I've got a few questions to the knowledgable posters here.
- How long until the CBA can be renegotiated?
- What is the typical contract length of a top-10 pick, including team options?
- What is the base pay for a #5 pick during their rookie contract?
- What is the maximum buyout currently allowed for a Euro-player under the CBA?
- How much money is Rudy giving up to play in the NBA?
- What kinds of changes should be made to the CBA to allow teams to re-establish the NBA as the best and most lucrative league?
Competition for good basketball players is heating up with the increasing popularity of basketball in Europe. No longer is it a given that players can instantly make more money playing in the NBA than anywhere else in the world. With the increasing demand for talent, coupled with the currency exchange rate, many talented players are being offered lucrative deals to remain in Europe. In addition, the European teams are beginning to lock their young talent into contracts with prohibitive buy-out clauses. By the time the player makes it through their contract and has proven their worth to come to the NBA, they'll be offered more money to stay in Europe than any NBA team can offer under the CBA.
The NBA seems to be losing its advantage over the Euro-league, and the problem seems to be self-inflicted. The Euro-league: Where amazing happens?