NBA-Draft Age Limit Is High Enough Already

Loose Ball: David Stern and Mark Cuban are wrong to advocate a longer wait before players can enter.

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But players such as Davis risk much if they return to school for a second or third college season. They risk getting injured and risk being drafted lower, which could cost them millions of dollars, the same millions that the free market is eager to pay them right now.

Here's a novel idea for the NBA and its 30 teams: Instead of worrying about 19-year-olds, 20-year-olds or even high school students entering the draft, make all of them eligible. Then, if you don't like what you see in a player ... don't draft him.

Deron Snyder's Loose Ball column appears regularly on The Root. Follow him on Twitter and reach him at BlackDoor Ventures, Inc.

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