mademan wrote:I think its at a mill. If a team drafts him in the top 20, and he's slated to make 5-6 mill on an NBA contract, i have no idea why he would chose to stay over. He's a project; getting into the NBA with NBA trainers and a team who's 100% behind getting the best out of you is the best way to make a career. Worst case scenario, you've made 6ish mill and can go back to Europe in 3 years
Yeah, his buyout is a million. But he wouldn't actually make 5-6 million. NBA contracts are gross, and the players have to pay taxes and agent fees out of it. So more like half that amount.
BlazersBroncos wrote:Ya, getting him into a NBA strength and conditioning regiment ASAP should be the #1 priority for any team that drafts him.
A big EuroLeague club has the same exact kinds of strength and conditioning programs that any NBA team has. So that really is irrelevant.
The difference isn't that. It's that in EuroLeague they don't have the "magic pills", because they actually have strict testing in Europe.