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Monday / October 23.
  • N.B.A. Commissioner Is Ready for Change in ‘One-and-Done’ Rule

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    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Commissioner Adam Silver wants the N.B.A.’s draft-eligibility rules changed.

    To what, he isn’t sure.

    Less than a month away from a draft in which about 20 players who completed just one year of college are expected to be selected, Silver thinks the so-called “one-and-done” rule will be modified — somehow — before too long. But Silver also acknowledged that even he wasn’t certain what would make the most sense as a replacement.

    “My sense is it’s not working for anyone,” Silver said Thursday night before Game 1 of the N.B.A. finals. “It’s not working for the college coaches and athletic directors I hear from. They’re not happy with the current system. And I know our teams aren’t happy either, in part because they don’t necessarily think the players who are coming into the league are getting the kind of training that they would expect to see.”

    It’s been just over a decade since the N.B.A. and the players’ union agreed on a rule that says players either need to be 19 years old or be one year removed from high school before being eligible for the draft. There are arguments for raising the minimum age to 20, as well as arguments for getting rid of the rule altogether.

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.