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George Karl: playoffs should have 16 seeds

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Commodore, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Commodore

    Commodore Contributing Member

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    http://www.denverpost.com/nuggets/ci_22858396/conference-call-why-not-just-seed-nos-1

    (1) Miami
    vs.
    (16) Milwaukee

    (8) Indiana
    vs
    (9) Brooklyn

    (5) LA Clippers
    vs
    (12) Atlanta

    (4) Denver
    vs
    (13) Chicago

    (6) Memphis
    vs
    (11) Houston

    (3) Oklahoma City
    vs
    (14) Boston

    (7) New York
    vs
    (10) Golden State

    (2) San Antonio
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    (15) LA Lakers
     
  2. DonatasFanboy

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    Actually I think Chicago in rd1 would be very dangerous for Denver.
     
  3. sugrlndkid

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    I suggested something just like this before, and I would love this...but wont happen with Stern as commissioner...
     
  4. Deckard

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    Interesting. It would certainly be different, and would reward teams with a better record than some teams making the playoffs in a weaker conference. I'm sure we can't guess which conference that might be. I'd have to think about it. I'm not crazy about changing things, more often than not.
     
  5. JayGoogle

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    Yes please. Look at those matchups? A lot of potential for upsets there. All of those matchups look great besides the Miami-Milwaukee massacre.

    They need to do something, the NBA playoffs just don't compare to the NFL or MLB playoffs because it's a forgone conclusion. MAYBE there is one upset...maybe...but mostly the teams that are expected to win, do.
     
  6. Fyreball

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    On a negative, you'd basically just have to eliminate conferences altogether since they hold no bearing anymore.

    On a positive, the Rockets would get the Grizzlies match-up in the first round that most of us want!
     
  7. DonatasFanboy

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    It wouldn't happen because of traditions and "Conference champion" thing.

    This is a typical Euro format and nothing wrong with it -- but NBA playoffs are colossal in terms of length and the number of games, so it makes marketing sense to add a little extra meaning/milestone in winning the conference.

    Besides, with the uneven schedule there's no fair way to seed.
     
  8. thedude077

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    I think this would be a lot more fun.
     
  9. jim1961

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    I agree it wouldnt happen, but if it did, it would make sense to change the regular season schedule to 87 games so you play every team 3 times.
     
  10. mugrakers

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    We wouldn't be all for this if we were in the Eastern Conference.
     
  11. DonatasFanboy

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    That kind of traveling would kill the teams, though. Not only 5 more games but traveling to the other side of the country so much.
     
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    That would be sweet! Probably too big of a change for many people who are reluctant to stray from old traditions, but at the very least its worth discussing among the commissioner and owners.
     
  14. Sydeffect

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    Scheduling would be so much more different. Conferences would be redundant if they truly wanted the top 16 teams to make it.
     
  15. Commodore

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    conferences wouldn't quite be redundant in that top 8 from each conference get in (rather than league top 16)
     
  16. Raven

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    I have a better idea. Reduce the reg season to 50 games, all NBA teams make the playoffs, best of three, including the finals, record determines home court.

    :grin:
     
  17. KellyDwyer

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    Eye-roll ...

    Same response, every year guys. It's not "old tradition" that keeps things how they are. It's the fact that Golden State/New York is completely unpractical, as is Chicago/Denver. At the East's worst a few years back, fans were suggesting the same thing and it would have ended up with New Jersey/Phoenix, etc.

    It's fine for one round, the Finals, when games are spaced out and the 2-3-2 format is up.
     
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  18. Commodore

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    clearly Kelly Dwyer knows more about travel feasibility than George Karl
     
  19. Aleron

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    portland to new orleans is a 4:37 flight time and they're in the same conference, la to new york is 5:45 as an fyi.
     
  20. Aleron

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    chicago denver makes no sense at all, that's a flight time of 2:20, which is shorter than the houston flight to any california team.
     

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