NBA discussing lowering draft eligibility age from 19 to 18

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The NBA and NBPA are discussing details of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that includes lowering the draft eligibility age from 19 to 18.

According to The Athletic, the two sides are “expected to agree” on lowering the draft-eligibility age, which would allow top-tier high school players to skip college and sign with the NBA.

In addition to the eligibility age, the NBA and its Player’s Association are speaking on topics including mental health injury designations and player-controlled funds to create “generational wealth.”

The two sides are looking to close in on a new CBA deal by December, and it’s more than likely that it’ll get done.

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