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How can we avoid Lockouts for the next 20+ Years.




I know I'm not an expert on the CBA, but I know we can all agree that a locked out season sucks. So I have a proposal, what if the NBA expanded to even more teams, say, I don't know, 40?

Pros.

1) Superteams never get made, so the league would be more "fair"

2) Every team can get at least a star

3) A hard cap can be implemented, because there will be less great players to go on a single team

4) Therefore, small time owners can buy franchises and be profitable

5) The Larry O'Brien Trophy becomes even more valuable, because you can beat more teams

6) There can be more regular season games, more sources of profit, and more games to watch during the regular season. That way, there can be a game everyday of the week, for people who are really bored.

 *this may seem like it will take a toll on the players, but it doesn't have to be, like let's say, a team has to face every team at least twice, so that's 39 games x 2 = 78 + 4 extra games, there would still be more games even if each team played exactly the same number of times

7) Teams like Seattle or New Jersey, can still have teams.

Cons

1) Superteams never get made, so the league would be less exciting.

 

Just to be clear, I'm not even proposing this idea, just thinking whether or not it will work, so please be a little kinder with your criticisms. I'm just wondering if this would work, and if not, I want to know what ways you guys think can solve the problem of negotiations every 6 years.

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