Not sure I’m following. If baseball does it right and the G league works the same way. . . isn’t that a good thing in your eyes? There are contradictions that the NCAA and NBA can’t fix in how the economic system works that place pressure on these kids to maximize earnings. I say that even if it takes 20-30 kids a year out of the college mix it still helps make college hoop more stable, and removes some of the temptations of agents, all the garbage that has grown like topsy around the game.
Some of the wider effects are going undiscussed, but I imagine that if the NBA can cultivate fresh talent for peanuts this places downward pressure on NBA salaries as a whole. . . not easy to corroborate, perhaps, but works with immigrant labor. And if the NCAA is less the farm league for the NBA. . .