The NBA could possibly be lowering the age requirement for a player to enter the draft. Since 2016, a player had to be at least 19 and at least one year out of high school. On Tuesday, the league mentioned that they’re having conversations about adjusting the age to 18.
On Tuesday, both NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts discussed the age limit during their respective press conferences. And by the sound of things, the league appears to still be headed in the direction of lowering the minimum age to 18. While neither provided a date as to when the change could go into effect, according to Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post the minimum age to enter the draft could be lowered in time for the 2021 NBA Draft.
On the subject of the age limit, Michele Roberts says, “Stay tuned.” Adds that she expects there to be some news in “the next few months” on the subject of it going away. That would seem to indicate things remain on schedule for the age limit to go away for the 2021 NBA Draft.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) July 10, 2018
source – NBC sports