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  1. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Stupidist thing in the NBA is the 15 player roster ... what a waste of time that is ... nobody wants to watch guys 11-15 play full court anyways.

    The NBA dearly needs an amateur league ... but that is way to costly.

    I think this would work if they tried it:

    12 player roster with a 4 man practice squad. Before every game the team designates a 10 man roster.

    the 2 left off + 4 practice players play 30 minute pre-game of
    3 v 3 half-court game.

    1 ref only.

    Added expense of 1 practice player to pay and travel.

    Added expense of 1 referee ... the NBA could use this as a ref in training program.

    I say the fans would come earlier to see these young kids play some ball.

    The practice squad would have age limitations ... like under 26 or 28
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    It's an interesting idea, but I doubt the NBA would ever do something of its sort - their idea of entertainment is shooting T-Shirts into the stands during timeouts (but who can argue with that? ;) ).

    The NBDL sort of serves this role with the exception of the entertainment aspect. I'm all for the expansion of the NBA into having some legit minor league/development systems.
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    It's a decent idea, especially after Isiah ran that other basketball league into bankruptcy.

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