The NBA has reportedly taken its first step toward again allowing players to enter the draft out of high school.
According to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today, the league submitted a proposal to the National Basketball Players Association to lower the draft-eligible age from 19 years old to 18.
While the timing is reportedly coincidental, the news comes one day after projected No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson suffered a knee sprain during Duke's game against North Carolina on Wednesday night.
The injury ignited discussion about players risking injuries without getting paid