The NBA is six years removed from the rule change in which the age limit in the league was raised from eighteen to nineteen and required athletes to attend college before entering the draft. Has there been a tangible difference, increase or decrease in NBA play? The eye test says no, but can the numbers [...]
Darius Miles. Jonathan Bender. Sebastian Telfair.
All there players jumped straight from High School to the NBA and were lottery picks. To say that they didn’t live up to expectations would be like saying that people in Cleveland were only slightly displeased with Lebron James decision to take his services to South Beach. We would draft Jonathan Bender, resign Sebastian Telfair...
Jonathan Bender was selected 5th overall in the 1999 draft out of high school by the Indiana Pacers but was traded on draft day to the Toronto Raptors for Antonio Davis. The seven footer that was hyped for his size, athleticism and all around skill but saw limited time during his seven years with the [...]