NBA dodges conspiracy-theory bullet, takes big step toward competition with new draft lottery odds

The revamped NBA Draft Lottery guarantees the team with the worst record gets no worse than the fifth pick, making the league better for it going forward, according to Professor of Economics Dennis Hoffman.

In a story published May 18, 2019, in the Arizona Republic:

If you’re looking for competitive games, where you kind of get back to the ‘old college spirit,’ where you’re out to win, and you’re gonna play to the end, and you leave it out on the court, certainly, the NBA’s move in this direction is a move that would give you more outcomes like that.


Dennis Hoffman, Director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute