Sports News: League Restricts Draft Applicants, Lakers Win Boozer Bid
Sports News NFL: League to Restrict Draft Applicants
This year’s NFL draft was a complete and full success. Still, there are various aspects that the leagues has focused on to improve the overall quality of the event and for it to always offer the best and most ideal student athletes to teams that are looking, as well, to pursue big deals and contracts.
Yet, this time the league meant to address a larger scale issue that has inflicted upon the realization of the event.
That is why the league has decided to limit the amount of players that can apply to be included within the draft list.
In this case the organization will place a limit on each school and only permit a very limited amount of student athletes to pursue this potential opportunity of making it to the top teams in professional football.
According to the NFL, this system will become more efficient.
No the league is planning to putting a limit of five applicants per school, this being the amount of players from a given school that can apply for their inclusion in the draft.
Most of these players are arranged anywhere from the 2nd round to the 4th and 5th round of the draft.
Yet it was the amount of players that were given a spot in the draft that struck out as the most shocking.
This year a total of 107 underclassmen were chosen for the draft. Out of thee 107 only a total of 37 were ultimately removed.
According to the league, their accuracy has been pretty good so far, yet the league still needs to work on making some of their events and systems more efficiently.
If players are not signed in by teams, then they usually return to school and continue as members of the NCAA.
Sports News NBA: Lakers Win Bid for Boozer
The Los Angeles Lakes continue to face serious difficulties, as they must still not only build a solid squad, yet one with a strong base.
That is why the Golden and Purple organization has opted to look for a series of veterans, and one specifically who has already been hired by the team.
This time the Lakers have opted for Carlos Boozer after the Chicago Bulls decided to release the player under the Amnesty Clause of the league.
This clause allows teams to give up players and offer them in the market, receiving certain advantages in exchange that don’t inflict, significant, on several financial facets of the organization.
In this case, the amnesty clause allows teams to waive players with several conditions. In this case, whatever remains off the contract is paid off to the player, yet the rest of this salary is removed away from the team’s salary cap and luxury tax, imposed by the league.
Boozer was placed in for a bidding war, and after nine different teams fought for him, it was the Lakers who won his rights after putting up $3.25 million.
The veteran and former All Star will now aim towards a new career path in LA after successful seasons in the East coast.
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