It's all about the Benjamins (or the Euro's)

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  1. 16 Mile

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    Interesting take on playing in Europe from a some guy from Texas who's been playing in Europe since 2000. If you can get past his writing, it seems Europe is a combination of the CBA and the NBA at the same time:

    OK. What if LeBron asked for $40 million in advance and $1 million a month, a private jet, house on the French Riviera and stock options in the owners TV company after his company gets the TV rights to all Euroleague games LeBron plays in? He’d get it. So let me get this straight… The most he can sign for in the NBA is about 6 years, $120million? So that’s what? $60 million over 6 years after taxes approximately? He can make basically that in one year net living as a king in some paradise and then make even more off his comeback to the NBA after one year in Athens, Barcelona or Moscow? And he’s 24. He wouldn’t do that? None of the aforementioned basketball juggernauts would do that? OK. If you say so.

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    I think that a lot players are going overseas cause over there their league is not as glamorous as the NBA. Players over there get treated fairly. NO one plays a thousand minutes and people on the bench probably get to touch the floor at pre-game l.o.l. But it could about money, we all remember what LeBron said about going over there to play. I know he said he was joking but come on, do you really think he's play for Cleveland?? Cleveland is a team that has the "big man on campus" but everyone else on the team is in elementary school :pound:
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    Looks like Nenad's coming back. Signed with OKC for 15mil over 3. Less than his 6M Euros over 2 (tax free and conversion=about 18 M US).

    Considering Delfino is supposedly unhappy and looking to come back, I think that stops a lot of players from going over next year. OTOH, Nenad got paid while waiting for a team to become desperate enough to pay him the money he wanted.

    Hope Joe is watching and talking to Delfino's agent.
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    Why talk to Delfino's agent? The guy is never happy wherever he is.

    He should shut up and do his talking on the court.
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    Russia could sour Dyess.
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    He aint left Russia yet.
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    picky.
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    Hey bills, it's about time we had an Anthony Goldwire update.
    Any idea what he's up to this season?
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    Would you believe he's still playing in Russia? If one of our guards goes down I say we get him in for a 10 day contract.
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    All those camera shots of Joe sitting in the stands on his cell-phone at games - he's talking to Goldwire's agent.
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    I thought it might be nice to revisit this thread. If there ever was a time when this trend of NBA players playing overseas would be taking over...it would be now.

    And, of course Delfino didn't have a successful run in Russia and the trend never developed.
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    Any chance to re-hash a conversation where you and I discuss Anthony Goldwire needs to be revisited.
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    At first I thought about reviving the Anthony Goldwire appreciation thread...

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