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    Default What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

    I am starting to wonder what it is going to take for the re-balancing of the 2 conferences.

    Only thing that comes to my mind is that when Duncan Retires, Cousins & LMA moving over to the east, Durant going home to Washington, and Eastern teams starts drafting all-stars.

    Only 1 thing I mentioned is probably gonna happen which is Duncan retiring then followed by drafting all-stars.

    This seems like a long road to re-balance and I don't see how Eastern Conference teams will figure out how to lure some of those superstars over from the West.

    Most Free Agents will not place the following team as a desired #1 landing spot:

    Philadelphia (unless their picks starts to ball)
    Toronto
    Detroit
    Indiana
    Milwaukee
    Atlanta
    Charlotte
    Washington


    Where are the West only have a few such as:

    Utah
    Minnesota
    Maybe OKC if they didn't have Westbrook and Durant
    And maybe SA post pop/duncan/parker/ginobilli era.

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    Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

    Top 16 or GTFO

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    Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

    Who really knows? The easy and viable answer is to contract the Eastern Conference and just base playoff seeding on W/L record.

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    Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

    Top 16, no conferences, 58 games a year

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    Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

    Lebron retiring/going to the WC. Aslong as he plays other teams than his aren't that attractive in the east.

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    Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

    NBA Finals winner:

    2015: West
    14: West
    13: East
    12: East
    11: West
    10: West
    09: West
    08: East
    07: West
    06: East
    05: West
    04: East

    Last 11 years it's gone
    West: 7
    East: 5

    And if Bron had a healthy team this year (or didn't wet the bed in 2011) then it would be 6/6 lol

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    Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

    It's pretty balanced imo. You could argue Cleveland had a harder road to the finals than the Warriors, so much for the 'stacked' west

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    Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

    I don't know.

    You have teams like the Pelicans, Kings, and Wolves building strongly for the future.

    Not much up and coming in the East.

    And outside the Cavs, and maybe the Bulls/Hawks if free agency goes right...there are just a bunch of teams that would struggled to make the playoffs in the West and aren't legit contenders at all.

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    Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

    Quote Originally Posted by And1AllDay
    NBA Finals winner:

    2015: West
    14: West
    13: East
    12: East
    11: West
    10: West
    09: West
    08: East
    07: West
    06: East
    05: West
    04: East

    Last 11 years it's gone
    West: 7
    East: 5

    And if Bron had a healthy team this year (or didn't wet the bed in 2011) then it would be 6/6 lol
    I don't know if you are trolling or stupid.

    The East having 1 or 2 great teams each year doesn't solve the problem. The Cavs could have been the 86 Celtics last season and the East still would have been one of the worst conferences ever.

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    Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

    Easy...top 16.

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    Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

    Quote Originally Posted by And1AllDay
    NBA Finals winner:

    2015: West
    14: West
    13: East
    12: East
    11: West
    10: West
    09: West
    08: East
    07: West
    06: East
    05: West
    04: East

    Last 11 years it's gone
    West: 7
    East: 5

    And if Bron had a healthy team this year (or didn't wet the bed in 2011) then it would be 6/6 lol
    misleading stat. the east usually has 1 or 2 really good teams, but the rest of the conference is garbage. the west is pretty deep

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    Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

    Quote Originally Posted by ArbitraryWater
    Top 16, no conferences, 58 games a year
    What about divisions?

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    Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

    If they do TOP 16 then all teams must play everyone equally to make it fair. Then there is added travelling and cost.

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    Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

    Quote Originally Posted by ArbitraryWater
    Top 16, no conferences, 58 games a year
    This. You play each team twice, one home and one away and best 16 goes to playoffs.

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    Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nashty
    This. You play each team twice, one home and one away and best 16 goes to playoffs.

    This would make too much sense, not enough dollars. Pun intended.

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