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01-07-2013, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Bender View Post
Why is it stupid? It's still weighted in favor of teams finishing last, second last, etc... except now it gives all non-playoff teams a shot at the #1 pick. I like it, personally...I don't think it takes away too much and it creates more excitement for the lottery itself.
It would (if used every year) be a virtually useless addition that causes a once in a decade potential swing in the draft, pushing a team which by no means deserves the pick anymore than a bad team to #1 overall.

Imagine if we finished 9th in the conference and won the lottery pick. We'd love it, but how in the world would it be fair for a young, potential-filled team like ours to get the #1 overall pick over a worse team?

I think a tiered lottery is fairer for all AND adds more excitement. If anything were to be changed, it should be more than this one-off decision which will likely never happen in the first several years it is used anyways.

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