Chris Hansen may have upped his offer by $75 million to buy the Kings, but the relocation committee still does not agree the team should leave Sacramento. Tom thinks the fair thing is to keep the team in Sacramento, but if the city can't financially make it work, the team should be sold to Hansen's group. Matt thinks David Stern doesn't like the Seattle deal because he doesn't want buildings to be privately financed, because public funding can hold the city captive.
Is Chris Hansen doing to Sacramento what Clay Bennett did to Seattle? After the Sacramento ownership group barely got 50-percent of their sale price into escrow, Hansen ups his offer by $75 million. Colin wonders why the NBA would turn down the value increase of all teams by this new offer, unless it comes down to the arena deal.
Would it be in the league's best interest to expand again? The NBA doesn't want to expand and create an odd number of teams so they would have to add 2 teams. The league is more likely to contract 2 teams, than add them at this point. Also, the interest and level of play in the NBA is at the highest level since the 90's and adding another team could dilute the talent pool.