With the NBA increasingly likely to give consideration to its first expansion in two decades in the near future, a pair of major cities are expected to be at the front of the line.

Per commissioner Adam Silver, Las Vegas and Seattle will be among markets explored if the league decides to grow upon the completion of its next media rights deal.

The NBA most recently expanded for the 2005 season, when the Charlotte Bobcats (now the Hornets) came into existence.

Las Vegas has never had an NBA team, but did host the All-Star Game in 2007. Seattle was home to the SuperSonics, who relocated to Oklahoma City and became today’s Thunder , from 1968 to ’08.

The league’s current media rights contract ends after the 2025 season.