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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: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: November 27, 2011 3:07 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

Thought we'd finally be done hearing the annoying chime of 'one and done' but nope, we have another

Since: Nov 22, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 2:45 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

I so totally blocked out the NBA this year.  Has there even been a draft for this season??

Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 2:41 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

Why does a CBA need to constantly protect owners from themselves?  Get a clue.  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.  Just another example of bad Billionaire owners taking out an insurance policy on thier own ignorance and bad decision making. Nothing like spending millions to protect yourself from yourself.  

Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:53 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

Id agree with the 2 and through if the ncaa allowed colleges to give each kid on their team 30 grand a year for home and living expense "all of which put into an account that the college monitors daily and reports to the NCAA", alot of these kids come from familys who desperatly need the money and even though their kids college education is paid for what about his living expenses? his food? his every day clothes? Colleges make millions off these kids and in my opinion its only fair that the players get help with their living and food needs, Obviously they dont need fancy cars and jewelry and stuff but just help with the basics would help big time. Also the school should buy 15 $10,000 cars, not fancy but not crappy something that would get them to and from school and practice safely, and lend the cars to each player at the beginning of the school year and with the 30 grand a year they would get for living expenses put towards insurance and gas. These kids go to school full time, have to do their homework and then have 2 hour practices everyday, i played college basketball for 1 year until i blew my knee out and i swear between school, home work and practice it was like i never had any time to do anything for myself and i didnt even have to work cause my parents are well off. This would completly stop all the boosters who are giving these kids money and cars to get them to come to their school and it would also help the players and their familys in a huge way. Just my opinion, it doesnt seem fair for these schools to make multiple millions of dollars every year off these kids and these kids having to accept illegal booster money just to make it through the year, everytime i read an article about some college player accepting illegal cash its never a huge amount just seems to be enough to live a normal life, college and college sports is a full time job. 

Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:53 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

making these guys go to college is dumb.they should change the law to being 2 years out of high school until you can get into military can die in IRAQ at 18 but you cant get a million dollar check to play pro ball at 18?

Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:45 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

Sorry, but I totally agree with the two year rule. Because it would force all of these guys to go to college and work on their overall skill sets. For every Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett, I'll give you 20 guys who came out as supposed "phenoms" just to end up selling insurance in a couple of years after their initial contract has expired.

The college game would be better also. Let's face it, the college game hasn't been as good as it was 20 years ago because we can't keep up with all the constant changing names every season at the major schools.

I hope the owners get their way and force these guys to be two years removed from high school.


Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:30 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

Who are you talking to?  Maybe you need to re-read the quote your going on about over and over.  Do you even know half of what your saying?

Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:20 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

I think it is a done deal. And it is good for all parties involved.

Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:11 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

Shamrock, it's unfortunate. I really want to see this system put in place becasue it would make both games better. The NBA would get higher quality players from the college juniors while also getting the top level high school kids.

At the collegiate level, knowing you'll have a kid for three yeras would do wonders!

Billy Donovan has had to recruit so guard heavy because of guys like Boynton and now Beal and to an extent Rosario, that weren't expected to stay long periods of time while having bigs he'd know were going to be there. 

Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: November 27, 2011 1:07 am

Draft limit to change to two and through?

About $$? Really? Child, please.  This is all about young black men being able to get a job right out of High School. ACLU.   "one and done" is a joke.  A farce. The John Wall's of the world make a minimal impact on college hoops then jump to the NBA.  I say let 'em go early or make 'em stay two years. The NFL rule is better.  "Maturity"? Whatever. The new agreement ......?  Should be interesting.

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