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Old 11-13-2008, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default NBA gets rid of pre-draft camp

I just confirmed a story, originally reported by The Sporting News, that the NBA pre-draft camp is no more as we knew it.

There will no longer be games or practices for draft candidates. Mass physicals will still take place, and those physicals will likely move back to Chicago from suburban Orlando, where the camp was held the past two years at Disney’s Wide World of Sports.

Here’s the deal: The quality of player participating had deteriorated so badly the past few years that it became a sham. Twenty years ago, just sure-bet lottery picks passed on playing in the games. Recently, if two guys who played in Orlando were among the 30 first-round picks, it felt like a small victory for the league.

That means a third to half of the guys filling out pre-draft camp rosters weren’t even drafted.

Player-personnel execs kept complaining about this, and those complaints got back to NBA commissioner David Stern. I’m told Stern attended a competition-committee meeting to pose a simple, firm question: If this is such a waste of time, then why waste so much money running it and flying and housing front-office staffs to attend it?
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:10 PM   #2
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Maybe Jamont Gordon would be on a team right now if they had done this the last pre-draft camp.
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:37 AM   #3
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It's kind of a shame, but it was becoming pointless. I wonder if this leads to more things being cut if the markets stay down? Summer leagues? NBDL? I know hardcore fans like these things, and the intentions behind them are great, but is it really worth putting all this money into?
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