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Old 04-05-2013, 01:24 PM   #1
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: who agrees that sub.500 teams making the playoffs is pathetic

pretty much every team in the east is pathetic, including the miami heat
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:50 PM   #4
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Default Re: who agrees that sub.500 teams making the playoffs is pathetic

Almost as pathetic as a team with 4 hall of famers fighting for the 8th spot
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:51 PM   #5
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Default Re: who agrees that sub.500 teams making the playoffs is pathetic

IMO, sub .500 teams should be ineligible for the playoffs. There's no reason to reward teams who lose the majority of their games.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:53 PM   #6
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IMO, sub .500 teams should be ineligible for the playoffs. There's no reason to reward teams who lose the majority of their games.

So how would it work? The conferences are necessary imo so what, top seeds just get a bye? weak
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Default Re: who agrees that sub.500 teams making the playoffs is pathetic

Well since over half of teams make it, it makes since since that one or two is under .500 (****ing math) it means league parity is good. There are no 10 win teams.
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So how would it work? The conferences are necessary imo so what, top seeds just get a bye? weak


Would you rather a 36-46 team make the playoffs? Celtics and Clippers have both done it since '97 and the Hawks made it at 37-45 in '08.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:43 PM   #9
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Would you rather a 36-46 team make the playoffs? Celtics and Clippers have both done it since '97 and the Hawks made it at 37-45 in '08.

Well I think the playoffs are way too long and drawn out. First round should go back to best of 5. I'm not sure about the format where 16/29 teams making the playoffs too... but how would you change that? Top 8 is too small..
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Default Re: who agrees that sub.500 teams making the playoffs is pathetic

Take the top 16 teams, regardless of Conference. Switch every playoff round to 2-3-2 format.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:50 PM   #11
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Well I think the playoffs are way too long and drawn out. First round should go back to best of 5. I'm not sure about the format where 16/29 teams making the playoffs too... but how would you change that? Top 8 is too small..


If the best of 5 format stayed for just 1 more year, McGrady would have gotten out of the first round.
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Take the top 16 teams, regardless of Conference. Switch every playoff round to 2-3-2 format.


There should still be divisions though. Winners of each division are guaranteed a top 8 spot or something like that. And there would still have to be a reason why there is a western and eastern conference. I suppose that you still have to play more games against teams in your conference.
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There should still be divisions though. Winners of each division are guaranteed a top 8 spot or something like that. And there would still have to be a reason why there is a western and eastern conference. I suppose that you still have to play more games against teams in your conference.

Actually I like that idea... top four division winner get seeds 1-4 depending on record, and then 5-16 based on winning percentage, with tie breakers based on certain conditions.
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Default Re: who agrees that sub.500 teams making the playoffs is pathetic

I don't. I think sometimes it just comes down to some teams playing in a pretty tough conference, division, or some other factor. You guys forget that during the early 80s, there were teams with sub .500 making the playoffs left and right. The Moses Malone led Rockets (80-81) were one of those "pathetic" teams...and they made it to the NBA Finals!!!!. Or in '83-84 when Kansas City, Atlanta, and Denver finished below .500. And probably the greatest .500 team ever....led by some dude from North Carolina, the '85-86 Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan.....at a stunning 30-52. It just happens.
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