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NY-FLmagicknick
02-26-2011, 05:58 PM
If you were a free agent today, what would be your ideal and most attractive small market team you would want to play for. Try to be unbias as much as possible by not picking your hometown. Keep in mind location,team roster,management, and history of the team.

NY-FLmagicknick
02-26-2011, 06:02 PM
I would have to say OKC Thunder.

Omar Little
02-26-2011, 06:05 PM
I would have to say OKC Thunder.

Agreed. It isnt even close for me, OKC is the only small market team with contender potential and a roster that I would love to play with.

PurpleJesus28
02-26-2011, 06:06 PM
I would have to say OKC Thunder.

agreed. very solid team already, not too far from a championship caliber team IMO. don't know much bout their front office and what not, but i they've put together a pretty solid team around durant and westbrook so i cant imagine em to be that bad. heard OKC as a city isnt too bad either. a young team with a bright future that could really make some noise, who wouldnt wanna go there?

EDIT: ^^ omar little - love it! just finished watching The Wire, phenomenal show

tredigs
02-26-2011, 06:07 PM
Thunder forum ==>

Seriously, no other team is worth a mention.

Gram
02-26-2011, 06:08 PM
The Knicks.

FLMeth06
02-26-2011, 06:08 PM
Agreed with everyone. OKC.

Baller1
02-26-2011, 06:11 PM
Hmmm... I don't know. I'm stumped.

pistonsfanomg
02-26-2011, 06:15 PM
The spurs not a small market team?

If they are yeah the Spurs.

Just like if i make it to the major leagues the only first teams I would consider is the Royals and the Pirates. lol

TO Rapz
02-26-2011, 06:15 PM
The Knicks.

this

Gram
02-26-2011, 06:16 PM
this

:cheers: :hi5:

Tqafg96
02-26-2011, 06:22 PM
Spurs
do the Kings count? If so then the kings too.

jimbobjarree
02-26-2011, 06:22 PM
The ones that are currently winning. So Spurs+Thunder.

Flash3
02-26-2011, 06:23 PM
orlando

davids22
02-26-2011, 06:31 PM
Any team in a warm location. Seriously... it pisses me off that so many NBA players put the weather ahead of actually winning a championship when they choose their team in free agency. Boston, New York, and Chicago are the only cold cities where an NBA star would consider joining and that's due to their size and market. A small market team in a cold location like Toronto, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Minny, etc hardly ever attracts the free agent talent.

knicks=love
02-26-2011, 06:35 PM
The Knicks.

they're not a small market team.. :facepalm:

futureman
02-26-2011, 06:35 PM
San Antonio because they are winning championship and that makes them immune to all the garbage the big markets try to pull. Big markets suck and they should pay a much bigger LT lets say like a billion for every superstar they acquire that they don't draft.

The BodyGuard
02-26-2011, 06:36 PM
Okc Thunder:up:

hyb152
02-26-2011, 06:37 PM
Kings because of their fans

ZebraCity916
02-26-2011, 06:38 PM
Spurs for sure. I'm a Kings fan but our franchise is falling apart right now to be honest. We're about to move to the shithole of a city Anaheim!!!! No offense to anybody who is from or lives in Anaheim. :laugh2:

MalZee24
02-26-2011, 06:43 PM
Marv Albert used to call the kings arena "The Madhouse of the NBA." That explains enough.

gotoHcarolina52
02-26-2011, 06:43 PM
Most attractive small package? Lord-Queen Derrick Rose.

MSU4life
02-26-2011, 06:48 PM
they're not a small market team.. :facepalm:

its called sarcasim :facepalm:

Flash3
02-26-2011, 06:50 PM
Any team in a warm location. Seriously... it pisses me off that so many NBA players put the weather ahead of actually winning a championship when they choose their team in free agency. Boston, New York, and Chicago are the only cold cities where an NBA star would consider joining and that's due to their size and market. A small market team in a cold location like Toronto, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Minny, etc hardly ever attracts the free agent talent.

