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NBA Commish Wants to Raise Age Limit

Discussion in 'NBA Draft' started by ThisIsOurCity, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. ThisIsOurCity

    ThisIsOurCity Member

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    http://www.cbssports.com/collegebas...-and-done-a-disaster-favors-raising-age-limit

    Silver is interested in raising the age limit for players entering the league. If Silver gets his way, if he is like Stern he will, then college players will be required to stay for at least two years. I think this would be a good move for both the NBA and college basketball. Too many players that leave after their freshman year have no business entering the draft. Last year, more college players left school early than there are available draft picks.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Willard Decker

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    I don't disagree with you assessment that increasing the age-limit would help, but what happened last season was a product of players wanting to ensure they would be drafted as high as possible given that the upcoming draft is much stronger. A player like Anthony Bennett certainly should have remained at UNLV for another season but likely would not have improved his draft stock enough to remain a lottery selection. The irony is that he would likely be a much better player with another season of collegiate experience.

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  3. Voice of Aus

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    I have the same opinion as op Kobe, the NCAA system doesn't teach the kids anything. They should just all come out after high school or and this is my opinion now, they should go play dleague which would raise the profile of the dleague and showcase the stars of tomorrow
     
  4. ArtisGilmore

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    There's no way this will happen. The players' union was demolished in the last CBA negotiation, and they're clearly upset about it, seeing how they canned Billy Hunter unceremoniously. They'll be looking for payback in the next round. It's highly farfetched that they'll give ground on this issue when there's really no evidence suggesting it's needed.
     
  5. Major

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    While all true, I think this misses one key fact: the players' union represents current NBA players. The draft age affects future NBA players, but those people aren't the people they directly represent. So while they might want the freedom for future players in principle, if push comes to shove, it's not a fight that it's members are likely to prioritize because it doesn't actually affect any of them. If the NBA is willing to offer the union something of actual value to its members in exchange, there's good reason to think they would take it.
     
  6. Voice of Aus

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    I remember hearing that their was talk about starting up a college sports pro union which could deal with this. But the lawyers of the major programs shot this down
     

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