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Guillermo joining me for for the making n ba schedule episode.
We're talking about this a couple of weeks now.
We have some ideas a t beginning.
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Which boy? Andy, man. So let's get to him.
So let's let's take it from the top.
I'm gonna go ahead and read a couple of bullet points I took on.
How are they doing the schedule at this point? So, basically, then be set the league schedule to accomplish two main goals.
One is competitive balance, and the second thing is reductions off costs I'm guessing, you know, one is due to the under entertainment, you know, factor.
And probably the reductions of cost is for for the, you know, owners and that side.
Because I understand they got, you know, a bunch of money in the pockets and private jets and stuff like that.
But if if you would do it especially, you know, against another a team it can cost him, you know, thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
So? So Those are like the two main factor there looking.
So the final n b a regular season schedule has to be efficient from competitive standpoint and indirectly considerations of travel costs.
Right? And what catch my eye is that they have this scheduling formula, right? Because you know, each year that they have to come up with the whole schedule for the 82 games.
The playoffs is another thing.
Because you know it.
It depends on the standings, right? So they can't predict that ahead.
But what catch my eye is a couple of points in this.
This this formula, they have eso.
There are four bullet points in this topic, right? Each team has to play four games against the other four division opponents.
Right, which which basically is four times for 16 games, four games against six out off division.
But conference opponents that's four times six is 24 games, right? And this is the This is the point that that that this looking, you know, kind of unfair with me because there's a five year rotation that determines which out off the vision conference teams are played on Lee three times, right, because you know, every division has five teams.
If you're playing four teams against each opponent in your division and then four teams against six opponents, you still have.
You know, those four conference teams that you're not playing four games, just three games, right? So that's that's the wild thing that I never you know.
I was thinking about it, right? But if you just think about it that the throw the three games against the remaining four Conference teams is 12 games, right? So the difference between playing six those six teams four games right, and let's call the four other teams.
It's kind of bizarre for me because if you're looking from a standpoint from teams like that that supposed to be in the middle of the conference standings, right? If they have the let's call the luck of the draw, right? If they, for example, get the, you know teams like from the bottom feeders like the next you know, some some weak East Coast teams, that's that's at least six games that that they can turn it your way.
Right and six games is a bunch in the East.
You can get like, a couple of standing positions on those six teams.
And, you know, we always say that this is that, you know, the building situation off the team and stuff like that.
But this schedule thing is weirdly, you know, formulated right, because if it would be like three games each out of the vision team, I would understand.
But why is there a five year rotation that determines, you know which out of the vision conference teams are? Only played three times? Is beyond me, right? And I would understand it if there was, you know, lack off time and that they couldn't do it.
You know any other way.
But if there's a five year rotation, it's kind of, you know, not fair because you know, if your team is on the rise and they get you know, those weak teams from your conference, that's at least you know 56 games.
That's gonna be easier for your team to get those W's right, So so that that that's weird for me.
You know, the last point is two games against teams in the opposite conference.
Opposite conference, right? So that's two times 15 is 30 games, you know, one home, 11 away, right? And like I said, I would understand if they would play.
You know, four games against the other four division come, you know, opponents.
That would be fine with me because it's the closest you know, they're not going to switch up divisions and stuff like that.
I would I would understand right? But why not play three games against? You know the remaining 10 Conference teams right and still three games? It's not kind of fair because you gotta play at least you know, two games home or two games away, right? So that's again one game, you know, um, advantage or disadvantage, So I don't know why, why this is this'll is built like this.
It's It's kind of unfair.
If you think about it, I'm not entirely sure either.
But I mean the only way to really combat this.
And I think you've talked about this.
Possibly this happening, I think, has been spoken about elitist, increased parity, right to make those those crop your teams to China a scrappy right.
And, you know, obviously there's ways to do that.
You know, you have the whole, uh, make the basically invert the way how the draft folks and turning regards, even though they've been trying to do that.
But making the whole the other way around where the ninth team right the teams below the eighth or the right outside the eighth spot.
You know that 19 gets rewarded for, you know, having a competitive right to try to make this competitors possible.
So those and again, those lower teams make those lower teams have to fight.
All right, so you're playing against is no longer gimme team.
Right is a game for, you know, the top teams, the Miami's or the Bucks or the Lakers, right? You know, make it are.
So I'm not exactly sure.
I'm pretty sure there's some weird ****amamie reason why they made it that way.
But again, Onley Onley reason I see it that they they're looking toe Have, you know, like that that 82 game season schedule, right? And if they would add because if they would want toe make four games against every opponent in the conference right, they would have toe, let me see, for they would have to have four games, actually, so that that's not that much right? But, you know, it's it's there will be 86.
Maybe maybe that's interfering with, you know, the length of the season or something like that.
But still, you know it would be then.
Then it would be something like, you know, you play on the then the weaker and a stronger conference would, you know, have even a stronger role in the in the in the standings.
Right? Because if if your conference is gonna be weak and you're gonna play three quarters off the season on on the East Coast, for example, and only a quarter season on the West Coast, that will be You know why? Because it would be like 56 games on the East on three games on the West, right? So 29 even eso that that would be that would be no kind of kind of, you know, the disparity between the conferences would be.
