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There have been some hiccupsthe furnishing of medical information and participation in the draft combine are reportedly on the listbut several executives told The Crossover that they are operating under the belief that the floodgates will eventually be re-opened to high school talent. The NBA isnt altruisticcollege basketball is a de facto feeder system, one they dont have to pay forbut lets also acknowledge that the one-and-done rule has had some benefits. Among the reasons the NBA pushed for the rule more than a decade ago was a growing number of prep-to-pro busts (Kwame Brown, DeSagana Diop) while others made an even more marginal impact, or less. That money still pales in comparison to a multi-million dollar NBA salary, but remembera sneaker company eager to get in business with a Zion Williamson would undoubtedly offer significantly more just to get a player like that under contract.