Changes could be coming to the NBA Draft Lottery.
The league is “aggressively pursuing draft lottery reform” that could be voted into legislation in advance of the coming season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Commissioner Adam Silver is allegedly a strong advocate to de-incentivize tanking by lowering the odds of the league’s worst teams gaining the top picks in the draft.
The proposed measures would also improve the chances of teams making a jump up into the draft lottery. There is no indication the 2018 draft would implement these changes as the reform would reportedly be phased in over time.