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Report: Bucks join 76ers, Thunder in opposing lottery reform

O.J. Mayo, Michael Carter-Williams

O.J. Mayo, Michael Carter-Williams


The 76ers are trying to build a coalition to block the NBA’s proposed lottery reform.

They’ve got the Thunder’s support, but they can’t get the Magic on board. You’d think a bad team would want to maximize the value of its lottery pick, but it might come down to a big market-small market issue. So, you get Oklahoma City siding with Philadelphia (which is really a big market, but shhh).

How about a team that is both bad now and in a small market?

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated:

The Bucks, Thunder and 76ers need five more teams to block the proposal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. That seems unlikely.

But it seemed unlikely the 76ers would get any support, and then the Thunder and Bucks showed up. Momentum is on their side.

Unfortunately, time isn’t. With the vote expected for tomorrow, I’d be shocked if it doesn’t pass.