Raptors could reportedly play home games in Louisville, Kentucky next season

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The Toronto Raptors could play their home games away from Canada next season, per Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports.

Travel into Canada has been banned due to the coronavirus pandemic, therefore the Raptors could play their home games in Louisville, Kentucky, as Goodwill reports.

“The Raptors face a similar dilemma, and league sources tell Yahoo Sports one alternate location that has been broached is Louisville, Kentucky. Former NBA player and successful businessman Junior Bridgeman has been in contact with the NBA, considering Louisville has the KFC Yum! Center that is NBA-ready.

No decision has been made yet, as it’s on a laundry list of topics to be discussed on the upcoming call, along with the collective bargaining agreement, competitive formats for next season and an update on the social justice coalition.

Louisville wouldn’t be first in line in the event of relocation or expansion; Seattle is. But it seems to be an easier sell to get the Raptors in Louisville for a short period — or even sharing a current NBA market, according to sources,” Goodwill says.