Re: FIBA officially gives permission to signed NBA players to sign with overseas teams
This puts pressure back on NBA owners. Not only running the risk of ruining their franchise for the longterm, but now they dont have any leverage by hoping the players badly want to come back and play.
Although spots are limited right now for European teams, a lot of roster spots open up during the season as players get released or injured.
Then you have the Chinese Basketball Association which will do whatever they can to bring in some NBA players to even play for a few months there.
Going overseas is a Godsend for some of these NBA players because they're able to build their marketing brand overseas.