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2018-07-11 08:57:02 PM  
Far be it from be to tell someone they can't earn until a certain age, but I miss NCAA hoops when players stayed through their junior and senior years. College basketball was never better in the 80s with Ewing, Jordan, et.al were battling it out for several years.

/Lawn. Get off it.
 
2018-07-11 11:48:12 PM  

Wadded Beef: Far be it from be to tell someone they can't earn until a certain age, but I miss NCAA hoops when players stayed through their junior and senior years. College basketball was never better in the 80s with Ewing, Jordan, et.al were battling it out for several years.

/Lawn. Get off it.


Allowing the one-and-done players to just leap straight into the NBA would enable that, so I assume you're in favor of this change?
 
2018-07-12 12:00:27 AM  
Great!  Stupid farking rule.
 
2018-07-12 12:26:13 AM  

AquaTatanka: Great!  Stupid farking rule.


Whoever would've though that the draft was a crapshoot, regardless of how many years of college ball someone played?

/Guys drafted out of HS had a great hit percentage, it's really weird that there was a perception that so many we're busts
 
2018-07-12 12:39:32 AM  
Just what the league needs.  More Jermain O'Neals.
 
2018-07-12 12:43:21 AM  

rjakobi: Just what the league needs.  More Jermain O'Neals.


Jermaine O'Neal will never be confused with Shaquille O'Neal but, Jermaine had a long and successful career.

/Pacers fan
 
2018-07-12 03:55:45 AM  

IAmRight: AquaTatanka: Great!  Stupid farking rule.

Whoever would've though that the draft was a crapshoot, regardless of how many years of college ball someone played?

/Guys drafted out of HS had a great hit percentage, it's really weird that there was a perception that so many we're busts


Food for thought- does the one-and-done rule exist in a world where Michael Jordan either didn't pick Kwame Brown at #1 overall or just refrained from psychologically annihilating him via psychopathy and homophobic slurs?
 
2018-07-12 06:54:31 AM  
I've always wondered why the NBA doesn't take the same approach to the draft as the NHL.  Have a 6 round universal draft for 18 year olds. If you pick someone good enough to play in the NBA, you sign them, if not, they play college ball where they can develop their skills and your fan base can follow their development. If the player never pans out, you never sign them.  If the player needs money now and they are not good enough for the NBA, they can play in Europe.

This could work better for the NBA than it does in the NHL. Basketball players that go to college are goong up against guys roughly 18-23 years old.  Major Junior hockey, still the largest development leagues, has guys from roughly 16-20.

As the NBA usually has their act together, what's wrong with my plan?
 
2018-07-12 08:07:15 AM  

FreeLawyer: I've always wondered why the NBA doesn't take the same approach to the draft as the NHL.  Have a 6 round universal draft for 18 year olds. If you pick someone good enough to play in the NBA, you sign them, if not, they play college ball where they can develop their skills and your fan base can follow their development. If the player never pans out, you never sign them.  If the player needs money now and they are not good enough for the NBA, they can play in Europe.

This could work better for the NBA than it does in the NHL. Basketball players that go to college are goong up against guys roughly 18-23 years old.  Major Junior hockey, still the largest development leagues, has guys from roughly 16-20.

As the NBA usually has their act together, what's wrong with my plan?


Same idea, but with MLB in mind.
 
2018-07-12 08:12:22 AM  
Poor Kentucky.
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2018-07-12 09:44:36 AM  

TheAlternator: Wadded Beef: Far be it from be to tell someone they can't earn until a certain age, but I miss NCAA hoops when players stayed through their junior and senior years. College basketball was never better in the 80s with Ewing, Jordan, et.al were battling it out for several years.

/Lawn. Get off it.

Allowing the one-and-done players to just leap straight into the NBA would enable that, so I assume you're in favor of this change?


I don't hate the change, I just meant superstars battling it out in the NCAA tournament where it's one-and-done.
 
2018-07-12 11:06:32 AM  
And you thought college hoops were bad now...
 
2018-07-13 04:35:29 AM  
Kevin Garnett.
 
2018-07-13 07:14:37 AM  
.Lebron James.
 
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