Dear NBA GM’s, Here’s How to Correct the Current Talent Pool: a blog about how the nba needs to handle its current star talent issues.
The NBA is full of stars who are playing for teams that are not championship contenders. There are a lot of reasons why this is happening, but it is time to do something about it. This is not the first season where we’ve seen this happen and it probably won’t be the last. It’s frustrating for fans to see this continue, and I think we need to change how we approach this problem.
The NBA has become too top heavy with stars on bad teams. We have players like Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns and Damian Lillard who are all on teams that aren’t contenders right now. It is hard for us fans because we want our favorite players to win championships but they can only do that if they play together with other stars in a good situation.
We don’t want to see these guys play their entire career on a losing team because there will be no chance at winning and it makes watching basketball less fun as well as being sad for some people who have invested so much time into these players careers or just love them as human beings because
Dear NBA GM’s,
I’m going to be honest. The current talent pool in the league is pathetic at best. There are too many stars on the wrong teams which makes for a boring league, with boring storylines, and boring basketball games. And I’m tired of it.
The players don’t seem to care about the fans anymore. They just keep moving from team to team without a thought in their empty heads of how it affects their fan base, or the legacy they leave behind when they leave a franchise.
Don’t believe me? Just look at all these guys who have moved around:
– Chris Paul has been on 5 teams in his 17-year career. He left New Orleans because he didn’t want a rebuilding process, so he went to the Clippers where he was supposed to start a dynasty with Blake Griffin. That didn’t work out so then he got traded to Houston where he took them to 2 western conference finals but never made it past that, only to get traded again this past off-season from Houston to Phoenix, where I’m sure he’ll be traded again next year after he fails there too.
– Carmelo Anthony has been on 10 teams in his 18-year career
This is the NBA’s most critical moment in history. It’s time to nip this in the bud and cut it off at the head. This is not a reaction to Kevin Durant going to Golden State or LeBron James going back to Cleveland. It’s a reaction to the perception that something is wrong and that “super teams” are killing the NBA, which isn’t true at all.
But there does need to be a shift in how we view the NBA landscape and how we approach building teams for success. So, here are my thoughts on how we can correct this current talent pool:
1. Get rid of max contracts for star players
Max contracts for players like James, Steph Curry or Anthony Davis are ridiculous. These players should be paid whatever they want from their own team based on how much revenue they bring in as opposed to being paid a percentage of the salary cap ($94M this year).
Right now, you can have up to four max contract players on your team if you have Bird rights on them. For example, the Warriors will have four max contract players next year with Curry, Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green (assuming Green re-signs). That’s $
I love basketball. I have been playing it since I was 3 years old and have loved every bit of it. It is the game which has made me who I am today. It has taught me perseverance, faith and hard work.
But the game I love is in danger. The product on the court is a far cry from what we are used to seeing and no one seems to care about it.
Forget about the talent pool being diluted by players all going overseas, that was never an issue for me. If you’re good enough to make it in this league, you will find your way here regardless where you played before or where you go after. That’s my belief at least. I think the real issue lies in the fact that you must be a certain kind of player to make it in this league today, which is a shame because there are so many players out there with great talents that are never given their shot because they don’t fit into this “cookie cutter” mold that every team wants now days (not all teams but most). Teams want players who can score 20-30 points per game while shooting over 50% from behind three point range and having
The NBA has a bit of a problem with its talent pool.
First and foremost, the talent pool is comprised primarily of players who want to be elsewhere. This is not a new problem for the NBA. It’s been an issue for decades. But it has been an issue that’s been addressed by the league and its teams from time-to-time since the late 1980s. I’m talking about trades where a player who wants to be elsewhere is traded to a team where he’ll likely be happier.
In today’s NBA, there are a great number of players who want to be elsewhere. Some are unhappy with their role on the team (i.e., Damian Lillard); some are unhappy with their team’s performance (i.e., Russell Westbrook); some are unhappy with their team’s direction (i.e., Kevin Love); and some just aren’t happy with the NBA (i.e., Blake Griffin).
Since the NBA is a player’s league, it should be no surprise that teams are constantly looking for talent to provide them with an edge. Unfortunately, today’s talent pool is not what it used to be. The league has fallen behind in its ability to develop young players. The result is that the NBA draft has become more important than ever before.
As a coach, I believe that the only way to win is to get your players to improve their skills and compete at the highest level possible. But how do you do this? You can’t tell a player: “Go out there and be better than everyone else.” That’s not possible. And there are so many other factors involved in building a team and winning games that you can’t control them all.
The best way to win is by getting your players to develop their skills so they can play at their highest level possible, and then letting them do that. This means giving them the freedom to play the game in whatever way they want, and not imposing any sort of system on them or trying to make them fit into one particular style of basketball.
This is not easy for any coach, especially when you have a team full of stars like we
In the past, I have never been a fan of this league. I have always felt that its players have been overpaid and overrated. After all, one can only watch so many dunks before they get old.
However, as of late, I have become a more ardent follower. The addition of a new team in Oklahoma City has breathed new life into the sport and has opened up a whole new world of opportunities for those who love to watch basketball.
But what about the rest of us? What about those of us who are not interested in playing the game? What do we need to know about nba today?
Well, it turns out that this is an important question. It is also one that you should answer right now, because it has some very serious implications for your future career in the NBA.
So let’s take a look at what you need to know about nba today.