Nationals Logo
1947-1949 3
Anderson Packers Logo
1947-1949 3 1
Sheboygan Red Skins Logo
1939-1949 11 2
Oshkosh All-Stars Logo
1938-1949 12 2
Minneapolis Lakers Logo
1948-1948 1 1
Rochester Royals Logo
1946-1948 3 1
Fort Wayne Pistons Logo
1942-1948 7 2
Toledo Jeeps Logo
a.k.a. Jim White Chevrolets
1942-1948 7
Indianapolis Kautskys Logo
1938-1948 11
Detroit Gems Logo
1947-1947 1
Youngstown Bears Logo
1946-1947 2
Chicago American Gears Logo
1945-1947 3 1
Cleveland Allmen Transfers Logo
a.k.a. Chase Brassmen
1944-1946 3
Pittsburgh Raiders Logo
a.k.a. Pirates
1938-1945 8
Chicago Studebaker Flyers Logo
a.k.a. Bruins
1940-1943 4
Detroit Eagles Logo
1940-1941 2
Buffalo Bisons Logo
1938-1938 1
Warren Penns Logo
1938-1938 1
Kankakee Gallagher Trojans Logo
The Kankakee Gallagher Trojans began as one of the original NBL teams in 1937 but lasted only one season before disbanding. The Trojans are unique for being the only team to never have a player from another team play for them, and to never have any of their players ever play in any other professional basketball league. Even for the early days of basketball this is an oddity, as even leagues who lasted only a few weeks had players play on other teams and leagues.
Dayton Metropolitans Logo
1938-1938 1
Due to dismal performance, the Metropolitans disbanded at the end of the 1937-38 season.

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