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  1. Laimbrane

    Laimbrane All-Star Forum Donor

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    Apparently Toronto approached Detroit about Rudy Gay...

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    This makes me really happy... the last thing Detroit needs is to add another inefficient shooter to that starting lineup.
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    It appears that the Pistons would have had to of beaten the Heat on Sunday with another stellar perforance by Dre for him to get the Player of the week.

    The Wizards went undefeated for the week (3-0) and Detroit native Jordan Crawford beat out both Dre and Jennings for player of the weeks honors in the EC.
    Crawford, Aldridge named Players of the Week | NBA.com

    One could argue that the Pistons faced stiffer competition than the Wizards...
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    Here's an interesting read. It's almost 15 years old, but I think it's thought provoking. It frames team vs. individual play on the basketball court as a white vs. black basketball style, which, personally, I don't find that compelling, but it does talk a bit about the coach vs. player dynamic, and the idea of execution vs. creativity.

    Transition Archive (T90)/ | Hutchins Center
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    I should have corrected this on Monday, but Crawford actually plays for Boston, not the Wiz, so it was the Celtics that went undefeated last week....this week they have already lost to the Nets and Clippers.....
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    I have been waiting patiently for you to correct this error. About time...:lol:
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    Lakers Reportedly Call Knicks About Iman Shumpert Trade | Bleacher Report

    The Lakers need a point guard. Do they have anybody that we could swap Will Bynum with? Or would they be afraid that he would take all of Kobe's shots?

    Shawne Williams maybe the SF who would give us the three point threat that we seem to be lacking...the question is can he play D better than Singler
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    They might be willing to give up Gasol for Monroe and Stuckey or Bynum...but Gasol has grown slow and lazy

    The question is...that $48 mil that they gave Kobe looks funky
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    I'd take the other gasol.
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    me too
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    Here's an article talking about the possible dissolution of the lottery. It "would eliminate the draft lottery and replace it with a system in which each of the 30 teams would pick in a specific first-round draft slot once — and exactly once — every 30 years." It's really interesting that it's apparently gaining traction in some NBA front offices.
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    I like that. There should be no reward for playing poorly.
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    I like random better so that teams can't jockey knowing when to rebuild.

    How about random odds that slightly improve based on your record to motivate playing out the season. Could also do a snake draft.
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    I personally like the idea of, at the end of the season, the top 14 teams (7 in each conference) going and each conference running a three-day, randomly-seeded tournament for the 8th spot. The Omega Team from each conference then plays the top-seeded team (after a day of rest). Then, for the draft, each team gets one ping-pong ball plus one more for each win, so the top spot is based on the number of wins your team accrues in that tournament - the more wins you get, the better odds you have of getting the top draft pick. After the season, the draft is held and ALL 14 draft slots are drawn (rather than just the top 3), so the number of balls you get is far more likely to matter. This system gives BOTH players and GMs an incentive to finish strong, while not punishing the playoff teams too much (a three-day break is perfect - not too long, not too short), and giving fans an exciting, March-Madness-Style tournament where the games are doubly important. You might say "wait, but the 7th team in gets screwed," but they're IN. There's no random last-second-shot craziness to keep them out of the tournament. Everyone in the lottery has a chance, but they have just as good a chance to not get in and/or lose that first game, leaving them with but a single ball in the draw.

    Right now, it's widely acknowledged that the worst spot you can be in in the NBA is in the 7th or 8th slot in the playoffs. You're not good enough to really compete, but you're too good to get a great pick and get better. You're the Milwaukeen Dead. This way, though, if your team is mediocre, you're going to get that final resource (high draft pick) to get over that hump. For a team that sucks, they need to get some decent free agents, make themselves watchable and competitive, and EARN those valuable top picks.
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    That's a fantastic idea, both in terms of making money for the NBA and fixing the draft.
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    Wasn't the lottery brought in to stop tanking? Prior to that simply having the worst record got you the #1 spot.
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    But you still have such a good chance at a great draft pick with a bad record.... worst record and you chose number 4 at worst. There needs to be a reason to win for all teams all the time, by Christmas its in almost half the teams best interest to actually lose.
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    Hell, with Indiana and Miami topping the East this year, it's been in about a dozen teams' best interest to lose for this whole season.
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    Maybe they should just remove the top 4 protection and open the lottery up to all the non-playoff teams? I suppose that might cause teams to want to drop out of the # 8 spot, but they probably also should come up with a way to reward the teams that make the playoffs.

    Give them an extra 2nd round pick like the sandwich round between the 1st and 2nd rounds in baseball.

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