The NBA does not anticipate any “imminent” changes to the draft lottery system.
“The first thing is, the lottery is not supposed to incentivize losing,” said Kiki Vandeweghe. “In theory, it’s supposed to help the teams with the worst record. That’s the whole purpose behind it. It’s been constructed in different ways and changed a variety of times over the course and adjusted as needed. But those are the two tenets to keep in mind.”
There was a proposal last season to reform the lottery that was voted down without a super majority.
“Nothing recently. I don’t think see anything imminent. A year and a half ago, there was a lot of momentum for change. We brought some thoughts to the Board of Governors. The majority of the owners were in favor of change. But a change really takes a super majority. So we barely missed that. I don’t know what has happened in between that. We’ve focused on different areas. I would assume it hasn’t really changed that much.”