NCAA Basketball Draft Rules Changed For The First Time Since 1989
The NBA draft rules have undergone a drastic change over the past couple of years. How exactly has this come about? Well, more teams are actively trying to sway the selection process so that they get the player or players that fit their system. What exactly is meant by this, you ask? Well, it’s simple. Teams can now penalize you for drafting too many players in the same draft.
It may sound like a pretty rotten deal. Why would a team punish the individual who is trying to get in the game? Well, the answer to that question lies in the harsh realities of today’s modern NBA. Teams are loaded with star studs such as Chris Paul, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Lebron James, and others. It’s very difficult for a non-lottery team to survive without one of those very talented players.
So how does this affect the way people vote for players? Simply put, it doesn’t. Remember, people are still going to choose the best player regardless of who was chosen ahead of them on the draft board. That’s how the system works. Teams still have to worry about getting one of their own stars if they get lucky enough to land one in the top three picks.
Of course, things are different now because the NCAA tournament has become even more stacked than ever before. And no matter how good a team is right now, it’s still completely possible that they won’t go far in the tournament. This is why the NCAA tournament rules have changed, and the same goes for the NBA.
As for how the new CBA rules work, it’s pretty simple. Basically, you have to give up a certain number of points for each pick you make. This is to prevent the best player from getting taken early and guaranteeing that the rest of the players will stay in the draft. Basically, if you get a big guard or a strong wind, you can still take the player with the best potential to make it. If you take a guard with upside, a wing with upside, a center with upside, and two or three other players that have real potential, then you have just as good a chance as anyone else to win the championship as long as those other guys stay in the draft.
It’s a very simple system that rewards teams for getting better players and preventing the worst from getting picked. It also prevents the player or players from becoming star-killers or teams that end up completely tanking. If anything, this seems to be the best way to separate the good from the bad and reward those teams that do their homework and build the best players while punishing those who don’t. So, this system makes sense and it’s worked well for the last decade or so, which means it should continue to work.