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NBA question about Naz/G league
With so many one-and-done players out there that turn out to be flops, such as Naz, can a player sign right out of high school into the G league and avoid college all the way? Not saying Naz is not going to one day make it to the NBA, but his plan to leave early did not turn out well.

So many of them have no interest in going to college - can you say Ben Simmons - that it seems like they would be better off going straight to the D league where they can continue to develop around some very good players and better prepare themselves for a shot in the NBA.

I think we all agree that not everyone wants to go to college to play sports, so why don't we face reality and give these young guys a chance to develop in a more appropriate setting and allow that scholarship to go to a player that has dreams of playing college basketball or football?

Of course, if they only make 30-something thousand, that would most likely mean taking a pay cut. Just keeping it real.


ProjectP2294
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re: NBA question about Naz/G league
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With so many one-and-done players out there that turn out to be flops, such as Naz


You can see the future?


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tigre704
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re: NBA question about Naz/G league
You can sign into the G-League right away IIRC. The problem is that the coaching and resources still aren’t up to par with major college basketball. And unlike Europe, the money is absolute dog shite.


ProjectP2294
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And unlike Europe, the money is absolute dog shite.


But you still get paid what your contract says, and on time. The same can't really be said about a lot of clubs in Europe.


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geauxtigers33
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re: NBA question about Naz/G league
Right now no you cannot play professional basketball in America without being a year removed from high school. The G league will probably be allowed to take players out of high school soon. That will eliminate players like Reid going to college.


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beginning with the 2019-20 season, to elite prospects who are eligible to play in the NBA G League but not yet eligible for the NBA. The contracts, which will include robust programmatic opportunities for development, are for elite players who are at least 18 years old and will pay $125,000 for the five-month season.


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geauxtigers33
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re: NBA question about Naz/G league
Not getting drafted does not equate to a flop. The guy is only 19 years old with a lot of development left to do. He is just choosing to get that development while getting paid instead of playing for LSU and some fans are butt hurt about this when it’s really not that big of a deal.


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NBA question about Naz/G league
With so many one-and-done players out there that turn out to be flops, such as Naz, can a player sign right out of high school into the G league and avoid college all the way?


Try sayin that about LSU athletes to Les Miles.


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Brbengal
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NEW YORK, April 17, 2018 – The NBA G League announced today the salaries for the 2018-19 season: players under NBA G League contracts will earn a base salary of $7,000 per month – or $35,000 – for the five-month regular season.

In addition to their salaries, players under NBA G League contracts will continue to have the opportunity to earn additional money through affiliate player bonuses and NBA Call-Ups. This season, about one quarter of players under NBA G League contracts also earned an average of $44,000 in NBA affiliate player bonuses – a total of more than $3 million on top of their NBA G League salaries. A record 50 NBA G League players earned a record 60 GATORADE Call-Ups to the NBA this season, generating earnings of more than $11 million, or approximately $225,000 per player.

The NBA G League also pays bonuses to players on NBA G League playoff teams and to those recognized as end-of-season performance award winners. The league awarded more than $225,000 in bonus money this season.

Further, in accordance with the NBA and National Basketball Players Association collective bargaining agreement, NBA players will continue to be able to enter into two-way contracts.

NBA two-way players will earn $77,250, prorated for days spent on an NBA G League roster, and the NBA rookie minimum salary, prorated for the days with their NBA team, for maximum potential earnings of $385,000 next season. This season, 83 players across all 30 NBA teams signed two-way contracts.

A record 53 percent of players on 2017-18 NBA end-of-season rosters have spent time in the NBA G League during their careers. Every NBA team had at least six NBA G League veterans on its end-of-season roster and seven had 10 or more such players.

A record 101 NBA players were assigned to the NBA G League for development or rehabilitation this season, including 13 players selected in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft.


NBA G League Player Salaries For 2018-2019


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atltiger6487
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Not getting drafted does not equate to a flop. The guy is only 19 years old with a lot of development left to do
The youth excuse doesnt work at all in basketball.

True, a player can develop and improve, but there are limited roster spots and a new crop of draft players enter the league every year.

Not getting drafted is a big deal.


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CelticDog
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re: NBA question about Naz/G league

I could have told naz to stay in school.

I wonder how he felt when the last name was called?

Sure maybe he can improve and make a living.
He could have got a free degree and worked on his game with no stress.

And learned a couple of languages he could use in Europe.

Someone whispered lies in his ear.





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Alt26
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re: NBA question about Naz/G league
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Not getting drafted does not equate to a flop. The guy is only 19 years old with a lot of development left to do. He is just choosing to get that development while getting paid instead of playing for LSU and some fans are butt hurt about this when it’s really not that big of a deal.


The only people "butthurt" are those that have bristled at the opinion he made a poor decision.

Nothing in guaranteed in the G-league. As long as he's there he can continue to develop while getting paid. But even if he maxes out the potential G-league money this season, it will pale in comparison to what he could have made next year if he were a first round pick.

He chose to take less money now over the potential to put himself in position next year to make significantly more money


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