Author Topic: Hope is alive in Seattle’s quest to get another NBA team  (Read 414 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


Re: Hope is alive in Seattle’s quest to get another NBA team
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 09:46:43 AM »

Offline Birdman

  • Ray Allen
  • ***
  • Posts: 3246
  • Tommy Points: 187
Just what NBA needs, more teams 😒.. Got enough bad teams now..

Re: Hope is alive in Seattle’s quest to get another NBA team
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 10:09:13 AM »

Online Moranis

  • Global Moderator
  • Kevin Garnett
  • *****************
  • Posts: 17140
  • Tommy Points: 816
I think it would make sense to move the Grizzlies back to that part of the world.  Memphis just doesn't appear all that viable as a NBA market.  New Orleans doesn't either, but I think they try to stick it out a bit longer this go around there. 
Ohio State 2014/15 National Champions.

Re: Hope is alive in Seattle’s quest to get another NBA team
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 11:36:38 AM »

Offline coffee425

  • Kyrie Irving
  • Posts: 880
  • Tommy Points: 106
I think it would make sense to move the Grizzlies back to that part of the world.  Memphis just doesn't appear all that viable as a NBA market.  New Orleans doesn't either, but I think they try to stick it out a bit longer this go around there.

Memphis is locked to at least 2021, and possibly into 2029. Won't be going anywhere anytime soon.
https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/memphis-probably-doesn-t-worry-losing-grizzlies-161250396.html
Quote
Even at the end of the game, we lined up in different formation that he hadn't seen and he called out our play before I got the ball. I heard him calling it out. -John Wall on Brad Stevens

Re: Hope is alive in Seattle’s quest to get another NBA team
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 06:54:04 PM »

Offline Jvalin

  • Gordon Hayward
  • Posts: 727
  • Tommy Points: 66
What I'd love to see (just wishful thinking)

- 32 NBA teams
- the Seattle SuperSonics
- an expansion franchise in Mexico City
- the Clips move back to San Diego
- 2 more teams from Canada (Vancouver + Montreal)

Re: Hope is alive in Seattle’s quest to get another NBA team
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 07:06:14 PM »

Offline CelticD

  • Kyrie Irving
  • Posts: 821
  • Tommy Points: 108
  • Forever LIT
What's the story with Seattle? Franchises move out of cities all the time, yet I feel like there's something extra to Seattle because people keep wanting them to get a franchise back. Were they swindled out of keeping them by state government or something?

Not sure what makes Seattle fans more important than any other fanbase.

Re: Hope is alive in Seattle’s quest to get another NBA team
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 07:15:44 PM »

Offline mr. dee

  • Antoine Walker
  • ****
  • Posts: 4894
  • Tommy Points: 372
What's the story with Seattle? Franchises move out of cities all the time, yet I feel like there's something extra to Seattle because people keep wanting them to get a franchise back. Were they swindled out of keeping them by state government or something?

Not sure what makes Seattle fans more important than any other fanbase.

They were swindled by that cheap scum, Clay Bennett. The past owner only agreed to sell the franchise with a promise that they would never move the team to another city.

Re: Hope is alive in Seattle’s quest to get another NBA team
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 07:19:05 PM »

Offline SHAQATTACK

  • NCE
  • Tommy Heinsohn
  • *************************
  • Posts: 25529
  • Tommy Points: 1945
Just what NBA needs, more teams 😒.. Got enough bad teams now..

exactly........the number of true NBA players that would make 60 or 70 era is about 1/2 .   Most are scrubs .  Those old teams all had huge amount HOF play n .....  GS today is built with the talent depth of the past eras.

Re: Hope is alive in Seattle’s quest to get another NBA team
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 07:24:43 PM »

Offline CelticD

  • Kyrie Irving
  • Posts: 821
  • Tommy Points: 108
  • Forever LIT
What's the story with Seattle? Franchises move out of cities all the time, yet I feel like there's something extra to Seattle because people keep wanting them to get a franchise back. Were they swindled out of keeping them by state government or something?

Not sure what makes Seattle fans more important than any other fanbase.

