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5 game $hit$how 

Post#1 » by Sactowndog » Sat May 23, 2020 6:44 am

To meet the minimum games required for local TV guarantees, the NBA is likely to have all teams play 5 games. While it will be virtually impossible for teams to catch the 8th seed playoff teams, it will certainly impact draft standings and draft odds for

Portland, San Antonio, Sacramento, New Orleans. All within a .5 game

New York, Detroit, Atlanta, Cleveland all within 1.5 games.

Get ready to witness some “interesting” games.
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Post#2 » by giberish » Sat May 23, 2020 6:48 am

For the playoff teams it will be a useful 'preseason' of sorts before the playoffs start.

For the lottery teams it will be a weird almost summer-league with varsity players.
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Post#3 » by MoneyMo » Sat May 23, 2020 6:59 am

A team like the Lakers have played 63 games. They'd need to play 7, correct?
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Post#4 » by monopoman » Sat May 23, 2020 7:02 am

This will probably make some teams have very little reason to try to win, Portland is 3.5 games behind Memphis and if we played the full 82 games Memphis plays a very tough schedule to finish it out, meanwhile Portland has one of the easiest remaining schedules.

If it's just 5 remaining games the only way Portland catches Memphis is if they lose out and Portland wins out.
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Post#5 » by dautjazz » Sat May 23, 2020 8:20 am

I bet ratings for the first game back will be HUGE.
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Post#6 » by NPZ » Sat May 23, 2020 8:32 am

Sactowndog wrote:To meet the minimum games required for local TV guarantees, the NBA is likely to have all teams play 5 games. While it will be virtually impossible for teams to catch the 8th seed playoff teams, it will certainly impact draft standings and draft odds for

Portland, San Antonio, Sacramento, New Orleans. All within a .5 game

New York, Detroit, Atlanta, Cleveland all within 1.5 games.

Get ready to witness some “interesting” games.


It'll be a sh show for your team in any case.
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Post#7 » by Sactowndog » Sat May 23, 2020 1:42 pm

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Sactowndog wrote:To meet the minimum games required for local TV guarantees, the NBA is likely to have all teams play 5 games. While it will be virtually impossible for teams to catch the 8th seed playoff teams, it will certainly impact draft standings and draft odds for

Portland, San Antonio, Sacramento, New Orleans. All within a .5 game

New York, Detroit, Atlanta, Cleveland all within 1.5 games.

Get ready to witness some “interesting” games.


It'll be a sh show for your team in any case.


Sadly no. Vlade doesn’t believe in tanking. One of many reasons he is a subpar GM. So the Kings will fall from 12-14 for absolutely no good reason
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Post#8 » by itrsteve » Sat May 23, 2020 2:26 pm

This is why a 7-10 seed, single game elimination tournament for the 7 & 8 spots would be more important than ever. And also completely awesome.
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Post#9 » by Anticon » Sat May 23, 2020 2:32 pm

It seems ridiculous that teams will be forced to come back to play 5 games. Just finalize playoff seedings and let everyone else regroup.
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Post#10 » by HMFFL » Sat May 23, 2020 2:44 pm

Anticon wrote:It seems ridiculous that teams will be forced to come back to play 5 games. Just finalize playoff seedings and let everyone else regroup.
If only TV contracts worked like that.
Playoff bound teams probably prefer a few games before they begin the postseason. Conditioning will be an issue for some players.

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Post#11 » by Tor_Raps » Sat May 23, 2020 2:53 pm

I would almost prefer all teams play 5 games and then resort to the NHL format of a 24 team playoff. The top 4 teams in each conference get a bye while seeds 5 through 12 have a best of 5 play in round.

Now I think this would be pretty fun in the west but the east might be a little boring. I just think this is the fairest way since we wont be completing a 82 game schedule. A team like memphis had a really hard finish to the season while other teams like the pelicans did not.
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Post#12 » by Sactowndog » Sat May 23, 2020 3:05 pm

itrsteve wrote:This is why a 7-10 seed, single game elimination tournament for the 7 & 8 spots would be more important than ever. And also completely awesome.


I think an 8 team for the 8th spot would be more fair:

West
Memphis - Golden State (no Curry or Thompson allowed)
Sacramento - San Antonio

New Orleans - Pheonix
Portland - Minnesota.

East
Orlando - Cleveland
Chicago - New York

Washington - Atlanta
Charlotte - Detroit.

