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lsupride87
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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i'm sure you think you do
You literally just changed your entire argument, and have now agreed with me......


tigerbait2010
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
I understand his family is in a dire financial situation, but with the resume our incoming Wichita assistant has with guards, you would think they'd manage for ONE more year. it probably cost him millions


Machine
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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You literally just changed your entire argument, and have now agreed with me......
says the guy who says no way then changes to "he'll start out..." give me a fricking break


lsupride87
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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I understand his family is in a dire financial situation,
Are they planning on moving to Europe with him? Because his biggest "pay" will likely be in the apt they let him live in


lsupride87
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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says the guy who says no way then changes to "he'll start out..." give me a fricking break
Are you an idiot? You were the one that inferred he will be making 100k annually to start


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Alt26
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
Blakeney was a HS All American and a top 15 recruit. Justified or not, ALL of those guys look at college ball as something they will only play for 1 or 2 years max before moving on to the NBA. Hell, Blakeney tested the waters after last season, a season in which he really didn't play all that well until the final 8 games or so.

He probably would have been MUCH better served coming back to LSU and playing for an actual coach rather than a YMCA camp counselor. If nothing else, he would have been forced to at least try to defend someone AND would have found out what it was like to play in a structured offense. Unfortunately, once these guys get the mindset they are future NBA players come hell or high water, there's not much you can do to convince them otherwise.

However, not getting an invite to the combine isn't a death sentence for one's NBA dreams. All you have to do is look at Tim Quarterman last year. He didn't get an invite to the combine, but that didn't stop him from taking home $500,000+ sitting on the bench in Portland this year
This post was edited on 5/5 at 3:39 pm


tigerbait2010
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Member since May 2006
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
you're preaching to the choir. I think most agreed it would be insanely idiotic to go pro this year, even if his family needs some cash flow this year


Machine
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since May 2011
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
MOst players in the top European leagues make at least 5-10k a month. if you think hes dumb for not coming back to chase money, you're too much of a fan to understand simple economics


lsupride87
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River Ridge
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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However, not getting an invite to the combine isn't a death sentence for one's NBA dreams. All you have to do is look at Tim Quarterman last year. He didn't get an invite to the combine, but that didn't stop him from taking home $500,000+ sitting on the bench in Portland this year
These are the excpetions, not the rule


I hope the best for Blaekeney, but his chances do not look good as of now


lsupride87
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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MOst players in the top European leagues make at least 5-10k a month.
For fricks sake. You are insane


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Machine
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since May 2011
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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I hope the best for Blaekeney, but his chances do not look good as of now

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lets pretend he only makes 5k a month. how many 20 year olds make 60K?


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Machine
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2011
2334 posts

re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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For fricks sake. You are insane
just informed


lsupride87
LSU Fan
River Ridge
Member since Dec 2007
34444 posts

re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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just misinformed
FIFY

Do some research. A poster actually did alot of it for you, showing what MOST players in Europe make


Machine
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2011
2334 posts

re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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I think most agreed it would be insanely idiotic to go pro this year, even if his family needs some cash flow this year
Antonio wasnt/isnt going to be drafted by the NBA period. After any season. so what good does prolonging your (limited) career do?


Machine
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2011
2334 posts

re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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FIFY
oh man...that was a good one


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Alt26
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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These are the excpetions, not the rule


No question. But it's not like it can't be done

Blakeney has some ability that at least makes him worth a look. Also, I don't know how much NBA scouts will hold what he did or didn't do at LSU against him. They know he was basically out there on his own with really no guidance from the bench.


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tigerbait2010
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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Antonio wasnt/isnt going to be drafted by the NBA period. After any season. so what good does prolonging your (limited) career do?



if he can make an NBA roster with Jones' coaching (lack there of), he could be a second round guy with great coaching


Machine
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Baton Rouge
Member since May 2011
2334 posts

re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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Do some research. A poster actually did alot of it for you, showing what MOST players in Europe make
LINK


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Machine
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2011
2334 posts

re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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if he can make an NBA roster with Jones' coaching (lack there of), he could be a second round guy with great coaching
no chance thats your inner-homer speaking


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LSUMurple
LSU Fan
Atlanta
Member since Jun 2011
478 posts

re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
"The worst part about basketball players staying in the USA and playing i the D-league is the fact that most D-league salaries range from only $12,000 to $24,000. Average overseas players can get a $65,000 contract with ease. Depending on the league that players get into in Europe, salaries can start as high as $100,000. Not only is there a big discrepancy between the salaries, but the money made in Europe is typically tax free."

A Little Dated


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