But, General, let me go through because way should have this at the beginning, we only came up with this topic because on the n b A and Adam Silver started to talk about it, right.
And because of the virus, Now the cover thing that they're gonna have to, you know, move season, move the season, maybe cut it a little bit shorter, change the schedule and stuff like that.
That's that's why we even came up with the topic.
You know about it.
So So Adam Silver came up with three ideas that they could, you know, change.
This is the season schedule and still not to try to hurt, you know, the income of the NBA and stuff.
So firstly, they were thinking about receiving the playoffs, and we, um we're thinking about they were thinking about doing this in the bubble, even.
But, you know, it didn't pan out.
But one of the ideas that they were thinking, um, to test, and actually, they did it in the bubble was doing the playoff planes, right? It was, you know, it was said that the at the end of the regular season thing, you know, publishes the right the 7th, 8th and 9th and the 10th seeds in each conference would do a battle for the final two playoff spots.
Well, in the bubble there, there was a little bit different because they had, like, the A team and the 19 right, they do like those a little bit playoff planes, that which which team had to? W Actually, I think if the A team had the wind right, they would have only advance on the eighth spot.
And if the 19 wanted toe advance on the eighth spot, they had to get to W's right or something like that.
That's how the Grizzlies, Grizzlies and, uh, Blazers.
Yeah, so? So that that was the one of the ideas that they tried to do on It was, you know, talked about even before the whole virus thing happened.
The other thing was the receiving the playoffs.
They were thinking that then be would rank four conference finalists one through four, based on the regular season record, thereby sitting setting like a Final Four match of based on performance rather than conferences the nation.
That would be interesting, but I think it would all hit the like the reductions off cost point off the envy season schedule, because you could have I don't know, Boston playing.
You know, the Lakers in the first, you know, first round, right? So that would be, you know, maybe not bad for the fans, but it would be costly, you know, for teams to fly from east to west.
You know, even the first round.
The other thing that they were thinking about was the midseason tournament.
Uh, they were talking about this a couple of years back.
From what I heard, Andi, they were thinking about hosting an in season tournament involving all 30 teams on the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
So basically this year is you know, it's not gonna pan out because the season is not gonna be playing there.
And I don't think they're gonna, you know, plug in a instance before the season tournaments in this example. Right.
So, um, you know that this is an interesting thing to do, but I have probably some bear things, things Thio incorporate like this.
And basically these were the three topics that Silver elaborated in one of the interviews.
Right, What I would write, like to see, you know, with the scheduling thing, Why not do it like in Europe? Right? Where every basically this is in every league, every sports.
It's not like, you know, you come up with something in this brand new or or something like that.
Each team plays each opponent one home game, one away, game right? Which means the regular season is gonna be shorter because in the current n b A.
With 30 teams, it will be 58 games, right, because 29 games, you know, on the on the, you know, on the road.
And when you nine games at home, right? So that would be 24 games shorter off a season.
Uh, you know that that would be the fairest thing to do because, you know there's no advantages.
You don't play two games versus one team home and one away, and vice versa.
So that would be the perfect season schedule, as far as I would see it 24 games that that will be shorter that will probably hit the revenues and the incomes.
Right? So you have to make it up in some kind of way.
And this is where this season tournament with comment.
Actually, the I would do this season tournament scheduling a little bit different what the silver proposed because he was doing a season, uh, determined thinking about a certain span between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Right? That that's basically what around the month, right? So I would rather see the season tournament spread it out through the season so they could do I don't know schedule and, for example, all Friday games would be like those tournament games.
So, in case of a player or a team has a major star injured, it's not gonna be a lost tournament for them, right? They're just gonna have a player out for a week so that he's gonna miss only one game off the tournament and going back to the only home and one home and one of any game that will result off the importance off the games.
Right? So they would.
You wouldn't have players stars to sit out a game here and there because, you know, because of the 24 game shorter season.
Each off those 8 58 games would be more important for the standings, right? You couldn't.
You know, how you gonna sit out, like, 10 games in the season? Because that will be, like, you know, 20% off season.
So So that I think that would be also better thing to do.
And even if they wouldn't want to incorporate the tournament in the first year, right so they could spread out.
You know, the games a little bit Mawr without doing the back to back games.
Because off the 20 games shorter season, that would be no more downtime.
You know, they could heal and and rest the guys you know at home and wouldn't be sitting out games that that will be televised.
Um, they could also do, for example, a Z.
I see it from from this poll leagues in Europe, in Poland, Spain, whatever.
Right in England and the, you know, soccer teams, they do those those league cups.
They call them lead cops, right? And probably in the n b A.
They would call them, you know, they would find a sponsor for it, right? I don't know. a key.
A Sprite cup. Whatever.
Whoever is gonna throw more money at them for it.
So you know that that could be also sponsored and marketed really, really easily.
I don't think they would tweak any rules.
Because I was also thinking about is that they could tweak a rule.
For example, make the tournament games.
