Originally Posted by metaldude26
I'm saying no round robin. You seed the teams in a playoff scenario based on regular season finish, therefore teams fight for wins to the very end of the year regardless of standing.
And yes, I do think the better teams should earn an advantage. The point of sports is to win so that should be rewarded. It's the whole point of the tournament from the get-go.
Fair enough. In that case, in your scenario the tournament should determine the entire draft order, since the argument of having to earn it should be for everyone. In this case, those that lose in the earlier rounds should go into a consolation bracket or placing games to determine the order. They'd likely have one or two extra games at most.
Anyway, it's an interesting idea worth brainstorming, and certainly would be more exciting than the draft lottery. Food for thought.