15 years ago, guys like Marcus Sasser, Kyler Edwards would definitely be drafted.
Now, the skill level in the NBA is so high, theyd rather have a 6’5" point guard than a 6’1" point guard. They want a 40% 3pt shooter than a 33%.
Europe, China, other leagues are always an option. But there are rules in some leagues about how many American players can be on a team.
Im just wondering in 5-10 years, if the amount of really good basketball players being produced if thats gonna affect the longevity of players careers:
*instead of playing til your mid 30s in Europe or another league, you’re done by early 30s.
*like football, where the typical NFL career is 2-3 years. One because of injuries. Two, because there such a huge pipeline of football players to choose from. So move on to the next guy
Im wondering if basketball is heading in the direction. Thoughts?
Just look at 247 recruiting, their top 300 players in a class. How many of those players play some type of professional ball? 100? 200?
NFL rosters are 50+ spots. Basketball rosters are 15+. So, my thoughts:
All the players being developed by AAU, will that affect the length of basketball careers. Will that affect the wages of basketball players
NBA players are making bank. But these other leagues where 100+ really good college players are turning pro, eventually it will have an effect no?