Uh, cap on age, for example, May make an age cap right? So on Lee guys Thio, I don't know, 32 or 33 years old, that could participate on it.
So the vets could sit out that game or stuff like that, maybe make a junior league or something like that.
But then teams will have to be built, you know, in a certain different way.
So I don't think that that that's possible, too.
No. Try to do it in the next season.
That would have to be a process, you know, through a couple of next season's right.
But I think it would be possible, you know, toe incorporate.
And in a season schedule making in a couple of few next years and because of the virus thing, they have the perfect opportunity to change it up because if there would be nothing you know happening around the world at this point, it would be hard for them to come up with an idea to shorten disease of about 20 games and incorporate a tournament of copper stuff like that.
That that would be, you know, there will be questioned, asked why are they trying to do it when the N. B. A.
Is one of the best leagues in the states and in the world, Right from standoff from a marketing standpoint and probably revenue and development, I think it looks in the image of N B.
Is probably the best from, you know, NFL, NHL, MLB and stuff like that.
So you know, they run it quite well.
But, you know, since that there's this nothing happening around the world that there is a perfect situation for them to, you know, mash it up and mix it up a little.
Um, what do you think about it? Well, I would say in the US, we don't I'm not sure the Cup thing will work as well.
I think What? European soccer.
You have things like F a cup Caraballo cup.
You have you have all these cups on, then.
I mean obstacle when it really matters, because you're trying to get into his Champions League.
That's like, not really a cover.
It's like a tournament.
Yeah, but yeah, but you gotta you gotta, you know, because that that's between the the whole Europe, right? In the states.
Yeah, that that they're mixing up leagues and teams from, you know, other, you know, countries.
And in the n b A.
You know, I don't think that they're gonna, you know, had a team from Brazil, right to play versus India because that while trying to say that you if you're gonna have some type of playing tournament, um, it be better if you hadn't where it was a tournament to or turning period.
So a cup, whatever it be better if it meant something so I can get into the playoffs right by one.
These lower teams and I can't get into the standings.
Whatever I can get in so in a sense is kind of like our verse or like a not verse, but a smaller version of the U.
Where these lower teams can get in via that.
I also would have.
Still, I would again have a system that incentivizes plays a plate atop ability.
So it's not just, you know, teams or it is not just teams there, right at the ninth was like, Oh, yeah, we might get in if we don't get and we, you know, whatever.
But I'd rather have a where the teams are at the bottom, they have They possibly have a chance, um, to get in.
But if they lose, so put it like this.
A team that's, you know, say 15th or whatever, right? They they they're looking at, like, Look, we gotta do something So we know we can't get to ninth where, you know, in our world or what we thought of actually a lot of people thought of as well.
To where the ninth, they get better chance of the first round pick and, like, we can't get that.
So the only I'll only glorious to try toe get that last playoff spot.
Um, and I don't know how it works.
And I'm pretty sure teams get paid mawr if they make the ice.
Don't know how much.
Um, I try to find a way to incentivize some of these teams and players to do so, um, monetarily, because obviously, when you get in Europe, obviously we go from, like, say, championship to Premier Li Uh, your TV rights blow up right on, then I think going to U C L get paid a whole lot more, too, as well.
Obviously, MBA is different because you don't have different leads within the MBA or, you know, you don't have a feeling to the embassy, Ugo.
Even though even though I would say if they had a relegation system where the G League Yeah, that would that would that would put a little bit pressure on on the bottom feeders, right? The only thing that obviously the league's our own owned bythe eso that that's that's probably a major major tweet They would have to do right? But what do you think if they would do something first? First thing you know that I was also thinking about is because, you know, we both are next fans, right? And we didn't see the team and a couple last years in the playoffs.
So the season, the regular season hands and that's basically you know, anything for us, right? That does the end.
We just, you know, look at other teams.
What if they didn't send those teams home? Just make, for example, make the playoffs right? And the teams that don't make the playoffs have a certain bracket.
They call it the play outs or whatever, right? And they play for a certain price.
I don't know, a pick or wherever.
They just still have those games with those teams.
So players can develop.
Um, you know, they're gonna have more views, more revenue and stuff like that.
That that's kind of done for me.
If they sending I you know, I understand that you have to have.
The players are going to be the price right for the team.
But if you would have, um, some kind off system, tournament style, whatever for those teams that don't make it, that would be mawr.
You know that that would be bring more money and stuff like that.
And we talked about this offline.
I think once, um, about the about the lottery draft, right? What if they made it like the ninth seed that didn't make it, you know, And they, for example, the standings and it at the end of the regular season.
Right? The playoff, the teams that made the playoffs make the playoffs.
What if they did? I don't know.
One game versus everyone.
Still standings, right? They're gonna They're gonna like except the and count the standings from the regular season and do like the second part of the regular season thing like the off season because they're going to call out the off season.
You know, schedule, season, whatever.
Right? And they would still count the games from the regular season and then just, you know, add points for for those games that's gonna play be played, you know, you know, similar to the playoffs because the players gonna roll.
And then there's gonna, you know, add those teams, you know, playing between each other that didn't make the playoffs and, for example, prize them with with a pick or whatever or, you know, turn around the draft lottery thing because the teams are on the ninth spot on the 10th spot.
