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    Default David Stern want to change the age rule

    http://espn.go.com/nba/draft2012/sto...draft-age-rule



    I personally think its fine the way it is.

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    It certainly benefits "projects" who look like they might grow into something, then never do. On the other hand, GM's can screw up draft picks under any scenario, so what's the diff?

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    Increasing the age reduces the element of risk in the draft a little. It certainly wouldn't hurt some of these guys to get a little more education before entering the league as well. I wouldn't be upset if it were eventually increased again.

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    I honestly think the maturity instilled in these kids lasts a lifetime. IMO The minimum age should be increased to 22. Player's that have financial problems, can play professionally if they need the money that badly. I'm sick and tired of drafting rookies that don't have an impact in there first year...honestly I think a better product will be out on the floor for the nba.

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    Quote akashsingh wrote: View Post
    I honestly think the maturity instilled in these kids lasts a lifetime. IMO The minimum age should be increased to 22. Player's that have financial problems, can play professionally if they need the money that badly. I'm sick and tired of drafting rookies that don't have an impact in there first year...honestly I think a better product will be out on the floor for the nba.
    Knuckleheads will always be knuckle heads. 4 years of college might straighten some out but for others it might be 4 extra years of entitlement and an inflated sense of self-worth. Lets look at Erving Walker:

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bask...ged-theft-taco

    In terms of seniors making great draft picks due to developing their skills, that hasn't quite worked out too well for Reggie Jackson, Charles Jenkins, NOlan Smith, Jimmer Freddette, and JaJuan Johnson. For Marshon Brooks (to some extent) and Kenneth Faried 4 years of college was clearly a good thing.

    So what does this tell us? Even after 4 years of a college, draft picks are not guaranteed to come out guns blazing (right Evan Turner?) or are they guaranteed not to be a bust (don't you agree Adam Morrison?).

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    take it easy matt. he stole a 3 dollar taco after a drunken night out. did you never do anything stupid in college?

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    skill wise you're absolutely right Matt, evan turner is an excellent example . But what about the emotional development? some of these player's are going to crumble as soon as the first challenge gets in their way. Maybe with more LIFE experience they can approach the challenge with the right attitude.

    maybe if lebron went to college, he wouldn't have completely imploded in the finals last year. (speculation that no one can prove of course)

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    European pro clubs are drooling when they think about the NBA insituting an extra year in college. I'm sure more players would go to Europe a la Brandon Jennings than go to college for 2+ years.

    A lot of these guys are