Toronto isn't a small market bud.

blastmasta26
02-26-2011, 07:13 PM
San Antonio was my first thought. But OKC will provide more of an opportunity whereas San An provides proven winning. It depends on what a specific player is looking for.

Flash3
02-26-2011, 07:22 PM
i wouldn't play for the bulls even if you payed me :)

knicks=love
02-26-2011, 07:25 PM
its called sarcasim :facepalm:

well then that was ****ING HILARIOUS! :clap:

acehole
02-26-2011, 07:28 PM
its called sarcasim :facepalm:

:facepalm:

jmcelligott92
02-26-2011, 07:34 PM
ahha OKC is in need of some new facilities, i mean comeon an nba team set in a building that was a roller rink

heathonater
02-26-2011, 07:37 PM
im not sure if portland is the most attractive small market team, but the fanbase here is second to none and although they have won only one title in their history, they have been one of the more consistent nba franchises.

NYK|NYY
02-26-2011, 07:44 PM
Portland or OKC

BkOriginalOne
02-26-2011, 07:46 PM
Golden State comes to mind - it seems like a chill city to play for, the fans are great, you get to score a lot of points without having to worry about defense. And they may have the coolest jerseys in the league!

gerber
02-26-2011, 07:46 PM
Any team in a warm location. Seriously... it pisses me off that so many NBA players put the weather ahead of actually winning a championship when they choose their team in free agency. Boston, New York, and Chicago are the only cold cities where an NBA star would consider joining and that's due to their size and market. A small market team in a cold location like Toronto, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Minny, etc hardly ever attracts the free agent talent.

TORONTO is not a small market team. Either you hate toronto and are being ignorant or u must be dumb to think Toronto is a small market team.

Raps a top 10 franchise in the NBA. '

Toronto is a TOP 4 MARKET IN NORTH AMERICA.

dodgersuck
02-26-2011, 07:48 PM
Portland

Chi StateOfMind
02-26-2011, 08:00 PM
Portland or OKC

this

lakerboy
02-26-2011, 08:04 PM
I'd play for Utah, Portland, Sacramento, OKC, and Toronto.

davids22
02-26-2011, 08:30 PM
Jeeez I knew I would get grilled for that Toronto comment. I'm sorry, I know that Toronto is a huge market. I simply mispoke; I was only trying to mention that these NBA players only want to go to the cool-big-popular cold cities, otherwise it's not worth it to them. NY, Boston, and Chicago are the only ones that come to mind. Toronto IS in another country, and don't think that doesn't cross a players mind when deciding where they want to live (especially if they've lived in the USA their whole life). Toronto doesn't get the media love that the Knicks, Celtics, and Bulls do, which is pretty sad considering its size. This is why it is frequently shoved in with the "small market" cities in the NBA.

If only the NBA had the parity the NFL had. But that's threadworthy on its own.

Red Hot Rolllin
02-26-2011, 08:36 PM
Portland has 142 sellouts rolling right now and Gerald Wallace whats not to like :)

pedrofan45
02-26-2011, 08:36 PM
Toronto isn't a small market bud.

Who's the judge for what a small market team is anyway?? Imo they are.

gerber
02-26-2011, 08:40 PM
Who's the judge for what a small market team is anyway?? Imo they are.

The Numbers, they dont lie. as i said b4 toronto is the 4th biggest market in North America, Your "IMO" doesn't really matter.

gerber
02-26-2011, 08:40 PM
Jeeez I knew I would get grilled for that Toronto comment. I'm sorry, I know that Toronto is a huge market. I simply mispoke; I was only trying to mention that these NBA players only want to go to the cool-big-popular cold cities, otherwise it's not worth it to them. NY, Boston, and Chicago are the only ones that come to mind. Toronto IS in another country, and don't think that doesn't cross a players mind when deciding where they want to live (especially if they've lived in the USA their whole life). Toronto doesn't get the media love that the Knicks, Celtics, and Bulls do, which is pretty sad considering its size. This is why it is frequently shoved in with the "small market" cities in the NBA.

