Source: San Antonio Stars to consider Las Vegas relocation | Def Pen
Kelsey Plum
2017 WNBA Draft

The San Antonio Stars are up for sale and plan on relocating to a new city. As first reported by Terrence Thomas of the San Antonio Express-News, and later confirmed by a source close to Def Pen.

The move of the Stars was later confirmed by the team. According to a source, the team moving to Las Vegas is a possibility. Vegas is currently home to the National Hockey League’s (NHL) expansion team, the Vegas Knights. The Knights are currently majority owned by Bill Foley, along with the Maloof Family as a second ownership group.

The Maloof family had an ownership stake in the now-defunct Sacramento Monarchs. Vegas is also home to the NBA’s Summer League, which attracts people from all-around. The city has shown an interest in an NBA team, and possibly adopting a WNBA team could be the start of that dream.

 Last season the Stars went 8-26, as they’re roster has an abundance of youth. In any relocation, the main attraction for the team would be Kelsey Plum, the No.1 pick in 2017, even though she didn’t dominate her first year like some had thought.


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