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WNBA Announces Changes to Draft Lottery

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The WNBA announced Wednesday that there will be some changes to its Draft Lottery system that go into effect following the 2015 season.

The new system will continue to include the four teams that didn’t make the playoffs the season before, but the lottery odds will be based on the cumulative records of those teams over the past two seasons:

The odds will remain the same. The team with the best odds has a 44.2 percent chance at the top pick, the next team has a 27.6 percent chance, the next team team has a 17.8 percent chance and the final team has a 10.4 percent chance. Tiebreakers will be based on the record from the preceding season.

The new system also guarantees that the team with the worst two-year cumulative record will pick no lower than third. Under the old system, the team with the worst record the year before was guaranteed to pick no lower than fourth.

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