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Thread: Where is the Raptors NBA D-League team gonna be?

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    Default Where is the Raptors NBA D-League team gonna be?

    they are definitely gonna put it close to Toronto, and hopefully in Canada. London would make a lot of sense, their NBL team gets like 7000 fans per game.

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    Beautiful misdirection by MU !!! Simply awesome.

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    no misdirection lol we are all well aware of the needs of this team... (new coach, Starting SF.PF and backup C to START with) but having a D league affiliate is a good piece of news and it'll be interesting to see where its based out of...

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    Quote RepTdot wrote: View Post
    they are definitely gonna put it close to Toronto, and hopefully in Canada. London would make a lot of sense, their NBL team gets like 7000 fans per game.
    Any legit source for that, seems very high to me, but that is great if true.
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    Why not make a Raptors NBL team, have them play out of Ricoh or GM Centre. Keep costs down, still playing against men. They would blow out a lot of teams, but still gaining confidence and being taught by the organization's coaching staff.

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    Quote RepTdot wrote: View Post
    they are definitely gonna put it close to Toronto, and hopefully in Canada. London would make a lot of sense, their NBL team gets like 7000 fans per game.
    London is good. Buffalo would be good too.

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    Quote WJF wrote: View Post
    Any legit source for that, seems very high to me, but that is great if true.
    http://www.lfpress.com/2015/03/02/bo...a-huge-cushion

    they actually avg about 5500 fans per game but have had 7000 5x including a record setting 8700 once. I hope the D-league team ends up in London with that kind of support.

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    It's only right to put our D-League team in the inventor of basketball's hometown of Almonte, Ontario. BAM!


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    I don't know who Sea Dubs Central is, but...

    Sea Dubs Central: For business purposes and to keep league costs down, Toronto's D-League franchise will operate stateside, not in Canada. - See more at: http://hoopshype.com/rumors/tag/toro....gOyZHkOT.dpuf

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    Makes sense close to GTA. Am sure they could easily support it. Selfishly would love it to be in Vancity. It'd do really well out here. I'd definitely go watch... And NBA isn't going to happen here, D league is best can hope for. Would help make raps truly a national organization.

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    It'd be great to see them in London, Montreal or even Vancouver(highly unlikely), but as others have said, I see upstate New York probably being the choice to avoid all border hassles. Rochester, Buffalo, Albany even? Wonder what their basketball scene is like in Albany... I doubt Syracuse since they have the Orangemen... Does Toledo have a team?
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    Montreal would be a good spot too and obviously much closer. south Ontario could work but the more south you get toward sarnia and Windsor, they can watch Pistons. Vancouver and Montreal are big urban cities with lots of basketball fans, and no basketball. It would only get those cities nor in to the raptors too. More so than cities in upstate NY or in Ohio.

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    I want the D-League team in Vancouver so bad...but there's probably a 1.03% chance of it happening.

    But watching Bruno play would be fun.
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    Quote 007 wrote: View Post
    I want the D-League team in Vancouver so bad...but there's probably a 1.03% chance of it happening.

    But watching Bruno play would be fun.
    I used to have seasons for the Grizzlies. Was heartbroken when they left like a lot of fans. Couldn't have imagined being a raps fan back then. But then moved to TO for 4 years...

    Vancouver would be a great spot for a D league team. I mean the nba wanted to move here, but ownership was incompetent and the exchange rate went to C$ worth 0.60 to the US$. It would be well supported here. I think it would be a jewel in the mlse crown.

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    Raptors officials have had preliminary discussions with Mississauga’s Hershey Centre as a possible home but they remain in their infancy. Mississauga is already home to a franchise in the National Basketball League of Canada and it’s difficult to see how both teams could thrive.

    According to a senior D League official, average attendance in the just-completed season was about 2,700 per game.

    http://www.thestar.com/sports/raptor...ague-team.html
    Canada would be great but Buffalo or Albany make a lot of sense as well for avoiding VISA and customs garbage.
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    I don't know who Sea Dubs Central is, but...

    Sea Dubs Central: For business purposes and to keep league costs down, Toronto's D-League franchise will operate stateside, not in Canada. - See more at: http://hoopshype.com/rumors/tag/toro....gOyZHkOT.dpuf
    From their Twitter feed:

    Independent credentialed site covering @DLeagueWarriors and other @nbadleague news. Managed by @AdamJNBA
    Run by Adam Johnson:

    Editor @seadubscentral, Contributor @BASportsGuy, UCSC Alum, Dad, Disney Nut, Never eaten a PB&J sandwich

    And this is the website:

    http://www.seadubscentral.com/



    Personally, I think the opinion is valid and informed.
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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    I don't know who Sea Dubs Central is, but...

    Sea Dubs Central: For business purposes and to keep league costs down, Toronto's D-League franchise will operate stateside, not in Canada. - See more at: http://hoopshype.com/rumors/tag/toro....gOyZHkOT.dpuf
    "After covering the Santa Cruz squad for several months with some success, Adam Johnson woke up one day to find out the site he wrote for no longer existed and was out of a job.
    With nowhere to report to, Johnson decided it was time to open up shop for himself. In less than 24 hours , Sea Dubs Central was born with the help of local Santa Cruz Warriors SuperFan, Idris Nolan (help meaning he built the entire site). Sea Dubs Central is a site dedicated to providing the best possible coverage of the Santa Cruz Warriors as well as the NBA D-League."

    http://www.seadubscentral.com/about/

    McHappy beat me to it, but I will leave my post because of the longer and slightly more informative quote from their "About" page.
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    Quote mcHAPPY wrote: View Post
    Canada would be great but Buffalo or Albany make a lot of sense as well for avoiding VISA and customs garbage.
    Yeah, much easier to get into Canada on short notice than into the US.

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    Buffalo could make sense re proximity / US location. Too bad the players would have to live in a shit hole.

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    Quote RepTdot wrote: View Post
    http://www.lfpress.com/2015/03/02/bo...a-huge-cushion

    they actually avg about 5500 fans per game but have had 7000 5x including a record setting 8700 once. I hope the D-league team ends up in London with that kind of support.
    Wow, very impressive. I had no idea this team existed.

    And I had no idea that JLC is now Budweiser Gardens :|
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