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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 12, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 8:52 pm

Draft limit to change to two and through?

This isn't racism but it's definitely ageism.  If a kid is good enough to earn a roster spot at 18 then he should have the opportunity, like all other avenues of life.  The NBA isn't doing this because they want a better talent pool either.  Nobody twists the arms of these GMs to draft HS kids.  Besides, they could better develop kids out of HS with professional coaches and trainers, no classes to bother with, and working against the best players in the world.  The NBA uses the college game as their minor leagues and doesn't have to spend a dime to fund it.   NBA owners are cheap and using a greasy rule to save money.  Pretty clear. 

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 8:38 pm

Draft limit to change to two and through?

sergio garcia at 14 won the spanish open and WAS PAID SO HE WAS PROFESSIONAL DICK HEAD. theres one dummy.

What on earth are you talking about?  Assuming you are talking about the world famous golfer Sergio Garcia:


He turned pro when he was 19.  Never won any tournmant called the "Spanish Open" and didn't win any pro tournament until 1999 when he was 19 at the "Murphy's Irish Open" on the European Tour.

 also miguel angel jiminez won a tournament in brazil one day BEFORE HE TURNED FIFTEEN and was paid. there is 2 now ass clown.

There is a successful golfer by this name from Spain who is 47 years old and won his first event when he was 28.

You're making people up and they calling them an ass clown?  Every time I think I've seen a new low in stupidity on the internet, someone like you comes along and lowers my standards.

Since: Oct 1, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 8:23 pm

Draft limit to change to two and through?

Pizza, you are exactly right on that and good point. The players today and the game has evolved into one on one, playing above the rim type of game. We don't see the lockdown defense we seen 20-30 years ago. Well we actually did get a climpse of defense being played when the Lakers and Celtics played 2 years ago in the finals. That was old school ball but the players today have no idea. It all started when the NBA did away with the hand check and other physical play on the perimeter. There are not too many players who can do it all and when we see a guy who does, we proclaim him "king" and not referring to Lebron James. Joe Dumars in my mind was a good scorer but was a hell of a defender, Michael Cooper, Rodman, Hakeem, those guys played sick defense. I choose not to reference Gary Payton, Pippen or the man himself Michael Jordan but you get my drift. Those guys played defense, defense, defense and had nice offensive too.

Since: Oct 1, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 8:17 pm

Draft limit to change to two and through?

The NBA should do away with this rule and allow players to enter the draft right out of high school. There is no real difference between and high school graduate or a one year college player. This rule just allows coaches to focus on winning and not building character. Either make them stay for 3 years like the NFL or allow the players to enter. A McDonalds All-American is going to enter the draft and pursue an education at a later time. If a player knows he is only in college for 1 year, why would that player even attempt to go to class or really focus on the education side of school. Why should we watch high school players that have the skill level of a Lebron or Kobe play against boys when they should be playing against men. These guys would also be in a position to do more for their families and the community they play in. The fact the a guy goes to college for one year also puts the "dirty" boosters and alumni's in play for their services. We all know the college game is filthy and full of low life crooks making money off of these guys. So help the NCAA clean up their act and allow these guys in after high school.

BTW: Who gives a Sh** about Lebron leaving Cleveland and doing on ESPN!!! Professional sports are entertainment based and anything these guys do is all about entertaining and crabbing headlines. That's how you get your name out there and that's the way you generate MONEY!!! At the end of the day, that's what it's about my dude!!!

Since: Mar 16, 2010
Posted on: November 26, 2011 8:00 pm

Draft limit to change to two and through?

Wow, you must watch Fox. Using words such as apes, and thugs? I hope you don't have children. Stop sweating Brady. He has not one a ship since 04. Secong Lebron will win a few. As you dubbed him, meaning Sports Illustrated the chosen one. Get over the racism. Please

Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 7:56 pm

Draft limit to change to two and through?

sergio garcia  at 14 won the spanish open  and WAS PAID   SO HE WAS PROFESSIONAL    DICK HEAD.   theres one dummy.   also  miguel angel jiminez won a tournament in brazil one day BEFORE HE TURNED FIFTEEN   and was paid.   there is 2 now   ass clown.

anything else stupid.    go to bed 

Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 7:52 pm

Draft limit to change to two and through?

here is the difference todd heap of  DUMP.    brady just plays the game and if he wins,  our team played well.   if he loses  he says i did not play well so we did not win.   very professional and honest player.   lebron is a self serving thug.   just like last year BEFORE he went to miami.  he lied  i said LIED to the cavaliers by telling the owner he was staying.   the owner does not have to lie.   lebron james is not even the best player on his miami team.   let him  go blow all the powder he wants.   he makes people that watch the NBA look like fools.   he is the most overated high paid sports figure there is in america.   he is like i said,   A THUG.  and he acts like one especially when he made a ESPN movie about himself telling everyone where he was going.   then on their little party in miami,  he , wade and bosch acted like APES.     oh yea,     THEY DIDN'T WIN.   he has no class.   not even in the same breath as TOM BRADY.   ten years from now lebron MIGHT WIN ONE CHAMPIONSHIP AS LONG AS DWAYNE WADE GETS THEM A BIG LEAD.   we all know LEBRON  gets lost in the fourth quarter of each big game in the playoffs.    BIG CHOKE ARTIST  

Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 7:42 pm

Draft limit to change to two and through?

As an african american I'm so sick of race being brought into everything. We all know racism exsist. But this lockout is about MONEY. People that has millioss wanting more. Personally I'm for the owners.  It makes me sick seeing someone getting paid millions to play a game that I played for free and complaining about more. I can see if the fight was  for health insurance or benifts after there playing days are over.

Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 7:13 pm

Draft limit to change to two and through?

It is very easy to see how the NBA has improved since it instituted the one and done rule. If you look at NBA stats, you can plainly see where scoring and field goal percentage started going down the same year Chris Webber more or less started the trend when eh came out as a sophomore (before most top players were in school for three years). From there you saw more two and through players, then one and dones, and finally Kevin Garnett just said f*ck it, I'm going straight to the lague. anyway, scoring field goal percentage, tv ratings, and general interest in the game started going down right around then,and hit a vally the same year the one and done rule was implemented, and then they all started going back up. Scoring, field goal percentage, ratings, and general interest. Thus it is working.

Going to two years is probably needed to complete the transition. You need the higher impact players comign in ready to go, who have a following from college, much like you had in the 80's when the NBA was at its peak. This would be a good deal for the NBA, aand the NCAA.

Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 7:12 pm

Draft limit to change to two and through?

Actually the only thing its  going to hurt is the fundamentals of the game, not that there are many left in the nba.  This is why I prefer to watch college ball.  The game is played the way it should be.

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