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#1 Sako32

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Posted March 31, 2009 - 03:08 PM

I just heard on PTI that the NBA wants to make it so the #1 seed chooses their first round opponent. Discuss.

Edited by Sako32, March 31, 2009 - 03:09 PM.

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#2 Michaelyumm

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Posted March 31, 2009 - 03:09 PM

that would be cool

I would pick the Mavs still though

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Posted March 31, 2009 - 03:16 PM

haha wouldn't it be awesome if we choose the no. 2 seeded team..send the big ones home early

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#4 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted March 31, 2009 - 03:28 PM

They're trying this with the D-league this season.

Interesting thought.

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Posted March 31, 2009 - 03:29 PM

first round opponent..like choosing teams like Queens also? haha

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Posted March 31, 2009 - 03:47 PM

It would certainly stop teams losing on purpose to avoid playing a certain team.
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Posted March 31, 2009 - 03:53 PM

haha wouldn't it be awesome if we choose the no. 2 seeded team..send the big ones home early



haha that would be funny.

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Posted March 31, 2009 - 04:39 PM

what would be better is if they let the #1 seeds choose all the match-ups for the first round

#9 ファイナルファンタジ

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Posted March 31, 2009 - 05:06 PM

Lol, that would screw up all the matchups.

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Posted March 31, 2009 - 05:22 PM

Bad idea. Though it makes you wonder if every team would take the playoffs seriously. I don't think there is as much tanking as some people say there is.

In fact, Clippers did it last right?

#11 purple_and_gold_fever

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Posted March 31, 2009 - 11:09 PM

This will fail.

#12 fido

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Posted April 01, 2009 - 04:20 PM

Idiotic idea.

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Posted April 01, 2009 - 10:34 PM

It’s intriguing to imagine how the system might work in the NBA. Since divisions were realigned in 2002 (when the Hornets moved from Charlotte to New Orleans), Stern and Jackson have sought a way to add value to division titles. Giving the winners a choice of first-round playoff opponents would accomplish that goal.

Imagine the choices in the Western Conference.

As of Monday morning, the Pacific-leading Lakers would be able to choose among the Hornets, Trail Blazers, Jazz and Mavericks. The Spurs, leaders of the Southwest Division, would get choice No. 2, with the Northwest-leading Nuggets getting third choice.

The No. 4 seed would be stuck with whichever team was not selected by the division champs.

The Lakers probably wouldn’t pass up playing the No. 8 Mavericks, but if the Trail Blazers were to slide to No. 8, it might be a different story. The Lakers have lost seven straight games at The Rose Garden. That might be cause for pause.

And if the Spurs were to choose among the Blazers, Jazz and Hornets?

There is no good answer, unless one of those potential foes had a key player out with injury.


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Posted April 03, 2009 - 09:50 AM

Idiotic idea.


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Posted April 03, 2009 - 10:18 PM

I like that idea. But if the Lakers were in a different position I probably wouldn't. Funny how that works.
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