If only the NBA had the parity the NFL had. But that's threadworthy on its own.


I get ya.

pastrecedes
02-26-2011, 08:49 PM
Milwaukee is an attractive city

SA5195
02-26-2011, 08:54 PM
I don't know if POR is a small market team, but I would love to play there.

Other than that, it would be OKC and SAN

TRF929
02-26-2011, 09:06 PM
San Antonio, they've shown they know how to win championships and build a team. And personally I like how their players don't have or need a big ego. Outside of SA I'd go to OKC, they've learned from the Spurs and doing a great job and they're the next small team to win a championship outside the Spurs.

uptownfan
02-26-2011, 09:08 PM
I would consider Portland. Not only do they have great pieces and a good front office, but everyone talks about how awesome the Pacific NW is. Never been there before, but I've never heard anyone say anything bad about it... besides all the rain that Seattle gets

Flash3
02-26-2011, 09:09 PM
Who's the judge for what a small market team is anyway?? Imo they are.

lol you can't be serious.

THE GIPPER
02-26-2011, 09:09 PM
GS probably. Id rather be somewhere in cali than in oklahoma as far as location.

NY-FLmagicknick
02-26-2011, 09:16 PM
what if the bucks,wolves,bobcats, etc etc were all SUPER TEAMS would this change any of your minds or does the big market teams and warmer weather cities seem more attrative to you to sign as a free agent?

IBleedPurple
02-26-2011, 09:24 PM
Thunder, then...


Spurs
Nuggets
Blazers

Car Ramrod
02-26-2011, 09:31 PM
Jeeez I knew I would get grilled for that Toronto comment. I'm sorry, I know that Toronto is a huge market. I simply mispoke; I was only trying to mention that these NBA players only want to go to the cool-big-popular cold cities, otherwise it's not worth it to them. NY, Boston, and Chicago are the only ones that come to mind. Toronto IS in another country, and don't think that doesn't cross a players mind when deciding where they want to live (especially if they've lived in the USA their whole life). Toronto doesn't get the media love that the Knicks, Celtics, and Bulls do, which is pretty sad considering its size. This is why it is frequently shoved in with the "small market" cities in the NBA.

If only the NBA had the parity the NFL had. But that's threadworthy on its own.

You didn't mispeak. People misread. You had a valid point about players not wanting to play in cold markets outside of the cities you mentioned. I wouldn't worry about. People get worked up so easily. They are great cities. Maybe one day some of these clowns in the NBA will realize they are getting paid millions to play a game. They have the best job in the world.


That being said Portland is a unique city that many people visit and never leave.

bmd1101
02-26-2011, 09:33 PM
The Knicks.[/QUOT

So New York is a small market?

[quote]
I don't know if POR is a small market team, but I would love to play there.


Have you ever been to portland? It's pretty small, hell I don't think they even get their local games in HD.

I'd say the Spurs, Magic, and portland. OKC is good but they have no history yet to put them up there.

gotoHcarolina52
02-26-2011, 09:33 PM
Is Miami a small market team? They are when it comes to baseball and hockey. Are they for basketball?

sixer04fan
02-26-2011, 09:36 PM
San Atonio, Orlando, OKC

jim51990
02-26-2011, 09:42 PM
golden state, sacramento, orlando, spurs

dtmagnet
02-26-2011, 09:43 PM
Either San Antonio or Portland, I hear both are great cities and their teams are pretty good too.

sixer04fan
02-26-2011, 09:51 PM
Thunder, then...


Spurs
Nuggets
Blazers

Is Denver considered small market?

HT9Canada
02-26-2011, 10:14 PM
I'm from toronto and agree in the NBA we should be considered a small market team. We are treated like we are and thats too bad but until we start winning no one will notice.

