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The NBA sent teams a memo indicating that "eligibility rules" for the draft may change as early as 2021, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.
Lowe reports that the memo "does not mention the one-and-done rule by name, but it is meant to remind teams that the league and the players union could agree to scrap one-and-done before the expiration of the current collective bargaining deal in 2024 -- and perhaps well before then." It's important to note that the change will not take effect before 2021, so we will have plenty of time to discuss the potential ramifications of such a shift in the future. Jun 16 - 1:13 PM

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The NBA will experiment with a coach's challenge system on referees' calls during the Las Vegas Summer League.

NBA officials are "still working on what mechanism coaches will use to trigger a challenge and what the parameters are," but they won't use a challenge flag like the NFL. Even if the experiment goes well, the NBA is unlikely to implement a change until at least 2019-20.
Source: ESPN
Jun 4 - 10:36 AM

The earliest possible change to the one-and-done rule would be the 2020 draft, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Woj reports that that the NBA and NBPA are still having ongoing conversations about the rule change, which would allow high school seniors to enter the league. We should have plenty of updates on this situation in the months ahead.
Apr 25 - 11:36 AM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that tanking is still a huge concern of his.

"We recognize that our goal is to put the best competition on the floor and it’s balanced against legitimate rebuilding of some teams. But I know we’re not there yet," Silver said. "I recognize that the incentives are not aligned right now that there’s a huge incentive to increase your chances in the draft lottery especially in the old system. As I’ve said we’re switching the system for next year we’ll see how much of an impact that has." Starting in 2018-19, the bottom three teams will all have a 14 percent chance of landing the top pick, but there's still a lot of changes that need to be made.
Apr 15 - 11:19 AM

Several teams are already easing out of the trade market today to focus on filling needs with what is expected to be a strong post-deadline pool of free agents in the buyout market, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

A couple factors could be the reason for this. Teams don't want to part with their first-round picks, and there are a lot of sellers out there. The prices on players will drop at some point and we could be looking at a wild grand finale at the 3:00 deadline.
Feb 8 - 10:56 AM

The NBA intends to add a G League affiliate team in Mexico City, which "could begin play as early as next season," according to the New York Times.

The reports timing should maximize attention, with the Nets in town for two "home" games this week, and it's the latest step in the NBA's push to expand the game globally. The league wants to eventually have one G League affiliate for all 30 teams in the league, and they're on pace for 27 G League teams next season, but its unclear whether Mexico City will have a 'one-to-one' relationship with a single franchise.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 02:53:00 PM

Commissioner Adam Silver met with the Commission on College Basketball in Washington on Thursday to discuss possibly ending the one-and-done draft entry rule.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, "the meeting was described as informational in nature, although the NCAA ultimately has no formal say in rules governing the league's early-entry rules." Draft eligibility rules must be collectively bargained between the NBA and the players' union, so we are far from a conclusion on the matter.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 10:55:00 AM

The NBA announced its new policy for resting players in the 2017-18 season.

The rules state teams are prohibited from resting healthy players for any "high-profile, nationally televised game." A violation of this could result in a fine of at least $100,000, and absent of unusual circumstances teams should not rest multiple healthy players when playing on the road. While this policy could help, it's still very likely NBA teams will be resting their guys unless it's a national TV game.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 06:49:00 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Competition Committee has recommended the NBA's proposal on Draft Lottery reform, sending it to the Board of Governors for a vote on Sept. 28.

Woj notes that the proposed reform would begin with the 2019 draft. The most significant change would be the three teams with the worst records sharing a 14 percent chance to win the lottery. Under the current format, the team that finishes the regular season with the worst record has a 25 percent chance at the No. 1 overall pick. The second and third worst teams have 19.9 percent and 15.6 percent odds, respectively.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 09:18:00 AM

The NBA's competition committee will reportedly discuss lottery reform later this week.

The proposal being floated by the league would award the three highest lottery seeds with 14 percent odds to win the lottery, as opposed to the current system that gives 25 percent odds to the No. 1 seed, 19.9 percent odds to the No. 2 seed and 15.6 percent odds to the No. 3 seed. After that, the odds would decrease at a 1-2 percent difference between lottery teams, all in an effort to reduce the incentives for tanking in any form. The vote for this proposal could occur during the Board of Governors meeting in late-September, and if passed, would put the new system in place in 2019.
Source: USA Today
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 02:26:00 PM

The NBA has officially released the schedule for the 2017-18 season.

For the first time in NBA history, no team will be going through the gauntlet of playing four games in five nights, and there will also be a 12 percent reduction in back-to-back sets, which will hopefully result in fewer injuries and random rest days around the league. The NBA also protected their nationally televised games by ensuring that no team will be on a back-to-back set or be going through a five games in seven nights scenario.
Source: Turner
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 06:28:00 PM

The Christmas Day schedule includes the 76ers at Knicks, Cavaliers at Warriors, Wizards at Celtics, Rockets at Thunder and Wolves at Lakers.

The Knicks still get their national game despite how they are not expected to be very good, but at least we get The Process at noon EST to start this slate. As expected, we get a Finals rematch on Christmas for the third consecutive year, and we get a look at the three teams all making big moves this summer: Rockets, Thunder and Celtics.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 06:06:00 PM

NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, according to Jeff Zilgitt of USA Today.

The rules are expected to be in place for the 2017-18 season and there will be consequences for teams that don't adhere to those rules. The NBA is doing all they can on their end with an earlier start in the season, no more four games in five nights, no more months with at least 18 games, cutting down on single-game road trips, and dropping the total number of back-to-backs. The new rules are going to be tough to enforce, so it's not likely going to be a stiff penalty for violators.
Source: USA Today
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 03:04:00 PM

Adam Silver said that Seattle will be on the "short list" of cities he'll look at if/when the NBA "seriously" considers thinking about expansion.

"I don’t want to put a precise timeline on it, but it’s inevitable at some point we’ll start looking at growth of franchises," said Silver. "That’s always been the case in this league, and Seattle will no doubt be on a short list of cities we’ll look at." In order to the Supersonics to get resurrected as an NBA franchise, they'll first need to find a place in Seattle to build a new arena, which comes with a litany of logistical issues. In other words, this isn't something that will happen anytime soon.
Source: NBC Sports
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 12:09:00 PM

The NBA has moved the trade deadline for the 2017-18 season to February 8.

The league will be moving the deadline to the second Thursday before the All-Star break, thus ending the awkwardness of players having to hear about trade rumors throughout All-Star weekend. This also could be seen as a good thing for fantasy hoops, as it gives players who get traded more time to get acclimated to their new surroundings.
Wed, Jul 12, 2017 01:10:00 PM

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