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NBA expansion to 36 teams, contracted playoffs and regular season, and realignment plan.

Grant expansion franchises to Seattle, Saint Louis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Kansas City and Baltimore. Expanding the draft and adding one team per season while giving each expansion franchise 15 selections before their inaugural season makes more sense than holding expansion drafts of veteran castoffs. This way each expansion franchise can start from scratch and build their team the right way.

The Central Division is switched to the Western Conference while the Northeast Division replaces the Northwest Division. Chicago and Milwaukee switch to the Western Conference while Memphis and New Orleans switch to the Eastern Conference. The Wizards/Bullets are back in the Atlantic Division with the Celtics, Knicks, Nets and Sixers.

Atlantic Division: Baltimore, Boston, Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia and Washington.

Northeast Division: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Indiana, Pittsburgh and Toronto.

Southeast Division: Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans and Orlando.

Central Division: Chicago, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Oklahoma City and Saint Louis.

Southwest Division: Dallas, Denver, Houston, Phoenix, Utah and San Antonio.

Pacific Division: Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers, Portland, Sacramento and Seattle.

The regular season is contracted to 72 games, including 3 home and 3 road vs. division opponents = 30, 1 home and 1 road vs. conference opponents = 24, and a single game vs. non-conference opponents = 18. All playoff rounds are contracted to best of 5 except the NBA Finals, which remains best of 7. The reason for this contraction is to guarantee that the NBA Champion is crowned by Memorial Day, because June is not basketball season, nor is it hockey season for that matter, as I have a similar plan for the NHL.

If you think that Baltimore is a bad idea for an NBA expansion franchise because it is the same market as Washington, even though the NFL and MLB obviously disagree, then I could substitute Norfolk. I could also substitute Louisville for Cincinnati and Omaha for Kansas City. San Diego, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Mexico City, Albuquerque and Birmingham are other markets that I considered.

This represents the view of the user who wrote the FanPost, and not the entire Bullets Forever community. We're a place of many opinions, not just one.

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