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NBA: The NBA opens the door to high school players: they can go to the ‘draft’ without stepping on the university

Important changes are coming in the NBA looking to the future, since according to Shams Charania in 'The Athletic', the NBA and NBPA are holding co


Important changes are coming in the NBA looking to the future, since according to Shams Charania in ‘The Athletic’, the NBA and NBPA are holding collective talks to reach an agreement to change the age of recruitment of players.

The current CBA(Collective Bargaining Agreement or Collective Bargaining Agreement), expires at the end of season 23/24. Both the league and the players’ union can opt out of the deal before then. If either party exercises its exclusion clause before December 15, 2022, the CBA will expire on June 30, 2023..

According to Charania, talks between both parties are being positiveand the top officials of the NBA and the union will hold a meeting next week.

The objective, to reduce the age of recruitment

One of the most important issues to discuss is the age at which players from High School teams are recruited. (the Institute). And is that both NBA and NBPA are discussing allowing players to enter the draft at 18 years of age instead of 19. Thus, the door will be opened so that the players who stand out in the High School can directly access the draft pre-nba bypassing the college teams.

Furthermore, according to Charania, NBA and NBPA plan to include mental health reporting in the injury records, and both the league and some team owners are in favor of introducing more punitive fines in the luxury tax.