I think it works well as is. For one, you would have to introduce some sort of bye if you cut down the number of teams. As it stands, there is basketball to watch every night which for a month or so is a nice thing to have.
I think playoff system right now is perfect. 8 Teams from west, 8 teams from east. With 16 teams you can create a perfect tournament, if you take 12 teams, there will be problems in playoff tournament system. Also its really profitable for the league and satisfying for the fans.
Does it hurt the leagues money making potential? If not I'm cool with it. A team like Atlanta can't even break even by making it to the playoffs, they need a deep run.
Are you surpised when you see what contract they paid Joe Johnson?
Originally Posted by DoMeFavors
He prob wont play enough to get those kind of numbers but in 40 minutes he will avg 13-14 rebounds. He will probably not play the entire 4th qrt of half the games because Nets are that good.
Originally Posted by DoMeFavors}
whats the point of a forum if you arent debating with other fans. I debate with fans of other teams by saying how I feel, I hope they can persuade me to what they are saying, but it usually doesnt happen. I usually own the debates.
Considering on any given year that only 3-4 teams have a shot at winning the title, yeah it's too many. But Stern has decided his fans want to see their superstars (with their tailor-made rulse) beat up on lesser competition to draw out the playoffs.