Re: NBA may change rule to discourage tanking
posted at 7/17/2014 8:50 AM EDT
Its real simple. Start a revolving schedule beginning with the oldest teams in the association.
Boston would have its 1st #1 pick. All picks that have already been traded will be converted into the new system.
For example Boston has 1st pick 1st round, next year last pick 1st rd, next year 2nd pick 1st rd, next year second to last pick 1st rd.
That will take the mystery out of traded picks.
The beginning order will be set alphabetically and by seniority. The oldest teams in alphabetical order will set the original order.
If a team has the #1 pick in the 1st rd, he is set to have the last pick in the second rd. Last pick 1st rd, 1st pick 2nd rd.
I think that would be EXCELLENT for the integrity of the game and make trading picks MUCH easier. More exciting player movement!
I read this similar idea somewhere.
So the oldest teams are Celtics, Lakers,Sixers,Knicks
So the 2016 draft order would begin
(Alphabetical order of the teams in order of seniority)
On second thought, the order should be arranged in such a way as to give the teams in order of seniority the highest picks first.
For example Celtics have #1 while Knicks have #30. Next year Knicks have #1 and Celtics have #29 Then Celts have #2 and Knicks have #29.Meanwhile, Lakers have #30 when Knicks have #1 and the Lakers have#1 when Sixers have #30.Basically when a team picks 30th, they have the #1 pick in the next draft.
2nd rd works in reverse order. Teams with 1st pick always draw the 60th pick in 2nd rd. The team with #15 in the 1st gets #45 in the 2nd rd.