FanPost

Early Entry and salary cap catching up with NBA

It strikes me with this year's draft (2009) that the consistent early entry of players has caught the league in a basketball assessment gap because there has been too little development of players due to their lack of playing experience in college basketball.  Thus the draft has been an exercise in risk avoidance rather than risk taking.  That's why some teams have been hoarding certain positions-- if one of the players chosen meets with expectations then the draft choice has an economic benefit, need is not a consideration when risk dominates reward.

This is probably more true now that economic uncertainty hangs over professional sports in general. 

The salary cap forces teams to eventually make draconian decisions considering their rosters.  That's why a big market team like the Lakers can land Pau Gasol for essential for peanuts.  This is because those players deemed essential to making the playoffs are paid so much that there is no possibility of a wage/skill structure that makes consistent team performance possible- a yo-yo pattern develops: a few years of winning basketball followed by a few years of rebuilding.

The future for the NBA appears to be a seesaw between parity or inbalance. 

How can a more league wide competitive system be developed?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker