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Old 07-31-2011, 10:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by archie63 View Post
not sure that all this euro teams are so willing to sign players they don't know will be there for the entire season, expecially EL teams. What if lockout ends and a great number of NBA players return to USA?
Good question. I think the EL is aiming for free agents that they can lock up for the whole year since they don't have an NBA contract that they're tied to. That would include guys like Weems and Kirilenko.

My best bet is that all the under contract players who are making noise about going to Europe are basing it on leverage. They want the league to come back to the bargaining table but don't think they'll bargain in good faith unless they have a leverage ploy to use against them so they're using the EL threat as the leverage.
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