…for college eligibility, the fringe second rounders might assume the biggest risk with this change. Would a player leave college only to not be signed by an NBA team? Or would the NCAA allow players to return so long as they don’t sign a Summer League or training camp deal? Those details would absolutely have to be hammered out before making this a reality.
This isn’t a minor glitch, and it’s an NCAA problem writ large. Unfortunately, history does not bode well for flexibility on the part of the NCAA, which would mean the players (who already shoulder a burden of risk in the current system) could end up being even more disenfranchised than they already are.