According to the latest sports update from San Francisco, the Warriors this season have gained an entirely different point of view after looking at the draft as a desirable formality over the last 5 years. It really matters and just not because they are bound for the 2020 lottery. Although he was prohibited to discuss specific players, still on Thursday, Steve Kerr, the coach made it clear that he approves of the prospects being eligible right out of high school.
He said, “Yeah, I’d be in favor. I’ve changed my mind about that. A few years ago, about seven or eight years ago, I actually wrote a column suggesting that they make the rule two years, staying in college because I felt like players needed more seasoning.”
“But the G League can provide that now.”
In recent years, a lot has happened over the subject, in fact, like Kerr, the NBA’s stance on this subject has evolved. With the current fortified structure of the G League, every team has an affiliate like Major League Baseball. The proposal urging the league to lower the draft age from 19 years to 18 years is soon on its way in February proposal. It can be assumed to be placed as soon as 2022.
Adam Silver, the commissioner said in May, “There are a bunch of issues that need to be worked through between us and the players association, so it’s something we’re in active discussions about and its a few years away.
Many of the players wh have been projected as a lottery pick next June are not enrolled in a college. Also, the potential overall no. 1, James Wiseman who has briefly attended and played at Memphis has also dropped out this week. Following this, the center has plans to sign with an agent and prepare for the coming June draft. The executives who prior to this considered the D League, the G League’s precursor unworthy are now looking it as a place where the talent can be trained and prepared for the NBA.
Kerr said, “What the (NBA) has done, what each franchise has done, building their respective G League affiliates, is really impressive. The whole league understands our responsibility in trying to help these young players develop, on and off the floor. We’re getting better with it. So, I would like to see players have the option if they wanted to come straight out of high school because we can at least offer them a better path of development.”