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Draft limit to change to two and through?

Posted on: November 26, 2011 2:22 pm
Edited on: November 26, 2011 4:11 pm
Posted by Royce Young

We're all dancing around on the grave of the lockout but the reality is, it isn't over. Not only has the new deal not been voted on or ratified, it's not even completely finished.

While the big issues are settled like Basketball Related Income and major system structures, the so called "b-list" issues now have to be sorted out. Among those are drug testing, D-League assignments and the age limit.

Right now, the age limit is a player has to be one year removed from high school to be eligible for the NBA draft. But according to Newsday, that could change to two years.

However, Yahoo! Sports reports that "several" team executives believe it will remain one-and-done. Basically, this thing is still way up in the air at this point.

The current rule of one-and-done has been fairly criticized by both college coaches and NBA executives because it didn't entirely accomplish its goal. A lot of people feel not allowing players to go directly from high school to the NBA isn't fair, but that doesn't appear to be changing things.

At the same time, the criticism hasn't been all that strong. Front office types and executives seem to be mostly fine with the current structure of the rule. It definitely won't be a rule that the two sides will really battle over. Players would prefer it stays as is though.

The NFL's rule is a player has to be three years removed from his senior year of high school. The NBA is looking to bring more mature talent into the league that's ready to make an immediate impact.

As for how this change could affect this year's class, that's yet to be seen. If it takes immediate effect, players like Anthony Davis would be required to return to school another year. Which could greatly alter this year's seemingly stacked draft class.
Category: NBA

Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 12:50 pm

Draft limit to change to two and through?

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Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:36 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

Scholarships rarely get revoked, so they do get 4 years of education for free.

Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:19 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

This is exactly the problem with the NBA. One and done. Two and through. It doesn't really matter. All the GM's want these days, are kids that can jump through the ceiling. They want athletic kids, not basketball players. There are zero fundementals in the NBA. If you take 3 steps to the basket, it's NOT traveling. All the young players want to do is dunk the ball, or shoot three's. College basketball is so much better. And that's not how it should be. These are suppose to be professional players. Nba players can't even shoot free throws. I can't even guess how many teams shoot less than 72 or 73 percent, as a team! You know why the NBA wants great point gaurds don't you? Because without them, who ever takes the ball in would always shoot it. The longer the players stay in college, the better they are as players. And as people. College life is a great way to interact with people with differing opinions. It's called life experience. Kids straight out of HS or one year of college aren't ready for the challenges of being a professional basketball player. If it were possible, I would make these kids stay for at least 3 years.

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:15 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

If owners would make a collective decision not to draft 18 year old kids out of high school, then i'm pretty sure not many of them would declare themselves elgibible for the draft.

They have a word for that. Its called collusion. And its very illegal.  

Since: Nov 11, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 10:45 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

What a lot of people do not realize is that scholarships are just for one year. It is renewed each year if both parties agree. The school may withdrawl a scholarship at any time and a student can leave at any time. People mistakenly believe that a player signs up for 4 years but that is not true.

Since: Jun 23, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 10:09 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

GOPHER NATION!   3 years like the nfl. Now that there gettin a little extra! Shit college hoops would be the SHIT again! Nothin like great competition! sorry that's all i'm about I like great competition.. Happy Sunday Fella's!  Time to get serious and wax someone in fantasy f-ball! Good luck to everybody I'm sure u all have at least 1 fantasy f-ball team thats trying to bring u down.

Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 9:48 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

I prefer three and flee.

Since: Jul 10, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 8:25 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

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Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 8:23 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

Yeah I broke my leg and didn't get to play college basketball at all (for Kentucky).  Well I might have come back but I found college plenty challenging enough and I didn't have a free minute to myself either.  And I wasn't exactly slow on the mental side.  A good school is hard work no matter if you're playing ball or not.  At least it is if you expect to do well. 

Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 8:13 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

Allowing the students to be paid will only widen the talent gap between large wealthy programs and smaller schools who hope to catch the right combination from time to time.  How many programs can afford to shell out an extra $450,000 each year? 

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