Players Likely to Retire after the 2016-17 Season

No matter what job a person has, their career at some point has to come to an end. The same holds true for NBA players. I am going to share with you some N.B.A. players that may possibly retire after the 2016-2017 basketball season. Mike Bibby is the first basketball player that I am going to discuss.

Mike Bibby is only thirty-four years old and has been playing in the N.B.A. for fourteen years. Despite his young age, some people said that he should have retired two years ago. He is well-known for his running style of offense and his great outside shooting. Now, at 34 years old, he has slowed down a lot and only shot 28.2 percent from the field last season.

During the past two seasons Mr. Bibby has played on four sports teams: the Atlanta Hawks, the Washington Wizards, the Miami Heat, and the New York Knicks. Every time he has gone to play on a new team, he has played less than he did with the team before them. He will probably sign on with another team this season, but this one should be his last season, because his numbers will more than likely continue to lower. I think that it is unfortunate because he is so young. However, since he is so young, he can do a lot after he retires from the N.B.A. Anthony Carter is the next N.B.A. player that is probably on the road to retirement.

Anthony Carter is thirty-seven years old and has been playing with the N.B.A. as a free agent for thirteen years. He has never had high numbers. However, he has been playing for a long time, has learned a lot, and is very smart. The high points of his career consist of highs in points and assists per game, which are 7.8 and 5.5 respectively.

Despite the fact that Mr. Carter has only played fifty-seven games over the past two seasons, he still thinks that he can assist a team, says Chris Tomasson from Fox Sport. He think that he would be perfect as an assistant coach or a third point guard. Even if Carter does not get picked to play for another team, he has a standing offer with George Karl to be an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets. From his past experiences and current record, I think he should take this job. It is more than likely the best opportunity that will be offered to him. Paul Pierce is the last player that I am going to discuss and he is absolutely going to retire after this season.

After nineteen seasons of playing for the N.B.A., Paul Pierce says it is time to retire. He said that the next season will be his last. Since I believe in quoting people directly, this is what Mr. Pierce said about retiring “It is time to move on from the game of basketball.” He has had a great career with ten all-star appearances and one championship with the Boston Celtics. With all of these achievements, it can truly be said that he has had an outstanding career. He may have played his last game with the Celtics, but I and many others will always connect him with that sports team.

This N.B.A. legends may not play the game of basketball any more in the near future, but they will always be near to my heart and I am sure yours as well. They have played their way into our hearts, and I am sure that they will always have a place there.

NBA Players Who Would Have Been Better Off Staying in College

NBA is irrefutably one of the biggest figures in the basketball leagues; this is because it draws the attention of many men with its charming features that enable it to surpass every other. NBA is often filled with young people that have good skills in basketball, some of them come out of college early and to test their competencies in the game. Many are times when the freshmen do not play to their level best; this could be because most of them do have the necessary expertise to play such games. There is a myriad of players that left high school and college in the past and came to play the NBA league and had tremendous success. However, in the recent past, players who came out of college do not experience such a huge win anymore. The fans and sports analysts believe that if those players who are unable to perform well in the NBA had stayed back to high school or college for another year or two, they would be seasoned to play the games.

1. Trey Lyles.
Trey Lyles chose to play for the Kentucky Wildcats for one season before joining the Utah Jazz, and unlike any other player in the Kentucky Wildcats, fans do not believe that he was ready to play for the Utah Jazz. People think that Lyles was not ready to go because his average score was way lower than the threshold; this is because he averaged 8.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. It would, however, be important for people to know that all is not lost for he has chances to make changes in the next season.

2. Kelly Oubre.
He is another player who did extremely well in the high school league, but people believe that he made a wrong decision by choosing to leave school early to join the NBA. Although his performance when he was in high school was impressive, he did not manage to play the same way as it were then. Kelly Oubre averages just 10.7 minutes 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds; this is way much below the normal, and thus people believe that he should have stayed a year or two in college so as to gain more experience.

3. Anthony Bennett.
Anthony Bennett plays for the Brooklyn Nets. There is a myriad of players who have been selected to play for the different teams at NBA after Anthony Bennett, but they have had a good time and have made names for themselves with their vast skills. Because that if Anthony Bennett stayed in school for one season, people believe that he was not well seasoned to play for the NBA; evidenced by the fact that he averages 16.1 point, 8.1 rebounds and 27.1 minutes per game.

4. Noah Vonleh.
He plays for the Portland Trail Blazers. Noah Vonleh decided to leave the Indiana Hoosiers after his freshman season; this is because he had incredibly good performance and was an icon of many players. Due to his excellent performance, he was chosen to play for the Trail Blazers at the end of the season. The performance has gone down and has made people think that he was not ready to play in the NBA but should have stayed a little longer in the former league so that he could get more skills.

5. James Young.
He plays for the Bolton Celtics. Before joining the Bolton Celtics, James Young played for the Kentucky Wildcats where he recorded an incredibly good performance. He averaged 32.4 minutes, 14.3 points and 4.3 rebounds. Young has not translated his good performance in the NBA; this is because since he joined, nothing much has changed.