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Jazzman12

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Cool. Which teams do you think are primary candidates to move East, whom should the Jazz expose, and how do you feel about the Supersonics returning?
-Very excited about the Supersonics returning to the NBA. Hard to imagine went wrong to to see them leave in the first place.

-With the expansion of 15 man rosters, protecting players for the expansion draft seems a lot more “meh”. I remember losing Blue Edwards to the Vancouver Grizzlies and being pretty bummed about it. There’s not a lot about this team that I currently love so it’s hard to imagine losing anybody that would be deemed a negative.

- I’m still trying to decide which teams I’d like to see moved to the east and why. Obviously, teams like Minny, Memphis, and New Orleans seem to make the most sense.
 


One Brow

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-Very excited about the Supersonics returning to the NBA. Hard to imagine went wrong to to see them leave in the first place.

-With the expansion of 15 man rosters, protecting players for the expansion draft seems a lot more “meh”. I remember losing Blue Edwards to the Vancouver Grizzlies and being pretty bummed about it. There’s not a lot about this team that I currently love so it’s hard to imagine losing anybody that would be deemed a negative.

- I’m still trying to decide which teams I’d like to see moved to the east and why. Obviously, teams like Minny, Memphis, and New Orleans seem to make the most sense.
I probably depends on whether they stick with three divisions or move to four divisions of four teams.

I can see the west being:
Pacific - 4 from California
SouthWest -- Las Vegas, Phoenix, OKC, San Antonio
Northwest - Seattle, Portland, Utah, Denver
MidSouth -- Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Memphis

For the East:
Put Minneapolis in the East with Milwaukee, Chicago, and Indiana (MidWest?)
SouthEast has Florida, Atlanta, Charlotte
NorthEast has Boston, NT, Philly
Central has Detroit, Toronto, Cleveland, Washington

 

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That's just a rumor, isn't it? I think it's their way of testing public opinion in case one day this expansion happens.
 
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Rubashov

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-Very excited about the Supersonics returning to the NBA. Hard to imagine went wrong to to see them leave in the first place.


They got bought by a bloke from Oklahoma, that's what went wrong. What is Seattle the 15 biggest TV market in the US, I can see the league keen on getting back in there.

Las Vegas is an interesting one, we should start a book on how long it takes somebody to get done for point shaving or gambling on NBA games.

Why not add 4 teams? A team in Kentucky and Kanas as well? Millionaires are falling over themselves to get into the league.
 

LoPo

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Why not add 4 teams? A team in Kentucky and Kanas as well? Millionaires are falling over themselves to get into the league.
Kansas and Kentucky are with basketball much like Alabama and Oklahoma are with football. Those states have such passionate college followings that pro teams would struggle.

For the record, I think New Orleans should be in the East. A rivalry could be created with Atlanta like there is in the NFL. A SouthEast Division with Atlanta, New Orleans, Orlando and Miami could work well.
 

Rubashov

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Kansas and Kentucky are with basketball much like Alabama and Oklahoma are with football. Those states have such passionate college followings that pro teams would struggle.

For the record, I think New Orleans should be in the East. A rivalry could be created with Atlanta like there is in the NFL. A SouthEast Division with Atlanta, New Orleans, Orlando and Miami could work well.

Surely like any business the NBA would back themselves into stealing that market share? They are after all the bigger dog at the bowl in terms of financial clout and importantly global market share. Get rid the 1 and done rule for 10 years and they'll completely crush the NCAA.
 

One Brow

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Surely like any business the NBA would back themselves into stealing that market share? They are after all the bigger dog at the bowl in terms of financial clout and importantly global market share. Get rid the 1 and done rule for 10 years and they'll completely crush the NCAA.
College sports are a big business here, and have considerable clout.
 

YoungJefe

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That's just a rumor, isn't it? I think it's their way of testing public opinion in case one day this expansion happens.
It's basically a guarantee at this point. Seattle invested over $1B to renovate their arena and they're going to start construction on a $4B arena in Las Vegas soon.
 


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