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  1. Struggling to Reinvent the NBA Draft Lottery

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA's main proposal to reform the lottery, reported first here, has drawn reactions ranging from tepid support - a shoulder shrug and a smile - to aggressive criticism of the idea as both ineffectual and likely leading to bad...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. One Draft Lottery Scenario the NBA Probably Isn't Looking to...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    There's the proposed new weighting system, which Zach Lowe reported yesterday. There's the 30-year wheel solution, which he reported last December. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of basketball think pieces on the Int...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  3. NBA Lottery Reform Is Coming

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA submitted an official proposal to reform the lottery this week at competition committee meetings in Las Vegas, pushing aside the Wheel idea in favor of a revised weighting system that shifts each team's odds of getting the top pick,...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  4. The NBA Self-Mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    Greetings from Miami, Florida, the gorgeous home of South Beach, LeBron and Wade, Pat Riley and the Miami Mafia, David Caruso's sunglasses, the strongest coffee in America, Crockett and Tubbs (both semi-retired), my media nemesis Papi Le Ba...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  5. We Went There: God Loves Cleveland and 24 More Notes From Inside ...

    Zach Lowe

    I love the NBA draft lottery. There is real tension in the air, and it's delightful to watch the league's workaholic, process-oriented thinking GMs and owners grapple with the fact that a random Ping-Pong ball drawing in a sealed-o...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  6. About Last Night: Cavs Get Lucky

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy resetting your countdown to 364 tanking days before next year's NBA draft lottery, here are the top seven stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: For the third time in the past four years, the Cleveland Cavalie...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  7. The NBA Draft Lottery Karma Rankings

    Bill Simmons

    Here are your odds for tonight's NBA draft lottery ...; TEAM CHANCE FOR NO. 1 PICK CHANCE FOR TOP 3 PICK Milwaukee 25.0% 64.2% Philadelphia 19.9% 55.8% Orlando 15.6% 46.9% Utah...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  8. The Silver Lining of a First-Round NBA Playoffs Exit

    Steve McPherson

    In the modern NBA, it seems like the only thing worse than missing the playoffs is getting eliminated in the first round. Making the postseason means missing out on the draft lottery (barring stockpiled picks from trades), and the tangible benefits o...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  9. The Cavs Are Thinking Playoffs, the Bulls Are Thinking Ahead

    Zach Lowe

    The always massive Cavaliers contingent brought a multi-layered bluster to last season's draft lottery. The bow-tied crew hooted and hollered upon winning again, shouting over the actual announcement and drawing bemused side-eyes from Kevin Love and ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  10. Seth Jones and the Nashville Predators

    Katie Baker

    Seth Jones, the 19-year-old son of Popeye, is set to make his debut tonight for Nashville. Can he live up to the hype?

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  11. The Minnesota Timberwolves Fan's Guide to the Five Stages of Post...

    Joe Mande

    If you truly want to know what it feels like to root for the Minnesota Timberwolves, all you have to do is watch the NBA draft lottery. The lottery plays out the exact same way every year. The night starts off with a feeling of dread, as you recall t...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  12. Winners and Losers From the NBA Lottery

    Andrew Sharp

    You know how at the beginning of every NFL season, everyone is 0-0 and has a chance at the Super Bowl? That is not true in the NBA. For fans of five to 10 teams every year, the NBA draft lottery is the Super Bowl. No other sport decides its future...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  13. Why That Cavaliers Crew Was So Crazy, and More Observations From ...

    Zach Lowe

    I was one of eight or 10 media members who got to watch the lottery last night from inside the television studio where the NBA draft order is filmed. It's not quite as cool as being in the secret locked-down room where the lottery actually happens, b...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  14. About Last Night: Don't Mess With Texas

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were even busier not making up with Sergio Garcia, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Despite an epic comeback to force overtime, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker proved to be too much for the Memphis Grizzlies, who fell into a 2...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  15. The 2012 NBA Draft Lottery Awards

    Rembert Browne

    Yes, the lucky recipients of the top three draft picks are what mattered in the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery, but the real excitement came in the introductions of the teams and their representatives. The winners and losers: Most Likely to Try to Seduce ...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  16. About Last Night: Rondo Isn't Enough

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Despite Rajon Rondo's stellar performance — 44 points, eight assists, and 10 rebounds — the Miami Heat rallied from 15 points down to beat ...

    Blog | May 31, 2012