What would it be like if the NBA could just put the Nets out of their misery? What if we didn’t have to watch the Mavs beat the Knicks by 50, watch the Timberwolves lose seven straight, or stand idly by as the Wizards duel with the Pistons for the right to fewer ping pong balls? It would look a hell of a lot like the Euroleague, where 24 teams have already been chopped down to 16—a dwindling that does not occur here until April 15…

Read the entire article, including a look at some of the bigger signings–Marcus Haislip and Pops Mensah-Bonsu among them–and Freaknick’s picks.