They were swindled by that cheap scum, Clay Bennett. The past owner only agreed to sell the franchise with a promise that they would never move the team to another city.

Ah I see. Seems kinda strange that there wasn't a contract stipulation forbidding the move of the franchise to a different city. Multi-millionaires / Billionaires making "promises" to one another? That can't go well.

Re: Hope is alive in Seattle’s quest to get another NBA team
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2017, 06:35:41 AM »

Online Moranis

  • Global Moderator
  • Kevin Garnett
  • *****************
  • Posts: 17140
  • Tommy Points: 816
Just what NBA needs, more teams 😒.. Got enough bad teams now..

exactly........the number of true NBA players that would make 60 or 70 era is about 1/2 .   Most are scrubs .  Those old teams all had huge amount HOF play n .....  GS today is built with the talent depth of the past eras.
this is complete and utter nonsense regarding past eras.  For example, here is the 64/65 Knicks.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/NYK/1965.html
Ohio State 2014/15 National Champions.

Re: Hope is alive in Seattle’s quest to get another NBA team
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2017, 06:52:17 AM »

Offline Androslav

  • Bill Walton
  • *
  • Posts: 1009
  • Tommy Points: 192
I hope my boy Shawn Kemp finally gets his jersey in the rafters.
"The joy of the balling under the rims."

Re: Hope is alive in Seattle’s quest to get another NBA team
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2017, 04:23:29 PM »

Offline Big333223

  • NCE
  • Ray Allen
  • ***
  • Posts: 3564
  • Tommy Points: 322
Quote
Relocation is possible, too. The Grizzlies are owned by a Silicon Valley billionaire who is bleeding money in Memphis. The Pelicans routinely rank in the bottom third of the NBA in attendance and are — at best — a fringe playoff contender. While former NBA commissioner David Stern was often stubbornly opposed to relocation, several high-ranking team officials told Yahoo Sports they believe Silver will take a more pragmatic approach.

This is what I'd like to see. If the Memphis grit-n-grind days are over for good and the team is heading into a rebuild that Grizzly fans don't want to stomach it could get ugly there, from a financial perspective.

And I like the way the NBA is right now. More teams means stretching the talent pool thinner even though we always have 2-3 teams in the bottom each season that are barely NBA teams (this year Atlanta, Chicago, and Sacramento). Yes, this is partly by design by these teams but more teams would mean more teams not really in contention each year that see tanking as their best option.

Re: Hope is alive in Seattle’s quest to get another NBA team
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 07:18:56 PM »

Offline Jvalin

  • Gordon Hayward
  • Posts: 727
  • Tommy Points: 66
Quote
Though NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said earlier this year that he believes expansion is “inevitable,” there is no indication among league owners and other sources that there’s any current appetite among NBA owners to add one or two new teams. The obvious reason why is there is no appetite among them to further split the $24 billion from the new national TV deal, which runs through 2024. (...) a source “with knowledge of the league’s long-range thinking” believes the NBA could expand when the current TV deal expires, meaning 2025 at the absolute earliest.
http://www.nba.com/article/2017/12/11/morning-tip-seattle-key-arena-renovation-small-step-forward-hopes-nba-return?collection=news#/
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 07:31:19 PM by Jvalin »

Re: Hope is alive in Seattle’s quest to get another NBA team
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 08:09:24 PM »

Online Moranis

  • Global Moderator
  • Kevin Garnett
  • *****************
  • Posts: 17140
  • Tommy Points: 816
Quote
Though NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said earlier this year that he believes expansion is “inevitable,” there is no indication among league owners and other sources that there’s any current appetite among NBA owners to add one or two new teams. The obvious reason why is there is no appetite among them to further split the $24 billion from the new national TV deal, which runs through 2024. (...) a source “with knowledge of the league’s long-range thinking” believes the NBA could expand when the current TV deal expires, meaning 2025 at the absolute earliest.
http://www.nba.com/article/2017/12/11/morning-tip-seattle-key-arena-renovation-small-step-forward-hopes-nba-return?collection=news#/
or maybe they are going to pay 650 million and get a NHL team and need a nice place for that team to play
Ohio State 2014/15 National Champions.