My new rules.
1) NBA abolishes the current age requirement. Anyone 18 or over can come on down if a team will have them.
2) If a kid signs to a scholarship, however, he can't go to the NBA for at least two years (or three . . . but that's pushing it).
Those two rules, alone, would improve both the college game and the NBA.
Thank you for your time.
I've said for years that they should use the MLB rules. All High School players are eligible for the draft. If they aren't drafted or choose not to go pro, they aren't eligible for another three years. It would improve college basketball and the development of college basketball players.
As for Smart, he's making a mistake by coming back if the NBA and money are a goal for him. He won't be drafted as high next year.
As for college development vs. d-league development, I've always heard that d-league development is miles better than staying in college for development. SFP can tell you more though. He's a big proponent of d-league over college.