National Basketball Association board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform September 28

National Basketball Association board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform September 28

National Basketball Association board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform September 28

The other somewhat monumental proposal is fixing the draft lottery to eliminate tanking, which is when bad teams, for lack of a better phrase, lose on objective.

The NBA competition committee has recommended the league proposals on draft lottery reform and guidelines for the resting of players to the board of governors for final approval, league sources told ESPN.

The full scope of the proposal isn't known, but Woj has been able to tease out some details.

At present, the three worst teams now have a 25 percent, 19.9 percent and 15.6 percent chance of winning the number one overall pick, respectively. The second and third worst teams have 19.9 percent and 15.6 percent odds, respectively. Sep.

With the way the National Basketball Association lottery is now set up, the worst team in the league has a 25 percent chance to pick first, while the No. 2 team has a 19.9 percent chance, and the No. 3 team 15.6 percent. This would, in theory, discourage teams from making blatant attempts to tank in a season to increase the odds of landing the number one overall pick.

The draft lottery reform must be approved by the NBA's board of governors for a final vote on September 28.

If the board does approve the new system, it would reportedly take effect at the 2019 draft lottery. According to Wojnarowski, the "proposed guidelines for resting players will encourage teams to sit healthy players for home rather than away games, and discourage the practice during nationally televised games".

The proposal is now up for review by the NBA's board of governors, who will vote on whether or not to grant Silver the ability to fine teams.

This trepidation is the same many teams will face with a bona fide franchise like the Los Angeles Lakers strategically clearing the books for next offseason, allowing an easy flip by attracting the top stars on the free agent market due to their money, location, and even their newly-built state-of-the-art facilities. If this plan were to pass, all three teams would drop to 14 percent each.

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