To answer the question OKC or Portland for me.

drobe86
02-26-2011, 10:18 PM
I'd take Milwaukee. They have a very underrated following for a small market team. After that I'd take OKC or Charlotte

drobe86
02-26-2011, 10:19 PM
1. Milwaukee
2. Portland
3. OKC
4. Golden State
5. Charlotte/New Jersey

210Don
02-26-2011, 10:21 PM
lmao @ sa being in this conversation they are the 7th biggest city in america

Raph12
02-26-2011, 10:27 PM
Spurs, playing for Pop and with Duncan would be a great experience for any young star...

Car Ramrod
02-26-2011, 10:49 PM
Toronto is a great city for international players and have a great fan base. As long as players don't quit.

The players that left have continued charactar issues. McGrady,Turkolu, Carter........ not exactly guys known for putting it all on the line. At least Bosh left with some integrity. It may be gone after the phantom bunch the other night though.

One of the most covered games every season in the league was when Yao played in Toronto.

mrblisterdundee
02-26-2011, 10:54 PM
San Antonio is the most attractive 'small-market' team.

Denver-boy
02-26-2011, 11:07 PM
Nuggets!!! :)

B'sCeltsPatsSox
02-26-2011, 11:14 PM
Okc.

heyman321
02-26-2011, 11:18 PM
San Antonio spurs

avrpatsfan
02-26-2011, 11:19 PM
Thunder for sure.

SirDJ
02-26-2011, 11:22 PM
toronto. is this even a question ???

Wilson
02-26-2011, 11:25 PM
The Spurs because they're the most proven small market team. They have a really solid foundation on the court and in the behind the scenes.

Jeff559
02-26-2011, 11:26 PM
Any team in a warm location. Seriously... it pisses me off that so many NBA players put the weather ahead of actually winning a championship when they choose their team in free agency. Boston, New York, and Chicago are the only cold cities where an NBA star would consider joining and that's due to their size and market. A small market team in a cold location like Toronto, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Minny, etc hardly ever attracts the free agent talent.
Dude, from what I have seen, black people hate the cold. If it is colder than 60 degrees outside they got the thermastat cranked all the way up, and on some occasions they even got the oven on for additional warmth. Its no wonder that Lebron and Bosh went to Miami.

DwayneMVPwade
02-26-2011, 11:28 PM
For Europeans, Toronto. lol

JiffyMix88
02-27-2011, 12:41 AM
Orlando cause I love it here

madvillian9
02-27-2011, 12:54 AM
lmao @ sa being in this conversation they are the 7th biggest city in america

28th largest market.
thats what matters.
there's 18 larger markets out of the nba cities.
i would consider that small market.

IrespectNumber3
02-27-2011, 12:58 AM
Okc

Drcgswfan
02-27-2011, 12:59 AM
As a devoted fan of GSW hoops, I'm loving all the replies for Golden State. However, if we are talking small media market, unfortunately GSW doesn't qualify. The Bay Area is the 6th largest market in the country.

That being said, I'd want to go to OKC or SAS.

iFYouSeekAmy
02-27-2011, 01:04 AM
Golden State isn't a small market. It's a small 'media' market, but the Bay Area market is considered one of the largest in the country and internationally.

madvillian9
02-27-2011, 01:04 AM
As a devoted fan of GSW hoops, I'm loving all the replies for Golden State. However, if we are talking small media market, unfortunately GSW doesn't qualify. The Bay Area is the 6th largest market in the country.

That being said, I'd want to go to OKC or SAS.

no, actually they're 13th, middle of the pack.

Gritz
02-27-2011, 01:10 AM
I would go to cleveland so i can be the king

Madtown22
02-27-2011, 01:12 AM
thunder for sure!

