Silver wants to get rid of the draft (lol).

Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by Shad, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Shad

    Shad Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else read that bogus article on ESPN? Might as well get rid of every small market team if he gets rid of the draft completely. No one out of college or high school would come here over LA, New York, etc.
     
  2. Shad

    Shad Well-Known Member

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    If they did get rid of the draft, they would have to get rid of rookie deals
     
  3. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Link?
     
  4. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    I don't think that LA, New York, etc are allowed to have hundreds of players in their roster.

    Also, I would think these players coming out of college would want money and there would still be a salary cap and luxury tax

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  5. SCS

    SCS Well-Known Member

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    If they ever did I would be p*****. This is my favorite time of the basketball year.
     
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  6. TheStormofWar

    TheStormofWar Well-Known Member

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    He wants to revamp the draft lottery, but not do away with the draft. I can't find anything on this.
     
  7. kabenac

    kabenac Well-Known Member

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    All I saw was he wants to get rid of the one and done college rule and that news is from last month.
     
  8. Ellis269

    Ellis269 Well-Known Member

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  9. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Arnovitz is fine but he’s one of these dudes that does the occasional intellectual basketball article that doesn’t make real sense. The idea is so radical it’d never be considered and that means it can never be proven wrong.
     
  10. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    I would love it if the draft was taken away. We might be able to sign someone. I’m sure there would be a three year spending cap for college kids going pro every year.
     
  11. Ellis269

    Ellis269 Well-Known Member

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    The idea that top teams wouldn’t prioritize rookies because they fill out their roster with NBA vets is flawed at best. There’s no way that the Lakers, Knicks, Nets or Clippers wouldn’t have prioritized getting Zion or Ja this offseason. Everyone wants the #1 overall pick in the lottery for a shot at that franchise player. Small market teams would be completely out of luck under this type of scenario.
     
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  12. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    You will never be able to prove him wrong...

    He goes for the “what if we did this crazy thing that would be sooooo easy and is basically perfect in every way” type of idea... but really there are a thousand holes and something like this could cause serious damage to the league... it would never pass so we don’t have to worry about it.
     
  13. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    I'm in favor of it...if the NBA also keeps the cap and makes it a bit "harder." There are too many ways to pay significantly more than the cap. The luxury tax doesnt affect GS that much, for instance, but it prohibits the Jazz from spending even IF they wanted to exceed the tax level.

    Then let big market teams decide how much to overpay a guy like Zion at the expense of signing or keeping a very good veteran.
     
  14. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Stupid idea.
     
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  15. mellow

    mellow Well-Known Member

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    Espn is lazy. They would prefer all 3 majir sports would only compete in Boston, New York and LA.
     
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  16. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    So every good player is going to go to those teams every year? Because young guys trying to make a name for themselves love playing behind other big stars.

    It's a smart idea. It would help the Jazz in the long run.
     
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  17. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    It's not that radical. American sports leagues are the only ones that have drafts.
     
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  18. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    This line of thought is so dumb.

    When has Utah ever had the #1 pick? If this system were always in place, Utah would have better odds at landing the #1 pick than they would under the current system.

    Hell when Jabari was actually considered to be a talent people wanted, Utah might have had the best odds to land him.

    The only teams this hurts are the poorly run small markets, but who cares about them? Honestly, does anyone care what happens to the Suns? Get better through smart decision making and stop crying.
     
  19. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Also, just imagine how much this could HURT big market teams.

    Lakers just star hunt. What if they decided to offer a ton of cash to Andrew Wiggins when he was a rookie? You know, that guy everyone thought was a surefire super star but he's just kind of bad?

    At the end of the day, the absence of a draft gives the advantage to teams who are best at player evaluation.

    It's extremely annoying how close-minded people are on this idea and how much it would help the Jazz.
     
  20. slc

    slc Well-Known Member

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    Was there a draft during the Bill Russell Celtics era
    How did they get so good for so long
    When did NBA draft start?
    Of course there were only 8 teams to start I think so talent was not diluted as much
     

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