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Could the Wheel Save the NBA Draft?

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Last Monday we answered a Mailbag question about fixing the NBA Draft Lottery. That column brought a few responses, including a follow-up question about implementing a radical new system to balance out draft inequities. Let’s take a look.


What about the wheel option for the draft. It’s been around for a while. Each team rotates into the top spot based on year instead of record. So once in a while the Blazers would get the first pick and we’d know when it would be. It’s completely fair with each team getting exactly the same amount of first picks.