Feb 5, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver answers questions from the media during halftime of the game between the Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Adam Silver Wants to Increase NBA Age Limit

He’s only been the Commissioner of the NBA for a few days, but Adam Silver is already looking to make an impact on the league both on and off the court.

According to Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com, Silver is looking to increase the age limit of entering players. Silver wants the minimum age to join the league to be upped a year to 20 thus eliminating teenagers from the league all together.

Howard-Cooper mentions that Silver’s plan will be a large topic of discussion once the union hires a new executive director.

The increase in the age limit would mean college players would have to stay in school until after their sophomore year. Players who choose to go overseas and play instead of college after high school must be out an average of two years in order to enter the draft.

It will likely be a year or two before this change is implemented so freshmen players like Andrew Wiggins of Kansas and Jabari Parker of Duke shouldn’t have to worry about whether or not they will be eligible for the 2014 NBA Draft.

David Stern, the NBA’s Commissioner for the last 30 years, has mentioned in the past that he would’ve liked to increase the minimum age to 20, but it was something that the association put up a fight against.

We’ll see soon enough if Silver can make any headway with his plans.


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