5 reasons why the NBA needs a complete minor league

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Feb 19, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) drives past New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) during the fourth quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Knicks defeated the Pelicans 98-91. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA has a history of great players that had one year or less of college experience. A few of these names are Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kevin Garnett, John Wall, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony.

For every one of those players who panned out and became all-stars there are those who have not reached their full potential such as Kwame Brown, Mailk Hairston, Ndudi Ebi, Shawne Williams, Ricky Sanchez and Donte Green.

Because of this, it is rumored that the NBA is attempting to make players have three years of experience outside of high school, instead of its one year policy.

With that being said, if the NBA wants to have a better quality of basketball, then why not use the NBA Developmental League as it’s minor league farming system?

Players will come into the NBA with more of a chance to make an immediate impact and contribute to a team. Fans can watch better basketball, and veterans can stay in the league longer. Colleges won’t be burned. Everyone wins.

Mark Cuban even alluded to this theory, and he couldn’t be more right.

Here are five reasons why the NBA needs a minor league.

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