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The NBA should give an team a constellation draft pick
For the NBA to prevent another CP3 situation they should give a team an constellation draft pick if they lose their superstar to free agency.It’s only going to happen one or two timed every season.When the Magic lost Shaq to free agency in 1996 the Magic was setback for over 4 years.The Hornets went through this before with Larry Johnson in 1998 set that franchise back for 3 years though til they drafted Barron Davis in 2001.The constellation draft pick should join teams in the NBA draft lottery and the only way a team is eligible for the pick if the player is an to 10 in their position.
This post was submitted by Nola86.
First of all this does nothing to prevent the team from losing the superstar. Second of all, giving a team a lottery pick is unfair to everyone picking after them because it just means one more player is off the board. Unless you just want to take that pick away from the team that the superstar signed with, which makes no sense because this isn't football restricted free agency. Third, most likely the pick wouldn't even help replace the superstar. How much weight would you give that pick in the lottery? Unless it's a top 5 pick it'll be hard to replace a franchise player because most of them (Duncan, Lebron, Carmelo, Howard, Shaq, CP3 come to mind) are all top 5 picks. Only recent exceptions I can think of are Kobe and KG. Fourth, who would determine if the player is top 10 at his position? We know the NBA fails at this, as do all star voters. Fifth, top 10 at his position does not equal franchise player. Okafor is arguably a top 10 center, would you say that losing him should equal a lottery pick?