Discussion in '2017 Playoffs' started by Walter, Apr 13, 2017.
It is hilarious to me that you trumpet Dre's greatness but barely acknowledge LBJ. LOL
Are you drawing the conclusion that i think dre is better than lebron? You can't possibly think that. It makes sense that we don't spend a lot of time discussing the cavs here. With Dre, I'm just balancing out the haters who act like he's the root of our problems. He's not really my kind of player. I just respect his production and upside.
I hate Durant for going to the Warriors. Just ruined the league for everyone. I think the league should re-draft all players every 5 years. Every 5 years all the current players go into a pool. Teams draft fantasy style in order of most championships won followed by best winning % over the previous 5 year period. No reason to tank and rewards franchises that win by allowing them to draft first. Players can't be offered contracts longer than 5 years and there is an automatic contract scale based on where the player was drafted. For incoming rookies, the teams that didn't make the playoffs that year play their own NIT playoff series to determine who gets the number 1 pick. Again, not rewarding tanking.
I'd go toward hard cap, no max salaries. The fact that Lebron and Dre both max out means the max is way too low. It rewards tanking even more.
I agree, though I think there still needs to be something in place to incentivise players to stay with their current team (Bird rights). With the re-draft system there is no need for such rights!
This is good for thinking outside the box, but what is the incentive for owners or the league (and the players' union) to go for this? Any change in the system must be attractive to the stakeholders, of which the fans are the least powerful group.
The incentive for small market teams/owners is obvious - they get access to the best players which they normally can't do without the player's willingness. Owners in general pay less in salaries and luxury tax. Effectively there is a hard cap. For the players I'd have to do some more thinking on it but I reckon I could come up with something that works Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
You want to re-draft players every 5 years or you want them to stay with current team? You seem to have flip-flopped within an hour.
No, that was in response to Tas with regards to the second point which was him keeping the current model but with a hard cap (if I couldn't have my model). Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
The Keeper idea for the NBA is fun, but I think fan bases like to identify with players over a longer haul. I wish something could be done to eliminate these super teams. I read something the other day that some teams are just going to wait it out for a couple of years since they know they have no chance to win with Golden State and Cleveland so stacked right now.
I thought about that, but how many players actually stay with one team more than 5 years anyway? Realistically I think it's lower than one might expect.
Those days are long gone friend, like white picket fences, friendly neighborhood cops and evening tennis.
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