i don't think it would work for playoffs, but i always thought itd be interesting to have some kind of tournament in the all star game with division teams. don't know exactly how it would work with 6 teams, but it would be fun to have the talent spread out a bit more to make division all star teams. what would each team look like?
i'll take a look at it
bench: Curry, Ellis, Evans, Cousins, Odom
bench: Kidd, Kevin Martin, Zach Randolph
bench: Nene, Al Jefferson, Millsap. (with Deron and Carmelo gone from this division, it's tough to find non-big men to choose here...)
bench: Rondo, Pierce, Billups, Lopez
bench: Joe Johnson, Al Horford, Josh Smith(just the Hawks, because the Bobcats and Wizards have nobody else.)
bench: Baron, Bogut, Jennings, Hickson
This division is really sad.
Other than the Central division team, which is essentially the Bulls, past and present, I think this would make for an interesting All Star weekend addition. This would add some more competition, and would get rid of some of the talent overload that exists when you pile everyone onto 2 teams. With the guys more spread out and teams not quite as stacked, the games could be more interesting, I think. It's a good balance between everyone too spread out onto 30 teams, and everyone condense onto 2. Six all star teams seems about right for that. It seems unlikely, but it's still fun to think about.