Those are the teams that are lacking that one player, that that one that first toe 2nd, 3rd, 5 50 picked right from the draft.
That player could make them advance the second year? No, to the playoffs.
And now, if you are rewarding the worst things with that key, it still might not pan out as we saw.
We know with the Sixers they were having the first picks.
No, for five seasons, right? You know, And when they start, they would when they would have to be paying them.
They start to trade those pigs those guys were tanking for, you know, the decade now, right? You know, when you look at the next, we also you know, we want the topics.
But we were in tanking because we were just sucked, bro.
That was that was another thing.
But if they would, you know, reward the teams that were really good at the season and just missed the playoffs by a spot or two, I would understand the the Adam Silver thing that you would have those those short playoffs like playing tournament off 23 games.
But losing out those those happily because, you know this is like half a league right that doesn't make the playoffs is eight plus 8, 16 and 14 teams go home.
You can you can use those teams to generate some revenue for the for the league and spread out the money, you know, for the players.
So I think they should really, you know, think about a tournament or whatever.
Second part of the season thing, for those things to participate in tow, develop their players and get that cash for no for that strong pool and and try to, you know, spread out the money.
I don't think if if that would be cool, if they, for example, would do something like that, whatever, Wherever and their generate, you know, the teams that don't make the playoffs, that was spreading Onley between themselves.
Because that will hurt the playoff teams, right? Sometimes they're gonna be like vets.
Why? We're gonna, you know, advance for the A C we're gonna get knocked out for in these four games, right? And those guards are gonna play, you know, like the 15 games or 12 games, you know, after the season, right? So that's going to generate more money for for the teams that don't make the playoffs.
But, you know, I still think that from what I know and the c b A is done, it's They spread the revenue No matter if you're a big market team or small market team, at least you know the percentage wise, I think it's almost 50% that they spread, you know, they put it in one bag, and they're spread it evenly, right? So I think whenever that you can generate more money, you should try to do it and stuff like that.
Um what else, bro? You have some some ideas that you wanted to put out for? For these, you know, offseason things or whatever. Scheduling.
What do you think about the one home game? One away game for 16 idea.
I mean, it would be cool just then you'd have to destroy the divisions.
They would become useless essentially on its soccer, because it's a point system is a little different, right? So e mean standings in soccer obviously really matter for, like, u c l and then Europa League.
But I mean, in this case, I mean, if you would create mawr fairness, if you have it so that the best teams getting because if you had a bunch of teams on the West on the east that were better than the other side, but they don't get in because, you know, a 19 on the East is, like, 40 something and 40 something, But some team in the west gets in and they're barely breathing at 40 games just because it wasn't so bad.
And obviously, you know, it is somewhat unfair.
Um, you know, I I definitely I mean, I like the ninth seed, uh, situation I like to play in tournament.
I like incentivizing teams.
Obviously, you make it.
So its competitors hell, then you could get rid of some of these owners who just sit back and collect checks.
Won't really doing much to improve the teams.
Now they're incentivized you better.
Because not only are you not going to get the topic that you could just basically theme feed off of and say, Yeah, we have so called Zion.
I'm not coming. Problems using science. The name.
Oh, we have Zion Williamson come and watch, and then we're never going to playoffs.
But we have Zion Williamson now.
It's like, All right, we're gonna miss out everybody, and we're losing more money, and we're in the middle off.
Nobody gives a ****.
Yeah, we gotta find a way to make this thing better, so we gotta hide it, right? Right.
Better Bassel people not just hire friends or cronies or whatever from, you know, this nepotism that's in the N b A.
Or we're gonna call it.
You know what? I you know what? I also noticed that if you were talking about those small market teams, those owners, I don't think they even like basketball.
They do it as an investment.
They just by a team cheap.
Keep it for 5, 10 years and let the n va do the whole marketing process.
You know, get the value of the team higher.
And they just sell them them earning like 200 million for 10 years, right? I know, you know, they have to invest a couple of 100 million, but, you know, we had no thing.
You know, teams being bide by 100 million and they're now are sold for, like, one billion, right? So you know that that's that's That's the thing that the guys don't even have to, you know, pay attention to the team.
They just do it as an investment, right? They don't.
They really don't give a ****.
Uh, most part and yeah, I mean, I would definitely And also e think that I mean, I'm trying to think of a way where to affect college players.
You haven't really seen any college players coming and refused to play for teams.
But, you know, I think it improves that pipeline.
It makes the game a lot more exciting because we don't have I can see Zion.
I could see a d going to a team that that just missed out on the playoffs, and next year they might be a three seed.
There might be a useful because that player comes in versus that.
Ninth seen now has to go on, maybe over pay for Tobias, Tobias Harris.
So, like a two A's type of player that it's like, um and we just missed out.
We're not the biggest market, so I definitely like that.
Anything to try to incentivized teams for more competition, obviously, like you said, is gonna bring them more money because these teams are somebody smaller markets are making it even some of the big markets that aren't making it.
Obviously people gonna be mawr happiness.
