Would you take Fino back ??

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by TheeTFD, Jul 21, 2008.

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I'll keep it simple...Fino ... yea or nay ?

Poll closed Aug 29, 2008.
  1. Yes - he could swim into the Finals

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. No - he would be treading water pass the first round

    10 vote(s)
    62.5%
  1. TheeTFD

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    ...There's talk JD might resign him...
    We all know Delfino. And what he can contribute.
    If you think he can carry his weight in the 3rd + round , vote yes.
    If you think his skills would fade like a guy with 10 drinks under belt, in the 3rd + rounds, vote no.
    ...We don't need guys that disappear in the later rounds. :gun1:
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    lurker First Round Draft Pick

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  3. Winless Wonders

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    13 million for Delfino?? Have fun.
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    I did not know that.
    If that's Russian money, what's that like, $1M American ?
    But maybe in 3 years...
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    Winless Wonders Starter Forum Donor

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    That's the problem. The American dollar is not worth the paper it is written on these days. The other currencies are worth more now. We are starting to see these overseas teams over pay to get talent over there. Josh Childress just got a offer from a team over seas paying him big bucks too. It is going to be a problem for the NBA if money is the only factor.
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    Nope Euro's. $1mill in american equals $1.5 mill in euro's. Look at the deal Childress has been offered to play in Greece, they even offered to pay his income taxes. 50% currency premium and tax free. Atl would have to pony up around $10mil/yr to equalize the offer from greece.
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    Noooooooooooo
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    Euro is about $1.60. European teams also pick up tax tabs for their players. We have Delfino and Nachbar already there. Childress is mulling a $20 mil tax-free contract for 3 years. European teams also have money and they are starting to go after the US players.
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    Nope, it actually adds up to about $7.5 mil American.
    1 Euro=1.6$, so 3 million Euros per year equal 4.8 mil American.
    Then, the money is tax free, so after taxes, at the highest bracket, 35% (you keep 65%), 4.8/.65=7.4 mil a year. So Delfino just signed a $20 mil contract to play in Moscow.

    Delfino's agent says they had an offer from Detroit, which was probably (IMHO) in the 3 to 4 mil per year for 2 years range, around 5 to 8 mil. Seems like a no brainer.

    Seems like the Euro leagues are starting to become the top destination for above average talent. That may leave the NBA with the top talent, and the worst talent, a lot teams with LBJ's, and Jarvis Hayes.
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    I'm not sure about the "above average talent" part. I believe the NBA will survive without the likes of Delfino, Nachbar, and Childress.

    The ultimate prize in basketball is the NBA Championship. If you're just looking for a payday, on the other hand, then Europe is certainly an option for the marginal players.
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    There are few NBA players obsessed with the Larry O'Brien trophy.

    It's all about the Benjamins.
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    Delfino is clearly above average. Nachbar, slightly above marginal. But when you consider the money these guys got, whether you like them or not, Stern has got to be taking a crap.

    NBA teams are no longer bidding against each other, restricted FA means zip, and Euro teams are about to over pay for our young role players. The Posey's of the world aren't getting these deals, but trust me, I bet Amir and Aflalo's agents are working the phones overtime.
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    There are enough players in the world at the talent level of Amir and Afflalo that would love to play in the NBA. Stern is not losing a wink of sleep about Delfino moving to Siberia.

    I am happy for Carlos and I wish him luck.
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    16, it's already like that. One LBJ and a bunch of nobodies.
    Euro League is difinitly good for the players. With that kind of money we will need a
    WORLD TROPHY !!
    can you dig it ?
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    Carlos Delfino is a reasonable back end of the rotation option, a point with size who can defend well enough to get minutes in Detroit a few years ago. He doesn't score well enough to be anyone's idea of a great starting option, and he's too old to have breakout potential, but he's still someone who could play 15 to 20 minutes a night for a playoff team.
    He's also someone that's going to make the equivalent of nine million dollars to play basketball next year... in Russia, for Khimki BC. ...
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    "If it's American money." ?? Are people really that out of touch? American Dollar is in free fall. Many greener pasteurs elsewhere.

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