NBA Notebook: Hack-a-player, All-Star 2015 and Trade Deadline Moves

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Photo courtesy of butthegameison.com

My NBA Notebook is back just in time for the All-Star Break! I will use this notebook format to quickly touch on various topics from around the Association. Sorry ZML fans, I know it’s been a while. On this notebook page I will touch on four topics: All-Star Weekend, players I am 99 percent sure will be traded before the February 19 deadline and the Hack-A-Player. Continue reading

The Draft Lottery, and Why the Wheel is the Only Option

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Not enough votes were in favor of a reform to the current draft lottery process at a NBA Board of Governor’s meeting this afternoon. Even though the final vote was in favor of the new lottery system, 17-13, according to Grantland’s Zach Lowe 23 votes were needed for the change to take place.

The new draft lottery system would have brought the odds to get the first overall pick for everyone in the lottery (teams who missed the playoffs) closer together. The worst four teams would have the same odds of getting the No. 1-overall pick (around 11 percent), while the current system gives the team with the worst record a 25 percent chance and the second worst team a 19.9 percent chance.  Continue reading