What is Draft: Definition and 40 Discussions

The NBA draft is an annual event dating back to 1947 in which the teams from the National Basketball Association (NBA) can draft players who are eligible and wish to join the league. These are typically college basketball players, but international players are also eligible to be drafted. College players who have finished their four-year college eligibility are automatically eligible for selection, while the underclassmen have to declare their eligibility and give up their remaining college eligibility. International players who are at least 22 years old are automatically eligible for selection, while the players younger than 22 have to declare their eligibility. Players who are not automatically eligible but have declared their eligibility are often called "early-entrants" or "early-entry candidates". The draft usually takes place near the end of June, during the NBA offseason. Since 1989, the draft has consisted of two rounds; this is much shorter than the entry drafts of the other major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, all of which run at least seven rounds. Sixty players are selected in each draft. No player may sign with the NBA until he has been eligible for at least one draft.In the past, high school players were also eligible to be selected. However, starting in the 2006 draft, high school players were not eligible to enter the draft directly after graduating from high school. The rules now state that high school players will gain eligibility for draft selection one year after their high school graduation, and they must also be at least 19 years old as of the end of the calendar year of the draft. Some players have chosen to use that year to play professionally overseas for example, such as Brandon Jennings (Italy), Emmanuel Mudiay (China), and Terrance Ferguson (Australia). Thon Maker was eligible for the 2016 draft despite not going to college because he chose to undertake a postgraduate year, so he was technically one year removed from graduation.

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  1. enigmaticbacon

    Converting Effective Mechanical Load to Newtons (Capybara)

    Hello again! I've found the capybara's EMA to be 0.71. Their mass to be 55kg. And their average speed to be ~3.0km/h. I want to figure out how many capybaras it would take to overcome Friction * Normal force of ~125,000N. How would I go about doing that...
  2. benorin

    I I would like opinions of the latest draft of my note - Integration

    The note is entitled: Evaluation of a Class of n-fold Integrals by Means of Hadamard Fractional Integration. 4 pgs pdf format. I assure you that you need not know anything about fractional calculus at all to understand this note that Howard Cohl helped me with. We only use a single...
  3. ergospherical

    Quantum Srednicki QFT draft vs printed versions

    There is a draft of Srednicki's QFT book available for free online (here: https://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~mark/ms-qft-DRAFT.pdf). I have a book voucher and, since I couldn't find it in the library, was thinking of buying it so long as the content of the book was sufficiently better (i.e...
  4. Astronuc

    NASA NASA - Venus Technology Plan (DRAFT) December, 2018

    This discussion relates to another thread on the feasibility of operating a nuclear reactor on Venus. https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/could-a-high-very-high-temperature-nuclear-reactor-operate-in-venus.1003619/ Venus represents a hostile environment with a surface temperature of ~470°C...
  5. J

    Quantum Does a draft of Zeidler's missing volumes of his QFT series exist?

    I enjoyed a lot the three first volumes of Zeidler's planned series of 6 books on QFT. Unfortunately, he passed away too soon. However, it is clear from reading the first three books, that an outline of the next books in the series was already planned. Is there a draft, containing the basis of...
  6. Leroy Leon

    Aerodynamics slipstream and drag

    Hi there people, I am Leroy Leon, a film maker and playwright in Nigeria, and I am writing some science fiction films and I need answers with questions on Aerodynamics, slipstream and drag. So, my question is, if I want to create a land vehicle that can travel at hypersonic speeds, the...
  7. Biscuit

    Signing up for the draft

    Ok so I'm kind of concerned here. I turned 18 May 19th this year and I just learned about the importance of signing up for the draft within a month of your birthday. Am I just screwed on some scholarships now or is there any way to fix this.
  8. M

    A Functionality of draft Tube in Turbine

    Hi You know draft Tube after a Turbine decreases velocity and increases head of flow (it changes kinematic energy of flow to pressure energy). It is used at outlet of turbine to increase pressure head from sub-atmospheric pressure to zero. Now this is the question: Why is pressure at the outlet...
  9. Flakes

    Working on the rough draft of a novel, mind if I ask some....

