Originally Posted by Kblaze8855
If something terrible happens to kill or disable at least 5 players of a team(plane crash...bus crash...something awful) a rule is in place to allow the team to rebuild quickly.
Every NBA team selects 5 players to protect and leaves the rest exposed to a disaster draft to fill the roster of the impacted team. Say...they lose 8 players...they can draft 8...but only one from any team.
When you look at rosters...what do you even get?
Even teams like the Cavs and Warriors....
Cavs protect Lebron, Kyrie, Love, TT, Jr Smith...and....who? Shump maybe? You arent getting anyone from them who matters. Mo Williams maybe.
Warriors have nothing of note after their top 5....
They protect the big 4...then Iggy....you might get a shot at David West or Zaza?
You could add good role players I guess....and it would really add to your depth if somehow you only lost the end of your roster and got to add the 8 best role players in basketball. By the way...that was gonna be the premise of a truly terrible hypothetical scenario I thought up and decided was too outrageous to flesh out.
Anyway you just give them improved depth I guess but nothing to recover from something like that. They should also get the #1 pick the next season like the NFL gives in its disaster draft.
Maybe even 1-2-3. How would that be too much if your team lost like...9 players and had a roster of 6th men?
It could be worse than that really. The Lakers once had to crash land into a snow covered corn field in like 1960. And the Bulls cabin depressurized riding in a shitty plane in I think 95/96.
A roster full of Zazas and Ish Smiths wouldnt cut it.
Your team is going to probably suck. I'll go through a few...
Warriors protect Durant, Curry, Klay, Draymond, Iggy -- I'd take Shaun Livingston
Cavs protect LeBron, Kyrie, Love, TT, JR -- I'd take Iman Shumpert
Celtics protect Horford, Thomas, Crowder, Bradley, Brown -- I'd take Marcus Smart
Pacers protect George, Turner, Teague, Ellis, Jefferson -- I'd take Thad Young
Hawks protect Schroder, Millsap, Howard, Bazemore, Korver -- I'd take rookie Taurean Prince
or whoever out of the five I listed that they leave unprotected to keep him.
Hornets protect Walker, Batum, Williams, Kidd-Gilchrist, Zeller -- I'd take Frank Kaminsky
Nuggets protect Gallinari, Faried, Murray, Mudiay, Jokic -- I'd take Jusuf Nurkic
Blazers protect Lillard, McCollum, Turner, Crabbe, Leonard -- I'd take Al-Farouq Aminu
Bucks protect Middleton, Antetokounmpo, Parker, Maker, Monroe -- I'd take Mirza Teletovic
Thunder protect Westbrook, Adams, Oladipo, Kanter, Sabonis -- I'd take Andre Roberson
Team is awful. I just picked 10 teams at pretty much random, btw... there may be some good ones out there not listed. Boston is a good one because they'd likely have to give up either their rookie, Smart or Bradley. That was the best situation I found. Portland is pretty good, too.