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[ESPN] Mark Cuban says expanding playoffs would 'keep things interesting'

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Deuce, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    Mark Cuban has a plan to get the Mavs into the playoffs! Expand to 10 teams! LOL

    Mark Cuban says expanding playoffs would 'keep things interesting'
    http://espn.go.com/dallas/nba/story...er-mark-cuban-makes-pitch-expand-nba-playoffs


    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban proposed expanding the playoff brackets to 10 teams per conference during this week's league meetings in Las Vegas, terming his pitch as "food for thought."

    Cuban detailed the proposal he made to fellow owners, explaining in a Cyber Dust post on Thursday that it could potentially affect the issue of teams tanking and increase interest in the regular season.

    "With all the concern about getting a high draft pick taking precedent over winning games, the disparity in talent between conferences and the general challenge of team building, I asked the question," Cuban wrote. "Why do just 8 teams per conference make the playoffs? Why not 10?

    "The increased number would reduce the chances of good teams missing the playoffs in the stronger conference.

    "It would keep things interesting for fans longer into the season.

    "Teams that suffered difficult injuries would increase their chances of recovering."

    Cuban suggested giving the top seeds in each conference a playoff bye and matching up the bottom two seeds in a best-of-five series.
     
  2. photojoe

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    Terrible, horrible idea. The NBA playoffs are already way too long. Adding an additional series for the bottom two seeds would only make it longer. And in the current format, the lower seeds are hardly ever competitve in the playoffs. The lowest seed to ever win a championship was #6 and that only happened once ever. What would be the point in adding the #9 and #10 teams, only to make the playoffs longer and have more teams get eliminated.

    Why would anyone suggest that?

    Money. More teams make the playoffs= more playoff games= more money for the owners.
     
  3. Nimo

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    Maybe they should do a consolation bracket like the summer league or the NIT
     
  4. arjun

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    He's just saying this so that the Mavs actually have a shot at the playoffs next few years...
     
  5. ipaman

    ipaman Contributing Member

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    67% of all teams make the playoffs?!?! Why even have a season, playoffs for everyone!!!
     
  6. RockFanFirst

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    Heck...why not just do it like my old-man basketball league, then. Everyone makes the playoffs just for participating and showing up. They can even give the last place teams some blue ribbons and a snack after each game like my son's little dribblers league.
     
  7. ipaman

    ipaman Contributing Member

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    Title should read, "Mark Cuban says expanding playoffs would 'keep his team relevant'"
     
  8. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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  9. donkeypunch

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    LOL at this clown, always trying to change rules for the betterment of his sorry ass franchise.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On CyberDust, <a href="https://twitter.com/mcuban">@mcuban</a> reveals that he proposed 10-team playoffs to fellow owners. <a href="http://t.co/ZF6T1EoyPe">pic.twitter.com/ZF6T1EoyPe</a></p>&mdash; Brad Townsend (@townbrad) <a href="https://twitter.com/townbrad/status/621679491077705728">July 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  10. ScolaIsBallin

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    Anyone notice how hard Cuban is trying to promote his ****ty app "CyberDust"?
     
  11. YOLO

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    lol he knows Dallas isn't a top 8 team so he wants to give them a chance to get in
     
  12. SeekingAlpha

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    What would actually make it more interesting would be best out of 3 series each round. Would actually give lower ranked teams more chance at an upset, similar to NFL. Unfortunately would never happen with the amount of money forgone.
     
  13. glimmertwins

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    Is this whole summer just about Cuban promoting CyberDust? I swear 90% of their users joined specifically because of all the Cuban news this summer has been fed exclusively through cyberdust....
     
  14. RockFanFirst

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    He might not have a top-10 team in the West. Maybe he'll ask to change it to top-14 in February when he sees where his team is ranked.
     
  15. ReverseBjorn

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    Want to make things really interesting, how about relegation?!! Would love to see the Mavs compete for the NBDL championship
     
  16. malakas

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    At first I thought this was an Onion article.
     
  17. Matthieu

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    Mavs would be 11th ...
     
  18. thedreamsteam

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    Lol no kidding
     
  19. TheRealist137

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    This guy is totally milking his relevance to plug his Cyber Dust app. It's the only reason he keeps talking.
     
  20. dragician

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    expanding only makes sense if bottom seeds are making it to the finals....

    so far only rockets have made it in 1995.
     

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