scully19 wrote:The problem I have with the expansion draft having teams protect players is that it gives teams a free pass. Anyone who has a bad contract can simply toss it out the window with no consequences by not protecting them (and why would they protect overpaid talent). It would then allow them access to a slew of free agents that year, so they not only get a free pass on a mess up but they can now access new players they probably count not afford before. Seems like an unfair advantage seeing as how a lot of being successful is being good with contracts and how much you spend on players.
players who are not protected are not automatically taken off the gm's roster. same as in real nba, they are only taken off the roster if they are picked by an epansion team. if somebody givers eddy curry 4*20m and then decides to leave him unprotected next year, expansion teams can decide to take curry, thus removing his salary from former team's books, or leave him be which would mean that he reamins on old team's books. expansion teams will try to look for the bargains so there will be no free passes on bad contracts.
scully19 wrote:I think that the expansion should just happen in the second year, but there is no protection of players, just free agents to bid on. This way the expansion teams would have more money to spend and can built their team. The rules on what happens in case of a tie still happens, meaning LeBron does not go to an expansion team essentially, which is entirely true.
this i don't like. i think we have to allow expansion teams access to more talent then that. they will lose out on all major free agents because of not having any points in out points system and if we disallow them to take any rostered talent they will be stuck into perpetual rebuilding
scully19 wrote:I think there should only be 2 teams in an expansion year, so that the free agents do start getting way overpaid because a whole bunch of new money hits the market. From then on just keep putting in 2 teams any year we can and there are a lot of free agents available that year.
2 per year is ok, but maybe, and i'm not sure at this point myself, we should take 4 teams in the 1st expansion, providing we can find good gmsalso i added 3 more questions to the original post