NBA approves draft lottery reform, player rest guidelines

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In the NBA’s latest effort to curb tanking, the league’s Board of Governors passed measures in New York on Thursday that will both reform the draft lottery and institute guidelines to discourage teams from resting healthy players during the regular season, the league confirmed in a press release.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver supported both changes in an attempt to prevent teams from resting multiple starters, particularly teams blatantly trying to lose more games and improve draft position.

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