Originally Posted by rdivaldi
I love the new draft rules, puts more emphasis on actually scouting the players and less emphasis on $$$. The "over slot" signings by the big spenders always bothered me, glad to see that gone.
I agree. They basically just solidified the chances that the system will work as intended all along. I would have liked to see them make it mandatory that international players enter the draft, like the NBA does, but this is progress IMO.
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