The NBA has announced that it will continue to evaluate players under the age of 21 as it looks to increase its roster depth to handle the unprecedented growth of the sport.
The NBA announced on Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with the Players Association and the NBA Players Association to extend the process through 2020, adding that it would “continue to monitor and evaluate the status of players under age 21.”
In its announcement, the NBA stated that the current system “is not sustainable” and the team will continue its “comprehensive analysis” of the players.
The league said that while it is “aware of the concerns” and “is committed to continuing to ensure an inclusive and fair evaluation process,” it “does not expect the current model to continue.”
The players union and the players association have argued that the league has not met its financial obligations to players, and have demanded that the NBA expand the eligibility age to 25.
They argue that it’s unfair to make a player eligible for a contract when he has not played a single game since turning 18.
The union has also been calling for a new “revenue sharing” plan to increase the league’s revenue.
The players have also complained that the salary cap and other rules have been used to prevent them from winning championships and that the system is biased toward younger players.
In a statement, the union said that it “continues to support the continued growth of our game, the players, the league, and our league owners,” and that “our goal is to build a winning product for everyone.”
The NBA is currently reviewing the contract extension and it’s expected to come out sometime in the next few weeks.