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October 29th, 2012
It’s the most beautiful time of the year. After months of waiting the day is finally arriving. With all due respect to Halloween, of course I am talking about the start of the NBA season- arguably the most anticipated NBA season in years. With the season’s commencement just days away, there are a variety of interesting storylines.
Before the concept of guaranteed rookie contracts came into existence in 1995, freshmen were seen as players who usually had a lot of growth in front of them at the college level. The NBA Draft changed forever in that fateful year and now with the "one year out of high school" rule, these first year players are usually seen as the cream of the crop of possible draftees. Since the rule came into place in 2007, we have seen 5 out of 6 #1 picks having just finished their first year of college, with sophomore Blake Griffin being the exception in 2009.
2011/12 Payroll: $74.1 million
2011/12 (Projected) NBA Salary Cap: $58 million
Roughly: $16.1 million over cap
2012-2013 Payroll: $74.80 Million
2012-2013 NBA Salary Cap: $58.044 Million
Roughly $16.75 Million over the cap
A consensus top five player in his class and still just a junior at New Hampton Prep, Noah Vonleh isn’t wasting any time making a name for himself. He recently led his team to a Championship at the Adidas Nations Tournament while also collecting Co-MVP honors with his teammate Emmanuel Mudiay. Scouts regard him as one of the most versatile players in the country. Having already received offers from schools like Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio State and Syracuse, Noah is just beginning to scratch the surface of his basketball talents. We recently got a ch