Obviously you have the tournament, the end of the season.
You know, these mid season tournaments would mean absolutely nothing.
Just meaningless games.
People probably just call out sick or said yeah, players was still set them out.
So you don't You don't want something like that.
We have in the end this season.
Um, the only thing I'm scared about is that you might have some teams that are eight seeds or ninth season.
It might be like, Whoa, this doesn't set of us for trying to get the eight.
Because we know what we're getting 80.
We're gonna lose terribly.
Um, yeah, the oh, yeah, right, right.
Because if LeBron is available or something like that, it might be like, Yeah, forget the playoffs.
So you know, they don't have to have a better system of punishing teams you're taking.
Yeah, or they could do it.
For example, if they don't don't make the playoffs or just just do that playing thing from from the 60 right? So maybe then from the six seed, until the 12 seed, like the 12 spots team still would have to knock out a 60 right? But, you know, sometimes those matchups could could could really matter and her team, right? But But still, you would have those three words teams from each conference sit down and, for example, that it would if it would be the next.
I could see the making make really big money if the next play even, you know, the crappy as we play.
If they would have the next on TV.
Oh, they would make huge money from it, I believe, at least so you know, whatever they play, whoever if they would be no, with the bad Ross or after the season, you know they wouldn't be competing versus playoff games.
But I would still rather watch my next, you know, suck them.
First playoff game from from other teams.
So all right, Yeah, you know, way got also a question from Jason and the chat.
Can you imagine if they invaded a points system? Well, in Europe, they they have a point system from everybody and you get like, two points for the victory.
You don't get points for a loss on and what's also nothing In European leagues, they count the difference off the points, so the margin off the winds also matters in and a C V League in Spain and in Poland and, you know, and in the basketball league difference off, you know, the margin of winds means because that that could be, uh that's like a tiebreaker at the end of the season.
If you have the same amount of winds, the point difference is the tiebreaker.
So now you wouldn't see, you know, blowouts.
Maybe you see blowouts.
But the team that would be, you know, trying to grasp every and each of those points.
Also, they could do it.
And, for example, I don't know which country has it, but they also have it.
For example, if they have one home and one away game, right, they count the points and they add an extra point like the first round is you play, you know, the 29 teams and when you reverse the schedule, you play.
For example, the Knicks played, you know, the Brooklyn is the first game.
They play them, you know, at Brooklyn the second time.
And they know that they won by 10 right? And that that had the point system that for the when you have two points now, if they would win, for example, the Nets would win, right then have two points.
But whoever had the better point difference gets the one point extra.
So that would mean the second part of the season would beam or a little bit more competitive if they would have to have that, you know, result of the first game in back of the head and thank you know. Okay, we lost by 10.
We gotta win more by more than 10 to get that extra point.
Eso You know that that would be also interesting.
But like you said, that would make the divisions, you know, work.
Maybe if if you would keep the divisions just to make the playoff seedings like they have it now, right? So every team topping from the division has a playoff berth in the top four, right? Maybe they could use it on Lee for that, But that would be stupid, actually know that that wouldn't be that much because, you know, we got to rule out a couple of things.
Like like, the relegation thing.
It's not gonna happen.
E, don't think we're gonna implement Ah, schooling Junior league.
Kind of kind of thing like that.
You have every team and every club in Europe has, you know, they're They're, you know, young guys playing inside players have 13 14 years old and, you know, you know, compensating them with a pro contract when they grow up or the Costa Azul east, You know, enough.
I don't see that happening because, you know, they would steal guys from colleges.
You know, that would be a no under the table money.
Stop going around like crazy.
So I don't believe that's gonna happen.
I'm curious also, what's gonna happen with the D League thing with the team that they're they have, like that all May not.
Maybe not all star team.
Like with the guys that decided not to go to college.
We just go to the jelly for the football season, right? I wonder how that is gonna pan out for for the Because this is gonna be the first season.
From what I know, I wonder how it's gonna be really weird, because, I mean, you're you have you know, what's your incentive to if a guy is gonna go number one? Well, you know he's gonna go high, and he's going to see your competitive or your big time rival.
What incentive do you have to play him So he develops on your team? Yeah, I'm gonna mix right.
And I'm not gonna make the playoffs right or whatever, or sorry, Let's do this.
So you have the Knicks and see the Nets were doing trash.
But this new kid and that's are definitely there on the patio that don't wanna pay.
And this one kid who's coming in is gonna get most likely dropped about the next one.
Senator, I have to help develop this case whatsoever.
I mean, it just doesn't make you know a conflict of interest is way too high in that situation, so I don't know how it's gonna go.
Um, you know, I do think the college system is flawed.
So with the way these guys get paid, you know, people say, Oh, these guys don't get education.
I don't give a **** about that.
You wanna go play with play? Yeah, it's it's trash.
You know, coaches getting paid tens of millions of dollars of these kids have to freaking start to get food, and they get they get, God forbid they get, get a 50 bucks from abusive to go on eat, I mean oh, they're criminals.
What? Wait in the n B set up.
You know, I wish these teams were little.
