NBA Draft Lottery Needs To Consistently Punish Tanking Teams

The NBA Draft Lottery came and went and these were the Draft Lottery odds before the event.

  • New York 14.0%
  • Cleveland 14.0%
  • Phoenix 14.0%
  • Chicago 12.5%
  • Atlanta 10.5%
  • Washington 9.0%
  • New Orleans 6.0%
  • Memphis 6.0%
  • Dallas 6.0%
  • Minnesota 3.0%
  • Los Angeles Lakers 2.0%
  • Charlotte 1.0%
  • Miami 1.0%
  • Sacramento 1.0%

There were results of the Lottery

  1. New Orleans
  2. Memphis
  3. New York
  4. Los Angeles Lakers
  5. Cleveland
  6. Phoenix
  7. Chicago
  8. Atlanta
  9. Washington
  10. Atlanta (from Dallas)
  11. Minnesota
  12. Charlotte
  13. Miami
  14. Boston (from Sacramento via Philadelphia)

In the Zion Williamson sweepstakes, the New Orleans Pelicans will be the team with the chance to possibly reset their franchise with something new and exciting while teams suffering from unfortunate circumstances like the Lakers or teams who were tanking with high hopes will have to make do with their position.

Most observations on the lottery results have concluded that tanking was not effective and should hopefully discourage teams from doing it in the future, but Ben Maller thinks we're far from this practice being eradicated from the game. Maller believes it's going to take multiple lotteries that showcase tanking teams being punished before teams will get the message. Listen to his take below.

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