Radical NBA Playoff and Draft Idea

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Radical NBA Playoff and Draft Idea

Postby DarthMonk » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:31 pm

There are 30 teams in the NBA. Currently, 16 teams make the playoffs with all series being best 4 of 7. The draft is in reverse order of finish like the NFL but there is a modified lottery among the non-playoff teams. Here's the idea.

My Playoffs:

Everybody makes the playoffs. Yes - everybody.

The playoffs follow an NCAA Tournament style bracket.

The top two seeds get a first round bye.

The first 2 rounds are best 2 of 3.

Once it's down to 8 teams all series are best 4 of 7.

If all current series average about 6 games then the current playoffs consist of roughly 90 games. In my format, even if all series in the first 2 rounds were sweeps, there would be 46 games in those rounds plus roughly 42 more in the final 3 rounds for a total of 88 games. In other words, the NBA wouldn't lose any games. Also, I think more people would watch the early rounds.

My Draft:

No lottery.

The draft order is as follows:

16, 15, 17, 14, 18, 13, 19, 12, 20, 11, 21, 10, 22, 9, 23, 8, 24, 7, 25, 6, 26, 5, 27, 4, 28, 3, 29, 2, 30, 1.

In other words, 16 through 30 (not the other way around) and 15 through 1 alternating.

Right now there is tremendous incentive to tank the last month if a team is not playoff bound. In my format there is a strong incentive not to tank that last month.

It's not perfect but whattayathink?
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Postby Deadskins » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:49 am

Insanity! More thatn half the league making the playoffs is already too much for my tastes.
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Postby Jeremy81 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:12 pm

So what would be the point of playing a regular season?

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Postby DarthMonk » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:29 pm

Jeremy81 wrote:So what would be the point of playing a regular season?


What's the point now?????

Seeding. Bye. Draft placement. Money. Oh yeah, and money.
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