The NBA’s Board of Governors passed a motion to reform the draft lottery today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The new rules will be in place for the 2019 NBA Draft. Modifications to the lottery process were originally proposed earlier this month and include a number of strategies aimed at flattening the odds basement dwelling teams have of landing the top pick. The idea behind the motion is to curb tanking. Under the new rules, teams will be able to drop four places in the lottery. Currently teams can drop no more than three places, meaning that the worst team in the league would be guaranteed to pick in the Top 4. Now, in that same scenario, the team could fall as far as No. 5.
NBA Approves Lottery Reform, Change Effective 2019
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