The NBA’s age minimum has been a topic of contention for a decade, and new commissioner Adam Silver has plans to bring the discussion to the fore once again. Silver has designs to raise the age minimum to 20 years old, primarily to allow players time to develop and minimize risk in the Draft. Per Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com
Increasing the age limit to 20 is a priority for Adam Silver. It will be a topic of discussion once the union hires an executive director.
— Scott Howard-Cooper (@SHowardCooper) February 6, 2014