The NBA on Friday sent teams a memo indicating that “eligibility rules” for the draft may shift as early as 2021 (but no earlier) as the league reviews issues “related to player development and the corruption investigation in college basketball.”
The memo does not mention the one-and-done rule by name, but it is meant to remind teams that the league and the players union could agree to scrap one-and-done before the expiration of the current collective bargaining deal in 2024 — and perhaps well before then, sources say. The memo says that, as of now, the league does not expect changes in draft eligibility rules to take place at any time “prior to the 2021 or 2022 draft.”
If such a change were to happen, it could create a single draft loaded with the best prospects from two consecutive high school classes.
The league will discuss the issue further during annual meetings at Summer League in Las Vegas, the memo says.
Source: Zach Lowe of ESPN
Sources: Tom Thibodeau Tried to Convince Jimmy Butler to Rejoin Team
Minnesota Timberwolves President/Coach Tom Thibodeau met with All-Star forward Jimmy Butler on Monday and tried to convince him to eventually rejoin the team in the preseason, league sources tell ESPN. Butler is sitting out, awaiting the organization to honor his trade request.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 25, 2018
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Report: Bogdan Bogdanovic Out 4-6 Weeks after Surgery on Left Knee
Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure on his left knee today in New York City. Performed by Dr. Riley Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the procedure was successful and Bogdanovic is expected to be on track for game action in approximately 4-6 weeks.
Source: Sacramento Kings
Sources: HEAT Aggressive in Pursuit of Jimmy Butler
So far, Pat Riley and Miami have been as aggressive as any team in pursuit of a Jimmy Butler trade with Minnesota, league sources tell ESPN. Ownership still prefers to find a deal by early this week, sources said.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 23, 2018
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter