2011 NBA Draft: How Will Lockout Concerns Affect Early Entrants?

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2011 NBA Draft: How Will Lockout Concerns Affect Early Entrants?
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Every season, the NBA Draft features a brand new crop of youngsters making the leap to the big stage.

In the past, the only thing teenage hoopsters had to worry about was their one year of mandatory college/overseas service after high school.

But there is a bigger problem looming for this year's possible early entry candidates for the NBA Draft.

A Lockout.

Right now, it seems as if a lockout is pretty much a sure thing for the 2011-2012 NBA season.

This means those freshman who thought they were going to be one-and-done in college, just might be hanging around for another year.

A lockout would not only be detrimental to the NBA, it would be a huge blow to many of these early entrant candidates as well.

Normally, these players only have to worry about scouts, school and statistics.

But now, it looks like they have a lot more to worry about.

So thanks to the potential 2011-2012 lockout, let's take a look at five reasons these early candidates need to be worried.

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