they should allow kids straight out of high school to go if they want, otherwise the 20 age limit is fine if they go to collegeThat would, IMO, be a shame.
Love Drummond, but taking 15 or so million out of his pocket for whatever reason the NBA has to restrict people based on age does not sit well with me.
We've certainly gone all over this topic on this board, and everybody has a different opinion, to be sure.they should allow kids straight out of high school to go if they want, otherwise the 20 age limit is fine if they go to college
The plain fact is that, in any draft, the number of players who are "NBA ready" to impact their respective teams is very small. So, in point of fact, owners are paying preposterous salaries to train employees and more than acceptable number of those "trainees" are not going to meet expectations commensurate with their salaries. That is a poor model for any business. I have no problem whatsovever with the age limit being pushed to 20 and, preferrably, to 21. Certainly the college game would benefit competitively. The players would benefit on and off the court for a wide variety of reasons. And the NBA would certainly get a better return on their, eventual, investment. Protecting rights is not and never should be a concern. And,fyi, age restrictions are among many significant issues, including rookie salary structure, that are still being negotiated before deal is completely done. Nothing still being negotiated is viewed as a deal breaker.
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You seem to prefer the Standard Oil model, where competition is limited through collusion.So, in point of fact, owners are paying preposterous salaries to train employees and more than acceptable number of those "trainees" are not going to meet expectations commensurate with their salaries. That is a poor model for any business.
1st - nobody is forced to draft on anything. They make their own choices.With no age limit, teams are forced to draft on potential. As mentioned above, that's a poor business model. If kids can come out at any age, then let teams cut them with loss of salary if they prove not able to compete. That would let the LeBrons play, but keep the marginal players in school.
You can enlist at 17 with parental permission. There absolutely should NOT be an age limit for playing a game. The only limit should be talent. If they don't sign you, college should be a viable option, and scholarships available. If you didn't make it, you aren't a professional.If you can die for your country at age 18, I think you should be able to play professional basketball.
No doubt, they make more money.A 20 year age limit would be great for the NBA and College.
Perhaps if you were told you have to leave the country to get a job because you're too young and the jobs in other countries pay 1/5 of what you could make here . . . .A player can play professionally in all sorts of other leagues just not the NBA, I don't see the big deal.
The NBA is a corporation. It does everything it can to make more money. It's got zero to do with improving the league, even if we accept your premise that the league can be made better by excluding talent.The NBA is doing their best to improve the league . . .