KnicksR4Real
02-27-2011, 01:14 AM
denver with all the young talent. okc too

JiffyMix88
02-27-2011, 01:26 AM
no, actually they're 13th, middle of the pack.

where is orlando placed at as far as media and population

PrettyBoyJ
02-27-2011, 01:35 AM
no, actually they're 13th, middle of the pack.

no actually he's right.. Oakland is the 6th largest media market in the U.S. its falls under San Fran-Oakland-San Jose

Colts2180
02-27-2011, 01:39 AM
No love for Indy of course. Dont surprise me. Thunder would be my guess. The Spurs are considered a small market but they prolly have half of texas following them. Not sure id call them a sure fire small market. I wouldnt call Orlando a small market team if your going to sit there and call Miami a big market team. There like the same size lol. Indy has a young team that is finally starting to play to there potential since they fired that idiot JOB. They also will have more cap space than any team in the league. Watch out for this team in the next few years. Miami's already got the eye on us.

Thunder
Indy

Dr. A
02-27-2011, 01:40 AM
Okc..

Dr. A
02-27-2011, 01:40 AM
Okc..

DamnGoat
02-27-2011, 01:53 AM
I guess it depends on what you consider a small market. OKC is way down the list when you talk about media markets, but population wise they're larger than Miami and middle of the pack in the NBA.

I guess I'd go with Orlando as long as Dwight's around. If he leaves though they're gonna suck like they did after Shaq.

Bucsfan
02-27-2011, 01:57 AM
spurs or thunder or jazz, spurs have obviously already done it, thunder on the rise, jazz have a winning history (btw the jazz are closest to vegas for fun times ) he he

Bramaca
02-27-2011, 02:11 AM
Just to give people an idea of what size the different markets are.

Huge market

New York 19,069,796
Los Angelas 12,874,797
Chicago 9,580,567

Large market

Dallas 6,447,615
Philadelphia 5,968,252
Houston 5,867,489
Toronto 5,555,912
Miami 5,547,051
Washington 5,476,241
Atlanta 5,475,213
Boston 4,588,680
Detroit 4,403,437
Pheonix 4,364,094
Golden State 4,317,853

Minnesota would be in between large and small markets with a population of 3,269,814

Small market

Denver 2,552,195
Portland 2,241,841
Sacramento 2,127,355
Cleveland 2,091,286
Orlando 2,082,421
San Antonio 2,072,128

Very small market

Charlotte 1,745,524
Indiana 1,743,658
Milwaukee 1,559,667
Memphis 1,304,926
Oklahoma City 1,227,278
New Orleans 1,189,981
Utah 1,130,293

There are some other factors such as certain teams having more of a regional draw but this is basically a breakdown of which cities are what for large and small markets. As a side note, there are 10 cities without an NBA team that have a population over 2 million including 3 with more then 3 million and another 15 to 20 with as many or more people then Utah and New Orleans.

drobe86
02-27-2011, 03:02 AM
Just to give people an idea of what size the different markets are.

Huge market

New York 19,069,796
Los Angelas 12,874,797
Chicago 9,580,567

Large market

Dallas 6,447,615
Philadelphia 5,968,252
Houston 5,867,489
Toronto 5,555,912
Miami 5,547,051
Washington 5,476,241
Atlanta 5,475,213
Boston 4,588,680
Detroit 4,403,437
Pheonix 4,364,094
Golden State 4,317,853

Minnesota would be in between large and small markets with a population of 3,269,814

Small market

Denver 2,552,195
Portland 2,241,841
Sacramento 2,127,355
Cleveland 2,091,286
Orlando 2,082,421
San Antonio 2,072,128

Very small market

Charlotte 1,745,524
Indiana 1,743,658
Milwaukee 1,559,667
Memphis 1,304,926
Oklahoma City 1,227,278
New Orleans 1,189,981
Utah 1,130,293

There are some other factors such as certain teams having more of a regional draw but this is basically a breakdown of which cities are what for large and small markets. As a side note, there are 10 cities without an NBA team that have a population over 2 million including 3 with more then 3 million and another 15 to 20 with as many or more people then Utah and New Orleans.


