According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnorowski, one proposal includes commissioner Adam Silver having the ability to fine teams for resting healthy players during nationally televised games. In addition, the worst team in the league could then pick as low as fifth rather than fourth and the No. 2 team could pick sixth rather than fifth.
The board will meet in NY on September 28 and vote on the matter, with the changes, if any, taking place starting 2019 to give teams a chance to brace themselves for the alterations, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. First, it would increase the chances the league's star players are playing in marquee matchups for TV.
This trepidation is the same many teams will face with a bona fide franchise like the Los Angeles Lakers strategically clearing the books for next offseason, allowing an easy flip by attracting the top stars on the free agent market due to their money, location, and even their newly-built state-of-the-art facilities.
In theory, it's not a proposal, but if you think this is going to solve the supposed problem, think again. If it passes, we'll see how the reaction from the coaches and players around the league goes. To do that, the competition committee is proposing a change that would decrease the chances for the bottom three teams in the league to get the No. 1 overall pick. Under the new plan, those teams would each have a 14 percent chance, league sources said, and the odds for ensuing teams would drop incrementally by a percentage point or two.
National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver has been determined to pass a plan that deters the tactic of tanking games to gain access to better odds at higher picks and the resting of players in nationally televised games.
If the board does approve the new system, it would reportedly take effect at the 2019 draft lottery.
The NBA is proposing rule changes to combat tanking, but one of the hidden details in their official proposal may have bigger implications for all teams in the league.