I wish they were independent because it would be cool tohave I would have it where One team out of every it would be nice, but I try to have relegation somewhere if you had independent Geely teens.
One team out of every, uh, division, uh, conference.
The last team has to get relegated, and a Geely team could move up.
It would incentivize these play and TV contracts, obviously TV contracts to go down and all that jazz.
But, you know, it takes a lot of reconstruction of the league.
Um, the MBA MBA pH would have to sign off on it.
Because if you're Zion wins and you're in a crappy team, despite your stats, you still get relegated.
Now we can know what we see Zion Williamson.
But you know, you don't wanna have a system in soccer and e obviously, I love my Manchester United, but, you know, it's very top heavy in a sense, of the team with the most money they're gonna buy the best players, uh, ambassadors, salary caps is different, but the best place is going to gravitate to the teams that No, they're not that note that, you know, we're not gonna get relegated.
So when you're talking about parity and trying to build the teams, that might not work.
So relegation, I didn't might not work.
But you know what? I would think that might work that if they would cut their contracts, for example, you know, like the top, Like the bottom three teams, the bottom team off the conference or the league as their contracts cut by Arnold.
Right? So the players are going to play because, you know, if I'm learning a million, if they're gonna take, like, no, 100,000 from me, because we're I'm gonna worst team, that's because that's gonna hurt me, right? So I'm gonna try to play better.
Uh, but, you know, I don't know if the player association with, you know, sign up for that because you know that each season they would have to be a team that's gonna have, you know, cut salary, So I don't know if that would help.
Also, if you would you know, Onley, punish the owner right with, you know, lowering his salary cap or wherever.
No, that would hurt his team building, right? So I don't think you could do it also that way.
But for that's definitely the thing that the N NBA needs to work on is the draft lottery thing.
We see that this the system, they try to repair it a little bit with all the three worst teams you know, having the same percentage wise thing that for the draw.
But I don't think that's still that is making more teams time.
And then, you know, I don't know if it's only me looking at it this way, but I feel that it's not, You know that that says that those tweaks in the draft lottery system didn't help that much.
Okay, so I think financial incentives for teams at the bottom, um that are competing would also be good as well.
Um, you don't have relegation, but try to make it so that at the bottom is just unacceptable.
E think that's the best way to go forward, trying to think of some other ideas, but that really, I think is the best have that playing time in financial sense Vice teams.
Um, obviously the new C B a coming up or not coming up squeezing when the new CEO comes up networks one of once, you negotiate downward percentage of revenue sharing a place that allegedly that, like, 52% of these one down since last 68 which is 58 which is amazing because these players again pay higher.
So I think it may have just been that overall the pot was bigger.
But I guess the share going to the players were smaller.
That makes sense.
Yeah, but, you know, I'm also curious how they think that they're gonna play an 82 game season.
Starting on, let's say now, Christmas Day, even, right? They're gonna lose, like, two months off, up front off the season.
So what, They're gonna move the ending of the season and the playoffs again till August? That looks like that because I don't think they're gonna squeeze the schedule right that No, I don't know how they're glad to do it.
That's why you know, even like Jason said, they said January even.
Right? So if they start January that the season is basically, what, 5.
5 months? So I think you have to be.
I think you have to make it.
So what a way to do is tow.
Have several weeks to try to within the season where you have games on top of games.
You try to slowly eat away at that each and every year.
Because now you complete with football.
Yeah, radios getting hit.
I mean, they've been here for a while, but you don't want to computer football.
Uh, also playoff baseball, baseball's 30 us.
But still, it's just yeah, you know, they're gonna they're gonna mix it up with the W N B right because W N b A teams play in the same arenas on They were always starting, you know, the season after the MBA finished correct, right? Because I wasn't in on MBA W B again.
But, you know, from what I was thinking, that when the NBA finishes that w N b a season starts, I think WB starts in the summer.
That's why you know what? They actually this is upon the topic.
I'm gonna, you know, make it short.
Did you know that most of the W NBA players also play in Europe.
Yeah, they play a year round, so they make two seasons in the year.
That was I was I knew that, you know, because even in Poland they had stars from W N.
And I was like, I'm gonna go to a game here just to see those ladies play because they know I like to watch basketball and the w N B A.
You know, when you think about it, they play good tactics.
No, on those teams because, you know, ladies on that, you know, athletic, gifted like men.
So they have to play with their heads and, you know, with Q So I also like to, you know, watch w X Games.
But you know, the ones ladies play like no, like, 10 months a year that that's really risky for the bodies and stuff like that.
So, yeah, definitely, definitely are burning out bodies gotta make that money, and, uh, yeah, well, so let's stop.
You know, the finished episode with some mixed news from what I saw Measure Robinson is not gonna be participating in the voluntary team workouts.
He did it with the individual team workouts.
We saw him even on the next PR page is Twitter pages and stuff like that.
But the reports from on he and ***uely today said that he's not going to participate in the, you know, voluntary.
So it's voluntary, but still team workouts.
Um, due to personal reasons, they also mentioned that it's not covered related.
So that's we can say that he's not covered, you know, tested probably positively.
