Little Nathan wrote:MrFortune3 wrote:dougthonus wrote:Pretty interesting that the NBA's 22 team plan includes 13 WC teams and 9 EC teams.
It's all of the teams in the playoff hunt brought back for a 8 game season to finish out.
All the teams in the playoff hunt + Devin Booker and Bradley Beal, that is.
Hard to balance it all out.
1: Straight to the playoffs makes the most logical sense fairness wise, but you probably want some regular season to warm guys up again and need to fulfill your local TV deals.
2: If you aren't going straight to the playoffs then you need some non playoff teams in there to have a playoff race or else what are you dong?
3: Once you include any non playoff teams, you get caught with a "what's one more game problem" If you bring in a team at less than 3, why cut it at 3 and not 4, why 4 and not 5, why 5 and not 6? You get past that and now you have a real gap between the teams, so it makes sense.
I can see why they landed on this as the least bad of the alternatives when factoring in money, warm up, and other things, but it's a weird plan for fans to watch IMO.