Ric Bucher: New proposal would allow teams to send players to NBDL first 5 years of career and reduce pay to pro-rated 75K. Talk about non-starters.
This means that rookie contracts would be nearly non-guaranteed.
I see the positives for teams. Especially cheap teams.
But I think this could potentially delay or even stop Euro guys from coming over...
Especially lower drafted ones, but even Valanciunas and Rubio will have to think about it very seriously.
If you aren't confident you'll succeed right away
, why take the risk? 5 years without a fully guaranteed contract? makes sense to sit in Europe, collect millions and wait.
And I think we'd see lower NCAA picks like Nick Calathes choose Europe much more often...