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    Age before beauty

    Players young and old set to give NBA age limit

    Posted: By Marty Burns; Friday March 4, 2005 1:09PM; Updated: Friday March 4, 2005 1:09PM



    Had the age limit proposed by the NBA been in effect now, Orlando's Dwight Howard wouldn't have made his pro debut until 2006.
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    The NBA's Romper Room could soon be closing down. The league and its players seem to be nearing agreement on a minimum age limit of 20, which could go into effect as soon as next season. The exact terms still have to be negotiated as part of the upcoming new labor agreement, but the consensus around the league is that it will get done.

    "It's going to happen," agent Bill Duffy said. "There appears to be enough bilateral support now."

    Concerned about the flood of high school and college underclassmen flowing into the pro ranks in recent years, NBA commissioner David Stern has long supported a minimum age limit of 20. However, the league could not unilaterally impose the restriction; it had to be part of the labor agreement, and the players association was always opposed.

    But now there seems to be a feeling among many players that maybe it's not such a bad idea. For one, the old guard is losing jobs to the teen brigade. For another, the youngsters in too many cases just aren't ready to play. "I don't look at [an age limit] as a bad thing," Sonics guard Ray Allen said at last month's All-Star weekend. "I think we're helping out younger guys, not hurting them."

    The shift in position by many players in itself doesn't guarantee a deal will get done. The players association continues to view an age limit as a concession, one that will have to be negotiated over the bargaining table. In other words, the NBA might have to give up something to get it done. But if Stern wants it bad enough, he should be able to make it happen.

    Meanwhile, mere talk of a limit could lead to an onslaught of high school kids or college frosh into this year's draft. Last year 13 high school kids declared (four withdrew), and some believe even more could declare this year as kids who don't want to go to college try to beat the impending deadline. "I think some are going to look at it more closely now," Duffy said.

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    YES! NCAA will be a whole lot better.

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    Please tell me Matt Painter is on Greg Oden's doorstep right now.
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    Clearly, LeBron James is scaring the crap out of all the established superstars....

    They players weren't opposed to this before, because HS players took forever to really accomplish things in the NBA. Now, kids like LeBron James are starting to take ENDORSEMENT dollars away from the stars, and all of a sudden, its a problem....

    The players didn't agree to this because they want to help HS kids. They're agreeing to it because they FEAR them.

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    They should have put this in earlier so we wouldnt have drafted Bender

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    So this will be the last draft for H.S. guys turning pro right? At least thats one thing in our favor since this year we will have the best draft pick we will probably have in a long time.(I hope) and the next couple of drafts are probably going to be weak.

    Of course after that it will be far far better because these guys will have college playing time and we will be better able to evaluate them.

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    Please tell me Matt Painter is on Greg Oden's doorstep right now.
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    YES! NCAA will be a whole lot better.
    So true!! Also i think that the players that come in to NBA from NCAA after the age of 20 they will be better, because more years in NCAA gives players huge intensity, they will play every minute in the game like if it was 10 seconds left on a tied game and it was the final game!

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    This is going to turn into lawsuit city now.

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    If I was Ogden I would turn pro this year. It has already been stated that he is the best talent not in the league. He can home school his senior year and be set. Who would you rather have on your team? Tony Parker or Rod Strickland? As I've stated before, there have been more college seniors drafted in the lottery that have been busts than high schoolers.

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    If I was Ogden I would turn pro this year. It has already been stated that he is the best talent not in the league. He can home school his senior year and be set.
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    Oden in an IU uni...

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    Oden in an IU uni...


    Put him in a Michigan State uni...




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    Put him in a Michigan State uni...



    No.

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    Ya Oden Ya LN!!! WOO!

    And I love this age limit. They should really go to college, and it WILL improve the way they play.
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    Of course after that it will be far far better because these guys will have college playing time and we will be better able to evaluate them.
    Exactly! That's the benefit of a rule like this. The future drafts will actually be stronger because everyone coming out will have played at least a couple of years in college.

    While I'm not sure it's the right thing to do, from a constitutional sense, I like what it will most likely accomplish: Fewer HS'ers mucking up the NBA (and salary cap space) based on their potential.

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    Fewer HS'ers mucking up the NBA (and salary cap space) based on their potential.
    What do you MEAN?? There aren't any HSers mucking up the NBA...I mean, look at Bender! What a STUD!!!
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    I totally agree with this move. There are so many players coming out now that don't amount to anything in the NBA. For every Lebron James, there are 20 Jon Bender's. Many of them don't get drafted, or are cut after their rookie contract run out. What are these guys supposed to do once they don't play ball anymore? They don't have a college degree to fall back on.
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    I would like to see it like the NFL rule.

    3 years out of high school, not an age limit.

    Hell, I just turned 17 when I graduated high school.

    But, I hope there is some kind of rule in place soon.

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    What do you MEAN?? There are many HSers mucking up the NBA...I mean, look at Bender! What a DUD!!!
    Fixed.

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    Can they make it retro-active? We can give Bender back to Toronto for their next draft pick.

    Or hell... just give him back for some popcorn. We'll still get the better end of the deal. Bender sitting on the bench and once again providing a distraction vs a tasty treat of popcorn for the guys after practice!


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    Fixed.
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    So now just because it is posted on a internet message board it must be true..........................
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