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Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss NBA Draft Lottery reform, Carmelo Anthony, the Cavaliers plan with the 2018 first-round pick via Brooklyn/Boston, NBA tampering, and Harvey Araton’s Hall of Fame weekend in Springfield, Mass.
1:07: The renewed push for draft lottery reform.
4:38: The impact of the 76ers’ “process” under Sam Hinkie and the failed push for reform in 2014.
8:37: Smaller-market teams being opposed to lottery reform.
17:20: Potential unintended effects of the latest proposal.
19:51: How the conference imbalance dramatically impacts team building strategies.
23:18: Lowe suggests incentivizing making the playoffs.
28:51: The latest on Carmelo Anthony’s future, including Portland’s continued interest in him.
34:20: When teams don’t call a player for their bluffing in the pre-draft process.
38:24: The near-misses in draft history, particularly 2009.
41:16: What should Cleveland do with Brooklyn’s 2018 draft pick?
46:46: How interference is a bigger problem than tampering.
51:10: Longtime New York Times writer Harvey Araton’s Hall of Fame induction.