So that's probably off the table.
Um, what do you think about that's, I hope it's not posturing by E.
I hope it's not posturing by the agent because I think it's a really bad move.
When you have a new regime coming in, you need to make impressions to say, Hey, I'm I'm gonna be I'm that guy because your contract is off And people really think that sometimes the grass is greener on the other side, you know? I mean, honestly, a guy like Rich Paul, I don't trust them.
Just because of what he did with Marcus Morris were basically, yeah, Marcus Morris to initially be on a competitive because it's gonna be LeBron.
I think that's slimy.
I think that's disgusting as an agent.
That's like if you had a lawyer and he's telling your secrets to He's telling me like you killed somebody, but he is there to protect you.
You see, percent of judge and jury and the jury is like, What, are you kidding me? So I think I saw I mean, he has to be very careful, because again, these guys in the NBA, you're seeing it with the Westbrook's and the hardened.
These guys who are extremely naturally gifted, they think that the world's their oyster on.
Then when they look up and the coaches getting fired or coach is leaving, the gym gets fired and they have no championship rings, they realized.
I mean, you've made some good money, Don't get me wrong.
All these guys make good money.
For the most part, um, you know, the guys getting paid these contracts, but you look up and you're not really winning.
I think Mr Jobs has to be very careful, understandably so.
That mix have been trashed for years, so if he has hesitation or whatever to be under a guy like Dolan, I can't blame them.
But you have Tom Thibodeau here.
You have a Woody here.
I think that it would go to try to work his eyes, the Bryants, all these things.
Coaches coming in.
Because again, Mitch Robbins only averaging 20 something points at night.
There's not a 30 something, Uh, sorry.
27 minutes and excuses.
This is not a 30 40 minutes a night guy.
So they look atyou is and don't get me on the field.
Goal stuff is cute.
It's It's nice, I guess, but it doesn't mean much when all you are is really a pick and roll center with some defensive chops.
But bad, some bad defensive discipline or tendencies, and you're not even on the team. That's winning.
Like I don't know what Rich Paul's feeding.
You were gonna go over to LeBron's team and become the next development G or Dwight Howard and do all the dirty work.
And then, when LeBron James leaves 80 probably wants to request another trade and get the MBA to do it.
They gonna see that with the contract on a crappy team, right? So on a crappy team, and it's like, guys, you gotta be.
Look, I think that the Knicks obviously so again if your headstone joining next. I agree.
You look which, which is true.
I don't strip which ball I don't know.
I'm not sure, but yeah, yeah, he's not a team.
He's He's not in the n B a.
Now I and I haven't heard.
I looked him up a few weeks ago and I haven't heard any talk to.
Maybe he thinks he's gonna go Lakers next year.
He's waiting for the playoffs.
But again, why would you? As a young player, why would you put all your eggs in one basket to be with a team a contender that really may not need to go the Clippers as one thing because they do need guys create shot off the bench.
But, you know, I just I hope that you're obviously knows he's doing because no cove it personal reasons, you know, hope it's someone dead.
I'm not trying to get someone pregnant, something like that.
Fair enough, but to not ingratiate yourself with these people.
That's what I said about Frank last year.
And now people are saying, Whoa, Frank, Like I said, I understand Jelly is Jilly, but again You have to find a way to create that chemistry with your players before you guys get on the court now, obviously gonna find it on the court.
But again, for a new especially for a new regime, they don't have the really the patient's toe work with friends in their eyes.
We're gonna give you how many years and how many days get out to go.
Frank, can you put the same size last year? Let's give you a $10 million contract.
No, and they're not going to.
So, Mitch, good luck.
I hope he knows what he's doing.
I'll be very careful. Yeah.
Two more topics, bro.
En ba has made it official its plan for a draft combine to be conducted in both team markets and virtually beginning September the 28 through early to mid November.
So you know that that's a good thing.
As long as I see it because, you know, the draft, you know, process is gonna be no more transparent.
There's not gonna be no many under, you know, the secret meetings and stuff like that.
Um they're gonna be able to conduct workouts virtual not virtual that combine.
Not combine, but it's not gonna be like, Okay, you gotta come out, work with us and, you know, not gonna work out whether our teams and and sneaky stuff going around.
They made it official.
I'm happy they made official.
Probably the draft, No mock draft or the table is gonna be, You know, there's not gonna be players jumping from the second, you know, from the second round toe the middle of the first round.
And we're not going to see that many off, no curious and whack picks around around the first round of the where we are, you know, looking for I knew that they're gonna do it because I couldn't imagine if they made a draft, for example tomorrow.
And we would know only the things that we know from now.
Right? I know that they have heavy schedule heavy, you know, scouting departments and stuff like that.
But, you know, a combine is a combine, and personal individual workouts are individual workouts.
It's not like can watch all the tape you want from, You know, your other system, your college system, college coaches and stuff like that.
If you see a thing in a player that you want on your team, you still would want to run him through your place, See how he feels, you know, from shooting from certain spots on the floor which you know, checking out his certainly no skill sets and stuff like that.
So I'm happy they made it like this.
Um, what do you think about the calm? I think I think it's this idea.
