The NBA is currently undergoing a lot of hard work and plotting the next few years of the league.
While the teams of the association are duking it out in the NBA Summer League, the Board of Governors and the people running the league are also doing a lot.
They are voting on resolutions and plans and figuring out how the league will look in a few seasons.
Adam Silver says his personal view is that the age limit should drop from 19 to 18, and that he's "optimistic" that it could happen during the next collective bargaining cycle, which will happen over the next year.
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And NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has been giving his opinion on a whole lot of stuff about the NBA, including the age limit related to players.
Right now, anyone in the league has to be at least 19 years old.
But Silver can imagine a world where that age limit is lowered.
He said his personal view is that the age limit should drop down from 19 to 18 and that he’s actually optimistic that it could happen.
However, that change won’t come overnight: Silver predicts it could come during the next collective bargaining cycle, which will happen over the next year.
A Younger League
The fact that the NBA could lower the age limit is a big deal considering it was previously hesitant to change much when it came to the age and educational experience of rookies.
This just shows that Silver and the Board of Governors are realists and understand the modern landscape of players.
Also, how much of a difference does just one year make?
Lowering the age limit feels like it makes total sense and will not alter too much when it comes to the caliber of the players who are entering the league.
Between this proposed change, the permanent inclusion of the play-in tournament, a few foul changes, and more, the NBA could be looking a bit different over the next few years.