As NBA Commissioner Adam Silver tirelessly looks for a way to rid The Association of tanking, a new NBA Draft Lottery proposal has been put in place with three essential elements to make a change from the current system.

According to a source who requested anonymity due to not being able to speak publicly on the terms (via Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports), the league has darted these potential changes to team owners.

  • The three highest lottery seeds would each be allocated 14 percent odds to win the lottery, compared to the 25 percent, 19.9 percent and 15.6 percent for those three teams in the current lottery system, which has been in place since 2005. The odds for the remaining lottery would decrease smoothly, with approximately a 1-to-2 percent difference between lottery teams.

  • The number of picks determined by the lottery will increase to four, compared to three in the current system. This means that the highest lottery seed would receive no worse than the fifth pick, the second seed no worse than the sixth pick, the third seed no worse than the seventh pick and fourth seed no worse than the eighth pick. Under the current system, the first seed can receive no worse than the fourth pick and second seed no worse than the fifth pick, etc.

  • The new system would begin with the 2019 draft, giving teams time to prepare and plan.

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While Silver’s intentions were to have this kick in as soon as possible, the league would be obligated to give teams at least a year to prepare for these changes, given the sudden changes that could be put in place if approved.

Even if this makes team refrain from tanking, draft picks will also lose value, given a team’s inability to weigh its potential value (lottery, mid-round, late-round).

For teams that are hopeful of growing through the draft, this proposal could make it rather difficult to score their next star through this very method — leaving it rather to chance, than a planned methodic approach.