The NBA may have earmarked Seattle and Las Vegas as potential expansion locations. According to John Canzano of 750 The Game, the league is eyeing both cities if it adds expansion teams, though no further details have been made available. Canzano made his comments on Seattle radio station 93.3 KJR (Twitter link).
It’s worth noting that a similar report was shot down by the league in March, as relayed by Chris Daniels of King5.com. However, several players and league officials hold Seattle in high regard, and Las Vegas is currently used by the NBA for its annual summer league — which will be held July 7-17 this year.
Here are some other odds and ends from the basketball universe:
- The Thunder have received a summer league commitment from Robert Baker, his agent Jerry Dianis told Hoops Rumors. Baker, a 6’10 forward, played with the Kings’ G League affiliate this year. The 23-year-old also played collegiately at Harvard from 2017-20.
- Celtics star Jayson Tatum would like to see some changes to the All-NBA Team voting, as written by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. Tatum received All-NBA First Team honors, but he was left off last year’s three teams — costing him tens of millions on his current deal, according to Bontemps. Among Tatum’s adjustments would be making the teams positionless. He used Joel Embiid as an example. Embiid finished second in Most Valuable Player voting this season, yet he made the All-NBA Second Team because the winner of the MVP award, Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, made the first team. Tatum also voiced his concerns about the process back in February.