NBA Reportedly Considering Roster Expansion as Part of New CBA

February 6th, 2016 by Danny Webster Leave a reply »
With the NBA expanding its developmental league, the next step may be to expand the number of players teams can have on their rosters.  

Scott Howard-Cooper of reported Saturday that the NBA may consider expanding rosters from 15 to 17 players as part of the new collective bargaining agreement.

As it currently stands, the NBA has 19 D-League teams. Three more franchises—the Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Hornets—will have D-League affiliates for the 2016-17 season as the Association inches closer to having a D-League team for all 30 squads.

The immediate expansion of the D-League will not stop there. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reported Jan. 6 the Orlando Magic have begun taking the necessary steps to have a D-League team by the start of the 2017-18 season. Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today also noted Jan. 18 that five more teams are looking to add D-League teams within the next few years.

Howard-Cooper pointed out in his report that this process could benefit both the NBA and the D-League simultaneously:

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