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"Wheel concept" to replace draft lottery?

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I didnt comment before because I thought it was really stupid. It is still really stupid, but now I must comment... I'm with carpan's idea of having a lottery for the 3 worst teams LIVE on television, and then having everyone else draft in the order of record. I don't want an NFL system for the NBA because it's a lot easier to stomach 17 weeks of tanking versus 82 games. But none of that will happen. Stern has shown he has no interest in transparency, which would alleviate most fans' concerns. For him to even have this proposed shows he has no interest in changing that. It's obvious that he wants to maintain a system where the big market teams, or teams that deserve a favor, still get fed.

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I didnt comment before because I thought it was really stupid. It is still really stupid, but now I must comment...

I'm with 8789's idea of having a lottery for the 3 worst teams LIVE on television, and then having everyone else draft in the order of record. I don't want an NFL system for the NBA because it's a lot easier to stomach 17 weeks of tanking versus 82 games.

But none of that will happen. Stern has shown he has no interest in transparency, which would alleviate most fans' concerns. For him to even have this proposed shows he has no interest in changing that. It's obvious that he wants to maintain a system where the big market teams, or teams that deserve a favor, still get fed.

It's carpanfan96, not 8789. Just fixing.
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Thanks chuck, didn't see that!

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The problem isn't just stern though. It's wes and as long as he's in the hip pocket of stern, James, Kobe.....ext.... The nba isn't going to change for the better because he's the big reason that super teams have formed and is always pushing players to big cities to form even more of them. You think wade, James and bosh didn't get some extra money from him for doing what he wanted??? Of course they did.

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The problem isn't just stern though. It's wes and as long as he's in the hip pocket of stern, James, Kobe.....ext.... The nba isn't going to change for the better because he's the big reason that super teams have formed and is always pushing players to big cities to form even more of them. You think wade, James and bosh didn't get some extra money from him for doing what he wanted??? Of course they did.

You think it's bad in the NBA... I'm willing to bet money that he (WWW) had something to do with Kentucky's recruiting class this past year.

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You think it's bad in the NBA... I'm willing to bet money that he (WWW) had something to do with Kentucky's recruiting class this past year every year.

 

 

Wes has control from the AAU circuit to Lebron and shoe companies. It's crazy how a seemingly random dude controls so much of basketball behind the scenes. 

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I say just have the owners play a one on one tourney for the top pick!!

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I actually think the "wheel" would be an improvement over the current system.  Combined with the new luxury tax that everyone is scared of (it caused the Harden trade), this would actually help because small market teams could actually try to be good.  There is a grand total of 1 big-market team that isnt scared of the new luxury tax, and they are run by a crazy rich russian man.

 

The NBA draft right now is a joke.  When fans are okay with tanking, there is a serious problem that needs to be addressed immediately. 

 

I would prefer a slight variation of the wheel, where instead of having teams draft in a set order, have them draft in groups.  For example, you could have every team put in 3 different groups- group 1 drafts 1-10 (worst record in the group gets #1 and so on), group 2 drafts 11-20, and group 3 drafts 21-30.  Takes away a lot of incentive to tank because you can only improve your pick a couple spots, and really bad teams are guaranteed a top pick every 3 years

 

 

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OMG that's a terrible idea. The NBA draft does need improvement though. In the NBA one guy can make a huge difference. The best thing is a hard cap, do a live lottery for the top 3 worst teams, then draft in order of record.

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