NBA Approves Legislation on Resting Players, New Draft Format
Tanking is officially no more.
After months of heavy criticism, the NBA Board of Governors has voted for draft lottery reform, ending the era of tanking. According to the new legislation, the three teams with the worst record will now share a 14% chance of attaining the number one overall pick, as opposed to the prior 25%, 19.9%, and 15.6% system.
There has reportedly been some hesitation, especially from smaller teams who heavily rely on the draft to build for the future and improve their roster, but the change has been set in stone and will come into effect in 2019.
On a similar note, the NBA has also tried decrease the resting player pandemic, which has effected the NBA over the past few years.
A resolution has finally come.
Commissioner Adam Silver will now have the power to fine teams for resting players in certain instances, which include sitting multiple players outside unusual circumstances in the same game, especially when the players are healthy and the team is slated to play in a nationally televised ESPN, ABC, or TNT game.
Teams will also be discouraged from resting players in away games to allow opposing fan bases to have an opportunity to watch the stars play on their home floor.
In an effort to reduce resting player, the NBA has extended the regular season, getting rid of many back-to-back games.
Now, all that is left to see is how San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg will cheat this new system.