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pf9


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:56 pm    Post subject: NBA Expansion/Realignment discussion Reply with quote

Are you dissatisfied with the current NBA alignment? Well this is the place to discuss changes to it.

I have proposed a realignment that requires expansion to 36 teams. 6 new teams would be established, while 2 teams would move from the Northwest Division to more geographically-appropriate divisions.

East:
Atlantic - Boston, Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh*, Toronto
Central - Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indiana, Milwaukee, Minnesota#
Southeast - Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, Orlando, Tampa Bay*, Washington

West:
Northwest - Alberta*, Denver, Portland, Seattle*, Utah, Vancouver*
Pacific - Golden State, LA Clippers, LA Lakers, Phoenix, Sacramento (or Anaheim), San Diego*
Southwest - Dallas, Houston, Memphis, New Orleans, Oklahoma City#, San Antonio

Notes:
* - expansion team
# - team changing divisions
Alberta splits home games between Edmonton and Calgary

If you think you can do better, post your ideas.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the NBA wanted to cut down on teams, not expand?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Won't comment on realignment, but there is DEFINITELY no need for expansion. There are enough crappy teams, and with the way stars are all flocking together to one team, it'll make things even worse.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nba needs to cut like 6 teams, not add more
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mossburg wrote:
Won't comment on realignment, but there is DEFINITELY no need for expansion. There are enough crappy teams, and with the way stars are all flocking together to one team, it'll make things even worse.
Yup. Adding teams is just too much.

I'd cut 2-4 teams.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which teams would they cut though, not to mention a general relocation for Seattle
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The nba could survive with 2 more teams

Personally I would like to see a single elimination tment among all the none playoff teams with the winner getting the first pick
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pittsburgh getting a team? I like your idea! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need less teams, not more.

Too many teams are becoming farm systems for bigger markets
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you add that many new teams without giving KC a franchise? They would be 2nd to Seattle to get a team. Actually Sac should go back to KC and Seattle show be an expansion franchise if possible. Seattle taking over the Sac/KC franchise is just weird.

Alberta and Tampa just don't scream basketball cities...I'd go St Louis and Louisville as well. Kansas and Kentucky are obviously HUGE basketball states and although the Jayhawks and Wildcats are the major reason for that, that doesn't mean that an NBA team wouldn't also be huge in those regions. KC already has the arena, I'm not sure about Louisville.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArrowheadRage58 wrote:
How do you add that many new teams without giving KC a franchise? They would be 2nd to Seattle to get a team. Actually Sac should go back to KC and Seattle show be an expansion franchise if possible. Seattle taking over the Sac/KC franchise is just weird.

Alberta and Tampa just don't scream basketball cities...I'd go St Louis and Louisville as well. Kansas and Kentucky are obviously HUGE basketball states and although the Jayhawks and Wildcats are the major reason for that, that doesn't mean that an NBA team wouldn't also be huge in those regions. KC already has the arena, I'm not sure about Louisville.


I picked certain cities for expansion teams because I'm trying to envision an NBA in which every team is in a division that is the best geographical fit for them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont need 3 teams in canada. they barely need 1
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T-Wolves in the east??
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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T-Wolves in the east??


It has been tossed around by division realigners for years because we are closer to the Bucks and Pistons of the league than the Blazers and Thunder distance types.

But adding extra teams, especially so many extra just wouldn't work out. The talent would be so diluted and the competitive balance would be so off. That's almost like calling up a couple development league teams to compete in the league, it's just not a good idea.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's done correctly it could work. For starters, I wouldn't suggest having all 6 teams start play in the same year. The expansion should occur in 3 phases. In each year, in addition to the expansion drafts, the regular drafts would have some extra rounds in which only the expansion teams participate.

In year one, I would have Pittsburgh and San Diego start play in the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions respectively.

In year two, Seattle joins the Northwest Division and Tampa Bay the Southeast. Oklahoma City also moves to the Southwest.

In the third and final year/phase, Alberta and Vancouver would begin play in the Northwest Division, sending Minnesota to the Central.

It could work. It just needs to be done in a precise way.
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