True, a lot of players are looking at getting in this year because of the potential lockout. Also, probably a good number of European players with his size and skill set that could go to the NBA. But he may look at it as now or two years, and that's two additional years to sustain an injury that keeps him from big money.
This is why I love the NBA's system of declaring but not hiring an agent. It gives kids a much more effective means of determining their draftibility before actually entering the draft.
I actually hate it this year. There is almost no time for NBA teams to conduct actual workouts, therefore making it nearly impossible for anybody to gauge teams interest in them. It's a total crapshot, and I think it's stupid...
Then maybe the timetable should be changed a bit, but it's a better means of letting kids know whether it would be a good idea or not to abandon their education.
that will not happen the NCAA and the NBA won't play nice each has the mind set to make as much money for themselves as they can why would they want to help the other out? The NCAA isn't a minor league system for the NBA no matter how many kids try to use it as such...
With the huge uncertainty with the NBA collective bargaining (which could be way worse than the NFL situation) I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of kids stay in the draft this year to get their cash now and take let the lockout happen....and honestly i think Gordon has enough interest to be a lottery pick, not saying that he should go but i wouldn't be shocked if he stayed in at all.
Hayward was seen smiling inside the basketball office Wednesday afternoon as he chatted with two of his teammates -- outgoing seniors Avery Jukes and Willie Veasley -- before the decision was announced. Jukes and Veasley were scheduled to play briefly with the Washington Generals in a Wednesday night game at Conseco Fieldhouse against the Harlem Globetrotters.
Both said they supported Hayward's decision and don't believe he will be back with the Bulldogs next season.
If he goes Butler is not the same team. The playing field in the HL levels out without Hayward. From a HL standpoint I want to see him stay but from a Milwaukee standpoint I want to see him go. Since I'm a Milwaukee fan first, good luck in the NBA Gordon.
Post by ghostofdylan on May 1, 2010 8:32:34 GMT -6
Bulldogs get rematch with Duke on Dec. 4
By Jeff Rabjohns email@example.com
Butler will get another shot at Duke. The schools that squared off in a thrilling national championship basketball game earlier this month are scheduled to play Dec. 4 at East Rutherford, N.J., according to people with knowledge of the situation.
The rematch is slated to be part of a doubleheader on ESPN.
Duke beat Butler 61-59 on April 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in an NCAA title game filled with tense moments, capped by Gordon Hayward's potential winning shot from halfcourt that bounced off the rim at the buzzer. Duke (35-5) won its fourth national title. Butler finished its best year in program history at 33-5.
Butler spokesman Jim McGrath said coach Brad Stevens couldn't comment on the game because "at this point, we don't have a signed contract."
Getting to play a marquee opponent such as Duke on a neutral floor is a scheduling feat for Butler. Before the national title game, they had played once, an 80-60 Blue Devils victory in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Jan. 30, 2003.
Duke has been in the national title game 10 times, Butler once.
Both lineups will be different from the title game.
Duke loses three senior starters but returns stars Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler, Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. Butler loses starting forward Willie Veasley, key reserve Avery Jukes and possibly Hayward, who has declared for the NBA draft. Hayward must make a decision by May 8.
Known non-conference games to date: Louisville, Duke, Gonzaga, Xavier, Siena, Memphis. Is this right?
I believe that Duke, Louisville, Xavier, Stanford and Siena are correct. Also, three games in Hawaii against a field that includes Baylor, Mississippi State, Florida State and Utah. I also think they have 1 open game, so Memphis is still a possibility.