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(MSN)   Good news high school basketball players, you may be able to jump into the NBA right away soon   ( msn.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
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.
 
4 days ago  

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?
 
4 days ago  
Great!  Stupid farking rule.
 
4 days ago  

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
 
4 days ago  
Just what the league needs.  More Jermain O'Neals.
 
4 days ago  

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
 
3 days ago  

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?
 
3 days ago  
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?
 
3 days ago  

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.
 
3 days ago  
Poor Kentucky.
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3 days ago  

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.
 
3 days ago  
And you thought college hoops were bad now...
 
2 days ago  
Kevin Garnett.
 
2 days ago  
.Lebron James.
 
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