Stan Van Gundy doesn't have a strong opinion about lottery reform. But he does have ideas on how to improve the NBA that go beyond addressing tanking. But if the league truly wants to create more parity, the Detroit Pistons team president and coach proposed radical changes Friday after the Pistons' practice. Is there interest in possible Cavs contract dump? Eliminate the draft and maximum contracts. “I’d get rid of it, just get rid of the draft altogether,” Van Gundy said when asked lottery reform. "We’d just deal with the salary cap. Make all (rookies) free agents coming in and if I want to go give a guy $50 million a year, good, but I got to do it under the cap. “I think if you did that and you had no individual max on players, we’d start to get some parity in the league, but the league really doesn’t want parity. They want the super teams, and I get that. It’s worked well, business-wise.” By a 28-1-1 vote (the Pistons voted yes), the NBA Board of Governors approved draft lottery reform Thursday in an attempt to curtail tanking.
Stan Van Gundy: You want NBA parity? Eliminate draft, max contracts
Detroit Free Press | Sep 30