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Sources: NBA, NBPA Talk Lowering Draft Age Requirement

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The NBA and National Basketball Players Association’s conversations on eliminating the one-and-done entry rule have centered on lowering the minimum age requirement no sooner than the 2020 draft, league sources told ESPN.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts have discussed scenarios to end the requirement for American players to wait one year after high school graduation to enter the NBA draft, but no formal agreement could be reached before the NBPA’s executive committee, including president Chris Paul, gather for a meeting at the end of the NBA playoffs in June.

Silver and Roberts have both expressed a desire to change the rule, but it remains to be seen how the process of negotiating a rule change between the league and players will unfold.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Report: Zion Williamson Declares for NBA Draft

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Projected No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson of Duke has declared for the 2019 NBA Draft.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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Report: Cam Reddish Declares for NBA Draft

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Duke freshman Cam Reddish has declared for the 2019 NBA draft.

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Sources: RJ Barrett Declares for NBA Draft

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Duke Blue Devils guard RJ Barrett, widely projected as a lottery pick, has made the decision to leave after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft, he announced Wednesday on social media.

“It was amazing to play for Coach K, play for the brotherhood,” Barrett said in a video posted to Twitter and Instagram. “It was a dream of mine to play at Duke ever since I was a young kid. It’s also a dream of mine to play in the NBA and have great success there. …

“I’m looking forward to coming back and supporting the Blue Devils any way I can. Just wanted to thank you for everything.”

Source: RJ Barrett via ESPN

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