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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted April 12, 2017 - 03:07 PM

NBA general managers are lobbying for a dialogue about possible changes to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process.
 
Among executives and owners, there’s concern that the buyout process, which allows players to negotiate releases from contracts and often sign with playoff contenders, has become unfair to many smaller and mid-size market teams.
 
The NBA has a rule that dictates a player must be bought out or released and have his waiver process started prior to March 1 to become eligible to be added onto playoff rosters. 
 
General managers want to find a way to stop pre-arranged deals post-buyout with teams, which might give more clubs the chance to sign a buyout player who has cleared waivers.
 
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Posted April 12, 2017 - 06:15 PM

LeBron will figure out how to build his team no matter what they do. Crazy how much one player has dictated the landscape of the NBA and CBA like that. 



#3 Tensai

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Posted April 12, 2017 - 07:17 PM

The league needs more structural changes. People are focused more on who earns what, but lottery process is heavily dsyfunctional, which is the core issue right now imo.


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Posted April 15, 2017 - 01:26 PM

Are we back on this unfair to small and mid-size market b.s.?

 

Tired of owners trying to make NBA rule changes to make up for their bad management choices.

 

Fix the lottery process immediately.  Rooting for teams to lose, tanking and the like is a giant problem.



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Posted April 15, 2017 - 06:37 PM

I agree with all that has already been said. Do away with losing on purpose, kill the lottery. Why should the losing teams be rewarded with high picks. Equal ping pong balls to all the teams. Or make the worse team play for the lottery. Something, I don't know.

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Posted April 15, 2017 - 09:54 PM

The best idea I heard was when a team is mathematically eliminated form the playoffs, their lottery chances increase if they win more.  In other words, once eliminated, a team would need to win as much as possible to get more balls in the hopper.

 

Equal ping pong balls would just make teams barely play whatsoever.  it would be two teams staring at each other, caring even less.  Make it so once eliminated from playoff contention the team with the most wins gets the best chance at number one.  Its basically reversing the lottery lose to improve crap.






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