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(NYPost)   NBA, as an anti-tanking measure, requests that Bulls give more playing time to ex-Knicks players. Go ahead, read that sentence again, it still doesn't make any sense   ( nypost.com) divider line
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2018-03-07 07:10:12 PM  
No subby, I don't want an aneurysm.
 
2018-03-07 08:41:30 PM  
The everyone gets a turn works for Little League, not pros.
 
2018-03-07 08:55:58 PM  
What's tanking?  The NBA or the Bulls?
 
2018-03-07 09:05:01 PM  
The league needs to realize that the only way to win championships in the league is to have one, or preferably two superstar talents on the roster. And the only reliable way to get those superstar talents is to get into the top 5 of the draft, and to do that you have to suck, and this year the Bulls have to out-suck quite a few other teams who are employing the same strategy.

And if you think you can attract superstar talent free agents without any star talent already on your team, you're terribly mistaken.
 
2018-03-07 09:05:23 PM  

durbnpoisn: What's tanking?  The NBA or the Bulls?


its when you lose on purpose by resting your good players, so you can purposely get a better draft pick

since either LAL BOS MIA DET SAS CHI HOU, and Cleveland and Dallas once, have won all the championships since Phili' in 83

so the competitiveness has been lacking
 
2018-03-07 09:08:14 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: The everyone gets a turn works for Little League, not pros.


.....which is why the NBA is saying, play your professionals, not your little leaguers.

They're basically talking about how the Bulls have been resting 2 of their best players for no real reason, and when people pay $100+ to see Lebron or Durant sit on the bench..... yeah.
 
2018-03-07 09:20:09 PM  
This is the same NBA who traded away Chris Paul for a handful of beans.
 
2018-03-07 09:20:55 PM  

links136: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: The everyone gets a turn works for Little League, not pros.

.....which is why the NBA is saying, play your professionals, not your little leaguers.

They're basically talking about how the Bulls have been resting 2 of their best players for no real reason, and when people pay $100+ to see Lebron or Durant sit on the bench..... yeah.


But when you can pretty relibaly pick the top talent and one player can carry an entire team, it is an issue.

I wonder if you could create a system like: the odds of getting the top three pick would be highest for the most wins in the bottom third of the league and the more wins they have the better their odds of getting it.

Then revert to worst to best. So the bottom third of the league need to compete for the top picks but the worst teams aren't completely shut out in terms of talent.
 
2018-03-07 11:20:39 PM  
Non-playoff teams should play a one and done tournament during the first round of the playoffs  to decide draft order.
 
2018-03-07 11:22:25 PM  
You play.  To win.  The game.  You play to win the game.  If you draft compensation model is designed so as to reward people to not win games, then your system is broken.  How about this?  If you don't make the playoffs, your name goes in a bucket.  Pull out names randomly, and pull out places randomly.  First team drawn is Memphis.  Then they draw their place...say 6th.  Boom, there you go.  Memphis gets the 6th pick.  Doesn't matter if their the worst team, or the best of the worst.  6th is where they pick.  Next team drawn is Dallas.  They draw 10.  Bang, they pick 10th.  Keep going til all teams and places are drawn.  Leaves everything up to luck, so your incentive is to, I don't know, win a game for the home fans every now and then.
 
2018-03-08 06:53:13 AM  
The NFL just straight
up gives the number one pick to the worst team instead of drawing for it and doesn't have anywhere near as much tanking. The difference is the NFL playoffs are much more random than the NBA playoffs which naturally results in more teams that having a non- zero chance to win a title. The NBA playoffs are almost certainly the fairest to the best team of all the major sports' playoff systems.  Only two teams seeded lower than 3rd have ever won an NBA title, and both of those teams were the defending champions but had injury disasters during the season and then got healthy for the playoffs.
 
2018-03-08 08:29:31 AM  

ghostfacekillahrabbit: The NFL just straight
up gives the number one pick to the worst team instead of drawing for it and doesn't have anywhere near as much tanking. The difference is the NFL playoffs are much more random than the NBA playoffs which naturally results in more teams that having a non- zero chance to win a title. The NBA playoffs are almost certainly the fairest to the best team of all the major sports' playoff systems.  Only two teams seeded lower than 3rd have ever won an NBA title, and both of those teams were the defending champions but had injury disasters during the season and then got healthy for the playoffs.


There really is only a tiny difference. The Giants pulled Manning at one point.   Crappy teams do kinda tank in the NFL. They just don't make it as obvious. They still play some of their starters and they make a huge deal out of "we want to get to know how good our backups are and test our new draft picks" and whatnot. The Bulls on the other hand are just like F it we aren't playing our starters at all.
 
2018-03-08 08:47:28 AM  
Go ahead and tank. Are you getting Lebron James or Kwame Brown? It's impossible to say, that's the risk you have to take.
 
2018-03-08 08:58:00 AM  
Instead of all this warblegarble about tanking and how its bad for the game and fans and its causing viewership to drop, just do like the NFL did, have players take a knee and then completely mishandle the PR that follows, it totes super worked for them NFL boys!

/snark

Season going nowhere and your not at all going to get to the playoffs do you A) put starters in and lose games or B) protect your multi-million dollar investments and gear up to try again next year?

Tough choice
 
2018-03-08 10:27:29 AM  

durbnpoisn: What's tanking?  The NBA or the Bulls?


Judging by the standings, both.

When 4 of 15 teams in each conference are in a real, legitimate race to the worst overall record, the entire league needs a good, hard look in the mirror.

/get rid of one and done
//beef up the d-league
///idea: lottery order is flipped for second round.  you want to suck? fine, it'll cost you.  you pick #1, then #45.
 
2018-03-08 11:50:24 AM  
Playing Robin Lopez over Felicio, yeah that makes sense. Playing the lesser Holiday over Nwaba actually makes the team a lot worse. Besides actually giving a shiat, Nwaba has physical talent, plays good defense, and rebounds. Shooting could be better but he's a passable 3 pt guy.
 
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