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New York Knicks sign former lottery pick Trey Burke

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The New York Knicks signed former lottery pick Trey Burke on Wednesday, the team announced. Burke, the No. 9 pick in the 2013 NBA draft, averaged five points and 1.8 assists in 12 minutes per game last season with the Washington Wizards. Trey Burke has a career average of 10.6 points per […]

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Kevin Pelton’s weekly mailbag, including lottery reform and conference imbalance

This week’s mailbag features your questions on West/East imbalance, whether offense or defense is more valuable, and the evolving overseas game of Anthony Randolph. You can tweet your questions using the hashtag #peltonmailbag or email them to peltonmailbag@gmail.com. “Is the lottery reform the NBA approved earlier this week harmful to small-market teams? — Kevin Pelton […]

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Zach Lowe on NBA draft lottery reform and potential ramifications

Flattening the odds in the NBA’s draft lottery, a change passed Thursday by an overwhelming 28-1-1 vote of team owners, will not end tanking and may not reduce it much. The league knows that; it repeatedly characterized the proposal as “an incremental step” toward more potential tweaks, sources say. The NBA is concerned about egregious […]

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NBA’s Board of Governors votes to pass legislation on draft lottery reform, guidelines for resting healthy players

4:22 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The NBA’s board of governors voted to pass legislation on draft lottery reform and guidelines for the resting of healthy players in the regular season, league sources told ESPN. The NBA draft lottery reform passed 28-1-1 vote, with Oklahoma City voting against and Dallas abstaining, league sources told ESPN. The […]

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NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

9:46 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The NBA’s competition committee has recommended the league’s proposal on draft lottery reform to the board of governors for final approval, league sources told ESPN. The NBA is aggressively pursuing draft lottery reform to deincentivize tanking, league sources told ESPN. The proposed measures would increase the chances of better teams […]

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Reform to NBA draft lottery could be voted in before ’17-18 season

4:36 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The NBA is aggressively pursuing draft lottery reform that could be voted into legislation before the start of the 2017-18 season, league sources told ESPN. Commissioner Adam Silver is a strong advocate to de-incentivize tanking by implementing lower odds on the NBA’s worst teams to gain the top picks in […]