NBA commish David Stern said that contracting teams would be "on the table". Of course, that's nothing more than a ploy in collective bargaining negotiations, but it is interesting.
So who would/should the NBA contract?
TORONTO: The Raptors seem like an obvious choice. No one wants to play there (aside from foreign players) and that will never change.
CHARLOTTE: The NBA's newest team could be contracted and no one would really care. But would the NBA actually clip off Michael Jordan's team?
SACRAMENTO: The Kings play in a barn and California is in such financial crisis that I don't see them really coming thru with a new arena. The team was already looking to move, anyways.
MEMPHIS: The Grizzlies just aren't working out. Ownership is bad and their fan base isn't rabid.
You could also make an argument for the Clippers, Hornets or even the LeBron-less Cavaliers. Again, I don't see it happening but you can't put anything past Stern.