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  • #16
    planetmars wrote: View Post
    I like Bill Simmons idea the best.

    http://grantland.com/features/fixing-the-nba-playoffs/

    Top 7 teams in each conference make the playoffs. The final two seeds are determined by a single elimination tournament of the 16 worst teams ranked by the order of finishing the season (16th worst plays worst, 15th worst plays 2nd worst, etc).

    The playoff teams than are ranked 1-16 and games are played across conferences.

    The lottery format for draft picks are handled like this:

    Worst Six Teams: 9 percent chance of winning
    Worst Teams 7 through 12: 4 percent chance of winning
    Worst Teams 13 through 16: 2 percent chance of winning
    Top 14 teams: 1 percent chance of winning

    Lottery is only for the top 4 picks. After that its based on standings. Every team gets an opportunity for landing in the top 4.

    So no reason to tank. Can still make the playoffs even if you are the worst team in the league. And the bottom six teams each get the same opportunity to win the lottery. Also get a march madness style tournament plus good teams in the West get to play bad teams in the East in the first round (for example).
    Nice of Bill Simmons to like my idea from earlier this year:

    Can A Modified Lottery System Solve The NBA Tanking Problem?

    Why he'd give a playoff team a chance at the top pick is bizarre - the idea is help teams that didn't make the playoffs, not make the rich richer.

    Why he is mixing in how the playoffs work is just making a tough problem to solve overly complicated for zero benefit. Those are 2 separate issues & his idea on the playoffs side has huge holes in it.
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    • #17
      brothersteve wrote: View Post
      Nice of Bill Simmons to like my idea from earlier this year
      24th-21th 6% chance each
      20th-17th 1% chance each[/INDENT]

      Can A Modified Lottery System Solve The NBA Tanking Problem?
      Don't you mean to say you borrowed Simmons ideas which he has been talking about for years? They're at least 3 years old.

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      • #18
        planetmars wrote: View Post
        I like Bill Simmons idea the best.

        http://grantland.com/features/fixing-the-nba-playoffs/

        Top 7 teams in each conference make the playoffs. The final two seeds are determined by a single elimination tournament of the 16 worst teams ranked by the order of finishing the season (16th worst plays worst, 15th worst plays 2nd worst, etc).

        The playoff teams than are ranked 1-16 and games are played across conferences.

        The lottery format for draft picks are handled like this:

        Worst Six Teams: 9 percent chance of winning
        Worst Teams 7 through 12: 4 percent chance of winning
        Worst Teams 13 through 16: 2 percent chance of winning
        Top 14 teams: 1 percent chance of winning

        Lottery is only for the top 4 picks. After that its based on standings. Every team gets an opportunity for landing in the top 4.

        So no reason to tank. Can still make the playoffs even if you are the worst team in the league. And the bottom six teams each get the same opportunity to win the lottery. Also get a march madness style tournament plus good teams in the West get to play bad teams in the East in the first round (for example).
        I don't like this, there will still be 6 teams that are looking for that higher percentage, doesn't really solve the problem

        e_wheazhy_ wrote: View Post
        Well then it's not exactly fixing tanking, is it?

        As ugly as it is, tanking is a legit strategy.
        Ya, but the teams that are in 8th are still good teams and might only tank the last 3 games to get a high pick. It is still promoting the entirety of the league to win.

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