NBA Considering Cutting Draft to one round

Nothing certain and might not take affect this year even it if it approved, but could still affect our two big men. The article explains pros and cons and how it will most likely effect fringe 1st rounders and their decisions.

The overall point…

[b]The move could actually work to help dissuade high schoolers and younger collegians from jumping early as they would no longer shoot for the first round and "settle" for a non-guarunteed $362,000 second round contract. [/b]

If it does not go into effect until 2006, is there a possibility that 2005 may see a larger than normal number of players declaring for the draft. Some of them may think they have a better chance of going 2nd round than waiting one year to go first round.