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
USA TODAY Sun, 05/28/2017 - 18:38

LaVar Ball temporarily silenced as AAU team gets run off court by Compton squad
Coach LaVar Ball took it on the chin Saturday.
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SportsCenter Fri, 05/26/2017 - 01:06

Sources: Lonzo Ball Workout For 76ers Possible
After denying the Boston Celtics, Lonzo Ball is considering working out for the Philadelphia 76ers.
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SLAM Magazine Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:08

Danny Ainge Says Lonzo Ball Won't Workout For Celtics
The Celtics own the No. 1 pick.
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SportsCenter Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:44

Durant Tops Curry As Favorite For Finals MVP
At least one sportsbook is bullish on Kevin Durant in the NBA Finals.
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SportsCenter Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:12

Ainge: Ball's Camp Says No Workout For Celtics
LaVar Ball said his son Lonzo would only work out for the LA Lakers.Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge asked anyway — and got a polite refusal.
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New York Daily News Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:31

Clueless LaVar Ball debuts “Stay In Yo Lane" tees
He can't really be this clueless...
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SportsCenter Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:41

Sources: UK's Diallo To Return, Opt Out Of Draft
"I hope to play in the NBA one day — just not this season."
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