This is the dumbest shit I have ever heard...

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  1. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me! Staff Member Commissioner

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    http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/39407/fix-tanking-ditch-the-draft

    And

     
  2. barfo

    barfo commie pinko Staff Member Global Moderator

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    That works great if every team has the same amount of money.

    Not so great in the real world.

    barfo
     
  3. Rhal

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    Would be cool in a pick type of bidding. Say first round picks are worth 3 points, lottery picks are worth 5 and second rounders 1. Can only bid picks you have acquired and can't use picks farther then 3 years out.
    Something like that for the top 3 spots would be cool.
     
  4. 3RA1N1AC

    3RA1N1AC 00110110 00111001 GFX Team

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    they should just battle everything out with owner yacht racing
     
  5. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me! Staff Member Commissioner

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    I say they Rochambeau for it.

    [video=youtube;cwA8V6hcqQo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwA8V6hcqQo[/video]
     
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    Why not make the players prizes in a poker game?
     
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    The NBA owners would never want to get into annual bidding wars for picks. Even though that would favor teams like Portland, Dallas, LA and NY.

    But I agree, those are terrible ideas. Fans of crappy teams need something to look forward to.
     
  8. B-Roy

    B-Roy Whaa...?

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    Shouldn't we love this? We'd have the #1 pick every year.
     
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    Obviously any idea that gets rid of the draft is a nonstarter, because everybody loves the draft. But a somewhat sensible idea was to make it a five-year draft. That is, your position in the draft would be based on your record over the past five years rather than the past season, just as an attempt to end tanking (or as an incentive to tank ALL THE TIME).

    But that idea has obvious flaws: a team gets #1 after sucking mightily for five years. Gets a #1 pick and trades for Chris Paul. Makes the playoffs and even wins a round. But then, because it sucked so mightily in the preceding 5 years, still gets a top 3 pick.

    If they really want to end tanking, I've always said they should have a relegation/promotion system like in European Sports leagues. Of course, no NBA team would vote for that. But it would be AWESOME. You could start it by reducing the number of NBA teams by about 6, and getting the best-run D-League teams and combining them together to make Division 2.

    But then, how do the Division 2 teams factor into the draft? Ooh, I've got it: (like they already have, sort of) have an age restriction for the NBA draft but not for the League 2 draft, so the League 2 could be a genuine minor-league system. No NBA team can draft a player younger than, say, a college junior (or equivalent), but League 2 can draft even highschoolers. That way the NBA wouldn't have highschoolers sitting on their benches, but the highschoolers could earn a professional wage.
     
  10. Ed O

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    I am surprised that MLS hasn't tried something like this. Given its penchant for copying international conventions, it seems like it might be a cool differentiator.

    Ed O.
     
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    Or another option, won't happen but eliminates tanking, is make the entire draft a lottery with each team having 1 pingpong ball. Pure luck of the draw. Would make the annual lottery much more watched - I never cared when the Blazers were in the playoffs for 22 consecutive years.
     
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    Thunderdome!

    guess that might give OKC the edge?
     
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    Hunger Games: each team picks a lowly member of the organization (perhaps a video guy) to an arena where they battle to the death. Your pick is in reverse order according to at what point your guy died. Ideally you want players with some stored energy in the form of chubbiness.
     
  14. Natebishop3

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    I think they should have a FFA larp event where the GMs have to fight to the last man to determine who gets the #1 pick.

    [video=youtube;vygiWJ478YY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vygiWJ478YY&feature=related[/video]
     
  15. Nikolokolus

    Nikolokolus No worries, Bert has this

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    Raise the stakes and give them real swords.
     
  16. jaspitzer

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    It's not dumber than Kingspeed and others that would like us to make the playoffs this year
     
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    LameR Ha Seung-Jin Approved!

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    What if you have a team that genuinely sucks and can only win 25 games, even playing hard? Then they're on average going to end up picking at 7 or 8 (the average spot, right in the middle, it's just an average, dont freak out), and if the draft is weak, they have to go through the same process for who knows how long? Makes free agents even less likely to try to join them.
     
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    barfo commie pinko Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I think under her proposal, the average spot is 15 or 16. All 30 teams would participate in the lottery.

    Trying not to freak out,
    barfo
     
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    What if there were a draft lottery for all non-playoff teams, so teams won't necessarily draft in the order that they suck?

    Oh wait...

    This is the dumbest shit I've ever heard.

    I stand corrected. This is the dumbest shit I've ever heard.
     
  20. jaspitzer

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    So not tanking and getting the 8th seed is better than tanking how?
     

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