how to fix it.
Sometimes, NBA talk seeps into my view. People are really complaining about teams tanking for better draft picks.
Therefore, I think the solution is to steal from soccer: relegation.
The D-League is a minor league system and should remain as such. However, the NBA should sign a deal with the CBA. The last two teams in each conference get relegated to the CBA, and the CBA champ and runner-up enter the NBA. Any NBA teams that go down to the CBA have all players, coaches, and front office staff get their salaries scaled down to CBA-level salaries, and the reverse is true for winning CBA teams. The incentive not to lose is obvious.
BOOM. I would watch that, especially after Kevin Durant leaves for Brooklyn and the Zombies and Kings spend the rest of their franchise days alternating in and out of the CBA.
You're all welcome for this awesome solution.