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Regarding the NFL and NBA drafts, once a college player declares for the draft, irrespective of whether he gets drafted or not, he cannot play college sports again. Source: This The deadline for underclassmen, sophomores and juniors, to declare themselves eligible for the NFL draft is in January. Once a player declares for the draft, they forego their ...


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I went and looked at all of the draft picks broken down by team here. It looks like the 7-round format started in 1994, although I've been having some serious problems trying to confirm this. I looked through the number of picks each team had and found the following: The highest number of draft picks by any team since the 7-round format started was by the ...


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European basketball players can apply for draft, just as any other player in world (USA colleague or high school player). Most of them are already scouted by some teams. All NBA teams participate in draft lottery. There is decided in what order what team will pick players. NBA team with worst record last season has biggest chance to win rights to choose ...


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In hockey, a player's NCAA eligibility is voided the moment they accept compensation a professional team. It does not necessarily have to be contract-related. Using the NHL as an example, NCAA players are permitted to take part in organizational activities such as an off-season development camp provided the player takes care of all associated costs with ...


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This depends on what you mean by "pass on their offer". Nothing requires you to sign any sort of contract with Phoenix, so you're perfectly free to ignore the fact that Phoenix have drafted you and go and get a job doing something else entirely (including, if you happen to be good enough, a different professional sport). However, what you can't do is to ...


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It is legal in the NBA CBA to trade a player for cash (see pages 169-173). Larry Coon's excellent site covers this in detail. There is a limit for the total amount of cash that can change hands during the salary cap year per team; it changes each year but is between $3MM and $4MM total. As such it's not a whole lot of money compared to the total value of a ...


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Draft picks are an asset, and (in the NBA anyway) they can be traded between teams (subject to some restrictions). Whichever team has the pick on the day of the draft gets to select a player and have exclusive rights to that player, independent of which team the pick was originally assigned to - but the original assignment still determines where the pick ...


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The exact path is very different for each player. Many players will skip one or several of the following levels of the minor leagues. For college pitchers, often the first thing they must do is finish their current collegiate seasons. Here are the possible levels of professional baseball in most major league organizations: Extended Spring Training - A ...


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According to this perfectgame.org article, the answer is either Clay Condrey (94th round in 1996) or Travis Phelps (89th round in 1996), depending on whether the player was signed when he was drafted. But Piazza has nothing on Philadelphia Phillies reliever Clay Condrey. Condrey was signed in 1998 as a non-drafted free agent by the San Diego Padres (by ...


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The purpose of the snake draft is to try and not give an advantage to any team drafting, under the assumption that having the 1 and 16 picks in an 8 team league is about the same value as 8 and 9. This might not be so, but it is probably as close to favoring nobody as you can get. The usual purpose of a league draft is the opposite - to give an advantage ...


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Bo Jackson was drafted first overall in 1986 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He refused to sign after the Buccaneers lied to him about his NCAA eligibility. They told him that it was okay for him to come and tour their facilities. He was informed that he was not NCAA eligible to play and as a result he missed all of his senior year baseball season. He then was ...


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It appears that you don't have to declare your intentions to enter the draft. There are certain stipulations in regards to eligibility, though. For example, you can be drafted when you graduate high-school, but if you enter a four-year college, you won't be eligible until your junior year (or any year if you attend a two-year university or are 21+)(1). ...


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You've pretty much answered your own question here: a player cannot play professionally without having permission to work in that country. Citizens of that country have permission to work, and others need to get a visa or similar. Specifically for the USA, any player with a major league contract with any of the NHL, NBA, MLB, MLS and NFL will automatically ...


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As with almost anything NBA related, the CBA FAQ is a wonderful resource: Teams are restricted from trading away future first round draft picks in consecutive years. This is known as the "Ted Stepien Rule." Stepien owned the Cavs from 1980-83, and made a series of bad trades (such as the 1982 trade mentioned above) that cost the Cavs several years' first ...


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The NHL specifically forbids this with their CBA and Salary cap system. Teams can not trade "cash" they can only trade players and draft picks. Nhl teams can retain a players salary but only to a maximum of 50% of salary can be retained. I am unfamiliar with other sports or hockey prior to this agreement. NHL CBA


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The answer to your question is yes. Current NHL teams are allowed to negotiate with the Vegas team, although it is completely up to Vegas to accept the offers. It is common in expansion drafts (in most sports) to have existing teams convince the new team to not select a player by giving them a certain package in return. The trade would officially be as ...


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NBA teams draft the RIGHT to sign the player. They then have to negotiate a deal with the European team the player is on in order to acquire him. Generally, a deal is able to be reached and the player moves to the NBA. It is possible that an NBA team would draft a player and then not be able to acquire him for some reason. In this case, they don't get the ...


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The NFL has used Wonderlic since 1968 Thats according to fox. It's used to measure cognitive intelligence, I'm not an expert in NFL but quarterbacks are essentially the same as playmakers in football (soccer), some playmakers have even been described as quarterbacks. One of the most important attributes for a playmaker is the ability to read and analyse ...


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Depending on your meaning of success, I believe it can be yes in two different ways. Due to the fact that teams generally do not like to give up on early round picks, they usually hang around longer than guys who were picked in the later rounds. Therefore due to their drafted position and the length for which they are on their teams, they make a lot more ...


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Yes. As with everything else, it's all down to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the agreement between the players and the league/teams. The details are covered by the fantastic NBA Salary Cap FAQ: An international player who is at least 19 but younger than 22 also can become draft eligible by declaring himself an early entry player. An international ...


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Kirk McCaskill, who pitched for the MLB's California Angels and Chicago White Sox, was drafted by the NHL's Winnipeg Jets in 1981 and played one year of minor-league professional hockey for the Jets' AHL farm team before focusing on baseball fulltime.


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A strategy that is used around the NFL is to trade salary cap dollars for a draft pick. It's not purchasing a draft pick for straight up cash, but most of the time when this tactic used the price of the draft pick runs high due to having to buy draft picks for a large amount of salary cap money. A good example of this is what almost happened to Tony Romo (...


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The NFL requires that three years pass between a player graduating from high school and declaring for the draft. While this can include a 'Redshirt' year in which a player does not play in competitive games but practices with a college team, so often players are draft eligible by their 'sophomore' year. You can read up on the rules in full here, however the ...


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There are a couple of things here: No student has to finish a semester that they enrolled in. They would have to still pay for that semester, but they could drop out at any time (unless you are talking about a military academy, where the NBA draft is not an issue). In the case of an NBA prospect, he would be on scholarship and paying for class is not an ...


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In theory, a truly undrafted player can sign with anyone. However, your scenario is never going to happen - even if a player states that they'd only play for one team, it's still advantageous for another team to draft them (at which point they have exclusive rights to the player) and then trade them. If an acknowledged good player like Lonzo Ball went ...


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