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Old 12-29-2018, 07:39 PM
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There are five starters on an NBA team. The addition of one man improves 20% of the lineup.

There are nine starters (13, if you talk about starting pitchers, and 14 if you want a closer. The addition of one man improves at maximum 11% of the lineup and as little as 7%.

Thus, an NBA signing can immediately turn a team around. One for a baseball team will not make that much immediate improvement. Because of that, its easier for the NBA to take a risk, since the reward is more likely.
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