I am all in favor of this.
I like it too. It is probably not a perfect plan but a move in the right direction. It should help improve both the pro and college game.
@joeloveshawks This is a great thing for the athletes. as they can make an informed decision. They hear first hand from NBA teams we want you or go back to school.
More knowledge and information is always good.
I think it’s pretty meaningless. Let them decide after the draft like baseball does. A kid I know got drafted by the Pirates, but had also signed with LSU. He ‘held out’ saying he was going to play for LSU until the Pirates finally gave him the money he wanted, then signed with the Pirates.
I know my idea opens players up to more involvement with agents and such and invites the risk of more Cliff type situations, but, why not let a kid make a decision the same way the rest of us do?
@wissoxfan83 Having a solid commitment (NBA Contract) would even be better for a kid to make a decision but it doesn’t look like we are there yet.
It is a good step forward, next I’m wondering when they plan to do something about the 1 and done rule. I know that has a lot of talk still and at some point needs to be addressed.
The only drawback I see with this proposed change is the in-limbo status college coaches will be in again waiting to know whether their player(s) is going pro or not. I know the rule pushing the deadline forward was intended to help coaches know their roster changes earlier.
But for the first time it looks like the NBA will actually give these kids some real advice and help on whether they should have stayed or not.
@Crimsonorblue22 I think its a great idea! I can see that being a very good thing and a step in the right direction.