Speaking after the NBA’s Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday night, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that the league is ready to scrap the current rules regarding age eligibility for the NBA Draft.
The NBA created the one-and-done rule – which requires that players have to be 19 or one year removed from their high school graduating year to be draft eligible. This rule has been in effect since 2005.
”My personal view is that we’re ready to make that change,” Silver said, via Sports Illustrated. ”It won’t come immediately. But when I’ve weighed the pros and cons, given that Condoleezza Rice and her commission have recommended to the NBA that those one-and-done players now come directly into the league and in essence the college community is saying `We do not want those players anymore,’ I think that tips the scale in my mind.”
The NBA send a memo to all team owners last month. The following is from ESPN:
“The NBA on Friday sent teams a memo indicating that ‘eligibility rules’ for the draft may shift as early as 2021 (but no earlier) as the league reviews issues ‘related to player development and the corruption investigation in college basketball,’
How will this effect our team? Either way, I like our chances under Coach Cal.