OsuCavsfan103 wrote:Just an idea I was toying around with in my head. What if each player got 5 healthy scratches to use a year, and they had to choose when they would be before the season starts, and they cannot be changed. Now this doesn't pertain to injuries, and I am sure players could get around it just making up something, but as far as healthy scratches go. Once the schedule comes out each player can choose 5 games to sit out and still be paid. This way they could choose back to backs, especially later in the year, and fans would have the information ahead of time to decide if they want to buy tickets or not.
Other than those 5, anytime a player sits when healthy they should be subject for a certain % of their yearly playing salary, as well as not receive a game check for that game.
I know this isn't a perfect idea, and the players/teams will exxagerate injuries at times etc, but it would help at least in the fans perspective not shelling out money to see a game who turns out to be a battle of the C squads.
This is not going to work.
If a player could choose 5 games to sit out a year, Brooklyn fans would go an entire season without seeing a star play.
Besides, how does LBJ know in October whether the Cavs are cruising to another conference title in March or desperately battling for a mid-seed because of massive injury problems?