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whodidthat
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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Out the gate he will prolly get a shitty apt paid for and like 3-5k a month



Not necessarily. Even average players get 50K+, with apartments and rental cars in small countries in Europe. He could be making a 100K/year and still have a chance at the NBA.


Hoops
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LA
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
You know the game is different over there, right? I love how you act like you know it all about this. How much time you spent talking to current/recent former euro players? The Americans make a ton of cash. But go on and use an emoji to avoid taking facts when IM USING EXACT WORDS FROM PLAYERS.


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ForeverEllisHugh
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
In a situation like this, don't y'all think he should be able to come back if he cuts ties with the agent?


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Rickdaddy4188
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
Even if he makes 60,000 grand a year it's more than he would make playing at lsu and he would be playing against better competition than the sec.


Lee Chatelain
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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Per Matt M. on ESPN 104.5/104.9 he wasn't invited to NBA combine.



And this is news? The dude should've stayed in college.


CP3forMVP
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
I don't think he made a mistake by declaring, but I don't get the thought process of hiring an agent so early.


GeismarGeauxer
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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Even if he makes 60,000 grand a year it's more than he would make playing at lsu and he would be playing against better competition than the sec.


Huh?
How is that better than getting coached up this season and actually getting drafted for millions?


Madking
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
Over half the country is struggling financially and of course he wants to improve his family's situation but staying another year probly gets him into the first round. And I'm not judging him I'm just saying based on history and his status he should've stayed. Having said that if quarterman can make a roster Blakeney should easily play his way onto a team during the season.


LuzianaFootball
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Bay Area
Member since Dec 2008
5067 posts

re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
Some pretty shtty "fans" in this thread. It's ok to criticize the players or ex-players but damn you don't have to call them out of their names. Calling a good player who came to our sht show and had to carry an inept team by himself is just not right.

This happens all them time here and some of you need to check how you attack our own players. Yes, he made a bad decision but he thought it was right for him. The young man has a ton of potential. I'm not going to pile on his already embarrassing move because I selfishly hate that he chose not to play another year for my favorite team.


GeismarGeauxer
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
The smart move was to declare but not get an agent.
When you aren't viewed as top 80 in a draft of 60, then you come back.


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HSHoopscoach
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
If he is anywhere near smart, he'd enjoy himself playing basketball for money and meeting foreign chicks while showcasing himself for the league. They're aware of em


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mmcgrath
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New Jersey
Member since Feb 2010
18605 posts

re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
In China he can make a few million per year.

Justin Hamilton just came back from Europe for a 2 year $3 million deal. Saw him in person with the Nets by chance.


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AtlantaLSUfan
Chicago Cubs Fan
now back in Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2009
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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should have stayed in school and dominated the conference next season


FIFY


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Byron Bojangles III
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
He's going to be a star in Latvia




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bleeng
LSU Fan
Seattle
Member since Apr 2013
1710 posts

re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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Often players that are just getting their start will take a contract from 0–300ish a month just to build their resume and hope they can move up. These contracts often include food, travel, and a place to live. Sometimes the teams will set the players up other jobs in order to make some extra money.


Sounds like 1950's NFL...


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moneyg
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2006
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
I just hope he made a knowledgable decision and considered this possibility when he decided to hire an agent.

I'd hate to think that he was caught off guard and that he regrets that decision.


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deftones
SMU Fan
Austin, Tx
Member since Jan 2017
163 posts

re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
Are we surprised by this???? He did not developed in the 2 seasons under CJJ.


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CelticDog
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2015
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re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
Become a teacher

Should have become

Yes, he should stayed in school and mastered something.


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CelticDog
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2015
14249 posts

re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
I hope he took three years of one language thats not english.
Some guys marry woman in europe or russia and make a life.

Some work on game and make NBA

Some come to a bad end.

Pray for him to make good decisions.





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Rickdaddy4188
LSU Fan
Murfreesboro,TN
Member since Aug 2011
28271 posts

re: Bad news for Antonio Blakeney
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How is that better than getting coached up this season and actually getting drafted for millions?


He can get coached up in Europe and get paid.
If he gets better then a nba team will sign/draft him.
There is zero guarantee that coming back to lsu is goung to result in getting him drafted.


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