Constructing a Tournament for the NBA's Playoff Wallflowers

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Constructing a Tournament for the NBA's Playoff Wallflowers
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Who wouldn't love a chance to watch Kyrie Irving in a game that actually mattered?

The 14 teams that aren't participating in the NBA postseason aren't doing anything else at the moment, so let's have them play in a tournament specifically designed to honor the league's best lottery team.

After all, who doesn't want more basketball?

By putting together this tournament, we get to see players audition for more money in free agency, fight to earn spots in the lineup for next season and play more quality basketball. Plus, we have the opportunity to see what happens when these 14 teams aren't trying to tank for better odds in the eventual draft lottery.

Further still, there's going to be an incentive for playing well.

Only good can come of this, so let's see how it should be set up.  

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