Report: NBA teams could vote (maybe 29-1) for lottery reform

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NBA lottery reform is coming.

Potentially very soon and in time for the next draft.

Zach Lowe of Grantland:

https://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/518098245835579392

Lowe also tweeted the odds of each lottery seed landing the No. 1 pick. Here’s the difference between the proposed plan (red) and current system (blue):

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Seed Proposed Current
1 12.0% 25.0%
2 12.0% 19.9%
3 12.0% 15.6%
4 12.0% 11.9%
5 11.5% 8.8%
6 10.0% 6.3%
7 8.5% 4.3%
8 7.0% 2.8%
9 5.5% 1.7%
10 4.0% 1.1%
11 2.5% 0.8%
12 1.5% 0.7%
13 1.0% 0.6%
14 0.5% 0.5%

Additionally, because the lottery would determine the top six – rather than top three as is done now – picks, lower seeds would have better chances of moving up.

It’s harder to put odds on this happening, but an expected vote that is certain to pass if voted upon definitely leaves this likely to happen.

The 76ers can complain – and they have grounds – but it’s probably too late.