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Re: The Boston Celtics Mailing List Digest V5 #244
Michael had some good ideas concerning the draft, although I don't think
they'd pass legal muster anymore than a prohibition on drafting kids
before they finish college.
The draft is presented as a way to rebalance the league, in reality,
it's a marketing tool for the NBA and the rookies. The draft generates a
lot of publicity and excitement.
The draft is also a way to keep teams bidding against each other for new
talent. That effect saves teams a lot more than the guaranteed rookie
The current draft serves the interests of both the rookies and the
league and, posturing aside, neither would really want to see major
I say can the thing.