he NBA introduced the short sleeved jerseys in limited release in the 2012-13 season when a few teams donned them on the court. For the 2013-14 season, they expanded to at least 20 teams wearing sleeved jerseys with all 10 teams playing on Christmas Day sporting them. It looks like we'll see a different type of expansion with the sleeved jerseys for the 2014-15 season. According to Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com, the "heritage jerseys" we've seen with some teams this season will be short sleeved options for next season. The Portland Trail Blazers have worn "Rip City" jerseys this season as a part of the heritage movement. The Detroit Pistons have worn "Motor City" jerseys. Those will likely be short sleeved for next season.
NBA to add 'heritage jerseys' to sleeved options in 2014-15
CBS Sports | Jan 1