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    NBA Draft early entrants

    For any of you that are interested in the NBA Draft, nbadraft.net always compiles a list of the early entrants that are going to the draft, 50/50, or are staying. Here is the link. Biggest suprise is Sullinger wanting to stay, but that can easily change.

    2011 NBA Draft Early Entrants | NBADraft.net



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    Re: NBA Draft early entrants

    I was surprised to hear Sullinger say that with Diebler, Lighty, and Lauderdale being seniors.



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    Re: NBA Draft early entrants

    The NBA is more likely to be locked out next year than the NFL. That combined with the fact that there aren't all that many "can't miss" uber-talented prospects this year means I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of college players went back to school next year.


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    Re: NBA Draft early entrants

    Kemba Walker is the best player in my book. It will be interesting to see who gets him.


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    Re: NBA Draft early entrants

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones33 View Post
    The NBA is more likely to be locked out next year than the NFL. That combined with the fact that there aren't all that many "can't miss" uber-talented prospects this year means I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of college players went back to school next year.
    I think it'd be different if the 2012 Draft was going to be much better but that one won't be a strong draft either.



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    Re: NBA Draft early entrants

    I am entering the draft this year. 6'1 inch guard from Ashford University Online. I am only a sophmore so I should get some looks.


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    Re: NBA Draft early entrants

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone5 View Post
    I think it'd be different if the 2012 Draft was going to be much better but that one won't be a strong draft either.
    I agree but I think players (and probably more specifically agents) are starting to realize that unless you are good enough to get at least 20+ min off the bench in the NBA then it is a smarter career choice to stay in school and actually improve your game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clones33 View Post
    I agree but I think players (and probably more specifically agents) are starting to realize that unless you are good enough to get at least 20+ min off the bench in the NBA then it is a smarter career choice to stay in school and actually improve your game.
    That isn't it at all actually. Most players are better off in the NBA even if they are getting just a few minutes a game. They are getting NBA coaching, getting used to the lifestyle, and actually getting paid. Their games don't just stop improving once they get to the NBA.
    In most cases the cons outweigh the pros in terms of staying in college or going into the draft.



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    Re: NBA Draft early entrants

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I am entering the draft this year. 6'1 inch guard from Ashford University Online. I am only a sophmore so I should get some looks.
    With the players that are in the draft this season, you probably will!



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    Re: NBA Draft early entrants

    It will be interesting to see how the NBA lockout affects the draft and guys leaving. I hope a lot of them come back...I prefer college basketball 100 times over the NBA


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    Re: NBA Draft early entrants

    if the nba locks, europe could see a lot of action.



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    Re: NBA Draft early entrants

    I thought Tristan Thompson said he was coming back?



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    Re: NBA Draft early entrants

    The NBDL supposedly will still play regardless what the NBA does so I wonder how many of these guys that get drafted would be able to play in that. I would think any free agents that are guys that would have to fight for a roster spot would play in the D-League if a lockout occurs so they can stay in shape and hopefully impress some people in the meantime.

    Just like the NFL mess right now, makes you wonder how many guys might look at Arena Football or Canadian Football leagues during the downtime.


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    Re: NBA Draft early entrants

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone5 View Post
    That isn't it at all actually. Most players are better off in the NBA even if they are getting just a few minutes a game. They are getting NBA coaching, getting used to the lifestyle, and actually getting paid. Their games don't just stop improving once they get to the NBA.
    In most cases the cons outweigh the pros in terms of staying in college or going into the draft.
    I disagree. Name me a player that has left early and gotten better with "NBA coaching" and I'll name 10 that haven't. There really aren't that many practices in the NBA. They guys play 4/5 games a week and the starters take the off days and don't practice. You'll have walk throughs and what not , but the players aren't really improving unless they have the internal drive to improve. That doesn't happen very often. It would be really hard to convince me that it would be better for a players game to sit on an NBA bench vs come back and star/get playing time in college.

    Money is the one and only advantage the NBA has and if you get drafted in the 1st round you usually get a 3-4 year guaranteed contract. Someone like Craig, who was already 23, wanted to take that guaranteed contract while it was there for him. But someone like Barnes or Sullinger who could both vastly improve on their games at the college level and still not hurt their stock will likely get more money over the long run by waiting another year.


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    Re: NBA Draft early entrants

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones33 View Post
    I disagree. Name me a player that has left early and gotten better with "NBA coaching" and I'll name 10 that haven't. There really aren't that many practices in the NBA. They guys play 4/5 games a week and the starters take the off days and don't practice. You'll have walk throughs and what not , but the players aren't really improving unless they have the internal drive to improve. That doesn't happen very often. It would be really hard to convince me that it would be better for a players game to sit on an NBA bench vs come back and star/get playing time in college.

    Money is the one and only advantage the NBA has and if you get drafted in the 1st round you usually get a 3-4 year guaranteed contract. Someone like Craig, who was already 23, wanted to take that guaranteed contract while it was there for him. But someone like Barnes or Sullinger who could both vastly improve on their games at the college level and still not hurt their stock will likely get more money over the long run by waiting another year.
    You really want to do this? I could name guys who have improved with NBA coaching all day. I'll start with this: Derrick Rose. Your turn for 10 guys.

    There's no argument to be made that players can improve their game more in college than in the NBA. The NCAA has limits on how much you can practice each week, players learn so much more just from sitting on the bench in the NBA than they would being in college.



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