As I've said before, I was a big Celtics fan in the 80s to early 90s... but my interest waned as the league appeared to grow more and more watered down with new teams and less talent. At least that's my perception... just wanted to see if people agree the league really is watered down and the quality of the "product" is poor - or if that's just a CelticCentric view of the NBA The point being, before all these expansion teams were added and players were coming out of high school, the NBA seemed to have 10 quality players on every roster. Some teams that drafted and traded well even had a core of major talent like the Celtics and Lakers, later Detroit and Chicago. Having more teams meant fewer top tier players on each team... and allowing high school players meant that teams had pressure to fill out rosters, not with the best players, but with the players with the best potential. Overall, this has, in my opinion, lead to a lower quality basketball product being presented to the fans, and - especially if the Celtics aren't contenders - I'm not going to waste my time watching mediocre talent. That, in a nutshell is what I feel is wrong with the NBA. Having non-guranteed salaries of course would solve much in my opinion... that's the only way to ensure that the best players are playing - and guys don't take up roster space simply because they take up salary space. Thoughts?