Magic Numbers for Playoff Seeding (Suns Clinched at least 2seed)

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Jazz get Mike Conley back.

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The NBA may need to look at doing a lottery for playoff teams.
 

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The NBA may need to look at doing a lottery for playoff teams.

What does that mean? You want opponents picked by a lottery machine? That would eliminate any desire for teams to win once they had a playoff spot locked up.
 

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What does that mean? You want opponents picked by a lottery machine? That would eliminate any desire for teams to win once they had a playoff spot locked up.

I think the NBA needs to look at penalties for teams that manipulate playoff seeding and playoff berths by resting players or otherwise at the end of the season.
 

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I think the NBA needs to look at penalties for teams that manipulate playoff seeding and playoff berths by resting players or otherwise at the end of the season.

what? Why? Teams who got the place they want by winning games and doing what they can to get the best matchup for their success should be punished? That makes no sense to me.
 

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what? Why? Teams who got the place they want by winning games and doing what they can to get the best matchup for their success should be punished? That makes no sense to me.

In theory if every team puts their best players on the floor and plays to win all season.
 

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I think the NBA needs to look at penalties for teams that manipulate playoff seeding and playoff berths by resting players or otherwise at the end of the season.
One other way to prevent this is to have the top seeds pick their opponent. That encourages all teams to win out and disincentivizes losing as there is no possible way to manipulate the matchups.
 
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