Potential changes under new commish
February, 16, 2014
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN Insider
In his first news conference as NBA commissioner, Adam Silver touched on a wide range of topics on Saturday. One of the big subjects was the possibility of raising the age limit to be drafted from 19 to 20.
"It is my belief that if players have an opportunity to mature as players and as people, for a longer amount of time before they come into the league, it will lead to a better league," he said. "And I know from a competitive standpoint that's something as I travel the league I increasingly hear from our coaches, especially, who feel that many of even the top players in the league could use more time to develop even as leaders as part of college programs."
Furthermore, Silver touched on things like whether he thinks teams are tanking for the draft, possibly extending the All-Star break to give players some added rest, the salary cap and expanding the league.