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Old 01-10-2007, 02:21 AM   #1
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If in the NBA draft this year, a team selected a foreign player in the 1st round but will have him play a year or 2 more overseas to further hone his skills , will the player be paid a salary in accordance to the rookie salary scale for a 1st round pick starting this year ? Or will he only start receiving salary in accordance with the rookie salary scale WHEN he starts playing in the NBA already (which in his case is still a year or 2 from now ) ?

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Old 01-10-2007, 06:59 AM   #2
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he will only start receiving salary in accordance with the rookie salary scale WHEN he starts playing in the NBA already (which in his case is still a year or 2 from now )
Why do you ask???
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:31 AM   #3
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he will only start receiving salary in accordance with the rookie salary scale WHEN he starts playing in the NBA already (which in his case is still a year or 2 from now )
Why do you ask???

I was just thinking of this scenario :

A good young European baller has the interest of 4 NBA teams who are selecting #18, #21 , #23, #24 in the first round in the draft.

He was selected #18 but the team wants him to play 1 year or 2 more in Europe to season/mature before coming in the NBA. Why would he agree to this unless the team agrees to pay him the same salary he would receive if he plays in the NBA immediately ? If he were chosen #20, 21 or 23 he would definetly been in the roster in the coming NBA season and start earing good money . Well he could ask for a trade but if the team does not want to (for whatever reasons ) what is he left to do ?

I dont know of US players (including fresh HS grads in the past ) selected in the first round who have agreed to this(would have sued or forced a trade ) while such has happened to foreign players already right ? Ex Kirilenko was selected # 24 in the first round by the Jazz in 1999 but only was put in the roster in 2001 . So for those 2 years he continured receving his measly salary in Russia when he could have started earning more right away ? Sure he was only 18 then ,but by 19 (year 2000 end 2000 season) his stats were already nice. Yet he had to wait 1 more year (another year of low income in Russia ) before getting to the NBA and earning well.
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:17 AM   #4
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I was just thinking of this scenario :

A good young European baller has the interest of 4 NBA teams who are selecting #18, #21 , #23, #24 in the first round in the draft.

He was selected #18 but the team wants him to play 1 year or 2 more in Europe to season/mature before coming in the NBA. Why would he agree to this unless the team agrees to pay him the same salary he would receive if he plays in the NBA immediately ? If he were chosen #20, 21 or 23 he would definetly been in the roster in the coming NBA season and start earing good money . Well he could ask for a trade but if the team does not want to (for whatever reasons ) what is he left to do ?

I dont know of US players (including fresh HS grads in the past ) selected in the first round who have agreed to this(would have sued or forced a trade ) while such has happened to foreign players already right ? Ex Kirilenko was selected # 24 in the first round by the Jazz in 1999 but only was put in the roster in 2001 . So for those 2 years he continured receving his measly salary in Russia when he could have started earning more right away ? Sure he was only 18 then ,but by 19 (year 2000 end 2000 season) his stats were already nice. Yet he had to wait 1 more year (another year of low income in Russia ) before getting to the NBA and earning well.
most if not all euro players agree to stay in euro...thats the reason why...they also might have a big buyout and the team that picks them wants there contact with there euro team to run out
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:12 AM   #5
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Yeah, all european players have a buy-out.. which would mean they still have years left on their contract overseas, and their buyout might be too big for a team to pay for a younger undeveloped player, so they wait for the player for become a free-agent overseas, so they can sign him onto the NBA team he was drafted by.

It's also completley up to the player how many extra years he stays if he's a free-agent by NBA Draft time, such as Fran Vasques (not 100% sure about spelling) who signed a 5 year deal with a team in Europe instead of coming to the NBA earlier.
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Old 01-13-2007, 03:01 AM   #6
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Yeah, all european players have a buy-out.. which would mean they still have years left on their contract overseas, and their buyout might be too big for a team to pay for a younger undeveloped player, so they wait for the player for become a free-agent overseas, so they can sign him onto the NBA team he was drafted by.

It's also completley up to the player how many extra years he stays if he's a free-agent by NBA Draft time, such as Fran Vasques (not 100% sure about spelling) who signed a 5 year deal with a team in Europe instead of coming to the NBA earlier.

could be his way of saying I dont want to play for you . Big blunder on Orlando's part drafting a player as high as #11 not knowing if he wants to come and play or not and when beforehand . If he wants to just season why not just sign a 2 yr contract. By signing a 5 year contract, if he is ready by 2 years , then Orlando would need to buyout the contract.
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