Originally Posted by Addict4Sneakers
it happens in every sport though. guys aren't as good as we thought they'd be.
i don't follow baseball like that but do people want the Royals gone? were they asking for the pirates to be gone prior to last season?
I mean true, but I feel as though that our culture could help minimize the amount of overhyped players by making them prove themselves on a professional level before entering the NBA.
An ideal situation for me would be to allow players to make the jump from high school to the pros, but for teams to use their own judgement on whether or not to send that player to the D League. That way, we can get a better look at how this player looks consistently against pro level talent. I also feel that in general, the NBA should do a much better job of embracing the D League and putting it to use. I wouldn't want it to rival the NBA, but it would benefit a lot of teams if the d league was more publicized, on a wider scale, and overall just was presented as the NBA's little brother that it cared for, not just some adopted little brother that is forgotten most of the time.
By embracing the D league more, it would improve its reputation and take away it's stigma to a degree, making it easier to send younger players straight to the d league (whether they are coming from HS or college) whom teams feel are not presently ready to contribute at an NBA level.