Fold the Raptors and hold a dispersal draft
Old 02-22-2009, 09:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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this is from Charley Rosen, FOXSports.com's NBA analyst.

I don't know if he's being sarcastic but if he isn't ...



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It's increasingly hard to ignore: the large number of empty seats at so many NBA games, the desperation with which so many teams have attempted to cut payrolls by trading for players with expiring talents and expiring contracts and the NBA's move to increase its line of credit availability by several million dollars.

Clearly, like the rest of us civilians, several franchises — and the league itself — are suffering from the depressed economic situation.

But here's a fanciful solution to the NBA's financial woes:

Contraction.

Back in 1943, the struggling NFL combined two franchises — the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers — into one team, the Steagles.

The NBA should follow suit and make the following combinations permanent:

# The Washington franchise should be shut down and joined with Philadelphia to become the Philadelphia Sixzards. Adding Caron Butler, a rehabilitated Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison to the Sixers would make this team a legitimate contender.

# Sacramento should be folded and its players combined with Portland to form the Portland Trail-Kings. Adding Kevin Martin and Spencer Hawes just might get this squad over the top.

# Assign the Clippers to oblivion. The Lakers should then add Marcus Camby to their roster and trade all of the remaining Clippers for future draft choices.

# Combine New York and New jersey to form the NY Knick-Nyets.

# Fold the Raptors and hold a dispersal draft.

# There are two options for the sad-sack New Orleans and Memphis franchises:

# Combine them to form the New Memphis Grizznets and — like the old KC-Omaha Kings — have them split their home games between New Orleans and Memphis.

# Or move the Grizznets to Seattle.

Undertaking the above moves would pare the NBA down to 26 teams and ensures a more prosperous future.

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Old 02-22-2009, 10:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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fucking idiot. Even if it's said in sarcasm, it's kicking us when we're down.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Grow a set.

Toronto deserves the jabs. All shitty lottery teams do.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Whats a disperal draft????
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Whats a disperal draft????
They hold a draft where all other teams get to select a player from dispersed team... Raps in this case... so worst team would pick 1st and probably drafts Bosh, 2nd Jose, 3rd Bargnani and so on...

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Old 02-22-2009, 10:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Fuck you Rosen.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
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He is just trying to get traffic for his site, not worth it.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Fuck that guy, if you want to hold a dispersal draft, pick a team like the Kings or the Clippers that don't have a future. Then we get the 1st pick and Kevin Matin
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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BTW has a dispersal draft ever happened in the NBA? Any significate players find a new home?
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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it happened to some ABA teams when the ABA joined the NBA...
not too sure if its ever happened to an NBA franchise though
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That is beyond stupid, why would you fold one of the money making teams and a team that get's sold out crowds even with the pathetic season are having. What a numbnut.
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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He got me so mad I just sent him an e-mail telling him what I thought of his stupid idea and I don't think he was being sarcastic just guilty of being arrogant and ignorant. Who in their right mind folds a team that's making money and turning a profit?
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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He got me so mad I just sent him an e-mail telling him what I thought of his stupid idea and I don't think he was being sarcastic just guilty of being arrogant and ignorant. Who in their right mind folds a team that's making money and turning a profit?
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Blatant anti-Canada bullshit. Worthy of nothing but than to ignore it.
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Blatant anti-Canada bullshit. Worthy of nothing but than to ignore it.
+1...fck that guy, eh?
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:58 PM   #18 (permalink)
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It's clearly sarcasm. The Grizznets and the Sixzards? And as if the NBA would allow teams to merge just based on location.

Deep breaths...deep breaths...
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