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Silver wants age limit change, no rush on others

Silver wants age limit change, no rush on others

File Photo: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. 2012. Photo: WENN/Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com

BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Even as the NBA prepares for a draft that could be headlined by freshmen, Commissioner Adam Silver remains committed to keeping them in college.

So much so that NCAA President Mark Emmert was invited to discuss his involvement with owners.

Silver is moving cautiously on potential changes to areas such as the lottery format and playoff structure, but makes it clear that raising the draft age limit to abolish the so-called “one and done” is one of his priorities.

Freshmen Andrew Wiggins of Kansas and Jabari Parker of Duke are expected to be top-five picks in June, but Silver says the fact that teams are drafting those players “doesn’t mean change isn’t necessary.”

Silver also says owners aren’t ready to vote on the potential sale of the Bucks yet.
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