How To Fix The Logjam of Talent in the NBA
Each year, more talent enters the NBA meaning players don't really get the play the minutes that they're suppose to be playing like a Jerryd Bayless. I think to fix up this logjam, I think the NBA should add at least 1-2 new expansion teams to help balance out this logjam and the talent that is coming to the NBA year after year. By adding 1-2 new expansion teams, it helps create more playing time for players rotting on team's benches and gives players simply more time to play. Expansion teams have to select at least 15 players from the 30 teams already in the NBA and the players have to be under contract. That would mean that we won't have to see for example the logjam of talented guards that a team like Golden State have, players that have yet to have proven themselves like Jerryd Bayless and Donte Greene will get the chance to with more PT.
I dont think 2 more teams would hurt. The problem is, where do they go? Las Vegas would be cool, but would people in Vegas go to 41 basketball games every year. Maybe a Kansas City or St. Louis team but would those towns really care about basketball(and when I say care I mean would people show up consistantly). Seattle had a run, and the people wouldn't mind having a team again. There are possibilities but not many make sense financially. And with the 2 teams are only going to solve the logjam for a few years.
That is a really good idea for the expansion teams to help with the log jam for players with talent. I personally would love to see Bayless get more playing timie because I feel he has a chance to be a really solid player in the league. The only problem with that is with the current state of the economy it would be hard to just add a couple of teams. The NBA's revenue is down fairly significantly compared to recent years. I really do wish something like adding a couple new teams would happen, give some different cities a taste of the NBA though. Really good post, keep it up.
lol, yall must be some lil kids, man
Logjam of talent??!!?? Do u have your head in the sand? There is a logjam of players without the necessary skills to compete. They can run and jump but cant run a pick and roll.
Logjam of talent. SMH
Right, b/c the Minnesotas of the league would be alrite if they could just let loose all that extra 'talent' they have.
agree w/ poster above....if anything they should cut it down to 26 or so teams...that will create more competition and less parity between the teams at the top from the teams at the bottom...
I agree that adding more teams will water down the talent instead of increasing. Look at it this way you add two teams and Trailblazers lose a good player like Bayless. Who takes his new open spot in Portland? Most likely a lesser talented player. How does this make Portland better? It doesn't.
theres no log jam. talent comes in every year so this is nothing new. players are on the bench because better players are playing ahead of them. its always been like that and it will always be like that. you can expand and there are still gonna be guys who can play sitting on the bench. if you talented but you cant run the plays or cant guard anyone or there are guys more talented then you are then you should be on the bench
You are correct but the skillset that we use to love in the Mike Jordan, Reggie Miller, Magic etc. era is gone. It is now athletic and run up and down....Lets run with that concept it is much prettier to watch. With the advancement of and 1 and the hard nose of ball playing gone. I think the NBA does have a logjam of talent. So much so that there needs to be at least 4 teams and I will tell you where
NEWARK, NJ be a perfect place for an NBA Team
St. Louis MO
LAS VEGAS NEVADA
These places are all ready get them in (NBA IS BROKE RIGHHT NOW!!) when you can and spread the talent out. Its sad to see players sit the bench or have to go to europe . We missed alot of talent the past 10 years....
i disagree. i liek the nba of yester year with guys who were athletic but had skills to match and coule run or half court with better defense and tougher. the more you expand the more you lessen the talent because guys who wouldnt have made the nba before all of a sudden are in the nba and guys who couldnt get time before because they just werent good enough are now getting time. you have more teams like washington,sac,gs,clippers,knicks. that stink it up. less compititive and gms would lose even more money
theres always gonna be guys who have talent going to europe. the fact is they just couldnt push through and take a spot from someone else. thats life. its like a club you dont let everyone in you let the best of the best and the guys that prove they belong stay and play. the ones that dont sit on the bench or dont play in the leauge. i dont see the sense of expanding just so some guy who couldnt cut it when there was less teams, now will be able to be in the leauge and getting money he shouldnt be getting. next thing you know people will want to expand college basketball and make new colleges so some kid who wasnt good enough before will be able to play d1 college ball. there will always be guys not making it because they werent good enough that someone thinks is good enough so are we gonna keep expanding so they can get in untill you lessen the talent pool so much that guys like jarron collins is the second best player on some expansion team?
Adding one team could help and there is a logjam of talent but there is not skilled Gm's that know how to build a team. Only a few teams in the NBA are lacking in talent right now and after next year's draft and free agency there may be only one team that we can say that about.
so what do they do after that team has guys ont he bench who peopel say should be playing?..add another team after that?