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    NBA 20 year rule

    I heard on ESPN radio that the NBA commish and Miles Brand agreed to raise the minimum age to 2 years out of high school. Did anyone hear about this? I just caught a snippet and wondered if this had been approved by all parties (players' union) or if this was still a ways away. The reason I ask is because I keep hearing about all of the freshmen in the final four that may go pro and I wanted to know if this would affect them or if this is still a year or so away.



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    Re: NBA 20 year rule

    I've heard about that as well, not sure if/when it will happen. I would guess that even if it happens this year, the current freshmen would still be allowed to leave.



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    Re: NBA 20 year rule

    It wouldn't happen until the current labor contract ends and they have to renew it, which is at least a year away, I forget exactly when it is.


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    Re: NBA 20 year rule

    I wish they would just let players go pro out of HS. 2 years will be no better than 1.



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    Re: NBA 20 year rule

    sounds good to me.. just makes college ball better!


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    Re: NBA 20 year rule

    Yeah what Seattle said, it will happen when the new labor contract gets negotiated.

    The way I heard it is the players union doesn't want it, but they will give into it to get something they want.



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    Re: NBA 20 year rule

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    Yeah what Seattle said, it will happen when the new labor contract gets negotiated.

    The way I heard it is the players union doesn't want it, but they will give into it to get something they want.
    You would think the players union would want it... It would help the veterans hang around just a little big longer...



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    Re: NBA 20 year rule

    It'd be okay with me if they made it 21.



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    Re: NBA 20 year rule

    I think this news comes from the Brand/Stern joint interview I saw this weekend. Stern sounded doubtful that the players' union would agree to it.



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    Re: NBA 20 year rule

    I don't think Brand has any say in this whatsoever. Thank God!!!

    And honestly, I don't care when the kids leave. If someone is just that overpowering; a la Beasley, Durant, O.J. Mayo, do you really want them to stay? If they are that good to go to the NBA, I never miss them.


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    Re: NBA 20 year rule

    I would rather them leave right out of high school than 2 years into there college career! I hate having a player who is ready for the pros in college! You know they are just going to leave and to me it does not make sense to MAKE them spend a year in college...



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    Re: NBA 20 year rule

    Quote Originally Posted by CTAClone View Post
    I don't think Brand has any say in this whatsoever. Thank God!!!

    If someone is just that overpowering; a la Beasley, Durant, O.J. Mayo, do you really want them to stay?
    Yeah, if they happen to be a Cyclone...


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    Re: NBA 20 year rule

    Quote Originally Posted by jj-cyclones View Post
    I would rather them leave right out of high school than 2 years into there college career! I hate having a player who is ready for the pros in college! You know they are just going to leave and to me it does not make sense to MAKE them spend a year in college...
    Similar to the baseball rule? In baseball you can leave right after high school or be eligable for the draft any year in junior college. If you go D1 you must stay three years... Thats why you see alot more top notch baseball guys go the Juco route.



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    Re: NBA 20 year rule

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Similar to the baseball rule? In baseball you can leave right after high school or be eligable for the draft any year in junior college. If you go D1 you must stay three years... Thats why you see alot more top notch baseball guys go the Juco route.
    You may disagree with since you are little closer to the baseball side but I think comparing basketball to baseball is isn't fair. With baseball if you get drafted you go through the minor league system with the knowledge of getting coached to make the majors in 2-3 years (on average). If the NBA if you get drafted and go to the minors it is a very hard road back, seldom do it.

    I personally like the 1 year minimm holdout to the NBA. It gives you the familiarity of the players. Take last year, for example, look at the debate between Oden and Durant. If they weren't in college we wouldn't have known who they were. In the past these players get drafted and you had no idea who they were, ie Jermaine Oneal.

    Not to mention it adds revenue for the NBA in ticket/ jersey sales etc by bringing more hype to the draft etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shildreth View Post
    You may disagree with since you are little closer to the baseball side but I think comparing basketball to baseball is isn't fair. With baseball if you get drafted you go through the minor league system with the knowledge of getting coached to make the majors in 2-3 years (on average). If the NBA if you get drafted and go to the minors it is a very hard road back, seldom do it.

    I personally like the 1 year minimm holdout to the NBA. It gives you the familiarity of the players. Take last year, for example, look at the debate between Oden and Durant. If they weren't in college we wouldn't have known who they were. In the past these players get drafted and you had no idea who they were, ie Jermaine Oneal.

    Not to mention it adds revenue for the NBA in ticket/ jersey sales etc by bringing more hype to the draft etc.
    If you are good, you will be known. I've known of O'neal for years, bad example, should've used Jordan's pick Kwame Brown, or Anrew Bynum of the Lakers. How are those guys doing? It's to the players benefit to play in college. If they can make a name for themselves they'll get more money from sponsors. Durant has gotten a lot more from sponsor money than the Rookie minimum just because he played one year in college. O.J. Mayo and Beasley are going to bank some money this year, and it's all because he played some college ball.


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