NBA Looking Into Getting Rid Of Draft Lottery
If you are a fan of a team that isn’t doing well, you are already looking into 2014’s off-season with tons of talent coming from the college ranks.
In an effort to stop teams from tanking, or forcefully losing to get a high draft pick, the league is looking into going into a new system which gives everyone a chance for that number one pick.
Zach Lowe of Grantland obtained a copy of the proposal, which seems very interesting to say the least.
The team that gets the no. 1 pick in the very first year of this proposed system would draft in the following slots over the system’s first six seasons: 1st, 30th, 19th, 18th, 7th, 6th. Just follow the wheel around clockwise to see the entire 30-year pick cycle of each team, depending on their starting spoke in Year 1.
The system is designed to eliminate the link between being very bad and getting a high draft pick. There is no benefit at all to being bad under a wheel system like this. If you believe tanking is morally wrong, or that it hurts business by alienating fans and cutting into attendance, this is a system you could get behind.
Whether you are for or against it, this process can be quite a complicated one as trading picks could end up being twice as hard, and bad teams could be bad for a very long time.
What do you think should be done in the issue of “tanking” in the NBA?