nba draft

The NBA draft is an annual event dating back to 1947 in which the thirty teams from the National Basketball Association (NBA) can draft players who are eligible and wish to join the league. These are typically college basketball players, but international players are also eligible to be drafted. College players who have finished their four-year college eligibility are automatically eligible for selection, while the underclassmen have to declare their eligibility and give up their remaining college eligibility. International players who are at least 23 years old are automatically eligible for selection, while the players younger than 22 have to declare their eligibility. Players who are not automatically eligible but have declared their eligibility are often called "early-entrants" or "early-entry candidates". The draft usually takes place at the end of June, during the NBA off-season. Since 1989, the draft has consisted of two rounds; this is much shorter than the entry drafts of the other major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, all of which run at least seven rounds. Sixty players are selected in each draft. No player may sign with the NBA until he has been eligible for at least one draft. In the past, high school players were also eligible to be selected. However, starting in the 2006 draft, high school players were not eligible to enter the draft directly after graduating from high school. The rules now state that high school players will gain eligibility for draft selection one year after their high school graduation, and they must also be at least 19 years old as of the end of the calendar year of the draft. Some players have chosen to use that year to play professionally overseas for example, such as Brandon Jennings (Italy) or Emmanuel Mudiay (China). Thon Maker was eligible despite not going to college because he chose to undertake a postgraduate year, so he was technically one year removed from graduation. Wikipedia
azcentral Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:40

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe: I love Phoenix but 'at the same time, I want to win'

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How long can the Suns keep him in the Valley?
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SportsCenter Mon, 07/24/2017 - 02:26

Source: Jimmer Fredette Re-Signs With Shanghai Sharks

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The 10th-overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft has been playing for the Sharks since 2016.
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SportsCenter Sun, 07/23/2017 - 16:58

Inside The Weeks Of Dysfunction Surrounding Kyrie's Trade Demand

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You'd never know there was such turmoil building in Cleveland.
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SportsCenter Sat, 07/22/2017 - 20:29

Kyrie Irving's Trade Request Isn't A Betrayal Of LeBron James

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"James is responsible for the empowerment of the modern basketball superstar, which speaks to an important lesson that's resonating with Irving himself: Dictate terms before they're dictated to you." —Adrian Wojnarowski
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SportsCenter Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:25

Sources: Koby Altman Set To Be Named Cavs' GM

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Altman has shown an ability to coordinate significant trades and deal-making in his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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