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    Default The NBA may indeed turn the NBDL into a minor league after all...

    Chad Ford: From what I've heard, both sides have agreed to expanding the NBDL to 15 teams with two teams sharing one NBDL team. In essence it's a real minor league. Don't know when it will go into effect, but it sounds like it's going to happen. Something that both sides agreed to early on.

    I'd laugh my *** off if the Pistons and Pacers were forced to share.....

    Though it'll probably pair eastern and western conference teams.

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    Default Re: The NBA may indeed turn the NBDL into a minor league after all...

    I like that idea. Not so much the Pistons and Pacers sharing a team, though.
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    Default Re: The NBA may indeed turn the NBDL into a minor league after all...

    Excellent news.

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    Good news. I wouldn't mind seeing the ability for the NBDL to draft the 18 year olds, make them spend 2 years at a minimum in the NBDL before being allowed to move up to the NBA.
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    They're probably still a few years off, unless Stern's got another David Kahn up his sleeve who'll start the last 5 teams needed.

    I know it won't happen this way, but it sure would be nice if our team was close, like say Louisville. Then we could finally have our Kentucky Colonels, and they could play in the KFC Bucket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kstat
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    I'd laugh my *** off if the Pistons and Pacers were forced to share.....
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    Default Re: The NBA may indeed turn the NBDL into a minor league after all...

    I would figure it's going to be as local as possible, although that may screw up what they have right now.

    In that case it would either be the Pacers and Cavs/Bulls. Although it could be Philly as I know in one of the summer leagues they shared a team.
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    Its a great idea, might as well let the youngsters go start in the NBDL instead of just getting wasted on some powerhouses bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug
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    When can we send Bender down?
    I'm sorry, he's too injured to play. He'll have to be on the new inactive list, although maybe the NBA will make a special exception for him and give the Pacers an injured list.

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    I'm sorry, he's too injured to play. He'll have to be on the new inactive list, although maybe the NBA will make a special exception for him and give the Pacers an injured list.
    Shoot! I was really looking forward to seeing the Bender-Darko combination dominate.
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    Default Re: The NBA may indeed turn the NBDL into a minor league after all...

    Teams aren't gonna be local. The plan is 3 "pods" of 5 teams, one pod being the current teams in the Southeast, one starting up in the Southwest, all owned by David Kahn, and the pod to come, which Stern said last year would be in the midwest.

    I would assume we'll get one of the midwest teams, but considering the logistics when you factor in the west, don't bet on it.
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