Looks like new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has a gang of NBA players waiting to speak their peace about the changes the NBA could stand.
It comes as no surprise that seasoned NBA players have some things they would like to see changed and Shawn Marion is no different. Marion,35, has been apart of the league for 15 years and during that time he seems to have gained wisdom and feels like his pointers could help turn the NBA for the better. One of those pointers? Removing the salary cap.
“I could see no cap and everybody doing what you want to do,” he said. “Baseball does it. If you want to go out and spend $200 million on your team (payroll), go ahead and do it.
“It can’t guarantee that you’re going to win, but why not? If you’ve got the money to do it, why not?
“There shouldn’t be a cutoff on what people want to spend for their teams, but there should be a minimum that have to spend, so you definitely put a good product on the floor.”
But thats not all, Marion has another idea (one I personally agree with) the NBA should raise its age requirements to join.
“I think the age requirement for coming into the league should be higher,” he said.
“It should be at least two years (out of high school),” Marion said. “Two to three years, minimum.”
“I think that college experience helps develop them, so when they come here we don’t have to try to develop them,” said Marion, again, speaking of young players in general.
“You’ve got to be ready to come in, step in and contribute versus trying to teach them the game still. (In college) they get their A’s and B’s of basketball, so by the time they get here, they’ve got the game plan, know how to run a pick and roll, learn the defensive sets. That should be instructed to them in college.”