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Stan Van Gundy: ‘I’d get rid of the draft altogether’ to Stop Tanking

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Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy believes that the solution to discourage the worst NBA teams from tanking their seasons is to wipe out the NBA draft.

“I’d get rid of it, just get rid of the draft altogether,” Van Gundy told reporters after practice Friday. “We’d just deal with the salary cap. Make all [rookies] free agents coming in, and if I want to go give a guy $50 million a year, good, but I got to do it under the cap.”

Van Gundy’s comments followed Thursday’s board of governors vote that reworked the lottery odds each team gets.

Starting with the 2019 draft, the top three teams will each have 14 percent odds of landing the No. 1 pick. Also, four teams will be drawn in the lottery, meaning the team with the worst record the season before could fall as low as fifth in the draft order.

The Pistons were one of the 28 teams that approved the lottery reform measure.

Source: ESPN

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