This Thursday the NBA's board of governors announced that they had almost unanimously passed new Draft Lottery reform. Commissioner Adam Silver has been a huge proponent of changes to be made to the system to prevent Tanking. However, Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy suggested an even more radical plan in his chat with reporters the other day.

What is his plan?

In a discussion with reporters following Friday's practice, Stan Van Gundy talk plainly about how he would solve the problem on of NBA teams tanking to get a top spot in the draft.

He believes that the solution to resolve the problem would be very simple as he said that he would just remove the idea of a draft altogether while also managing the salary cap.

He elaborated on what would replace the draft saying, “Make all [rookies] free agents coming in, and if I want to give a guy $50 million a year, good, but I got to do it under the cap.” While his idea seems radical, the Pistons head coach appears to think that his idea would work as he further explained.

More from Van Gundy on his plan

Van Gundy said that he does not believe that his plan would cause rookies to all migrate to just a handful of team and further exasperate the disparity within the league. As he put it, “everybody wants to go to L.A.

Well, how much money are they going to give up to go to those places?”

As part of this plan, he would propose the idea of eliminating max contracts, which is something that he has advocated for in the past. Van Gundy believes that they are the main reason superteams form.

Pros and cons of the plan

His plan would stop teams from tanking, as rookies would be free agents, so the Philadelphia 76ers of the last few years would not happen.

If max contracts were eliminated, then there would be no ceiling on what players could get paid.

Russell Westbrook just signed a massive 5-year, $205 million extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder but if he knew he could get offered $300 million on the open market would he hit free agency instead? Plus, if there are no max contracts it would not be sustainable for one team to horde that much talent for the amount of money they could get.

However, nothing would stop teams from just massively shedding contracts to clear cap room if a LeBron caliber player was available to get as a rookie. What if teams just dump everyone in an offseason to try to sign a guy like that coming into the league? Rules could be put in place to prevent this, but it is hard to say what would happen if Van Gundy's changes were put into action.