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Old 07-21-2008, 03:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
"Boki" sucked anyway.For the most part the only players that will leave the NBA and get more money in Europe are bench players.Big name players will always get their money here.
But what about guys just below "big name"?

Guys who should get more than the MLE, but can't because of the cap situation of most teams in the league?

The market for those guys becomes smaller as teams load up with max contracts and then try and fill holes using minimum contracts and exceptions.

But as of late, those guys can get star player money in Europe.

Dywer's Ball Don't Lie post from this morning on this topic was on point, in my opinion.

I would say its a good thing in general. A higher talent level overseas can't hurt basketball development on the whole over there, and maybe it forces the NBA to look into some issues regarding the cap structure.

And I don't know how any Raptors fan can say Boki sucked. He came to play against Toronto, anyway.
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