'NBA 2K17' New Feature Revealed, League Expansion: Expand League To 36, Create New Teams

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(Photo : Facebook/NBA 2K17) A new feature for NBA 2K17 has been announced.

The "NBA 2K" series is already the best basketball series around but just when you thought the series couldn't get any better, 2K Sports announces a new feature.

In a blog post on the game's Facebook account, "NBA 2K17's" senior producer Erick Boenisch revealed a new feature for the game: League Expansion.

According to the blog post, the League Expansion feature is exactly what it sounds like: a new way to expand the 30-team NBA league. Now, when you start MyGM or MyLeague, you will have a few different options to start your new league.

- Start with the current 30-team NBA, as it is structured now.
- Start a league with Expansion where you can instantly expand the league from 30 up to 36 teams (all with designs of your choosing).
- Or, you can start with a completely customized league (that can still include up to 36 teams) that may include realigned divisions, Expansion Teams, Classic teams, Edited/Rebranded NBA teams, Euroleague teams, and more.

Similar to last year, you will be able to create new teams including their logos, arenas and uniforms. If you don't want to create a new team, you can select from "NBA 2K17's" "10 pre-built fictional franchises (complete with full audio and commentary support) built right into the game."

And if you don't want to choose either of the options, you can also download teams from the "NBA 2K" community.

"For example, if you know that you want your expansion team to be a Seattle Supersonics franchise, you can search through community-uploaded team designs and instantly download one right into your new MyGM/MyLEAGUE. It couldn’t be simpler," reads the Facebook post.

Once you add new teams to the league, they will be treated like existing NBA teams in the game. Check out what Boenisch had to say:

We’ve covered every detail required for a proper league expansion, including player protections, expansion drafts, and much, much more. A considerable amount of time was spent this year building an NBA schedule creation tool that dynamically generates balanced schedules with respect to your 31/32/33/34/35/36 team leagues.

We then created dynamic menus for every menu in the game including the Draft Lottery and the Draft, with respect to how many teams are in the league.

For example, when you have a 32-team league, that means you now have 16 teams in the lottery (up from the current 14), and all the mathematical odds of getting the #1 pick that go along with that new Draft Lottery format need to be updated. Simply put, we left no stone unturned, and we did it all for your enjoyment. Immerse yourselves.

To read more about the new feature, head here.

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