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My NBA Idea (Time to change it up)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by deb4rockets, Nov 17, 2023.

  1. deb4rockets

    deb4rockets Contributing Member
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    Tired of late games? I know I don't like them. We have 30 NBA teams, so why not make 3 Conferences? Western, Central, and Eastern, 10 teams each, with North and South Divisions. We would have more games played in our time zone and I would guess it would increase overall game viewing.

    How would playoffs work? Well, my idea is a mix of NBA and NCAA formats. Let the best teams win, regardless of conferences.

    It starts with Conference Championships.
    The two Division winners from each conference play a best of 7 series to determine the Conference Championship.

    Then the Playoffs begin, with the Conference Champs and top overall seeded Division winner sitting out the first round (Wildcard Round).

    See attached Chart for Conference and Playoff format:
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    deserves its own thread
     
  3. deb4rockets

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    Now I need to get the NBA to buy the idea.
     
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    i dun understand but im all for change
     
  5. deb4rockets

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    What part don't you understand?
     
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    As a night owl, I appreciate the West coast games, so no. :D
     
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    I think the NBA should do away with conferences and divisions. It’s an outdated concept when the league still traveled by bus and flew commercial to get to games. Also, they provide an unfair advantage to teams in a weak conference. You want the best teams in the playoffs and not teams that barely made it in due to playing in a weaker conference. It would be awesome if you could have a Rockets/Mavs or Rockets/Spurs finals.
     
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    I'm for that too. My idea was just a stepping stone, where you can still have Division and Conference Champions. I just think West and East is stupid, when there are many teams more central. The biggest change is playoffs, where the best two teams can reach the finals, and not just best of each conference. With my concept you could still have a Rockets/Mavs or Rockets/Spurs Finals.
     
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  9. Bo6

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    lets add relegation to the g-league for the worst team. the team that gets promoted gets the #1 draft pick. the rest of the teams get really low lottery odds for the remaining picks.

    i just solved the tanking problem. the NBA can add as many franchises they want (Seattle, Las Vegas, Vancouver) but they all start in the G-league.
     
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    Maybe the bottom 14 or 15 teams should all just get equal chance at draft picks. Just take the worst teams and give them all the same shot at drawing for the top 14 or 15 picks. That way, tanking wouldn't be as beneficial.
     
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    Here's my proposed Conferences and Divisions

    Eastern Conference

    North
    Boston Celtics
    Brooklyn Nets
    New York Knicks
    Philadelphia 76ers
    Toronto Raptors

    South
    Atlanta Hawks
    Charlotte Hornets
    Miami Heat
    Orlando Magic
    Washington Wizards

    Central Conference

    North
    Chicago Bulls
    Cleveland Cavaliers
    Detroit Pistons
    Milwaukee Bucks
    Minnesota Timberwolves

    South
    Indiana Pacers
    Dallas Mavericks
    Houston Rockets
    Memphis Grizzlies
    New Orleans Pelicans

    Western Conference

    North
    Portland Trail Blazers
    Utah Jazz
    Denver Nuggets
    Golden State Warriors
    Oklahoma City Thunder

    South
    Phoenix Suns
    Sacramento Kings
    San Antonio Spurs
    Los Angeles Lakers
    LA Clippers
     
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    What about the two expansion teams, likely Las Vegas and Seattle?
     
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    All because you can't stay up late? Ok boomer.
     
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    West and East in old school. It makes no sense. The playoffs also often don't allow the 2 best teams in the the NBA to compete in the Finals. I like a mix of NCAA type playoffs.
     
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    It would make one Conference with 1 less team unless they added 3 expansion teams.
    Slide 'em to the West and move OKC and San Antonio Central, and shift one team from Central to East.
     
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    ...if you want to watch the game live, stay up late. If you don't then turn off score notifications and watch them the next day after recording them or getting league pass or something.

    Either that or lobby the commissioner to ask you daily what games YOU want to see and 'what time' so they can plan the league around your personal schedule.
     
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    The teams in the conference playoff series have a disadvantage of an extra series?

    Central Conference sounds weird, I'm out.

    Where did you find this idea?
     
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    OKC and San Antonio would be West but not the Rockets? Makes total sense
     
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    Are you calling him stupid?
     
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    As someone who gets home from work at 7-8 these games are awesome
     
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