    I'm working on a science fiction novel, so feel free to ignore reality if you bother to answer this. In my book (rough draft) I was using laser beams to transfer data. Essentially imagine a relay of nodes between the Earth and Mars. Each node contains at least one (and probably more) laser beam...
  10. L

    Ship draft (draught) word problem buoyancy

    Homework Statement ship arrives from the Atlantic to the Baltic sea. How much does the draft of the ship deepen due to the saltyness of the water... density of atlantic water = 1027kg/m^3 density of baltic water = 1005kg/m^3 at these depths the crosssectional area of the ship can be assumed...
  11. T

    Use of draft tube in Francis turbine to increase output

    Work output(deal) for a hydraulic machine per kg of incoming fluid is V(TANGENTIAL)*SPEED OF BLADE (assuming zero out swirl velocity. Draft tube causes static pressure ont runner outlet to fall below zero. Thus available head is increased by an amount equal to this drop. But power output from...
  12. Spinnor

    Researchers Release First Draft Of Open Source 'Tree Of Life

    From, http://www.ibtimes.com/researchers-release-first-draft-open-source-tree-life-23-million-species-organisms-2105757 In a project funded by the University of Michigan and the U.S. National Science Foundation, researchers from 11 different institutions have finished creating the first draft...
  13. H

    Rough Draft of Statement of Purpose Physics PhD

    This is a very rough draft of my statement of purpose. The plan is to use this as a base and customize it for different programs to include why those specific programs will help me achieve my purpose. The conclusion is missing because that will be specific to each program I'm applying to. All...
  14. andrewkirk

    Draft re Ricci vs Riemann tensors

    Draft re Ricci vs Riemann tensors This one is really just the beginning of a musing. I can't even remember if I came to any conclusion or just forgot about it. I started a thread in Jan 2014, a couple of months after this blog post, on the related issue of what the physical significance of...
  15. K

    What is the draft of the barrel?

    Homework Statement The oil drum floats in such a way that one circular end is always directly up. The total mass of drum is 200 kilograms. The drum has a cross-sectional area of 0.4 m2, and the North Sea is level. What is the draft (the distance from the surface to the deepest point of...
  16. N

    Draft SFP Earthquake Risk Study Available for Comment

    Here is your opportunity to weigh in on one of the Fukushima issues. First link is the study and second link discusses the comment process. http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1313/ML13133A132.pdf http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1317/ML13175A104.pdf
  17. C

    Music School Draft: Competing for a Spot in the Top 16 Universities

    First, here is some context for a series I'm writing. The main setting for tomes 1-11 (I'm writing tome 12 now, which takes place after the 4th generation main character graduates from her music PhD) is an otherworldly city surrounded by a LHC-like particle accelerator whose radius is 2π km, and...
  18. E

    News Draft letter to congress, comments/suggestions welcome

    Congressmen, Why have you allowed such a massive budget deficit to persist? I can only see three outcomes for such a course: 1) Unprecedented budget cuts. 2) Unprecedented tax increases. 3) If neither above, the destruction of the value of the dollar as an international currency. So what...
  19. chisigma

    MHB Difference equation tutorial: draft of part II

    Dear friends of MHB in this thread some aspects of the difference equation of degree greater than one are investigated. For size limitation the tutorial is divided into several sections. As for the part I, suggestions, observations, requests of clarification and improvements are welcome...
  20. chisigma

    MHB Difference equation tutorial: draft of part I

    Dear friends of MHB some months ago I wrote for MHF a tutorial on the Difference equations and the reason of that was the difficulties I noticed in the treatment of difference equations, an important chapter of Discrete Maths that [may be...] is a little unfairly undervaluated. Request by the...
  21. J

    The Draft of Poster of New Fusion Concept

    The Draft of Poster of New Fusion Concept that I am going to represent at 53rd Annual Meeting organized by Plasma Physics Division of American Physical Society (attached file .zip) Without drawings yet but I will complete drawings till mentioned event.
  22. B

    How far into the water a ship sits (buoyancy, draft)

    Homework Statement Consider a large cargo ship, with a steel (density = 7.5g/cc, 7500kg/m^3) hull. If I ignore the mass of the front and back of the ship, how far into the water (height) will the ship sit? Homework Equations density = m/v Force(buoyancy) = (density of fluid)(volume...
  23. N

    Is generating electricity from subway draft efficient?

