NBA Expansion: Sonics Probably Returning

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  1. hoopster325

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    larsv8 Contributing Member

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    This is good, they can have our spot in the West, we can move to the Eastern conference.
     
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    The NBA would move the Pelicans or Grizzlies first.
     
  4. samtaylor

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    I think eventually the NBA will expand to 32 teams. Too much money on the table. Seattle is definitely the first option, possibly Las Vegas would be the next.
     
  5. Oscar Riquelme

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    Seattle SuperSonics :p
     
  6. hoopster325

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    I highly, highly, highly doubt Vegas gets the nod.

    They're already getting NHL and Raiders are incredibly close to going to Vegas.

    Incredibly risky without seeing how Vegas even supports one of these teams to suddenly get 3 all at once.

    Louisville seems like the likely 2nd city as of right now, but I think Vancouver could get in the mix and take the other spot. NBA gave up very quickly on them back in the 90s. They have an arena, NBA has done tremendous with the Raptors, the sport is growing in Canada, and Vancouver is a very passionate sports city. Growing in Canada would be a smart move since Western Canada is very, very remote from Eastern Canada, expecting BC to root for Toronto is like expecting Texans to root for Boston. Plus there is a ton of money in that city, and its international, more exposure into Asian markets, etc.
     
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    Just what we need in a talent diluted league. More teams.
     
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    Can we go ahead and trade DMO to one for a first round pick? He seems to need the rest anyways .
     
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    I think Seatle and Las Angeles could really use a team.
     
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    I hope they return and I will support them. According to the rumours there are around 5 more cities in the mix for the expansion.
     
  11. awc713

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    funniest part is, i believe the thunder took the supersonics' rights with them. just like the texans couldnt go back to the oilers, i dont think a seattle team can go back to the sonics. will be interesting to see what name they choose.
     
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    When they left, Thunder agreed to send back all trademarks when basketball returned to Seattle.
     
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    The Honolulu Islanders has a nice ring to it.
     
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    The NBA really needs to grow into A Austin. If you can give California 4 teams you can give Texas 4 teams, especially with all this population growth we're having from all the other states that are falling apart economically. Already got the name picked out. Austin Weirdos. They would love it! It would tie right into their motto of 'Keep Austin Weird' which it is. Then the real basketball teams of Texas, Houston and San Antonio, can take turns beating the crap out of the garbage teams of Texas and pad our winning percentages. Yes, I'm looking at you Dallas.
     
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    NO I've lived in Austin too long. I would want to root for the team. But I never could because of ya know, I'm kind of a fan of that Hakeem guy.
     
  16. Rokman

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    I'm a Rockets fan no matter where I live and I've lived in 4 different states as well as Dallas and San Antonio.
     
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    GREAT, just like the year NBA expanded with Vancouver and Toronto and dilution helped tbe Bulls win 72 games, now the Warriors would win 77 games lol.

    Yes, bring them HERE :D
     
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    Give them one of gsws stars
     
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    I got ya, and I even stated in my post I would not stop being a Rockets fan.

    This example would be different though because it would be a brand new team.
     
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    I actually thought about what if Seattle and a friend came along for a 32 team league. I was thinking Vancouver is ready to come back. I was thinking Minnesota could move to the east. I think they make more sense than Memphis, but I could understand Memphis moving east. Also, they should go back to 2 divisions per conference to balance it out.
     
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