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Old 10-23-2010, 12:24 AM
 
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NBA commissioner David Stern concedes that contraction could be on table - ESPN

If so, which teams would be candidates to disappear? I've seen possibilities listed on other sites, but I wanted to get opinions here.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:32 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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This is just a negotiation ploy. Won't happen.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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^^^ Probably the case, but its fun to speculate. If it waqs two teams, it would have to be Memphis and Toronto right? Or do they have protection from this sort of thing since they are relatively newer teams?
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:47 AM
 
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^^^ Probably the case, but its fun to speculate. If it waqs two teams, it would have to be Memphis and Toronto right? Or do they have protection from this sort of thing since they are relatively newer teams?
I'd think that Stern wouldn't want to lose the only Canadian team. Memphis could be a possibility, though he seemed to back away when a reporter mentioned it. The league might mention teams with older arenas that haven't been profitable most years, but then only as a negotiation tactic like censusdata mentioned.
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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No way in hell. The big 4 sports all have 30 or so teams in their leagues. If they knock off 2-5 teams, they will look like an inferior league. Basketball is doing alot better now than compared to when Jordan left. Baseball is doing alot WORSE this decade as well. Hockey hasn't really recovered since the strike in the 90's and basketball is the sport in danger?

OK David Stern. Do everyone a favor and ****. You say nothing but dumb statements.
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:35 PM
 
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Memphis' arena is really new and really nice so they would not be bounced.

Charlotte for sure should be contracted. Maybe Minnesota?
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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Minnesota and Sacramento. Also you could contract the Clippers and Bobcats.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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I was thinking along the lines of Milwaukee and Sacramento, but Target Center is getting up there as well.
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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I'm not an NBA fan (NHL here) but Indiana doesn't draw well even though it's a basketball state with a nice arena.

Would it be blasphemous to eliminate a state synonymous with basketball, even though college b-ball is it over the NBA?

But Charlotte is in a basketball state also, though also college oriented, and doesn't draw so well.

But like struggling NHL teams, a winning team will usually solve attendance problems no matter the locale.
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Old 10-27-2010, 03:01 AM
 
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I know Texas is big but does it really need THREE teams?
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