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Andrew Wiggins Expected To Soon Sign Rookie Deal With Cavs

Andrew Wiggins and the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to sign a contract in the coming week.

Sources say the delay in Wiggins signing his deal has nothing to do with the possibilty of being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love.

The Cavaliers, sources say, are merely exploring options for using their estimated $1.4 million in remaining cap space before signing Wiggins to a contract that will pay him in the neighborhood of $5.5 million as a rookie.

Once Wiggins signs, however, league rules stipulate that the Cavs must wait 30 days before trading him.

One option under consideration for the Cavs, sources say, is using their leftover salary-cap space to create long-term contracts for recent second-round picks Joe Harris and Dwight Powell. Signing Wiggins first would preclude such moves.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

NBA Proposing New Lottery System To Balance Odds

The NBA submitted an official proposal to reform the lottery system, dismissing the Wheel idea in favor a revised weighting system that shifts each team's odds of getting the top pick.

The proposal is essentially an attempt to squeeze the lottery odds at either extreme toward a more balanced system in which all 14 teams have a relatively similar chance at the no. 1 pick, per sources familiar with the proposal.

The new proposal will give at least the four worst teams the same odds of winning the no. 1 pick, approximately 11 percent for each club. The odds decline slowly from there.

The proposal also calls for the drawing of the first six picks via the Ping-Pong ball lottery, sources say. 

Via Zach Lowe/Grantland
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