Originally Posted by ChristTrip
Yeah, they prob don't want to pull of a Cousins again.
that's actually an argument for most GMs. a young talent like cousins are prospects who, at a younger age, might bring out their full potential sooner because of the grind against older, developed players in the NBA. you gotta adapt quickly to survive in the league. that's why straight-out-of-high school players could develop faster because of the exposure.
As for "lack of a fundamental skill set" that's up to the player to improve, not the quick rush to the NBA. if they do enter the league raw, they have specialists to help work on their game and have all the practice time they need to improve because it's their full time job. they don't have as much duties to attend to while in the NCAA (studies, lack of money, etc.)
however i'm not arguing against the draft entry age, i just have mixed feelings about it.