Jaylen Brown offers compelling argument against one-and-done rule
Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown had to spend a year at California before going pro in the NBA Draft, but he has an argument for why that should have been unnecessary.
Brown argued that anyone who can join the military at 18 should also be able to play in the NBA without any restrictions.
Jaylen Brown on the one-and-done rule: "I think if you can serve in the military at 18, you should be able to play in the NBA. That would be my argument."
— Tom Westerholm (@Tom_NBA) July 12, 2018
The NBA seems to be roughly in agreement, which is why a rule change looks to be coming in the next few years. Of course, there still has to be some protective mechanism in place to make sure high schoolers aren’t getting bad advice that could permanently wreck their NBA hopes.