We’ll attempt to try something new here at BallinEurope and, in lieu of an actual franchise in the big league setting up shop on The Continent (confidently expected any century now), adopt a home team for the NBA’s 2012-13 season.
Which team deserves to be called Europe’s team in the NBA? You decide! Vote below the break!
Which NBA team should be BallinEurope's "home" team in 2012-13?
- Minnesota Timberwolves (38%, 115 Votes)
- Toronto Raptors (26%, 78 Votes)
- Denver Nuggets (18%, 56 Votes)
- Portland Trail Blazers (18%, 56 Votes)
Total Voters: 305
In going through the rosters earlier, BiE happily noted that four NBA teams are bringing four European players each – at least on the 15-man roster – to North American courts this season, leaving us with something of a conundrum: Do we side with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the reigning Euroleague MVP, his sidekick and wearer of the universe’s greatest tattoo while we play another round of “Waiting for Ricky”? The Denver Nuggets as perhaps the only one of the four with a realistic chance of making noise come playoff time? The always European-friendly Toronto Raptors with “face of the franchise” Andrea Bargnani and Lithuanian sensation Jonas Valanciunas? Or the multinational and fun-filled Portland Trail Blazers?
Well, you decide! Below runs a poll for readers to vote for the team from which they’d like to get extra game reports, articles, video highlights and of course lots of media bias in 2012-13.