I would have it where you set up, you set up roving teams or changing teams where you have these guys, you know, the guys who are, You know, whatever top draft picks or even just how many draft picks and try to simulate like a summer league.
Yeah, when you put these kids together and see how they operate with the team because you could build a calm myself, individual workouts.
So it looks nice, but the lack of games really hurt.
And I want to see these guys with a team of guys that they really are you uncomfortable with? I want to see them.
I might actually be better than some of their college games where they don't have that chemistry because somebody seems like if you're playing a Kentucky you're playing on a duke? Yeah.
Teams that are relatively stopped compared to everybody else.
Yeah, and they have a system in place for years.
Right? So So that's also a different thing, if you would, you know, put put the guys on, like, put him in the bubble after the playoffs, put him in the bubble, and, you know, set him up in teams.
Try to, you know, running through a couple of games.
So So you can see what they can do with random players, right? Yeah.
I see him into teams and and playing.
I just I just wonder what? The MBA? Because that's more money.
You have to find a way to purpose kids.
And, um, yeah, I mean, the virtue draft. Obviously.
I guess I don't know how the work is gonna be structured, but would be a lot cheaper than having five games.
Yeah, but e think about five games.
It's scrimmage game.
Just five games and and change them around.
Put him on a random.
You could do it in a couple of days.
You don't have to, you know, spread out for a month.
Right? Right? Yeah.
And get him all that thing because, you know, we have a new coach.
Tom Thibodeau is with the Knicks, one off our maybe not arch rivals.
Right? But But the Chicago Bulls signed Billy Donovan, the ex coach on the Oklahoma City thunder.
What do you think about that? Higher.
Yeah, it's interesting because I know people.
A lot of people like, Hey, what happened with Atkinson and that stuff? Let's not forget Billy Donovan.
Uh, you know, he's a guy who did win championships of Florida.
I think he was little stymied or held back with with Westbrook.
Um, but we're gonna We're gonna We're gonna see, man, I really have Levin.
They have marketing.
It remains to be seen truly his coaching style.
Because, let's be honest when you want those championships of Florida had Corey Brewer Yeah, uh, and yeah, they do.
That's on the sixties.
Um, Hispanic, Dominican do, um, while I lose an Alfred or Al Horford.
Um so he did have a talented team last year.
I mean, Chris Paul was equalizer and they had a 4% chance of making the playoffs.
I think there's actually basically done because I want to see him with a team where you know the pressure isn't high for him to make the playoffs.
She's not held back by a started playing where you have to give this system towards them or do whatever the hell that player one.
So I think the X opportunity I was upto ownership in the GM to be in one accord.
Uh, so we'll see.
I don't know what the GM is.
They change their GM, the sun room, the Bulls.
Yeah, they got that guy from Sacramento.
He's a European laughing dude.
I don't remember his name, but yeah, they are from Denver.
I think they had from never Mark Grizzly.
No, no, it was a country or Alexey Caro.
I'm reading right now. April 27,020.
The Bulls higher mark Ever.
Ever XLII as general.
Okay, so he's okay.
He's working alongside the head of battle operation are tourist card of Yeah, and you know, last two teams that are interesting for us, probably the Indiana Pacers and the 70 sixes right there.
Also in the market looking for head coaches.
We saw, you know, Mike D'Antoni's name, but in both teams, I was thinking it's a sure thing he's gonna go to Indiana.
But boomers are now that he's looking at the sister job.
You know, when I think about that combination, I think I think and beat is gonna be traded because I don't see Joel and beaten and a team with Mike D'Antoni system at all.
You know, Ben Simmons is another thing, right? But But I don't see, you know, in Beijing with D'Antoni on a on a squad.
So I wonder, how would they figure that? No, we're not.
So what? I would also want to advertise your movies on on YouTube, bro.
Because I watch all of your videos.
Maybe not all every minute about, you know, the playoff games, because that's way toe, you know, long and not the right time for me grow.
Thank you for your souring the, uh you know, But the movie that you know, the videos on vessels on on David vessel and that two part video.
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Like like I told you so I would skip that, like when you're, you know, reading.
You know, that's in the background.
That's me personally.
You know, the background people told me unique because they said on the other first video I did, Which is Ross? Hell, they're like, try have a background beat or some ball, but I try to make it lower for people who are maybe that lower.
Just just get it Just only a tune without, you know, no words.
Because I was like, Okay, I'm listening to this girl.
He's reading over it and I'm like, you know, I don't know what e o away.
I thought that was a beat that I bought.
So it was like, All right, you could use this without being copier.
It I'm probably use beats without voices next time.
So thank e was thinking about my man.
It's OK, It's OK.
I like reading again over it.
And I'm like, Okay, I'm watching the video.
You're like, yo, stop talking over.
E was gonna say Yeah, but with, you know, with the vessels Video, bro.
That's like a purist counting video from from one of the best counts that you know that on the internet now, they they add a little bit more wrinkles.
But, you know, this is the first season for your hope.
This is gonna be a year to your thing and probably, you know, I hope this development of everything thank you so much for the NBK family.
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