Winners move down in draft standings. Losers are ranked in draft by their record prior to the shutdown. Teams once eliminated play games to 70 with no impact in draft standings.
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Post#13 » by Sactowndog » Sat May 23, 2020 3:07 pm

Anticon wrote:It seems ridiculous that teams will be forced to come back to play 5 games. Just finalize playoff seedings and let everyone else regroup.


I agree but owners and players don’t want to lose the money. So we get a 5-7 game summer league that will impact draft standings way more than play-off chances.

In an ideal world the Kings starting lineup would be

PG: Kyle Guy
SG: DaQuan Jeffries
SF: Justin James
PF: Jabari Parker
C: Alex Len
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Post#14 » by Catchall » Sat May 23, 2020 3:50 pm

It will look and feel like pre-season. But it does seem odd to bring back everyone just to play 5 games. I'm guessing a good number of teams will just mail it in.
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Post#15 » by Sactowndog » Sat May 23, 2020 4:00 pm

itrsteve wrote:This is why a 7-10 seed, single game elimination tournament for the 7 & 8 spots would be more important than ever. And also completely awesome.


Perhaps the NBA agrees but I think it has to be greater than 7-10... especially in the west as the 10th spot is currently a tie.

The NBA sent out a survey to all 30 NBA GMs on Friday night regarding how to restart the season, league sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The poll included whether the NBA should have a play-in tournament, how many teams should be in the bubble site, and the number of scrimmages and regular season games before the playoffs.

GMs will vote on the following scenarios, including:

whether teams can advance directly to the playoffs
a "playoffs plus" option that includes a play-in tournament for the final seed(s)
playing out a full regular season
a traditional playoff format or reseed all of the teams
the last possible finish date, including November 1
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Post#16 » by Sactowndog » Sat May 23, 2020 4:35 pm

Sactowndog wrote:
itrsteve wrote:This is why a 7-10 seed, single game elimination tournament for the 7 & 8 spots would be more important than ever. And also completely awesome.


I think an 8 team for the 8th spot would be more fair:

West
Memphis - Golden State (no Curry or Thompson allowed)
Sacramento - San Antonio

New Orleans - Pheonix
Portland - Minnesota.

East
Orlando - Cleveland
Chicago - New York

Washington - Atlanta
Charlotte - Detroit.

Winners move down in draft standings. Losers are ranked in draft by their record prior to the shutdown. Teams once eliminated play games to 70 with no impact in draft standings.


So after round 1 the draft lottery standings would be assuming favorites all win.

Golden State
Cleveland
Minnesota
Atlanta
Detroit
New York
Pheonix
San Antonio


With Semi final games of:

Memphis Sacramento
Portland New Orleans.

Orlando Chicago
Washington Charlotte

So here is where the question resides. Do the East losers slide in the draft lottery order ahead of San Antonio and Pheonix? I think they have to.
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Post#17 » by Sactowndog » Sat May 23, 2020 4:35 pm

Sactowndog wrote:
itrsteve wrote:This is why a 7-10 seed, single game elimination tournament for the 7 & 8 spots would be more important than ever. And also completely awesome.


I think an 8 team for the 8th spot would be more fair:

West
Memphis - Golden State (no Curry or Thompson allowed)
Sacramento - San Antonio

New Orleans - Pheonix
Portland - Minnesota.

East
Orlando - Cleveland
Chicago - New York

Washington - Atlanta
Charlotte - Detroit.

Winners move down in draft standings. Losers are ranked in draft by their record prior to the shutdown. Teams once eliminated play games to 70 with no impact in draft standings.


So after round 1 the draft lottery standings would be assuming favorites all win.

Golden State
Cleveland
Minnesota
Atlanta
Detroit
New York
Pheonix
San Antonio


With Semi final games of:

Memphis Sacramento
Portland New Orleans.

Orlando Chicago
Washington Charlotte

So here is where the question resides. Do the East losers slide in the draft lottery order ahead of San Antonio and Pheonix? I think they have to.

Losers play preseason equivalent warm up game against the top 4 teams in the conference the next day.
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Re: 5 game $hit$how 

Post#18 » by Jayt99 » Sat May 23, 2020 4:39 pm

Wouldn't mind a play-in series between teams 7 to 10
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Post#19 » by Sactowndog » Sat May 23, 2020 4:42 pm

Jayt99 wrote:Wouldn't mind a play-in series between teams 7 to 10


Who is 10 in the west? New Orleans and Sacramento are tied.
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Post#20 » by Mind_Odyssey » Sat May 23, 2020 4:58 pm

If you’re a tanking team, you’re not putting your players out there.
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