2008-09 general league thread (non-Pistons)

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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    With summer leagues in effect, it's time to start looking forward to the 2008-09 NBA season. Teams made changes so far during the offseason, there were some surprises, some trades, some big contracts. There are still a few players remaining to be signed. Some players decided to turn to Europe. But the excitement is on the way.
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Here's a look from hoopsworld on the top draft picks and their performance during the summer league.

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=9547
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    The US dollar is cheap in oil producing countries. Thus, there is probably a 20% discount on signing American players over their cost only 18 months ago.
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    Here goes another former Piston. And Raptor.
    Also, from what I've read, ex-Raptor Garbajosa is going to play in Spain after getting released by Toronto. Club that signed Delfino was also interested, but he decided to go back to Spain.
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    It's actually even more than that. The European version of the news is reporting it. They interviewed his father. It's 28 mio$$ which with taxes is cca 41 mio$$, equivalent to about 13.8 mil PER season.

    That's just insane . . .

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    In an interview, he said the money they offered him was just too good. The most serious suitors in the NBA were Atlanta and Golden State, but when he told them the Russian number, they just "shrugged".
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    Warriors get PG help:

    ESPN - Marcus Williams reportedly dealt to Warriors - NBA

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    Another former Piston news.

    Report: Warriors to add Maurice Evans - Inside Bay Area


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    The Sports Network - National Basketball Association

    The exodus continues.

    :gun1::gun1::gun1:
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    Money talks.

    For enough cash, many players would probably agree to quit the game all together.

    Stern wanted to internationalize the game and it could come back to bite him.
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    I'm not sure it's going to be start of a new trend or anything. Will Bynum, for instance, apparently turned down a lot more money from Europe to join the Pistons, so obviously he just wanted another chance at the NBA, regardless of the money. I think that'll still be true for the overwhelming majority of American players.
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    Maybe because he thinks the NBA path will lead to more money over the long run after he establishes himself.
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    I am not sure how much of a chance to establish himself he'll have with Pistons, playing behind Chauncey and Rodney.
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    Last year, our #3 guard played a boatload in the playoffs.

    But realistically, he'll play whenever there is a big lead or deficit in the regular season and would get a real role if/ when any injuries pop up to CB and RS. Maybe he's looking forward to learning from them and practicing against players who are better than he is.
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    Hey, whatever works for the guy. Good for him. He wanted a chance, and he got it. Now it is up to Curry and him to make something of it.

    :MusicBigGrin:
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    I can imagine being in his position and thinking that I would really impress everyone that I know if I cracked the NBA. Going to Europe, even if it paid more, might be seen as disappearing.
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    A lot depends on what he is trying to do. If it is purely $$$, then he's probably better off in Europe as their seasons are shorter and he has an offer on the table for at least double the money Pistons are paying him. If he wants to be here and play in NBA, then it's an entirely different story.
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    I wonder if Maurice Evans seeing those EUR signs too:

    Warriors may add Maurice Evans - ContraCostaTimes.com
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