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Draft Age

What do you think about the NBA raising the minimum age to 20? Good decision or bad decision from the players point of view? In my opinion there would be more well rounded players and less busts. I also think of would cahnge the way teams recruit. Your opinions?


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Yea...I agree that these

Yea...I agree that these kids need to support their worthless parents but after they bust, their rookie contracts run out, and they have nice cars and clothes they will be back to square one, broke and drawing a check and telling the neighborhood kids about the time they played against lebron. At least if they spend two years in college they can get an average job and maybe contribute to the world.

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It's Great

College Basketball, the NBA, and the players will all benefit from this move. The longer players stay in colllege, the more ready they are for the NBA, and the more they will in the big dance and become more of a known commodity, their marketable will sky off the roof, by the time they get to the NBA. If Blake Griffin, let's say came out after his freshmen year, he would'nt have been mentally ready for the NBA and he wasn't as talked about as, Derrick Rose, OJ Mayo, Michael Beasley, and Eric Gordon...He stayed a extra year, got better and know everyone knows him, he's a household name throughout college.

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college sport make so much

college sport make so much money every year on the backs of these kids it is a trajedy. but on the same level it ruins the nba game having too many young players who dont know how to play the game of basketball and are immature. you damn if you do and damn if you dont

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They should be able to go straight to the league

They should be able to go straight to the league, for the simple fact that it has been shown that these guys can come straight to the league and make an impact. It's not like football and baseball where a guy can't really make his presence felt until he's been in some form of minor league. I'm just saying most of the games best players didn't go to school and the ones that did they probably would have been just as effective going straight to the NBA.I love the rule because of the fact that it makes the college game so much better, but from the aspect of the players I thinks it's very unfair and also a dumb rule. Look at last years draft most of these guys went to school because they were forced to do so don't really see where any of them benefitted from it, they are the same players regardless. I'm sure they would have been better served just going pro and learning on the job. I don't knock anybody that thinks that it's a good idea for the guys to play 1 year of college because we all benefit from it because we're all draft guys so it plays to our advantage but if you look at it from the stand point that the player is your child or brother, I think for the most part a lot of people would agree that its unfair to these kids and they're families to make them go to school knowing they will only do just enough to get by so they can play. I'm not saying all the kids will do that but the guys that are known 1 and done guys will for the most part. But I do see some guys it does benefit going to school.

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i think it is a good idea. 2

i think it is a good idea. 2 years in college will prepare the gerald greens and demar derozans for the nba. if rudy gay didnt go to college for two years he could have been a bust. but he played two season under a great coach and will be in the league for years. while gerald green can't keep a job in the league. and gerald is more physically gifted than almost anyone. i mean 20 years old is still young. their poor families made it 18 years without anything, they can wait another 2.

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let em go

i believe these kids should be able to go straight to the league also. Most these kids dont give a &$#%#&@! about school and if u have elite talent and u kno u will be in the league someday why should u care about school? my thing is that if you are considered a top 15 pick out of high school then let them go. But that may eventually start a trend and everybody may start wanting to come out of high school.

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From the players standpoint,

From the players standpoint, I think they would hate it some kids don't wanna go to college they want to earn their paychecks now. But for the quality of the draft and of the NCAA it would definitely help to have people like a Derrick Rose or Kevin Durant stay another year. Of course they are both gone now but they would have been fun to watch as sophomores.

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