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NBA Discussion (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Professional Basketball' started by Bucklion, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    I used to like Bernard King, who always thre down 30 for horrible teams in New York and elsewhere.
     
  2. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    William Andrews, RB Atlanta Falcons
     
  3. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Bob McAdoo, until he landed on the Lakers and won a title at the end of his career.
     
  4. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    No one going with the obvious yet? Barry Sanders.
     
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  5. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    I was thinking NBA since this is the bkball forum, but William Andrews and Barry are good picks. I will start one in the football area as well.
     
  6. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Sorry, Lion. I just pulled it up from the new posts section and didn't notice the forum. How fascist of me to have just assumed it was football. :)
     
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  7. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    It's cool, Rugby. I invite you to post your football answer on the new thread I put in the pro football area :)
     
  8. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak Former College Pick'Em Champ

    World B. Free when he played here for the Cavs.

    It sorta boggles my mind to think of the stats that a gunner like Free, or Maravich, or Rick Mount or Rick Barry would have put up in College or the Pros with the three point line. Pete Maravich probably would have averaged 55-60 points a game in College. I'll make him my second choice playing with the Hawks and the Jazz.
     
  9. RAMdrvr1

    RAMdrvr1 All Galaxy '14 NCAA Pick'em Champ

    Dave Cowens with the Celtics (in their down years).
     
  10. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Pistol Pete Maravich....Hands down
     
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  11. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Maravich is a really good call. Sticking with the Hawks, an obscure one who was pretty good was John Drew. His biggest claim to fame turned out to be that he was the bait in the Dominique Wilkins trade.
     
  12. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Ernie Banks
     
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  13. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck Non-Nike Design

    This is coming into play as we discuss recruiting Billy Walker, OJ Mayo, Greg Oden, and any other top-notch player. So, it got moved for some reason....:ohwell: Here's one guy's take on what might happen. Sounds like bad news for the college game. Wouldn't be surprised to see a minimum of fifteen players go to the draft every year out of HS if this type of arrangement comes into effect.


    Age minimum will have a maximum benefit

    Sean Deveney
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    ..........The age minimum is not likely to be quite as simple as it sounds. College basketball junkies who think the rule change will send the country's best young talent back to the NCAA ranks will be disappointed. The NBA is looking out for itself with the age minimum, trying to protect the quality of play in the league — as it should.

    The new proposal won't keep kids from turning pro and collecting legitimate paychecks (rather than those shady payments from college boosters and assistant coaches). That's because the league wants to tie the age minimum to an expansion of its developmental league, the NBDL, which will include 10 teams (up from six) next season. Eventually, the league would like to have 15 NBDL teams, with two NBA teams splitting each minor league roster.

    The result probably would go like this: Players who want to enter the NBA from high school still can put in for the draft, but they will be required to go to the NBDL first. There they will collect their full rookie-scale salaries — a wrinkle that has made the proposal palatable for Hunter. NBA teams that own the players' rights can let those players develop in the minor league and bring them up when they are ready.

    This is an exciting step. Fundamentals will improve as young players get better instruction and more game experience. But this is not going to send kids back to college. In fact, it could encourage more prep players to skip college.

    Go back to our 18-year-old star, for example. If you're a G.M. considering drafting the kid, you're more likely to do so knowing you can send him to the NBDL without weighing down your roster or coaching staff. You still get all of his positives and potential, with much less risk.

    And if more teams are willing to take chances on raw young players and pay them millions in the minors, then more of those raw young players will come to the NBA through the NBDL. The age minimum is not going to save the college game, nor will it take agents and sneaker companies out of high school basketball. It's simply going to make the NBA better.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2005
  14. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    so basically, a minor league like baseball?

    I could see more kids skipping college now, actually.
     
  15. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    Does the NBA have a salary cap? Would kids playing in the minors count against that cap?
     

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