HoopsHype Draft rumors
Stan Van Gundy took a question about the Detroit Pistons' vote on NBA draft lottery reform and turned it into a compelling lobby against maximum individual salaries for NBA players, which he deemed anti-competitive for elite players and teams alike. "They don't say to Bruce Springsteen, 'You can only get 25 percent of the proceeds and 75 percent's got to go to the E Street Band.' I mean, that's not the way it works," Van Gundy said Wednesday. Booth Newspapers
"If it were more of a free-market system, I think things would change," Van Gundy said. "I think you'd see greater parity in the league -- especially having the (salary) cap and no individual max." Booth Newspapers
"I think the thing, myself, that has been one of the biggest impediments to parity in this league has been the individual maximum on players' salaries," Van Gundy said. "Artificially limiting the best players' salaries is what has allowed teams to put two and three stars together." Booth Newspapers
Ira Winderman: Adam Silver says if lottery reform eventually is adopted, it will come with teams, "appropriately on notice." So play on . . . 76ers. Twitter @IraHeatBeat
Adrian Wojnarowski: The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays. Twitter @WojYahooNBA
Zach Lowe: Correction: Final vote was 17-13 IN FAVOR, short of 23 needed "yes" votes, per league sources. Twitter @ZachLowe_NBA
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