Why has this never been considered.?
Have the draft order be: The 14 non playoff teams with the BEST record after the all-star break.
The two best non playoff teams after the all-star break flip for the top spot.
The next two beat non playoff teams after the break flip for the 3rd spot...and so on.
Again..we're only counting the record AFTER the all-star break.
That way, teams would be incentivised to WIN even if they were out of the playoffs
Does that idea make any sense?
I hear wat u r saying it's one year big deal. I just think if u do sign him for one year u minds well just throw that money in the garbage based on history. I don't mind taking a risk on a player. Suh to me is not a risk. I know exactly what I am getting if I sign him to a guaranteed one year deal. He will lay down. Incentive based one year deal is the only way he makes it thru the front door. Funchess is a good deal. Young player who wants to reestablish himself so that he can increase his market value next year. He will play hard for future rewards.