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  1. Is Hollis-Jefferson a lottery pick in 2015?

    Joe Kaiser

    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was projected to be picked somewhere in the back half of the draft lottery had he chosen to leave Arizona after his freshman season. But that athletic slasher and defender elected to return to Tucson for at least one more year...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  2. Carolina Hurricanes more likely to be in draft lottery than playo...

    Matthew Coller

    Hockey Prospectus identifies a player trending up, a player trending down and a key stat for the 2014-15 Carolina Hurricanes.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2014
  3. Seattle Storm win WNBA draft lottery, secure No. 1 pck

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Seattle Storm got the top pick in the league's draft lottery on Thursday. The No. 2 pick went to Tulsa, and Connecticut got the Nos. 3 and 4 picks.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  4. NHL draft lottery to change in next two years to address 'state o...

    Forget about tanking in the NHL. Bottoming out in the standings might not get you to the top of the draft.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  5. WNBA draft lottery to be held during halftime of Eastern Conferen...

    Mechelle Voepel

    The No. 1 pick in the 2015 WNBA draft will go to Seattle, Tulsa, or Connecticut. Thursday, we will find out who gets to make that selection next April.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  6. New look for John Henson in year three?

    Joe Kaiser

    John Henson's development will be interesting to watch in his third season in the NBA. He shined as a rookie after being taken with the final pick of the draft lottery in 2012, then followed it up with a solid second season, finishing with a PER righ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  7. 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
  8. First Cup: Thursday

    Nick Borges

    Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer: Several NBA sources have confirmed that the 76ers are against a proposal that would balance out the draft lottery as early as next summer. General manager Sam Hinkie could not be reached for comment. League ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  9. Philadelphia 76ers fighting NBA's push to change lottery system

    Brian Windhorst

    The NBA is pushing toward changes to the draft lottery system by next season but is facing a strong objection from the Philadelphia 76ers, the franchise that could suffer the most from it, multiple sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2014
  10. Colorado Avalanche among four teams that could shift their attent...

    Matthew Coller and Sam Hitchcock

    Four teams that spent this offseason like they'd be Stanley Cup contenders may be more focused on the draft lottery in 2015, based on the underlying statistics.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Is Orlando better moving forward?

    Joe Kaiser

    Rarely do teams shape their future as much in one day as the Orlando Magic did on Thursday, swapping leading-scorer Arron Afflalo for Evan Fournier then acquiring defensive-minded athletes Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton via the draft lottery. Ther...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  14. NHL's Board of Governors has approved changes to NHL Draft lotter...

    Katie Strang

    The NHL's Board of Governors has approved changes for next year's draft lottery system, according to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  15. Why Cavs should pick Jabari Parker

    Ryan M. Grace, ESPN Stats & Information

    US PresswireJoel Embiid, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins are expected to be early picks in the 2014 NBA Draft.By jumping from the ninth spot to first in the NBA Draft Lottery, the Cavaliers expect to get a better player who makes a long-term impact....

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  16. Julius Randle refutes injury talk -- 'My foot is fine'

    Chris Forsberg

    Kentucky forward Julius Randle downplayed reports that his right foot might require surgery after this month's draft, stressing that his foot is fine and he's pain-free.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2014