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Another potential 2021 lottery pick, ex-UCLA commit Daishen Nix, joining NBA’s minor league

Daishen Nix

NORWALK, CA - JUNE 02: Daishen Nix from Trinity High School looks on during the Pangos All-American Camp on June 2, 2019 at Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Jalen Green and Isaiah Todd signed onto the NBA’s new minor-league program for players jumping straight from high school.

The program is still recruiting more 2021 NBA draft prospects.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

We’ll see how players develop in the new program, which will be based in Southern California and include games against fully fledged teams in the NBA’s minor league. There’s always risk in something untested.

But the money is nice.

It’s not as if Nix – in the mix to be the second point guard after Cade Cunningham in the 2021 NBA draft – were guaranteed to develop well at UCLA. No path is guaranteed to work out. At least this one comes with a sizable salary.