NBA, NBPA focus on lowering minimum age requirement

The NBA and National Basketball Players Association’s conversations on eliminating the one-and-done entry rule have centered on lowering the minimum age requirement no sooner than the 2020 draft, league sources told ESPN.

He also coached at Northern Illinois and Minnesota, where he was named 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year before seizures caused by his epilepsy forced him to step down after four-plus seasons and a 29-29 record (14-21 Big Ten). The Golden Gophers went to three bowl games during Kill’s tenure.

Kill has dealt with epilepsy his entire career, and he missed two Gophers games in 2013 while undergoing treatment.

He went on to become an associate athletic director for Kansas State in 2016 and returned to coaching shortly after, signing on as offensive coordinator at Rutgers for the 2017 season.

After suffering several seizures while with the Scarlet Knights, including one in the football office on Sept. 10, 2017, Kill quietly stepped away on Sept. 19.

He returned to SIU in March as a special assistant to Montemagno.

It is the benchmark for our roster’s cornerstone players — $30.

So far in 2018, the $30 Club includes the usual suspects. Mike Trout leads all players with $44 in roto earnings. Other club members include regulars Mookie Betts ($38), Bryce Harper ($35), Max Scherzer ($34), Charlie Blackmon ($30) and Manny Machado ($30).

There are a handful of players who are $20-plus regulars experiencing an early surge. These players may sustain their performances but are also candidates for at least moderate regression. They include Didi Gregorius ($39), Carlos Correa ($33) and Justin Verlander ($30). Aaron Judge ($34) is trying to prove that his $32 performance in 2017 was no fluke, but so far his earnings are driven as much by his batting average (.325) as his power (6 HRs).

For the following players, $30 in earnings puts them in uncharted waters. None has earned $30 before, and for some, that level exceeds anything industry analysts have ever projected.

Gentry, who served as an assistant on Warriors coach Steve Kerr’s staff when Golden State won an NBA title in 2015, joked that he should have stolen a playbook from his former team before he left town. He is looking forward to the challenge that Golden State still provides.steelers_051

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