With the NBA G League now truly working as a minor league system for their NBA affiliates, there’s a middle ground between semi-pro (ABC) leagues and the overseas leagues, that usually allow only two American players per team, that needs to be addressed here in the States.
Think of Double-A baseball. Now, imagine there is an infrastructure of basketball teams and a league that provides this type of base for the G League, and NBA itself, in cities that have successfully hosted teams in the past. Whether those teams have been a part of the former D-League, the current or former ABA or the now-defunct CBA, there’s a market for mid-level hoops in America. That’s the thought process of league management.
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. Classically trained in rooting for the losers. Watched Isiah hobble off the court at The Palace, Barry walk away from the Fords and 119 losses for the Tigers. Passionate about our local pro sports franchises here in Beer City USA.