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pinhead
10-09-2012, 07:19 PM
I am no NBA expert but it seems to me that too many teams reach the playoffs. Over half the teams competing will be going to the post season.

I think 6 teams from each conference would be just about right, with the top 2 records from each conference receiving byes.

jerellh528
10-09-2012, 07:22 PM
Nah, I think its setup pretty well right now, plus theres nothing better than playoff basketball.

topdog
10-09-2012, 07:29 PM
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.

JNoel
10-09-2012, 07:33 PM
Nope, we get more playoff games, and the playoff format is just fine.

KB-Pau-DH2012
10-09-2012, 07:36 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing the 1st round of the playoffs go back to a best of 5 series and the top 16 records making it.

nycericanguy
10-09-2012, 07:42 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing the 1st round of the playoffs go back to a best of 5 series and the top 16 records making it.

This...

Does 2 things, makes 1st round upsets more possible.

and two, it keeps teams fresher. Even if a #1 seed sweeps they still have to play 4 games to get out of the 1st round. its just too much. i personally hate best of 7 in 1st round

blue bleeder09
10-09-2012, 07:52 PM
Yes way to many ,and the warriors still cant get in lol

shep33
10-09-2012, 08:10 PM
In the East... yeah.

P Harvy
10-09-2012, 09:06 PM
When we've seen 8th seeds beat 1 seeds then there isn't too many teams in the playoffs.

xcrisisx
10-10-2012, 05:42 AM
Decrease the amount of playoff games? I'd rather cut into the regular season, maybe cut 1 team in each conference. the more basketball the better, especially playoffs

Heediot
10-10-2012, 07:49 AM
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.

Minimal
10-10-2012, 10:22 AM
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.

thenaj17
10-10-2012, 10:53 AM
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?

Rockice_8
10-10-2012, 11:15 AM
I like the amount but wouldn't mind a best of 5 first round.

flea
10-10-2012, 11:20 AM
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.

tcav701
10-10-2012, 11:45 AM
When sub .500 teams make the playoffs, they become a joke.

Sly Guy
10-10-2012, 03:22 PM
the only thing I'd change about the NBA playoffs is reducing the first round series' back to best of 5 matchups.

Nick O
10-10-2012, 03:54 PM
no its better for fans this way.. if your team is involved in the playoff hunt.. and then look at the west... 6-10 seeds are usually still pretty strong... i like it this way.. the east the 7 and 8 seeds are usually awful lol but still its fine

RaiderLakersA's
10-10-2012, 04:14 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing the 1st round of the playoffs go back to a best of 5 series and the top 16 records making it.

Agreed.

Hawkeye15
10-10-2012, 04:20 PM
Well, I would love to cut the 1st round to best of 5, and do top 16 teams, regardless of conference, but the second part will never happen. Seriously, how many average teams out east have gone to the playoffs forever, over better teams from the west?

JasonJohnHorn
10-10-2012, 07:04 PM
I like 8 in each conference, I think it works well. It gives fans something to look forward too, even if their team is only around .500. I mean, look at baseball, half way through the season so many fans know that their team is NOT making the playoffs, then it's hard to maintain interest and sell tickets.

You get situations like the Goldenstate Warriors upsetting the 1 seed, or the Knicks making it to the finals as the 8th seed... or Philly this past season getting lucky with the Rose injury and then pushing the Celtics to 7 games... that's exciting for fans of those cities who otherwise would have lost interest in their teams half-way through the season.

The only problem I see with is is that team like; Atlanta, Philly, Utah.... they make it, but they don't really have a chance to compete for the title and then they have a hard time building and adding talent because they don't get lottery picks.... but... I mean, a team can manage that with signign the right contracts and trades and good scouting...

Baller1
10-10-2012, 07:12 PM
I think it's too much... Over half the league makes it, that's ridiculous.

Hawkeye15
10-10-2012, 07:13 PM
I think it's too much... Over half the league makes it, that's ridiculous.

Obviously as a Wolves fan, I would say its fine :)

When you were a Seattle fan, and they were fighting for that spot, I am sure you were fine with it.