sportscrazy wrote:I feel like you need the CBA to weed out super teams and once those are kind of a trend of the past as much as possible, you need to create incentive to win.
Maybe eliminate conferences and have the best 2 teams in the league get a first round bye.
4 Best Record Get Byes To Round 2. The best 20 teams make the playoffs (this gives reason not to tank because you could make the playoffs easier and means only the worst 10 teams in the league are lottery eligible.)
Worst of the 16 out of 20 playoff teams play best of 3 game "play in" series.
8 Round 1 Winners are re-seeded and play best of 7 series.
4 Round 2 Winners are re-seeded and play best of 7 series against the 4 best teams in the league.
4 Remaining Teams are re-seed and play best of 7 series.
Remaining 2 teams play best of 7 series against each other.
1. The extra "play in" round creates more money for owners.
2. The bye creates incentive to play your players and get the bye rather than risk resting them and having to start at the "play in round"
3. More teams in the playoffs creates less tanking incentive.
4. Eliminating conferences makes the league more competitive.
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