NEW YORK — The draft lottery is probably going to look a whole lot different by the time this week is over. Regarding the Philadelphia 76ers, it is going to ensure that their tank job for this upcoming season will not be replicated by anyone else anytime soon.
Under a proposal scheduled to be voted upon by representatives of the 30 NBA ownership groups, the formula for the draft lottery will change. As first reported by Zach Lowe of Grantland, the proposal on the table would give the teams with the four worst records equal 12 percent chances to win the lottery. Under the current formula, the worst team has a 25 percent chance of winning.
Also, the team with the worst record — that that is sure to be Philadelphia this season — will be guaranteed drafting no worse than seventh, as the first six picks would be determined by a ping-pong ball drawing. Currently, the worst team can pick no worse than fourth.