New PBA Teams: NLEX, Kia, and Blackwater

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The PBA Board of Governors approved the entry of 3 new PBA Teams for the Philippine Basketball Association 40th Season. The three teams are NLEX, Kia and Blackwater.

There will be no direct hires for the new PBA teams since only NLEX and Blackwater have PBA D-League teams. Players for the 3 teams will come from the PBA Draft, Expansion Draft and the Free Agent pool.

The current PBA Teams can protect up to 12 players from their roster and the excess can be drafted by the new PBA teams. The 3 new PBA teams will also have the last 3 picks in the 1st round of the PBA draft and the 1st 3 picks of the 2nd round plus all draft picks in the 3rd round onwards.

There will be 13 teams now in the PBA 40th Season, do you think this is a good move by the PBA?

What do you think will be a good team name for each of the 3 teams?





11 Responses to New PBA Teams: NLEX, Kia, and Blackwater

  1. brami says:

    anlupet talaga maglaro ng san mig talk N Text at chaka gilas pilipinas

  2. john uy says:

    it depends on player distribution look at global port they have good players but still struggling how about the new ones using d new players will not balance the tournamentso it will be better if some of the teams give up some good players to balance it but it is good for the players more teams means more job.

    • Cito Gesite says:

      If the PBA really intends to maintain the balance and parity it gas achieved, the protected luster should be limited to 9 players only. This us to allow benchwarmers to be released to other teams and get some playing time. It is only by being exposed to games that talents are developed and player confidence boosted. Not even Global Port who has talented players in their line up could show a respectable win/loss record. This must not happen to the three new teams.

    • LGarilva Jr. says:

      tama! Because almost all star players, playing in SAN miguel corporation teams, especially sa GINEBRA. I like their team lalo na San mig. Kaso sad to sa, super kawawa yung ibang mga teams, talagang hindi balance. And especially if NATIONAL TEAM want to barrow their players, ang tanong ay willing din ba ang mga team owners to gave fully support to our NATIONAL SQUAD, kase sa pagkakaalam ko ay RAIN OR SHINE lang yata, kase even 4 – 7 players pa hihiramin sa kanila, ay willing na willing sila ipahiram ito para sa bayan

    • LGarilva Jr. says:

      tama! Because almost all star players, playing in SAN miguel corporation teams, especially sa GINEBRA. I like their team lalo na San mig mixers. Kaso sad to say, super kawawa yung ibang mga teams, talagang hindi balance. And especially if NATIONAL TEAM want to barrow their players, ang tanong ay willing din ba ang mga team owners to gave fully support to our NATIONAL SQUAD, kase sa pagkakaalam ko ay RAIN OR SHINE lang yata, kase even 4 – 7 players pa hihiramin sa kanila, ay willing na willing sila ipahiram ito para sa bayan

  3. LGarilva Jr. says:

    yes this will be good for PBA. Mabibigyan ng maraming opotunidad at playing time ang iba pang undiscover player with a great ability and skills, and if interms in our NATIONAL TEAM. Dapat lahat ng PBA TEAM OWNERS ay obligadong ipahiram ang lahat ng mga manlalaro nilang mapili to represent our country, at dapat itigil narin ang POLITIKA SA PBA

  4. datu echrou roxas says:

    james yap pra sa NLEX,,Mark caguiwa sa KIA,,da restt of ginebra and san muel players in BLACKWATER pra k8 bagu cla sa PBA ay my mga FANS n cla,like glopal port ilang seasons n cla sPBA pero halata mu konti lng fans nila k8 ha;os lahat magagagaling ang player

  5. Chris says:

    Suggested Names:
    NLEX Tropang Roadtrip
    KIA Speedstars / SpeedMasters
    BlackWater SHARKS

  6. djmyx says:

    dapat ang isa sa kunin nila ay si danny ildefonso at danny seigle…. para maipakita pa nila ang kanila pang kakayahan

  7. KaipoV. says:

    Good move for expansion, I think.
    Possible Names:
    -Kia Rough Riders
    -Blackwater Panthers
    -NLEX Sea-Siders

    • don ernesto yupangco says:

      ok kung may mga bagong teams n mag join, pero dpat isa lng team para s san miguel corp, di maiwasan ang bentahan ng laro kc sister company nga. mas magiging maganda p ang distribution ng mga players. at ung mga team owners dpat ma obliga n magpahiram ng players para s national team. sa mga players nman na tatanggi, cge lng, karapatan mo yan. makatulog k sana ng mahimbing sa gabi!

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