Radical NBA Playoff and Draft Idea

Wanna talk about politics, your favorite hockey team... vegetarian recipes?
DarthMonk
Online
Posts: 4389
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:58 pm

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?
Hog Bowl III, V Champion (2011, 2013)

Hognostication Champion (2011, 2013)


Scalp 'em, Swamp 'em,
We will take 'em big score!
Read 'em, Weep 'em Touchdown,
We want heap more!

JSPB22
Online
User avatar
Posts: 16098
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:03 am
Location: Location, LOCATION!

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.
Andre Carter wrote:Damn man, you know your football.


Hog Bowl IV Champion (2012)

Hail to the Redskins!

Hog
Posts: 814
Joined: Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:55 am

Postby Jeremy81 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:12 pm

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

DarthMonk
Online
Posts: 4389
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:58 pm

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.
Hog Bowl III, V Champion (2011, 2013)

Hognostication Champion (2011, 2013)


Scalp 'em, Swamp 'em,
We will take 'em big score!
Read 'em, Weep 'em Touchdown,
We want heap more!

Return to The Lounge