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A solution to the NBA draft if there is still a lock out

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A solution to the NBA draft if there is still a lock out

There really is no fair way with the options that people have presented ( Let the bad teams get more balls, Leauge wide draft). So how about this...Make the draft only eligable to the Sr's and have a leauge wide draft then the next year go back to the regular way.Why do i think this works? There really isn't a Sr who is gonna come in and just the teams they go to so the teams will basically be playing with the same players that they played with during the 2010-2011 season. So by the time the 2012-2013 lotto comes around the bad teams will probablt still be bad and won't miss out of the future stars Like Barnes,Sully,Davis, Drummond. Yeah this way sucks for the underclassmen in college but that doesn't matter because this is a NBA issue. Theres no fool proof answer but i think this way works better then the other ideas and not only that it makes the 2013 draft that much better. I'm sure some people won't agree but if you don't then suggest a solution that is more fair to all teams.


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terrible

terrible

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Lol "with the first pick in

Lol "with the first pick in the 2012 NBA draft ... Trevor mbakwe!"
Why change what's worked in the past?... Let the NBA and stern decide who gets the first pick then do a lottery with all the teams. But include all eligible players of course.

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Bmore, I'm not necessarily in

Bmore,

I'm not necessarily in agreement with uknation's proposal either, but there's no reason to be a rude, impolite jerk about it. You owe him an apology.

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If ya'll don't agree how

If ya'll don't agree how about you're soultion that makes more sense??? A leauge wide draft doesn't work because a team like the lakers could get the first pick, Redoing the draft doesn't because there wasn't a season played and the main reason for the lock out is the fact that bad teams are losing money and they already want the good teams to share there money.

its easy to just say "Dumb idea" alot harder to come up with a solution. I expect that from Bama's from Bmore

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I like the idea

of a league wide draft, with number of ping pong balls= losses last season. True LA could get the first pick (not likely), but to me thats what would make it the most exciting draft in history.

Also, I don't really think there is a right answer because "someone" gets screwed in every option that the NBA, writers or fans have offered.

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LOL... I Think alot of people

LOL...

I Think alot of people would agree,that it'll be Fair if they re-did the 2011 Lottery again..With all the teams that where in it remain in,only if they havent given up their 2012 pick...

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Yeah but the teams that

Yeah but the teams that werent in the lotto don't argee with that according to ESPN's interviews with the owners. most of the lotto teams agree. And the league wide one the lotto teams also said they don't agree with that.

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Of course the teams that

Of course the teams that weren't in the lotto aren't going to agree, it doesn't mean it's fair. Redo the lottery with the same teams just draw again.

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I don't like that idea only

I don't like that idea only because you may be paying a 2nd round player or undrafted player lotto type money and thats horrible. but atleast you gave your opinion on it and I respect that.

Heres my plan so that no one has to complain. Again its not perfect, and extremely flawed but here it goes anyway

1. Take all of last years lotto teams and redo the lotto with a catch: cleveland automatically gets the 14th pick(so that they won't be awarded the 1st pick), and the lotto will be between the remaining 13 teams(everyone else gets an extra boost in % so they have a better chance to get the 1st pick)

2. Next so that everyone gets a chance, reverse the second round order, with it being teams postioned 15-30 getting the first 15 picks, and then the reversed order of the lotto teams the last 15 picks.

Again this is not exactly fair but just an opinion which you asked for

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Here is my problem with your suggestion

You say, basically, that since there are no impact seniors, the bad teams will still be bad and the good teams will still be good. If that is the case, then your idea really is no different than redoing the lottery or doing having teams pick in reverse order. The only people hurt by your proposal are the underclassmen who miss a year of earning a living and are that much farther from free agency.

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Thats why i like the idea

Thats why i like the idea because none of the teams are really hurt by it and the NBA doesn't really care if the underclass men are hurt by not being in the draft. At least this way i don't see much of a disagrement between teams liek there is for a redo of the lotto from this year or every one in the lotto with bad teams given better chances(personally i think that one would work). But Each team wants a lotto that would work in their favor and the only way that would happen is if there is no draft but that won't happen. Pretty much there is no solution so far that would make most of the teams happy

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How about a 30 team lottery

How about a 30 team lottery with 6 top spots up for grabs, just split the odds up differently so it is spread out more evenly amongst the teams, but still giving the worst teams the best odds.

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How about all the owner get

How about all the owner get together and play rock paper scissors for the first?

haha jk....but forealz they should have a lottery for the teams 15-30 for the bottom 16 picks

and for the actually lottery they should just even out the odds of winning the lottery by a little by lets say lower the odds of the Cavs winning the draft and higher the odds for the rockets winning and do it for everyteam until there close but still in the same order so its up for grabs

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I have an idea take last

I have an idea take last years lottery teams do a lottery for the first 3 picks then picks 4-6 do another lottery with every other team in the league in it, then after the lotteries are decided just follow last years standings to determine the rest of the picking. That way every team will have a chance at a lottery pick and last years lottery teams will automatically have a chance at the top 3.

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I think this is a good idea

I think this is a good idea but i would not allow playoff teams to have a pick inside of the top 6

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I don't think that they

I don't think that they should only put last year into consideration for a possible lottery. For a lottery as unsure as this, I think what they should do is take the win-loss record of each team from the past 5 years and go from there. True Cleveland would kind of get screwed by that system but they also had two top 5 picks in one year so that should make up for it. Also they could do some compensatory picks after the first round (maybe like 3-5 picks for teams that got screwed by this system). At least with this way it shows who is really in need of the top pick and not just going off more luck from a season that never happened. With this system it takes into account historically poor performing teams.

As a Timberwolves fan I would feel like this would be a good system, but of course, we are the best running franchise in the league and traded our 2012 first round pick for the franchise guard MARKO JARIC!

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When I saw the title I was

When I saw the title I was hopeful. No offensive, but when I saw it, it was terrible.

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If there was a total lockout

If there was a total lockout then I suppose the farest idea might be to use the 2010-11 season's results as the basis for the lottery but maybe the 3 teams who got lottery picks this year pick from their lowest default position. I would wonder how traded picks would work as the first pick this year was effectively the Clippers pick but Cleveland got it via a trade. I could see Dan Gilbert being very happy if Cleveland's own pick which came up 4th was back in the lottery with an outstanding chance of being top 3 again.

The Clippers mght be penalised for Cleveland's luck this year and maybe for the T-Wolves being 2nd ths year but they would still have two nice top 10 picks in a deep draft.

I like the idea of maybe 3 lottos for picks 1 to 3 for the bottom 10 teams, 11-13 for the next 10 and 21-23 for the best 10 teams.

If you did a lottery based on average performances over a 3 or 5 year period then you could see a team like the Thunder perhaps being higher than they should be or NJ's 12-70 season being a help if they got a chance to get Barnes, Drummond, Davis etc on the roster before D-Will went to FA.

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