Good post... So now that I know that I'm going
1. Memphis
2. Milwaukee
3. OKC

DaBear
02-27-2011, 03:36 AM
Spurs

Knicks21
02-27-2011, 03:42 AM
Spurs or Thunder.

believeinNYK
02-27-2011, 03:46 AM
Okc is head and shoulders above the rest, 2nd I'd go with either the spurs or the nuggets

abe_froman
02-27-2011, 03:49 AM
oklahoma is the pits,or so i hear from a girlfriend who grew up there.so give me denver or noh

asandhu23
02-27-2011, 04:05 AM
San Francisco should be for Golden State Warriors but the team is in Oakland 20 miles across the bay and players get scared

D Roses Bulls
02-27-2011, 04:09 AM
I would have to say OKC Thunder.

stop being modest. it's orlando or miami. you have no state income taxes, beautiful weather, and two good teams. you can team up with howard or got to miami and play with wade and lebron.

madvillian9
02-27-2011, 04:14 AM
no actually he's right.. Oakland is the 6th largest media market in the U.S. its falls under San Fran-Oakland-San Jose

no youre wrong... use the internet

madvillian9
02-27-2011, 04:21 AM
I guess it depends on what you consider a small market. OKC is way down the list when you talk about media markets, but population wise they're larger than Miami and middle of the pack in the NBA.

I guess I'd go with Orlando as long as Dwight's around. If he leaves though they're gonna suck like they did after Shaq.

miami is actually quite small considering population 400,000+
it the surrounding area that makes it large, boundaries mean nothing here

heatforlife
02-27-2011, 04:22 AM
orlando

More-Than-Most
02-27-2011, 04:22 AM
Thunder...Durant and westbrook makes this an easy decision.

NBA_Starter
02-27-2011, 04:23 AM
Spurs and then Thunder.

PrettyBoyJ
02-27-2011, 04:36 AM
no youre wrong... use the internet

Top 50 Media Markets In The U.S.


1 New York
2 Los Angeles
3 Chicago
4 Philadelphia
5 Boston
6 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
7 Dallas-Ft. Worth
8 Washington, DC
9 Atlanta
10 Houston
11 Detroit
12 Tampa-St. Petersburg
13 Seattle-Tacoma
14 Phoenix
15 Minneapolis-St. Paul
16 Cleveland-Akron
17 Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
18 Denver
19 Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto
20 Orlando-Daytona Beach
21 St. Louis
22 Pittsburgh
23 Portland, Oregon
24 Baltimore
25 Indianapolis
26 San Diego
27 Charlotte
28 Hartford-New Haven
29 Raleigh-Durham
30 Nashville
31 Kansas City, Missouri
32 Columbus, Ohio
33 Milwaukee
34 Cincinnati
35 Greenville-Spartanburg, Asheville, Anderson
36 Salt Lake City
37 San Antonio
38 West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce
39 Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo
40 Birmingham
41 Harrisburg-Lancaster
42 Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News
43 New Orleans
44 Memphis
45 Oklahoma City
46 Albuquerque-Santa Fe
47 Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, NC
48 Las Vegas
49 Buffalo
50 Louisville, KY




http://www.proadvance.com/topmediamarkets.html

http://www.digitalsyndicate.tv/markets.html


I'm pretty sure I knew what I was talking bout...

Evolution23
02-27-2011, 07:19 AM
Owned ^

jezzyman05
02-27-2011, 07:47 AM
Okc is head and shoulders above the rest, 2nd I'd go with either the spurs or the nuggets

RU SERIOUS!!!!!

