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"Wheel concept" to replace draft lottery?

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This is epically dumb

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This is epically dumb

 

absolutely agree. 

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Awful idea.  If you miss on your #1 pick, or pick #1 in the weak draft then you have done nothing to improve your team and now have to pick 30, 19, 18 the next three years?  Talk about a sure fire way to get a fanbase(s) to give up entirely.  Also, it would give even more power to players like Wiggins, who could now choose to stay in school one extra year if this year's #1 is the Bobcats and they would rather go #1 next year to the Lakers.

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why not just use the average of the last 3 years, with a slight bit of 5 year average, so taht teams that are *historically* bad get good picks?  No GM can convince an ownership group they're going to tank for 3+ years I'd imagine

 

This is an AWFUL idea and would destroy the chance of so many teams to rebuild.

 

Top 3 teams with a lottery isn't bad, NFL system isn't bad either.  But this is an idea that would kill rebuilding processes, imo

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I am not sure how going to a MLB/NFL system would reduce tanking.  If anything I think it would do more to ensure that tanking is a successful tactic.  Now if you tank and have the worst record you improve your chances of #1.  In that scenario if you tank and get the worst record you are guaranteed #1.

 

Maybe adjusting the lottery so that teams that just miss the lottery have better than a 0.3% chance and there is not such an advantage to completely tanking would help?  Worst four records get a 10% chance, next five teams gets a 8% chance, last five teams get a 4% chance.

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It establishes a status quo for the nba talent level. Teams that are good stay good teams that are bad stay bad.

Who gives a poo about who is tanking and who isn't. Fans shouldn't support established teams that do this nonstop.

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This dumb concept would mess up the "trade system", trading pick(s) for players.

Also, I rather take my chances on winning the no.1 pick in 30 years than knowing exactly that I won't have one every 30 years.

A small market team would be terribly bad if this stupid concept goes through. The draft happens to help the small market teams build its teams. Small market teams would suck for 30 years.

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The only way for this idea to work would be the NBA would have to go to a hard salary cap so that teams could not stack with super stars and so on. Make it where teams could only afford one max level player. Heck in the current set up this might be what is best for the league to lower the  cap and switch to a hard cap system to prevent teams from stacking up unless the players want to play for pennies on the dollar which I doubt they will do. 

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The NBA needs to do a Old NHL system where the top three teams are in the lottery, everyone else picks based on record. Then also a Hard Cap set at 60-65 million that evens the playing field and breaks up teams like NY,NJ,LA and the Heat. 

 

Edit: Forgot to add this part earlier. For the above to happen, the NBA needs to get rid of WWW and stop his influence over NBA players and execs. He's pretty much ruined the NBA along with Stern. 

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If anything, the current system encourages persistent tanking IMO. If the Bobcats had been assured the #1 pick a couple years back and landed Anthony Davis, no more reason to tank. The Unibrow, Kemba, and all that cap space? Could've signed two Al Jefferson type guys to pair with the two young studs. The lottery fuged them, and now they continue to be terrible/tanking is an option. 

 

Obviously cases would occur where draft picks are missed on, injuries, etc. ruin draft picks, but that's true for any draft system. The Bobcats being the worst team ever a couple years back, and only having a 25% chance at landing the #1 pick? That's absurd. 

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