HoopsHype Draft rumors
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
He’d made some noise over the years about not wanting to take a limited role in the league. His friend Georgi Glouchkov, a Bulgarian forward and the first Eastern Bloc player in the NBA, complained to Schmidt that he couldn’t get touches. And this is Oscar Schmidt we’re talking about: If you’re not gunning, why are you even alive? Greg Dole, a former Brazilian basketball scout, recalls training with Nene before the 2002 draft. “Nene said, ‘If I get drafted in the first round, I’m gonna buy a team in Brazil and sign Oscar,’” Dole says. “‘And order him to pass the ball!’” By the time the international rules changed, Schmidt was 35. “Too old to be a hookie,” he says, swapping his r’s for h’s in the Brazilian style. Grantland
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