If new commissioner Adam Silver were to ask the 35-year-old Shawn Marion for advice, we now know what the Dallas Mavericks’ forward would suggest,
I think the age requirement for coming into the league should be higher. It should be at least two years (out of high school). Two to three years, minimum.
It’s been noted that the owners would prefer a higher age limit, so they can lessen the risk on drafting 18/19 year-olds, who still need time to develop. Playing an extra year or two in college would allow teams to have a great scouting report and chart the development of these prospects.
It should come to no surprise also that Marion, who plays for an owner with some deep pockets (Mark Cuban), would like to see the NBA get rid of a salary cap.
I could see no cap and everybody doing what you want to do. Baseball does it. If you want to go out and spend $200 million on your team, go ahead and do it.
Marion will be heading to free agency this offseason, only thing that may be holding him back from a bigger payday may be the salary cap.