Originally Posted by shoeking2101
Originally Posted by Mister Friendly
How is the D-League a better investment than getting a free minor league that develops players mentally and physically?
How much would have to pay the players to get them to want to come?
Develops mentally and physically? I would say that that isn't proven. How can a player improve mentally for the NBA unless he's actually in the NBA?
And improving physically is overrated and even if they become a tad bit better physically, it still doesn't translate to being a better pro prospect. You're still going to have to adjust to the size and physicality of the NBA.
Bottomline: College or no college, the only way prospects will become more suited for the NBA is...by being in the NBA. so if they are pro prospects, why prolong it?
A 20 year old guy who's been to college is going to be more mature mentally then a 18 year old who just graduated from high school more times than not
Theres only been 2, straight from high school to NBA Rookie of the Years....Lebron and Stoudemire.( Amare was 20 years old during his rookie year season)
And only one time has a high school to the NBA player even finished in the top 3 of the Rookie of the Year voting or made the NBA All Rookie team
So its obvious the NBA level of play isn't increased when high school players jump straight to the NBA