do you think the nba should go back to letting players come high school?
yes or no. please explain your answes too.
I want to say yes because it isnt right but then i have to say no because GMs are too stupid not to pick players that young and based on hype.
I like the age limit rule for 2 reasons. First of all it makes the talent level in college basketball a lot better. Second, it should in the long run reduce really bad bust picks because it allows GMs to evaluate their investments better.
Andy Katz reported that most college coaches want to get rid of the rule. They want players to have the option to make the jump but they have to guarantee 3 years in college if they want to go to school. Similar to baseball.
This rule needs to be eliminated. Scandals are already coming out about one and done players, who are clearly there because some rule requires them to be. If you can fight for your country at 18, then you should be able to play professional BBALL at 18. After all, this is America, not some third world country who doesn't have rights for the people.
As nthegoodlife stated, you can fight for America in Afghanistan or Iraq but you can't play basketball in the NBA. Are you serious? I think we're the only country in the world that doesn't allow their young men to choose a profession. We force them into pretending they're students for a year.
The end result are guys going to college for one year who have ZERO interest in getting an education. They take Basketball 101 and 102 and then quit. They are using college basketball as a one year scouting service for the NBA. We've already seen several problems and we'll see a lot more as long this stupid rule is in place.
The NBA invoked this rule because their GMs were having a hard time assessing the draft value of high school players. Why? Because they are phenomenal athletes competing against inferior talent on the high school level. Now GMs can watch them play against top flight competition at the college level, giving them a better opportunity to make a smarter choice.
These "One and Done" guys make a mockery of college basketball. College isn't for everyone, if they want to play basketball for a living after high school, let them do it. If they want to go to college after high school, they still have that option.
If you're only interest as a fan is the NBA, then this is a good rule. However, if you have a desire to see guys playing basketball who at least have an interest in attending school for several years, then you want this rule repealed.
I mean if this rule hadn't existed some poor team last year would have drafted Mullens in the top 3 or 5 because he was a dominating 7 foot center coming out of high school. That team would have been very dissapointed and with a year in college, NBA teams can get a better understanding of their players and draft smarter.
To be in the nba is a privelage not a right, the owners have a lot at stake , so if they agree to one year in college let it be. To the coaches crying about 1 and done, too bad, just be happy you had a great player for the one season.