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    Quote Originally Posted by MILLERHIGHLIFE View Post
    We want get neither guy unless they don't play up to the hype!

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    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2...d-17-18-season

    Silver would like to change the odds for lottery. Give better odds to playoffs teams. Also flatten top 3 odds. But then mentions small market teams probably vote against this since they don't have a chance to lure in stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MILLERHIGHLIFE View Post
    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2...d-17-18-season

    Silver would like to change the odds for lottery. Give better odds to playoffs teams. Also flatten top 3 odds. But then mentions small market teams probably vote against this since they don't have a chance to lure in stars.
    I think small market teams with poor records should get the most balls as long if that team record ranges 0 to 10 games lost of a bigger market team record. It only gives smaller teams a better chance of competing.

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    I think the small market thing is a bit of a fallacy. The league is big enough and there's enough exposure nationally to every team. Sure, places like Miami, Boston, New York and Los Angeles may have a little advantage in free agency, but it's not much.

    The clippers have been in LA for years and up until the drafted griffin and traded for Paul, they couldn't get any good free agents. Look how many free agent biddings the lakers have lost lately.

    Players want to team up to form super teams and they want to win. Realistically, the location of that super team doesn't matter that much, because great teams get national exposure no matter what. Cleveland and golden state have been the two best teams in basketball for the last 3 years. Neither is a traditional powerhouse. San Antonio is one of the smallest media markets and they get free agents.

    Market size doesn't matter in my mind. If the bucks were a great team, they'd get good attendance. They'd get the elite jersey sales. They'd get half their games in national tv like the cavs.

    Okc did it. Okc drafted studs and they got the attention. The problem is the decisions they made to surround their stars wasn't good. The picked ibaka over harden, which was wrong. And when they moved harden, they got a poor return in the grand scheme of things.

    I guess the whole point of my rant is that market size isn't as big of impact as it used to be. You need to get great players and those players will attract more great players. Most teams, regardless of market, view the draft as the only way to get great players. That's why teams tank. Market size doesn't matter.

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    Markets now is overblown. With twitter and what not. A player can say anything and be heard pretty fast. Like when Giannis said Bucks for life a while back. Its not like the old days of the big3. If Big Dog had to tell that to the world he probably would of had to get Journal Sentinel there or USA today or whatever. Times are different now days with internet.

    Draft picks leaked in advance during the draft. Trades are broke early. Back then ya had to read a newspaper the next day to read a trade or if it didn't happen in time of the printing ya had to wait another day for the trade news. ESPN bottom line was a bit slow as well. That's if ya even had ESPN cable tv. Only advantage now is state sales tax like Florida and Texas. Draft well and spend cap wisely. That's the keys to winning.

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    The NBA is again pursuing lottery reform, details of the latest proposal trickling out.
    Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today:

    The three highest lottery seeds would each be allocated 14% odds to win the lottery, compared to the 25%, 19.9% and 15.6% for those three teams in the current lottery system, which has been in place since 2005. The odds for the remaining lottery would decrease smoothly, with approximately a 1%-2% difference between lottery teams.

    The new system would begin with the 2019 draft, giving teams time to prepare and plan.
    Owners still need to approve this measure, which is far from a given.
    Though there was some talk of the new rules being implemented for the 2018 draft, which includes the coveted Nets pick the Celtics traded to the Cavaliers, that always seemed unlikely. Teams generally donít like the rules changing on the fly.

    This might come a bit too close. Potential 2019 lottery picks have already been traded. Teams are definitely already mapping out multi-year plans that include 2018-19.

    Thereís still time to modify the proposal, and perhaps one that takes effect even further into the future would be more popular. But if this passes, it could send a couple teams in a new direction.
    http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/09/11/...ffect-in-2019/

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    #17 Milwaukee Killian Tillie

    #47 Milwaukee Thomas Wilder


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