Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made the most vocal plea for televising the player draft immediately following Sunday’s All-Star Game. “Televise it,” he said. “Give the people what they want. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person that gets picked, you are an All-Star, so it doesn’t matter where you really go, so I think televise it.” NBA commissioner Adam Silver appeared to be listening to players, fans and media when he acknowledged after the game the likelihood of revealing the All-Star draft order next year on TV. “When we sat with the union and came up with this format, we all agreed, let’s not turn something that’s 100% positive into a potential negative to any player,” he told ESPN. “But then ... maybe we’re overly conservative because then we came out of there, and the players were, ‘We can take it. We’re All-Stars. Let’s have a draft.’ So it sounds like we’re going to have a televised draft next year.”
Adam Silver after NBA All-Star success: 'Sounds like we're going to have a televised draft'
USA Today | Feb 20