I certainly agree with changing something in the system. Maybe not exactly like how baseball works, but maybe similar to how baseball works. Get the kids who dont' want to be on a college campus in the D-League and build something of a farm system for the NBA. Let the young fellas develop (if even for a year) and get them acclimated to the NBA way of life on and off the court... their chance of success might increase. Would Gerald Green (for example, you can sub in any non Kobe or KG player here) have an entirely different career if this were the case? Who knows.
Again, I see both sides of the argument and this argument could go on forever, but I'm with p4e on this one.