NBA commissioner Adam Silver said once again today that he hopes to raise the NBA age limit to 20.
“I’ve been a proponent of raising the age from 19 to 20 because I think it would make for a better league,” he said Thursday. “I believe and continue to believe it will be in the best interest of the league. I think that the extra year in college will be a benefit for these young men to grow and develop as people and basketball players.”
The move could go into effect as early as next summer. It was discussed prior to the last collective bargaining agreement but couldn’t get done due to a personnel change in the players union.
Silver and the NBA suits are also tossing around the idea of leaving the D-League age at 18 for those prospects who still want to skip out on college, although I can’t imagine too many guys choosing to live in Des Moines over being a rock star on campus. One would really have to despise class to take paying for an apartment in Bismarck, North Dakota over a full-ride to major university.
Progress with the two-and-done rule on the same day UK changes its on-campus alcohol policy: Coincidence? Nah.