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Exclusive: NBA wants 3rd round in draft

Posted by shawn cassidy on September 7, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Here is the lowdown on the re-worked draft strucutre that could take place.

Under one proposal, the 15 teams with the worst records would continue to pick 1st through 15th, but then would also have the 16th through 30th picks. The teams with the top 15 records would have the first 15 picks of the second round, then would have the 44th through 60th picks, too. Under this proposal, the Chicago Bulls (whose 62-20 record was the league’s best last season) would have the 45th and 60th picks instead of the 30th and 30th picks. The Minnesota Timberwolves, who had the NBA’s worst record (17-65), would have their lottery pick and the 16th pick, but would no longer have the first pick of the second round — No. 31 overall._

Under another proposal, the teams with the eight worst records would get an additional first round pick, beginning with selection No. 22, and the teams with the eight best records would have no first-round picks but would select at the top of the second round (picks 31 through 38), then also would get the final eight picks of the second round.

I agree with this. Make the teams who are on the bottom better through the draft. Will they become great right away? I don't know,but it looks like the best thing to do for the bad teams. On the other hand I feel like the current system is just fine. It could hurt the Celtics,and anything that hurts the Celtics,well it hurts me too. I mainly worry about the Celtics protected 10th pick in next years draft. That pick could pay off huge for the Celtics. As long as it doesn't effect us in that draft. I also think it wouldn't be okay for teams on the border of the playoffs,and the lottery.

I'd rather be talking about other things right now,but it's interesting.

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