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erpowers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:38 PM
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What Should the NBA Do About the One and Done Rule?
I do not think high school basketball players should be allowed to go from high school to the NBA. For me it is not a question of age it is a question of skill. I think most of the guys coming out of high school are not that good and do not really know how to play basketball that well. However, the one and done rule seems to not be working that well. I watched Outline the Lines today and it was reported that one of the players on the Ohio State team did not even start this year, but he has declared for the draft. Should the NBA go back to allowing high school student to be drafted by NBA teams, but require that any student drafted out of high school had to spend at least one year in the NBA's development league? It seems like the one and done rule is not making things better in terms of assuring that players learn how to play the game or allowing scouts and general managers to get a good look at the players.
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dakota_democrat Donating Member (334 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 05:05 PM
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1. Get rid of it.
The "one-and-done" rule makes a mockery of our collegiate educational system. They're 18 when they get out of school; why should they be denied the choice? Frankly, the rule is a form of age discrimination.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 01:37 PM
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5. It's hurt leagues like the ACC. nt
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LSdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 09:14 PM
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2. I wish all the major leagues agreed to a minimum age of 21 to play in the majors
Just long enough to encourage people to get some college education and or develop themselves before being thrust into the majors.

I would also set an under 21 salary cap to prevent people from cashing in big time for a couple of years in the minors.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 08:44 AM
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3. It's a solution to a problem which didn't need a solution.
I don't mean that HS kids playing in the NBA isn't an issue and for the very reasons you cite, it very clearly is because they're not succeeding in almost any case in nearly any capacity.

I mean it's becoming a self-regulating problem; as more HS kids have entered the league and failed to succeed, we've seen an increasing number of teams state or quietly-enact policies that they will not sign or draft these kids for no other reason than they view them as a waste: of picks, of coach's and practice time that could be better spent developing less-risky talent, of roster spots, and ultimately of money and opportunity-shares (which is what the first three can best be measured in.).
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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 01:07 PM
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4. Get rid of it.
I'd go so far as to allow players drafted out of high school to retain college eligibility until they sign a pro contract, just like baseball or hockey.
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