Pat Forde on Nerlens Noel and the One and Done System...
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Pat Forde on Nerlens Noel and the One and Done System...
Posted by LordoftheManor on 2/13 at 11:01 am
Pat Forde...

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The greater issue is Noel’s future, and the way it is put at risk by a system that forced him to play college ball for a year instead of going straight into the NBA draft.

Noel may have gotten hurt in 2013 no matter where he was playing, but at least he would be under contract and well-compensated by whatever NBA team would have drafted him in the first round last June.

Instead, he wound up playing for scholarship money at Kentucky. And while that is nothing to sneeze at, Noel’s presence on campus represents restraint of trade and a bastardization of what college is supposed to be.

He wants to be a pro basketball player. Let him be a pro basketball player without the charade of college delaying it. Unfortunately, that was not an easy option.

If this injury compromises Noel’s draft status, it’s on David Stern and his league’s minimum age requirement.





The single most bogus rule in all of sports. Feel bad for Noel, hopefully he recovers soon.



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Posted by bayou2003 on 2/13 at 11:04 am to LordoftheManor
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The single most bogus rule in all of sports. Feel bad for Noel, hopefully he recovers soon.


They should just go to small D2 schools, don't have to play as hard.



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Posted by GeauxAggie972 on 2/13 at 11:05 am to LordoftheManor
Did he write the same kind of article about Marcus Lattimore? How about college baseball players that go through Tommy John surgery and it messes their career up?

Pat is reaching. It happens everywhere, and while it's unfortunate, it's a part of the rules. I like the one and done rule. Why should NBA teams have to only rely on high school footage where most premier athletes are at a huge advantage to judge a player?


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Posted by darryljames30 on 2/13 at 11:05 am to LordoftheManor
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The single most bogus rule in all of sports. Feel bad for Noel, hopefully he recovers soon.


This is an NBA, not a basketball rule. He could've gone and played in another league. The NBA has the right to get a better evaluation of players before coming to the league.



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Posted by ProjectP2294 on 2/13 at 11:05 am to LordoftheManor
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He wants to be a pro basketball player. Let him be a pro basketball player without the charade of college delaying it.


No one stopped him from being a pro basketball player. He chose UK over other routes he could have taken.



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Posted by guttata on 2/13 at 11:06 am to bayou2003
Why couldn't he have gone to Europe and played a year? Wouldn't he have been getting paid?


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Posted by bigpapamac on 2/13 at 11:08 am to guttata
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Why couldn't he have gone to Europe and played a year?


He could've.



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Posted by bigpapamac on 2/13 at 11:09 am to GeauxAggie972
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How about college baseball players that go through Tommy John surgery and it messes their career up?


Well baseball players have the option to go pro after high school.



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Posted by theOG on 2/13 at 11:09 am to GeauxAggie972
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Pat is reaching. It happens everywhere, and while it's unfortunate, it's a part of the rules. I like the one and done rule. Why should NBA teams have to only rely on high school footage where most premier athletes are at a huge advantage to judge a player?


you understand that no one is required to draft him, right? if a team doesn't feel comfortable drafting him or any high school player based on the film available to them, then they don't need to draft the player.



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Posted by xenythx on 2/13 at 11:10 am to LordoftheManor
No one forced him to play college basketball. The rule is one year removed from high school. He could have sat on his arse for a year and probably still would have been a lottery pick.


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Posted by DrSteveBrule on 2/13 at 11:11 am to LordoftheManor
Forde has gone full retard since going to Yahoo. Now it's david stern's fault that players get injured.


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Posted by WB504 on 2/13 at 11:11 am to bigpapamac
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This is an NBA, not a basketball rule. He could've gone and played in another league. The NBA has the right to get a better evaluation of players before coming to the league.


This. Brandon Jennings went overseas and got paid instead of going to college. No one stopped Nerlens from doing the same thing.



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Posted by GynoSandberg on 2/13 at 11:11 am to GeauxAggie972
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Did he write the same kind of article about Marcus Lattimore? How about college baseball players that go through Tommy John surgery and it messes their career up?


lol



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Posted by EarthwormJim on 2/13 at 11:12 am to LordoftheManor
What if he hurt his knee in high school? Basketball players should be allowed to skip high school all together.


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Posted by GeauxAggie972 on 2/13 at 11:13 am to theOG
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you understand that no one is required to draft him, right? if a team doesn't feel comfortable drafting him or any high school player based on the film available to them, then they don't need to draft the player.


It's called potential. Go look at all the high school players that flaked out until they put the rule into play. These kids average 30+ points a game in high school and think they can make it into the NBA. Then teams draft them because they see star potential.

Or maybe Pat should go read Jonathan Abrams article on GrantLand about Shaun Livingston, where his high school coach said that Livingston would've benefited going to Duke for at least a year to get stronger before taking on the rigors of an 82-game NBA schedule.



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Posted by SM6 on 2/13 at 11:14 am to LordoftheManor
The NBA fought hard to get the one year in there. Their goal is to use college just like the NFL, its a free minor league/developmental system making their investments a sure-er thing.


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Posted by theOG on 2/13 at 11:19 am to GeauxAggie972
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It's called potential. Go look at all the high school players that flaked out until they put the rule into play. These kids average 30+ points a game in high school and think they can make it into the NBA. Then teams draft them because they see star potential.


it's a risk, definitely. that said, i think an NBA team and their staff are sophisticated enough to determine whether or not to take the calculated risk of drafting an 18 year old high school senior. if the gamble doesn't pay off and the player flakes out, then it is on the team. both parties should have a right to make the decision and both parties can suffer the consequences of a failed deal.



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Posted by chalmetteowl on 2/13 at 11:23 am to GeauxAggie972
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Then teams draft them because they see star potential.



and then they get Kobe, Lebron, KG, etc.



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Posted by WG_Dawg on 2/13 at 11:28 am to LordoftheManor
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If this injury compromises Noel’s draft status


Nobody is forcing him to ONLY play 1 year at UK. If he's worried about draft status, come back next year and play his way into a lottery pick. Oh no, he'll become a multimillionare at age 20 instead of 19, how unfortunate.

And as stated, he absolutely could've turned pro after high school, just not the NBA.



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Posted by Cap Crunch on 2/13 at 11:28 am to LordoftheManor
You could also write plenty of articles about players who turned down college scholarships to got straight to the NBA and never made a roster.


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