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  • #16
    Originally posted by Matt McGuire View Post
    No way, he'd lose millions in endorsements.
    If he was offered 30 million per year, he'd leave and his endorsements would go with him.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by fivas14 View Post
      If he was offered 30 million per year, he'd leave and his endorsements would go with him.
      He'd make much more endorsements in America with the huge sneaker market...Nike wouldn't pay him $150M to go to Latvia.

      But then again, wasn't Josh Childress just trying to scare the Hawks? lol
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      • #18
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        • #19
          wow that's crazy.

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          • #20
            Now Andris Biedrins and Carl Landy are considering offers from overseas.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by IlliniVikeFan23 View Post
              Now Andris Biedrins and Carl Landy are considering offers from overseas.
              Let 'em go.

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              • #22
                This is utterly ridiculous. How did Euro teams all of a sudden get money to sign NBA players?

                Now the same team that signed Childress is sending out feelers to possibly sign Ben Gordon.

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                • #23
                  If a restricted FA goes overseas for a year, can they come back as a true free agent, or would their team still have rights for their next NBA season?
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                  • #24
                    Carlos Arroyo has become the latest NBA player to go overseas. He signs with an Israeli team.

                    Other notable players who left this year are Josh Childress, Nenad Kerstic, Carlos Delfino, and Jorge Garbajosa
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                    • #25
                      alot of young players are going overseas after highschool since they cant go straight to the nba

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                      • #26
                        CLEVELAND (AP)—Unrestricted free agent Earl Boykins signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal Tuesday to play with Virtus Bologna of the Italian league, the latest NBA player to sign a deal with an overseas club.

                        Andy Bountogianis of the Cleveland-based Mark Termini Associates Inc. sports agency, confirmed the signing.

                        The 32-year-old point guard will be the highest-paid player in Italy for the 2008-09 season. He also will participate in the sponsorship and marketing income of the team.

                        The 5-foot-5 Boykins, who played at Eastern Michigan, has been in the NBA for 10 years, and averaged 9.4 points. He played for the Charlotte Bobcats last season and has also played for the New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks.

                        On Monday, Carlos Arroyo, who played for Orlando the past two seasons, announced that he has signed a one-year deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv, an Israeli club. Josh Childress announced last month that he was leaving the Atlanta Hawks for Greek club Olympiakos.

                        Also last month, Nenad Kerstic left the Nets and Carlos Delfino and Jorge Garbajosa left the Toronto Raptors to sign with a Russian team.

                        In June, Juan Carlos Navarro rejoined FC Barcelona after a one-season stint with the Memphis Grizzlies.
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                        • #27
                          NEW YORK (AP)—New Orleans Hornets guard Jannero Pargo is the latest player to turn his back on the NBA for Europe.

                          Pargo signed a one-year deal with Dynamo Moscow of the Russian League, agent Mark Bartelstein told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday.

                          The one-year deal is worth nearly $4 million and is about twice what Pargo made for the Hornets last season, Bartelstein said. Pargo joins a growing defection of NBA players lured overseas by higher salaries.

                          “Jannero’s probably one of the higher profile players to go over,” Bartelstein said.

                          Josh Childress began the exodus of role players in July when he spurned the Atlanta Hawks and signed a three-year deal with Greek club Olympiakos worth about $20 million after taxes. Earl Boykins, Carlos Arroyo, Nenad Krstic, Carlos Delfino and Jorge Garbajosa have since left the NBA for European teams.

                          Dynamo also signed Bostjan Nachbar, who averaged 9.8 points for the New Jersey Nets last season.

                          The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Pargo is a six-year NBA veteran out of Arkansas. He averaged 8.1 points and 18 minutes a game as a reserve for the Hornets last season, and was the team’s fourth-leading scorer in the playoffs with 10.2 points per game.

                          New Orleans attempted to re-sign Pargo after he opted out of the final year of his contract in hopes of getting a more lucrative deal. Bartelstein said he had a handful of offers from the NBA, and the short length of the contract means the 28-year-old backup point guard has some future flexibility.

                          “We had a couple of interesting offers,” Bartelstein said. “We just thought it was a great opportunity. He expects to do this for a year, take a deep breath and decide what to do next year. By no means does this mean we’re saying goodbye to the NBA.”

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                          • #28
                            Good to see this happening..

                            Shows the growth of Basketball in Europe.


                            Hopefully it will eradicate the American arrogance also.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by St_Conroy View Post
                              Good to see this happening..

                              Shows the growth of Basketball in Europe.


                              Hopefully it will eradicate the American arrogance also.
                              Psst like that will ever happen
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                              • #30
                                Americans will always be ignorant and we will always be dominate in basketall. I dont see any big name players going overseas just middle tier guys looking for more $. If Lebron or Kobe even thought about leaving Stern would change the rules for sure to get them to stay
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