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NBA Rumors: NBA Might Expand For The First Time Since 2004 With New Teams In Las Vegas And Seattle

NBA Rumors- NBA Might Expand For The First Time Since 2004 With New Teams In Las Vegas And Seattle

With a total of 30 teams over 28 cities, the NBA has a strong and varied presence throughout North America.

Over the next few years, however, we might see even more teams get added to the league, with Las Vegas and Seattle being the main candidates.

Here's the report, per Sports Net:

It’s widely believed the NBA will expand for the first time since rounding out to 30 teams in 2004 partly to recoup losses from the pandemic. Returning to Seattle as part of the process is almost a given (with Las Vegas as the other likely city) now that the arena issues that led to the Supersonics leaving for Oklahoma City in 2008 have been resolved.

Las Vegas and Seattle make a lot of sense for expansion cities. Not only is there a strong basketball culture in both areas, but they both have been tied to the NBA for a while now.

Naturally, the NBA would have to shift some West teams to the East, likely meaning that teams like the Grizzlies, Pelicans, and Timberwolves would be in the running to change Conferences.

It's a really exciting thought, especially for basketball fans in Vegas and Seattle. But right now, it's just rumor and speculation. With the NBA still recovering from COVID, and them implementing the play-in tournament, expansion teams might still be a few years off.