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lsupride87
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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Average overseas players can get a $65,000 contract
About right. I would call that the middle. What they wont tell you, is how your paycheck will be months late........


Machine
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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About right. I would call that the middle. What they wont tell you, is how your paycheck will be months late........
starting salary does not include incentives, endorsements, anything but salary on the court. couple that with no income taxes in most places and you're living a pretty solid life for somebody in their early 20's.

much better than as a scholarship ncaa player


lsupride87
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pretty solid life for somebody in their early 20's.
Dont disagree at all. Had a roomate from LSU do it. The problem was, they frick around with the americans bad. Late on paychecks, paychecks missing money....

The Americans have no skin in the game is how they see it. Arent paying taxes and they can leave at anytime.


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The Americans have no skin in the game is how they see it. Arent paying taxes and they can leave at anytime.
i could see that, but if his mom's financial situation was as bad as people made it sound, you gotta do it. sitting around in the ncaa only to not get drafted next year and go to europe is just holding back his career earning potential
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
Pretty sure the same happened to Quarterman last year. He still made an NBA roster


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lsupride87
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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sitting around in the ncaa only to not get drafted next year and go to europe is just holding back his career earning potential

I feel like he had the potential to show something to get him on an NBA team with a competent coach. Now, that will be extremely hard to do


Madking
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
I just can't believe these kids don't get better advice from ppl. I've been following Blakeney since his sr. Year in HS and the kid seems very bright and very aware of what goes on in his line. He should've known better than to hire an agent.


Machine
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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I feel like he had the potential to show something to get him on an NBA team with a competent coach. Now, that will be extremely hard to do

agreed on the second sentence, not sure about the first. definite possibility i suppose


the LSUSaint
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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now he'll make six figures annually playing a game in europe

what a dumbass!


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European basketball players earn between $65,000 and $100,000 USD per year on average. 


Sorry to burst your sarcasm.....but that isn't shite and the average career is probably 4 years....

Yes, he is a dumbass for hiring an agent that soon....next year, with better coaching, he would have been invited, at the minimum


Madking
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
Seems to me a lot of guys like him benefit greatly from the NCAA tourney exposure. It's a guard showcase and if he wanted to go first round and get the definate contract he should've come back and played for Wade.


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Machine
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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I just can't believe these kids don't get better advice from ppl. I've been following Blakeney since his sr. Year in HS and the kid seems very bright and very aware of what goes on in his line. He should've known better than to hire an agent.


sounds like he was going pro no matter what. easy to sit back and judge from afar as a fan without any real idea what hes going through personally regarding his family and financial needs


Machine
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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next year, with better coaching, he would have been invited, at the minimum





complete bull shite homer speculation


Madking
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
Oh yea of course you're right about that but I don't think he's one of these guys who's family lives in horrible conditions. I could be wrong but there was a kid who made a documentary on him while he was in hs and from what I can remember he wasn't in poverty.
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TigahJay
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
Hopefully he can get some good value for that flashy car he has


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Machine
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Oh yea of course you're right about that but I don't think he's one of these guys who's family lives in horrible conditions. I could be wrong but there was a kid who made a documentary on him while he was in hs and from what I can remember he wasn't in poverty.


*shrug* i had heard his mom was struggling financially


the LSUSaint
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complete bull shite homer speculation



Not at all. I know the game a bit. JJ was not a coach focused on fundamental details that translates to guard development. And as the others improved, so does the guard play, naturally.

60 were chosen out of 67....with another year I think it's pretty rational to believe he could crack the top 60 invites.


yaherrdme
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you would think they'd manage for ONE more year. it probably cost him millions


LOL.. how did you come up with that ?... you do realize only 3 juniors were drafted in the 1st round last year (Dunn was the only one to get signifcant minutes, the other 2 played in 11 games combined).. Scouts have already evaluated him, he is what he is, so he is better off going to work on his game and get professional instruction and be able to do it year round in his attempt to make the NBA


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Machine
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Not at all. I know the game a bit. JJ was not a coach focused on fundamental details that translates to guard development. And as the others improved, so does the guard play, naturally.

60 were chosen out of 67....with another year I think it's pretty rational to believe he could crack the top 60 invites.
okay i'll remove "bullshite" because he possibly could have been...its still speculation without wade having ever coached a game


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TigerGM
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
Why does everyone assume that blakeney left on his own accord?

CWW probably told him hit the road so that he could change the culture of the team. In order to turn things around as aggressively as Wade wants to you'd need to cut the head off first. This team will look completely different come winter next year. Not saying they'll win but culture, feel, attitude and work ethic will be noticeable.

I imagine interviews went on and will wade felt everyone out to see if they had it in them to be disciplined players.


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CapperVin
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
will probably end up overseas somewhere like Baghdad


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