Explain how OKC is above San Antonio....Im sorry but San Antonio trumps OKC in every angle tradition, history, weather,

I lived in OKC for 2 years (military stationed at Tinker) and in San Antonio for 4 years and I love San Antonio so much more

San Antonio, Orlando then maybe OKC, those are the best Small Market teams based on history, tradition and overall city

and not to mention Orlando and San Antonio are both located in states where you pay no state taxes.

jezzyman05
02-27-2011, 07:48 AM
Thunder...Durant and westbrook makes this an easy decision.

I have to disagree

TheDiggler
02-27-2011, 07:52 AM
I'd say Spurs. If they are a small market team, as a player I would LOVE to play for the Spurs. Despite their record this year. They have a great coach, smart players and very good management imo.


Though I have to say, I wouldn't really care about where to play, given the chance to play in the NBA.

allSUAVE
02-27-2011, 09:16 AM
Orlando or BULLS

toovey107
02-27-2011, 09:19 AM
How are the Bulls a small market team?

allSUAVE
02-27-2011, 09:22 AM
How are the Bulls a small market team?

O I Forgot MJ made it not

blacknell
02-27-2011, 09:39 AM
Dallas

PrettyBoyJ
02-27-2011, 10:09 AM
O I Forgot MJ made it not

The population made it not

trini_knickfan
02-27-2011, 10:30 AM
as soon as I read the title, I thought OKC right away...hands down

Assman22
02-27-2011, 10:38 AM
Apparently people are failing to understand what a small market team is in the NBA. Make a list of those teams that should be considered "small market" and make a poll.

NY-FLmagicknick
02-27-2011, 11:20 AM
stop being modest. it's orlando or miami. you have no state income taxes, beautiful weather, and two good teams. you can team up with howard or got to miami and play with wade and lebron.

Yea I most deff choose Orlando but didn't want to go the Homer way. Reason for me picking OKC is if dwight leaves then you pretty much end up like Antwan Jamison with the Cavs. Also our GM is infactuated with golden state players that he brings em all here. Since when has GS prove to be winners in the past 20 years? If I'm grabbin players I would get them from winners and coaches that know the game. Add up gilbert and turk's contract it comes up close to 27-30 million. Horrible contracts for what they produce!!! The franchise is in a minor down hill spiral, while the rest of the east is beefing up.

OKC has so much potential.I would say SAS, because they are so well coached and by into the system that there age isn't even a factor. If you put pops & his coaching staff in orl,mia,chi you will for sure get a ship in a year or two.

The Jokemaker
02-27-2011, 11:55 AM
Memphis - biased pick. Basketball city plus 2nd largest city in the southeast yet still a small market. Rich city history and newer arena.

Non-biased pick - Spurs. They're a small market team yet are in the hunt for a title year in and year out. No other team is close.

jiggin
02-27-2011, 12:32 PM
I think OKC or Portland.

always good to go to a team that spends money...

saintdrew
02-27-2011, 12:38 PM
Hornets baby

rufo4100
02-27-2011, 12:42 PM
Okc

Gram
02-27-2011, 01:00 PM
they're not a small market team.. :facepalm:

lol I was joking. Go ahead and face palm me. Like I even care lol.

goose15
02-27-2011, 01:03 PM
Thunder.. Thunder... Thunder-Cats Hoooooooooo!!

Gram
02-27-2011, 01:03 PM
well then that was ****ING HILARIOUS! :clap:

lol tough guy.

Tkking87
02-27-2011, 02:47 PM
If you were a free agent today, what would be your ideal and most attractive small market team you would want to play for. Try to be unbias as much as possible by not picking your hometown. Keep in mind location,team roster,management, and history of the team.

Okc or Memphis

LA_Raiders
02-27-2011, 03:19 PM
OKC, no way. Maybe Atlanta

jiggin
02-27-2011, 03:31 PM
do some of you even know what makes a team a small market team or a big market team? Some of the teams being thrown out in this thread make me question whether some of you even know what you are talking about or just have NBA Tourette syndrome and can't help it.

I don't want to make fun of you if its the latter.