Me and my buddy were watching the Raps game talking about the BS of the Nets throwing their last game on purpose. And then that led into a discussion about how to fix real tanking (teams like PHI, etc) in the NBA.
I think the only way that makes sense is to take a page out of the BPL's book and relegate teams.
Take the bottom 3 teams in each conference and ship them down to the D-League. Teams 9-12 in each conference would be slotted into the lottery for the top 8 picks, and then the bottom 6 would receive picks 9-14 in order of record.
This would completely remove the incentive to tank. Teams would lose a ton of revenue if their team was in danger of being sent down to the Developmental League, and this would urge owners and GMs to be as competitive as possible each year to avoid those bottom 6 spots.
Just an idea, what do you guys think?