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NBA Adopting Anti-Tanking Rules?

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NBA Adopting Anti-Tanking Rules?

The good news is that the proposal is reportedly on the table once the next CBA goes into effect: “The plan for a play-in tournament to determine the eighth playoff seed in each conference was the topic of ‘healthy debate’ at the NBA competition committee’s meeting Friday during All-Star weekend, one source present at the meeting said. The idea probably won’t come up for discussion again until after a new CBA is ratified because it would involve adding games to the schedule, another person in the meeting said. The tournament was proposed by Denver Nuggets general manager Mark Warkentien in response to an invitation from commissioner David Stern, who had solicited ideas from committee members about how to spice up the final weeks of the regular season. Under the plan, the top seven teams in each conference would be seeded for the playoffs as they are now. Teams finishing 8-15 in each conference would play a three-day, single-elimination tournament with the winner being awarded the eighth seed. In addition to providing more drama, the tournament would theoretically reduce the temptation for teams that are out of playoff contention to rest players and lose games in an effort to secure a chance at a better draft position.”

This would be very interesting to see and I am sure it would def help with teams tanking to get higher picks in the draft.

Here's the link...

http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/02/nba-adopting-anti-tanking-r...


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A Better Idea

I have what I think is a better idea than a new tournament for the losers.

The current problem is related to the Conference format. You might have the 10th best record in your conference but miss the playoffs even though you have a better record than the 7th or 8th place teams in the other conference. Under this format, teams with losing records can actually make the playoffs. In fact I think that happened in recent years.

I have a solution that preserves the Conference format but makes it much easier for good teams in a strong conference to make the playoffs.

1. The first 6 teams in each conference automatically make the playoffs.

2. The last 4 teams are selected for the playoffs based upon their win-lost record without regard to their Conference.

This system will essentially preserve the identity of the East/West conference format but it should eliminate terrible teams making the playoffs because they're in a weak conference.

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Good idea, but doubtful it

Good idea, but doubtful it happens, more games great 4 greedy owners.

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NYK2010

NYK2010, the owners are indeed greedy and I would usually agree with your argument. However, there's a limit to how many games these guys can play before their bodies break down. They already have an 81 game schedule and if you're on a good team, you'll also participate in numerous playoff games where the body can only take so much.

Even the ultra greedy NBA owners don't want to destroy their own product. At least you would like to believe they are smart enough to take care of their own people.

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i remember barkley and kenny

i remember barkley and kenny smith talking about that. they thought it was a bad idea and that the players association wont go for it and i agree. they said teams could just chill the whole year and not really work to hard and then come tournament time win the whole thing and get into the playoffs( over a team who has woked there a$$ off during the whole year to get the 8th seed as barkley said..lol) so instead of being rewarded with a playoff spot for all that hard work during the season, the team would have to play in a tournament against some team that didnt work hard the whole year and possibly rested there starters for alot of games

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I think the best way to stop

I think the best way to stop tanking is to extend the lottery for the full fourteen picks, not just the top three. Why should New Jersey be guaranteed a top four pick? Why should Washington, Detroit, or Indiana be rewarded for tanking as the season concludes? If they are at risk of still getting the 14th pick, then why not try to win.

The play-in idea would be like something out of Semi-Pro. It is a bunch of bad teams playing for the right to get crushed by the Lakers. I'm not going to lie, I'd watch it, but I wouldn't be proud of it.

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