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gotbud4u
07-03-2008, 03:58 AM
with seattle now gone there is now only one "northwest" team in the northwest division the blazers. portlands closest team in its division Utah at 633 miles away, the farthest being oklahoma at 1,487 miles (minn is at 1,426). the furthest any other team has to go to play in its own division is 924 miles and that is DC and Miami. Yet, portland is 485 miles from sacramento and 536 from oakland, 820 from LA, 987 from Denver, and 1000 from phoenix.

so should the NBA go back to 2 divisions? stay at 3 but realign? or stay the same?

personaly i couldnt find a way for 3 divisions to work best i could find would be....
#1. OKC, Dal, NO, Mem, hou
#2. LAL, LAC, Pho, SA, GS
#3. Min, Den, Utah, Sac, Port

with that though why break up Sac and GS because they are so close.
what do you guys think?

hockeypro68
07-03-2008, 04:14 AM
An easier solution would just be to make it so that every team in the NBA plays every other team an equal amount of times. This way, theres no longer as much of an advantage to being in the East as opposed to the ridiculously competitive West, although which conference you're in would still matter when it comes to seeding and playoffs.

ARMIN12NBA
07-03-2008, 04:18 AM
An easier solution would just be to make it so that every team in the NBA plays every other team an equal amount of times. This way, theres no longer as much of an advantage to being in the East as opposed to the ridiculously competitive West, although which conference you're in would still matter when it comes to seeding and playoffs.

Every team can't play an equal amount of times because there are 30 teams and 82 games...it's uneven. And don't say extend the season to 90 games because it would be too long then and don't say cut it back to 60 because it would be too short. The system they have now is the only way it works.

Lakerfrk
07-03-2008, 05:00 AM
Why not put the Blazers in the Pacific with the 4 Cali teams... and put the Suns in the Midwest with Utah, Minnesotta, Dallas, and Denver........ and the South West as San Antonio, Memphis, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, and Houston.

completely Geographical.

blackjack_119
07-03-2008, 05:21 AM
Why not put the Blazers in the Pacific with the 4 Cali teams... and put the Suns in the Midwest with Utah, Minnesotta, Dallas, and Denver........ and the South West as San Antonio, Memphis, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, and Houston.

completely Geographical.

Because that makes entirely too much sense. The league would never go for that.;)

laexpress
07-03-2008, 09:28 AM
LA, LA, GS, SAC, POR
PHX, DEN, UT, SA, OKC
DAL, HOU, MEM, MIN, NO

Take a look at a map, (not to be a smart-*****) and that's probably the best you'll be able to do. It won't happen since the league and it's home teams over the part few years have been somewhat fluid with teams moving, CHA-NO, VAN-MEM and now SEA-OKC...the league will probably just schedule some of those portland-memphis games for Portland east coast trips and vice versa for Memphis and west coast trips. Seems a bit unfair, but with teams and their ability to travel via air on charters, it isn't like there's some distince disadvantages gained.

kingkobe
07-03-2008, 09:45 AM
LA, LA, GS, SAC, POR
PHX, DEN, UT, SA, OKC
DAL, HOU, MEM, MIN, NO

Take a look at a map, (not to be a smart-*****) and that's probably the best you'll be able to do. It won't happen since the league and it's home teams over the part few years have been somewhat fluid with teams moving, CHA-NO, VAN-MEM and now SEA-OKC...the league will probably just schedule some of those portland-memphis games for Portland east coast trips and vice versa for Memphis and west coast trips. Seems a bit unfair, but with teams and their ability to travel via air on charters, it isn't like there's some distince disadvantages gained.

How does MIN fit in Southwest better than SA?? Clearly, you are not a smart-*****.
It should be this:

PA - LA, LA, GS, SAC, POR
MW - MEM, DEN, UT, MIN, OKC
SW - DAL, HOU, PHX, SA, NO

Midwest is still f*ed up but oh well.

_Sn1P3r_
07-03-2008, 09:59 AM
Every team can't play an equal amount of times because there are 30 teams and 82 games...it's uneven. And don't say extend the season to 90 games because it would be too long then and don't say cut it back to 60 because it would be too short. The system they have now is the only way it works.

Technically it's not 90 games if they play teams 3 times. It would be 87. A team can't play itself.

JordansBulls
07-03-2008, 10:19 AM
with seattle now gone there is now only one "northwest" team in the northwest division the blazers. portlands closest team in its division Utah at 633 miles away, the farthest being oklahoma at 1,487 miles (minn is at 1,426). the furthest any other team has to go to play in its own division is 924 miles and that is DC and Miami. Yet, portland is 485 miles from sacramento and 536 from oakland, 820 from LA, 987 from Denver, and 1000 from phoenix.

so should the NBA go back to 2 divisions? stay at 3 but realign? or stay the same?

personaly i couldnt find a way for 3 divisions to work best i could find would be....
#1. OKC, Dal, NO, Mem, hou
#2. LAL, LAC, Pho, SA, GS
#3. Min, Den, Utah, Sac, Port

with that though why break up Sac and GS because they are so close.
what do you guys think?

They should just go back to 2 divisions in each conference.