September 07, 2011
Bigwigs of the NBA and its Players Association are said to be discussing the next collective bargaining agreement behind closed doors Wednesday. One of the topics that has already come up, according to SheridanHoops, is a proposal from the owners that a third round be added to the draft.
The site notes that the players have come back with several suggestions to change the draft as well, including having the 15 teams with the worst records continue to pick first through 15 and then select again with the 16th-30th picks.
Another proposal had the worst eight teams getting an extra first-round pick while the top eight teams wouldn't get to pick till the start of the second round, the site reports.
SheridanHoops points out that the NBA has been without a third round since 1988.