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2014 NBA Draft talk

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by cubuffs85, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. cubuffs85

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    *officially* -- I'm pretty confident he'll go pro.
     
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    Yeah, and Spencer was only going pro if he was a top 15 pick...
     
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    Not saying he isn't leaving


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    Need a system like baseball: Draft out of HS; if you elect not to go pro you're in school for three years. Then you can elect to go in the draft again. This "one and done" is killing the overall quality of both college and NBA ball---not that I care about an unwatchable NBA product much.
     
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    Then we'll probably see a rise at the JUCO level like baseball, so they can leave after one year.
     
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    I don't know that the NBA is getting worse because of the one and done rule...I think the fact it is unwatchable has to do more with the fact it isn't real basketball....a superstar can take four steps, get a foul called against an opponent simply by throwing their head or flapping their arm. Most fans don't understand the illegal defense rule (which is stupid by the way) or want to watch isolation ball all the time.

    It is just not the quality of game the college game could be and should be....I have never been engrossed in any NBA game ever the way I was with some of this past weekends tournament games....Oregon/Wisconsin, UK/Wichita State, and UNC/Iowa State were the kind of games that make the NCAA brand so much better than the NBA.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The main appeal of the NBA is that it's the best of the best.

    I still believe that when the really good teams are playing that it's good, entertaining basketball. My problem with the NBA is that if it's not Miami, Indiana, OK City or San Antonio playing (maybe a couple more in the mix)... I have no interest in watching. I suspect that a lot of casual NBA fans are like I am. With that league, it's either an EVENT or akin to a regular season baseball game with non-marquee pitchers on the hill.
     
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    Why is it always parents reporting these things? When you go to the NBA, you are not longer a kid, you can't have your parents handling things for you. Also, LaVine leaving early is interesting. He wasn't even a starter for them. But, it is just fine with me from a CU fan perspective :)
     
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    Doesn't really bother me, they're 18-19 years old. Should "kids" have to finance their own education, they are after all legal adult after at the very least a few months of college?
     
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    They are going to be playing in the NBA making millions of dollars. I think they should be able to handle it on their own. I know in some cases they ask the parent because the kid won't tell them, so it isn't there fault. When the parent is the one reporting what is going to happen I get the feeling it isn't really the kid's decision.
     
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    Sorry this bothers you. In many cases, they are doing what's best for their family -- if you come from an impoverished background and you can make sure your parents can quit their sh*tty jobs, you'd do it as well. These aren't exactly middle-aged men. If I were in these kids positions, I'd want my parents heavily involved at that age to make sure I wasn't being exploited.
     
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    Kyle Anderson leaving as well (ESPN)

    Leaves the door slightly open IMO but he's probably gone.
     
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    If now Adams goes, and with the guys who could potentially leave Arizona as well as Spencer for us, you have to like where you are sitting if you are a Ute fan with Wright coming back.
     
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    It comes off wrong that the parents are the one's announcing...can be seen as coming off as you are gonna take care of me now instead of what is best for the kid...even if the parents are a big part of the decision the kid should announce it....it would be like a parent having the recruitment announcement instead of the kid
     
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    I was going to ask about Adams. Is there any insight as to which way he's leaning. AZ will also be interesting. I think Gordon is for sure gone and Ashley has said he's coming back. They definitely have a few more players I wouldn't be surprised if they declared. You're right about Utah though. I'm not sure they really lose anyone and have a good recruiting class coming in with Chapman and Kuzma.
     
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    he was considered more likely to leave than Lavine
     
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    That's what I would have guessed just watching them play. Adam's always seemed to kill us, as well as most other teams he played.
     
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    UCLA taking a major hit....Wear brothers graduate, Anderson and Lavine go NBA and Adams probably on the way out. Now the test for Steve Alford begins
     
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    Either way, the parents are likely going to be playing a big role in this kind of decision. I don't think it's "wrong" for the parents to announce it.

    He's at UCLA every year is a "test." Ben Howland went to three straight Final Fours and he was out of a job not too long after that.
     
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    This is what I was getting at. You explained it a little better.
     
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    Didn't say it wrong...but it doesn't come off as right either

    Ben Howland lost that job because he lost control over the Reeves kid more than anything
     
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    He lost it because he hadn't gotten out of the first weekend since 2008, if they were going farther and more often, he'd still have a job there.
     
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    Maybe the parents are announcing because he is going to live back at home for 6 months or so, to you know save up some money and stuff.
     
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    Haha just like those kids that have to move back in with their parents after HS because they didn't go to college and they realize the real world is expensive?
     

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