What should the NBA do with the rest of the season? 70 games, 82 games, start playoffs, cancel season?

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What should the NBA do for the rest of the season?

Just start the playoffs (63-67 is enough games played already)
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Reduce the season to 70 games + Playoffs
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Play 82 games + Playoffs
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Cancel the damn season already
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What should the NBA do with the rest of the season? 70 games, 82 games, start playoffs, cancel season? 

Post#1 » by J-Wolves » Fri May 22, 2020 6:24 am

https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/258221/NBA-Considering-Shortening-19-20-Regular-Season-To-70-Games

What do you want the NBA to do with the rest of the 2019-2020 season.
Any other suggestions?
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Post#2 » by LoveMyRaps » Fri May 22, 2020 6:28 am

70 games + playoffs would be ideal.

Of course this all depends on the state of the outbreak come July.
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Post#4 » by BoardCrusher » Fri May 22, 2020 6:56 am

well most reasonable thing would be to go for 70 games, but that would mean my team will face the clippers in the first round and I dont want that, so I voted 82 :)
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Post#5 » by J-Wolves » Fri May 22, 2020 7:16 am

Bertrob wrote:Just do playoffs.



That would be ideal.
Magic in 8th at 30-35 and Wizards in 9th at 24-40.

8th Grizzlies 32-33
9th Blazers 29-37
10th Pelicans 28-36
11th Kings 28-36
12th spurs 27-36

14 less teams to participate reduces any risk factor significantly.
However the NBA wants as many games ($$$) as possible.
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Post#6 » by HMFFL » Fri May 22, 2020 7:17 am

According to the to contracts the number is 70 games that resolves a lot of problems.
It makes senses so the players can get back into shape and be ready for a competitive postseason.

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Post#7 » by J-Wolves » Fri May 22, 2020 7:41 am

HMFFL wrote:According to the to contracts the number is 70 games that resolves a lot of problems.
It makes senses so the players can get back into shape and be ready for a competitive postseason.

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Fair point.

Blazers would play 4 games and the Spurs would play 7 and neither be able to catch the Grizzlies anyway.
That is a lot of games that don't count for much with increased injury risk etc
The non playoff teams have close to nill desire to play out the season.
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Post#8 » by Air Apparent » Fri May 22, 2020 7:44 am

70 games, will be both a competitive thing for seeding and will help players get in a bit of a rhythm as well for the playoffs
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Post#9 » by Mauro Pedrosa » Fri May 22, 2020 7:51 am

Freeze the current records and come back next year to finish the season, essentially making it the 19/20/21 season.

Then have a really short 21/22 regular season
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Post#10 » by Lalouie » Fri May 22, 2020 8:13 am

interesting to see if other family men are influenced by ingles

let's say a couple or few teams take a hit, say 2 key players. will those teams stick it out and compete. will the players say no. will the org decline to participate.
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Post#11 » by J-Wolves » Fri May 22, 2020 8:13 am

NBA players have been classified as 'Super-spreaders' by some for their sexual behavior, has the NBA mentioned any rules for its players like down under?
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Post#12 » by Hellcrooner » Fri May 22, 2020 9:56 am

"march madness".

bucks and Lakers exempt of round one.

put the other 28 teams in a random ballot and come up with the bracket (Lakers and bucks are at the opposite sides in order that they can only meet in the finals).

play the rounds at a neutral arena 1 game,you win you go trough you lose go f yourself.
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Post#13 » by ejs78 » Fri May 22, 2020 4:08 pm

Mentioned it on another thread about this.

70 games is needed to get a majority of the local tv revenue.

Its all about the money.

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Post#14 » by JasonStern » Fri May 22, 2020 4:46 pm

Someone people explain the point in playing a 70 game season. 70 games means the playoff teams are already set. Not seeing the point in having 14 teams sleepwalk through 4-6 meaningless games.

Like if the Blazers are eliminated from playoff contention, then they're going to tank under the "all of our starters don't feel comfortable playing" guise. But then Nawlins, Sacramento, etc. aren't going to want to fall in the draft, so they'll go full on tank as well. That would be some really, really bad basketball. Like play Carmelo 48 minutes and see if he can beat Kobe's 81 while the other team puts up 150+ bad.

"Playoff seeding!" - Again, you'll have nearly half of the league tanking. Seeding would be impacted heavily based on the luck of the draw in which teams the playoff teams face. Imagine Utah losing home court advantage because they have to play Denver while OKC gets to play Minnesota.

Just skip straight to the playoffs and cut the number of people potentially at risk by nearly half if you aren't going to complete the 82 game season.

Or if you have to do 70 for money making reasons, then at least do some sort of play-in so the games actually matter. Or lock the draft order or make the draft order more random to discourage tanking.
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Post#15 » by D.Brasco » Fri May 22, 2020 5:05 pm

JasonStern wrote:Someone people explain the point in playing a 70 game season. 70 games means the playoff teams are already set. Not seeing the point in having 14 teams sleepwalk through 4-6 meaningless games.

Like if the Blazers are eliminated from playoff contention, then they're going to tank under the "all of our starters don't feel comfortable playing" guise. But then Nawlins, Sacramento, etc. aren't going to want to fall in the draft, so they'll go full on tank as well. That would be some really, really bad basketball. Like play Carmelo 48 minutes and see if he can beat Kobe's 81 while the other team puts up 150+ bad.

"Playoff seeding!" - Again, you'll have nearly half of the league tanking. Seeding would be impacted heavily based on the luck of the draw in which teams the playoff teams face. Imagine Utah losing home court advantage because they have to play Denver while OKC gets to play Minnesota.

Just skip straight to the playoffs and cut the number of people potentially at risk by nearly half if you aren't going to complete the 82 game season.

Or if you have to do 70 for money making reasons, then at least do some sort of play-in so the games actually matter. Or lock the draft order or make the draft order more random to discourage tanking.


A few people already mentioned it but it has to do with contracts the NBA has with broadcasters I believe guaranteeing at least 70 regular season games played in a season to avoid any contract breaches.
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Post#16 » by ejs78 » Fri May 22, 2020 5:08 pm

https://nba.nbcsports.com/2020/03/16/if-nba-resumes-expect-regular-season-games/
ejs78 wrote:Mentioned it on another thread about this.

70 games is needed to get a majority of the local tv revenue.

Its all about the money.

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Post#17 » by Harcore Fenton Mun » Fri May 22, 2020 5:14 pm

Honestly, what does last year have to do with what would come back months later? Nothing.

Time to move on.
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Post#18 » by cucad8 » Fri May 22, 2020 5:17 pm

I mentioned this in another thread on the trade board, but I don't understand how the league will fairly get to 70 games for each team. The Blazers have just 4 games left, but their 71st game would be that opponent's 70th game. The league would have to make up entirely new schedules or just arbitrarily assign teams to play eachother to get to 70.

And then, there's the motivation factor as mentioned earlier. Why is anyone on GS bothering to get into playing shape for 4 games, just to sit again until December? Or any non-playoff team, for that matter. Either play the full 82, in which those teams still have little motivation, have a tournament, or just go to playoffs.
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Post#19 » by donkeylips » Fri May 22, 2020 5:50 pm

Cancel the season, and just have a tournament instead with a training camp prior.
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Post#20 » by bondom34 » Fri May 22, 2020 5:54 pm

I just can't shake the feeling it doesn't feel right to me to continue. And I kind of wish some star players would take a stand.
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