Rumor: Suns could move to Seattle or Vegas..

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Rumor: Suns could move to Seattle or Vegas..

Suns owner Robert Sarver has reportedly threatened to move his team to Seattle or Las Vegas if members of the Phoenix City Council don’t approve a new arena deal www.slamonline.com/nba/robert-sarver-threatens-take-suns-seattle-las-vegas/

I think this could be a real possibilty..why would they approve funding for a losing team? Question, would you rather see them move to Seattle or Vegas...Bring back the Sonics!!


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Seattle is currently building

Seattle is currently building the Seattle Center Arena Billion dollar project and the NHL has approved an expansion team to play there in 20-21. Vegas built the T-Mobile Arena just a few years ago when the NHL expanded for the Vegas Golden Knights. Fan support has been great and they won the Stanley Cup in their expansion year, unreal stuff.

My question is...these two cities obviously want to join the NBA. They both have arenas and a market begging for sports. It wont be hard to find an owner as the NBA's profits have been on the rise lately. The NBA also could use a few more teams to spread out the amount of talent on rosters. Why doesnt the NBA just expand?

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I think the main concern is

I think the main concern is that people feel with 32 teams, there isn't enough talent to accomodate all the teams.

I strongly disagree. There are SO many good basketball players currently not in the NBA.

The super-teams have hurt this particularly, but it's like anything in this world, there's an 80/20 and 20/80 rule. 20% of anything has 80% of everything.

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tsk tsk

As a Canadian, you should probably know who won the Stanley Cup last year. Ovechkin shames you for forgetting about him..

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I ahaha I dont watch hockey.

I ahaha I dont watch hockey. Thats pretty bad.

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Suns move to Seattle!!!

I would love the idea of Phoenix moving to Seattle. Seattle deserves a team, their fan base I’ve heard is great. Baseball is already there, so is football, why not basketball? it used to be there. Charlotte got their team back after they lost it to New Orleans. So why can’t Seattle? I like the idea of expanding too but I think the NBA and more specifically commish Silver seem to be more open to simply moving. There is more involved in expanding than moving. But either way, I think Seattle fans just want a team, they don’t care how they get it.

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if i was one of the local tax

if i was one of the local tax payers i would not want to pay that much when there is no long term commitment to them staying. i see vegas as the more likely move as much as i would like to see the sonics back

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As a UK based Suns fan it

As a UK based Suns fan it would be a shame to see the team move. Would Sarver want to still own the relocated team or would he possibly want to cash out.

From a fans point - Seattle would seem the better choice but I could see the more lucrative offer coming from Vegas.

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Suns to Seattle

He may be a smart move if he moves them to Seattle as it appears to be a better markey, will have a new reunion and increases your chances of getting KD. Durant has talked about playing in Seattle and hoping a team ends up their. I think that would put a positive spin on his recent doings if he joins up with that team to make the resurgent Seattle Supersonics!

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The problem with the Suns is

The problem with the Suns is not the city they play in, the fans, or the arena. The problem is Sarver. Ditch the owner, hire a real front office. Word is there will be a protest tonight at Suns game against ownership. I will be there. Ripping this team away from its fans would be worse than Seattle getting moved. They should definitely get an expansion team.

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A few things: Robert Sarver

A few things:

Robert Sarver is awful. This is a guy who inherited his money from his dad, had the nerve to bad millennial culture and a lack of resilience when Markieff Morris was upset when the team traded his brother, and is now crying to the city for a handout from the city of Phoenix while threatening to take his team and leave. Hmm... I didn't know Bobby was a millennial.

Arizona cities have not helped themselves by caving time and time again to guys like Sarver crying for handouts for their businesses. All their teams pull this stunt, and then come back sooner than owners in just about anywhere else in the country, though Atlanta seems to be in contention.

The reason the NFL and NBA are reluctant to expand is not there being enough players. It is about the owners needing the leverage of other cities to use in the way Sarver is using Las Vegas and Seattle. Frankly, using Seattle and Las Vegas probably work better than Kansas City or Louisville.

I believe Seattle will get a team, how I don't know, shortly after Key Arena is renovated. It is a big, wealthy metro area with a big corporate base and a big history as an NBA city. It was wrong that they lost the Sonics, and it will be good to have them back.

I am still somewhat sceptical of Las Vegas. It is not that big of a city, and doesn't have a great deal of economic diversity. It is a tourist town. The casinos will buy season tickets, but I'm not sure a metro area of less than 2 million can support an NFL, NBA, and NHL team. I think, culturally, it is more of a basketball town than a hockey town, but the NHL got there first and won right away. Add to that the Raiders might be there next year. Furthermore, as more states legalize sports betting and allow for more casinos, there has to be some uncertainty about what impact it will have on Las Vegas. It is a flashy name, but it does come with risk.

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Seattle Suns

I know Seattle really wants a team again...but are they desparate enough to take on the Suns? They'd probably be better off with an expansion drafted team.

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