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KB24PG16
07-21-2008, 02:54 PM
The Former Net left to NBA to play in Russia after Delfino of the Raptors just signed there. Why are these players leaving the NBA to play in Russia???

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3497994

pebloemer
07-21-2008, 02:58 PM
The Former Net left to NBA to play in Russia after Delfino of the Pistons just signed there. Why are these players leaving the NBA to play in Russia???
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3497994

Well, money is a big factor I am sure.

Players can also get more playing time, possibly get more recognition and then come back for more money, playing time and improvement.

Eg. Delfino signed with Russia and most of us Raptors fans were not too disappointed. He needs to get more consistent and with a crowded bench at the wing position, going to Russia and getting more playing time against good competition may help his consistency. If he comes back, we still have his rights to see if there is improvement.

But overall, money is likely the biggest factor.

chicagowhitesox
07-21-2008, 03:13 PM
Nachbra lol

cambovenzi
07-21-2008, 03:14 PM
The Former Net left to NBA to play in Russia after Delfino of the Pistons just signed there. Why are these players leaving the NBA to play in Russia???

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3497994

Nachbar IMO.

Raptors27
07-21-2008, 03:14 PM
The Former Net left to NBA to play in Russia after Delfino of the Pistonsjust signed there. Why are these players leaving the NBA to play in Russia???

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3497994

He was with the Raptors.

Ramon Nivar
07-21-2008, 03:14 PM
This had to of been entirely money. No way an NBA team would have offered close to 5 million like Russia did, he is not a full MLE player. Not to mention he is getting paid in Euros, which is much better than US Dollars ATM.

lavis
07-21-2008, 03:54 PM
Money, playing time, fame, success.. There's plenty of reasons to play in Russia these days. Rich people are so priviledged there.. Being a basketball star there is way better than being a foreign not-so-well-known bench player in the US.

TheNewbster
07-21-2008, 04:05 PM
Yea, it pretty much has to do with money, but also cause Russia itself is trying to compete with the US as the "sports capital of the world"; look to its attempts at hockey. But alas, no one wants to live in Russia, Russia's too poor to sustain such economic demands needed for a lively sports industry, and we all know that Vladamir Putin is the unofficial czar there now.

argo
07-21-2008, 04:19 PM
average players here are getting way more over there.

Josh Childress was offered $20m for 3 years in Greece for Olympiacos.. he's undecided - visiting there soon to make a decision.

rhino17
07-21-2008, 04:21 PM
I always like Boki

I will forever respect him for standing up to Karla Malone