NBA draft lottery could be eliminated

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For years, there have been a lot of people that have voiced their displeasure with the way the NBA Draft plays out. One of the issues that they have with the process is that it promotes current, low-level NBA teams to “tank” their seasons–or lose on purpose–in the hopes of having a better shot at winning the NBA lottery and grabbing the number one pick.

Well, according to, the NBA may have a plan in place that would prevent that because they’ve apparently devised a system that would let every NBA team know their draft slot for the next 30 years.

In the proposal obtained by Grantland, every NBA team would get a chance to pick from every slot. To better understand the process, they also obtained a pictorial view of what the draft order would look like, should this come to fruition:

The numbers in red are evidence that every team would have a shot at a top-six pick at least once every five years.

What’s your thoughts on this proposal? Would it be good for the NBA? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.


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