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Sources: NBA Board of Governors Set to Vote on Draft Lottery Reform, Resting Players

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The NBA competition committee has recommended the league proposals on draft lottery reform and guidelines for the resting of players to the board of governors for final approval, league sources told ESPN.

NBA 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.

The competition committee also recommended a plan to the board of governors to curb the resting of healthy players in the regular season, league sources told ESPN. The proposed guidelines for resting players will encourage teams to sit healthy players for home rather than away games, and discourage the practice during nationally televised games.

The board of governors will vote on instituting the changes at a meeting in New York on Sept. 28. The plans will need a two-thirds majority to pass into legislation.

The NBA’s proposed changes to the system would begin with the 2019 draft and include a smoothing-out of odds among the league’s worst teams, league sources said.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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2018 NBA Draft Diary

Sources: Kawhi Leonard ‘irate’ with Spurs

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich traveled Tuesday to Southern California and met with Kawhi Leonard prior to Thursday’s NBA draft, league sources told ESPN.

Leonard had told confidants that he did not want to sit down with Popovich and has been purposely difficult for the Spurs to reach recently. Among the issues, Leonard is angry over what he believes was the Spurs’ mishandling of his quad injury, and he remains irate with public comments from teammate Tony Parker and Popovich that he felt were not supportive of him, league sources said.

So far, the Spurs have been largely reluctant to give teams guidance on the players, or packages, that would interest them in trades, sources said.

Sources: Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN

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2018 NBA Draft Diary

Sources: 76ers Interested in Moving into Top 5

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As Jeremy alludes to, the Sixers are indeed continuing calls about moving into the Top 5. They have offered packages of picks, but have thus far rebuked including oft-mentioned Robert Covington and Dario Saric, per sources.

Source: Jake Fischer on Twitter

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2018 NBA Draft Diary

Sources: Trae Young Had ‘secret workout’ with Cavaliers Saturday

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Source: Trae Young conducted a secret workout with the Cavs on Saturday. If Michael Porter is gone, it seems to be a toss-up at the moment between Young and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for Cleveland at #8. We’ve given Shai the nod in our latest mock today:

Source: Jonathan Givony on Twitter

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