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Old 06-27-2015, 02:52 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-27-2015, 02:53 PM   #2
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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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Old 06-27-2015, 02:55 PM   #3
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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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Old 06-27-2015, 03:01 PM   #4
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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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Old 06-27-2015, 03:09 PM   #5
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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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Old 06-27-2015, 03:10 PM   #6
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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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Old 06-27-2015, 03:10 PM   #7
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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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Old 06-27-2015, 03:12 PM   #8
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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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Old 06-27-2015, 03:13 PM   #9
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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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Old 06-27-2015, 03:14 PM   #10
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Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

Easy...top 16.
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:14 PM   #11
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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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Old 06-27-2015, 03:38 PM   #12
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Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

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Top 16, no conferences, 58 games a year

What about divisions?
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:17 PM   #13
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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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Old 06-27-2015, 04:19 PM   #14
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Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

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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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Old 06-27-2015, 04:21 PM   #15
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Default Re: What is it going to take to balance East VS West?

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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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