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May 18, 17, 07:35 PM #16
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Lets say there are two 2-12 teams after 14 games.
Team A loses one game against a .500 team 17-13 and wins the other game against a 5-10 team 28-7. So they finish 3-13.
Team B loses one game against a .500 team 35-6 and loses the last game against a 6-9 team 42-7. They finish 2-14.
Why should Team B automatically get the first pick?
What if the worst team had a 32% chance, the second worst 26%, the third worst 22% and the fourth worst 20%?
The worst 4 teams would be guaranteed a pick somewhere in the Top 4 but the worst team would not be "granted" the #1 pick.
Do the same thing for teams 5-8. Why should two 6-9 teams meeting in the last game of the season try to beat each other? So they get a worse draft pick than the team they beat?Advertisement
May 19, 17, 11:44 AM #17
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- WHO DEY!!!
Even the Browns last year were digging and clawing to try to get wins at the end of the year. It does happen, but in the NFL it doesn't happen as much as other sports. Because in the NFL unless it's a can't miss QB at the top. There is no guarantee.
May 19, 17, 11:50 AM #18
However, as bad as that one example was, I would much rather it roll out that way than for the Colts to have won a couple of more games that year, the NFL to have a lottery, and the Colts get lucky and end up with Luck anyway.
May 19, 17, 12:02 PM #19NO NO NO
And the NBA shouldnt do the stupid lottery. Let the worst team get the first pick and best team get last pick.
May 19, 17, 12:45 PM #20
May 21, 17, 11:58 AM #21
I think the lottery should go away. While in theory it may prevent teams from tanking, since everyone is pretty much convinced that tanking still takes place, it doesn't seem to be working. It also provides a basis for conspiracy theories that the lottery is rigged. And ultimately, it provides a potential roadblock to keeping competitive balance in the league, as the worst team often ends up without the first pick.
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May 23, 17, 10:16 AM #22NO!