    I ran across this article from a Korean newspaper. (don't have any link to an English translation of the article) The subway authorities in Seoul will be testing wind generators that will be placed right outside subway vents. The idea appears to be that since the enormous draft created by...
  24. P

    Question about draft (probably wind blowing up in your room)

    Hello! :smile: I have one mysterious question. I have room 25 m2, and I want to made draft, by opening one window and my door to be closed, so I will have closed space with only one window open. What is actually draft? Is it same with wind? Draft = circling of hot and cold air? Thank you.
  25. H

    Metal Deflection system/ Draft included

    I am wondering if: 1. Is it possible to design such system? I am trying to induce the Aluminium Tin, then deflect it using a positively charged metal plate. 2. If so, what is the cost needed? Let say I want to deflect the tin for about 5cm from the center, and the size of the design should...
  26. A

    -To find the dimensions of a DRAFT TUBE-

    ---To find the dimensions of a DRAFT TUBE------- I hav a doubt regardin fluid mechanics... >>Say I have a draft tube which is like an inverted frustum of a cone. >>I pass a fluid of volume "V" ,and this fluid helps in balancin a ball of mass "m" at the outlet of the tube . >>The...
  27. R

    News Is the Draft Being Reinstated?

    All these disoriented lunatics are yapping about the selective service being resumed, so I'd like to echo a spokesman's words: there is no draft! Though for some reason, Google Trends has internet news references to "selective service" at an all-time peak about now...
  28. Evo

    News Senior Democrat renews call for military draft

    I don't ever want to see another draft in this country. "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An influential Democratic lawmaker on Sunday called for reinstatement of the draft as a way to boost U.S. troop levels and draw a broader section of the population into the military or public service. U.S. Rep...
  29. honestrosewater

    News Registering women for a draft

    In the US, there's something called the Selective Service System. I think this quote from their website sums up quite well what they do: Basically, if there was ever a draft, this is the list of potential draftees. More information is available at http://www.sss.gov/Default.htm. Here's their...
  30. A

    News Will the US reintroduce the draft?

    What are people's opinion on the reintroduction of the draft? Is it likely to happen? Will you support it if it does?
  31. T

    News Terminator IV: draft problem solved

    "The US military is planning to deploy robots armed with machine-guns to wage war against insurgents in Iraq". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4199935.stm
  32. J

    News Is a drafted army just an army of slaves?

    "Draft"=Army of Slaves It just occurred to me, and maybe I'm getting a bit too far out there but doesn't a drafted army seem a lot like an army of slaves, I mean if you don't go to war willingly is this not the basic idea of slavery? You say a person could choose to go to prison or leave the...
  33. Ivan Seeking

    News Read my lips: No new draft

    Stop loss orders are a back door draft. Clearly there is a shortage of soldiers. In fact, IIRC, Bush was just as certain that Saddam had stockpiles of WMDs, that the war would be quick, and that the war was already won, long ago.
  34. wasteofo2

    News Does the bill proposing re-instituting the draft include the drafting of women?

    Just curious about the contents of the bill (or proposal, or whatever it's called) about re-instituting the draft and whether women and men would have an equal chance of being drafted under it's provisions.
  35. T

    Rough Draft of Speech Done

    Rough Draft of Speech Done! Since so many of you guys have been helping me with my understanding of certain areas like Gr SR LQG and QM I figured you may want to see how your work payed off... here is a link to a copy of the speech...
  36. M

    News Draft proposal - Women get ready for your equal opportunity

    Draft proposal - Women get ready for your equal opportunity! SB 89 and HR 163 are pushing for the draft and expected to come into play, if they are passed, in January 2005. I'm personally against a drafted military, only because I believe it much weaker than a volunteer service.However, if it...
  37. N

    Consequences of Plagiarizing a Rough Draft

    hey...i am ****ed for life... i go to a UC and i got caught plagiarising on my english essay, but the thing is its only the rough draft and the final draft is COMPLETELY different and in my own, but still the proff turned it into the board members and i got an automatic F for the class...
  38. M

    News Nader tells youths to brace for draft

    I see no real urgency for a draft, but should N Korea fire up, or China attacked Taiwan, that would certainly change things, wouldn't it? Off to war we may go.
  39. M

    News Draft Poll: What's Your Stance on the Iraq War and Potential Draft?

    Draft poll... 1>Did you support the war in Iraq? 2>Do you still? (if applicable) 3>If drafted, would you show up, or dodge? 4> Is your reasoning based almost fully on the Iraq war (if you would dodge)? 5> anything else you want to comment on?
  40. A

    News Were you all aware that the Draft has been reinstituted?

    I'm not sure if this is true but a friend told me a friend of his (just over 18) received a draft notice to report to the nearest induction center. The reinstitution was bandied about in the press for awhile but I didn't think they would do it and now it seems to have happened with hardly, if...