Kid decommits from Syracuse and is going straight to the G-League. I always wondered why more kids didn’t do it, then after the FBI probe I seen it was because college coaches/show companies were paying better than the G-League. Now that a lot of them will be scared to pay these players, I’m wondering will more kids just go straight to the G-League.
Right now the G-League pays roughly $24,000. This kid will make that; he won’t make the bigger two-way money (that will go to NBA draft picks who are sent down to get experience).
I have some ESPN talking head show on, not one I recognize and too lazy to get up and look at the channel guide, but they were talking about the G-League a few minutes ago. One of the THs said it was crazy to go to the G-League when you can go to Europe and make a lot more money. I would tend to agree. Of course Americans tend to regard foreign countries as another planet, which is also crazy.