odds are their team gets placed in Jacksonville.
You have to figure the Hawks will be in the mix in 2018.
You figure the Heat would want a closer team aside from Sioux Falls and look maybe at another (South) Florida team.
Same thing with Iowa City and the Memphis Grizzles.
Something still has to be done with New Orleans as well.
An aside... the Jazz bought the Idaho Stampede. Chances are they could move into Utah. Idaho hasn't drawn well for years in a 5,000-seat building. The old Idaho owners wanted a competition team, and the direction the D-League is going doesn't suit them.
As for Orlando... how do smaller Floridian metros have all these 8,000-seat buildings? If you had HP Field House in any of these cities, that would be ideal. Jacksonville's big arena is an invitation to minimize revenue. It's been hard for me to look at NBA Network D-League games in Maine and Santa Cruz and NOT think that anyone else's "bigger is better" thought isn't completely wrong-headed. It has to "right-size" better than this. Generally, go where you'll sell season tickets.
http://jacksonville.com/sports/2016-02- ... eague-team
Interesting the article also mentions Orlando and the Wide World of Sports Complex. There are already few teams playing in the same city as the parent club.