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    Greg Hunter
    Greg Hunter
    Muskets:

    Poll: Should Sagaba Konate Return To WVU Next Season?
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    #58562
    Butlereer
    Butlereer
    Muskets:

    He could make a million $$ next year in the NBA if drafted. OR he could make multi millions $$$ the year after if he can be a top 15 pick and make enough for his families for generations to come.

    #58572

    Martin Dodrill
    Muskets:

    note a yes or no answer….not that simple. Does the NBA use traditional power forwards in today’s game. I am not sure how the NBA views him. I will support any decision the kids make….he has been great for WVU

    #58612

    Ronald Roberts
    Muskets:

    Sagaba would be wise to return to WVU next year. He mad e tremendous a improvement last year from his freshman year..but is not yet where he needs to be to go to the NBA. He is 6’8” so he would not dominate the larger centers in the NBA. He needs to improve his range away from the basket and his offensive rebonding. If he can improve his game as much this year as he did last year…he will be a rich man. He is learner from the best. He will not get this kind of teaching in the pros.

    #58613

    Ronald Roberts
    Muskets:

    Sagaba would be wise to return to WVU next year. He made tremendous improvement last year from his freshman year..but is not yet where he needs to be to go to the NBA. He is 6’8” so he would not dominate the larger centers in the NBA but probably play a forward spot. He needs to improve his range away from the basket and his offensive rebonding. If he can improve his game as much this year as he did last year…he will be a rich man. He is learning from the best. He will not get this kind of teaching in the pros

    #58616
    Kevin Kinder
    Kevin Kinder
    Muskets:

    Sagaba would be wise to return to WVU next year. He mad e tremendous a improvement last year from his freshman year..but is not yet where he needs to be to go to the NBA. He is 6’8” so he would not dominate the larger centers in the NBA. He needs to improve his range away from the basket and his offensive rebonding. If he can improve his game as much this year as he did last year…he will be a rich man. He is learner from the best. He will not get this kind of teaching in the pros.

    Excellent point here. Forwards in the NBA are, for the most part, guys who can dribble and drive it from the perimeter as well as post up. Post up moves are often more finesse items (look at a Kevin Love, for example.)

    There is room for Konate’s skill set, but IMO he has to develop his ability to handle the ball better, whether catching it in the post or facing the basket. Agree 100% with your assessment. If he can extend his shooting range 2-3 feet, and show he can put the ball on the floor from the key and drive it, he will jump very high in the NBA’s eyes.

    #58617
    Kevin Kinder
    Kevin Kinder
    Muskets:

    He could make a million $$ next year in the NBA if drafted. OR he could make multi millions $$$ the year after if he can be a top 15 pick and make enough for his families for generations to come.

    This got me thinking, so I looked something up. Here is the 2018-19 NBA rookie wage scale. It’s only for first rounders – second round draft pick contracts are not guaranteed. That’s one reason the difference between the first and second round is so important.

    #58671

    Gom66
    Muskets:

    Well shoot, I hit the No button. Don’t vote while on drugs. I had a TKR yesterday; in the recovery room around 12noon yesterday and home today around 12noon.

    #58705
    Kevin Kinder
    Kevin Kinder
    Muskets:

    Well shoot, I hit the No button. Don’t vote while on drugs. I had a TKR yesterday; in the recovery room around 12noon yesterday and home today around 12noon.

    No problem. Hope you are doing ok!

    #58802
    Allen
    Allen
    Muskets:

    If he wants to play NBA forward he needs to grow about 2 more inches and learn to be consistent with his outside shot. Have not seen him with the ability to drive to the basket either. He has no business trying for the NBA. Sure he can block shots but doing that in the NBA is different than college ball. But if he thinks he can do it, then no reason to hold him back. Let him give it a shot. But this ultimately comes down to what advice the NBA gives him

    #58808
    Butlereer
    Butlereer
    Muskets:

    He could make a million $$ next year in the NBA if drafted. OR he could make multi millions $$$ the year after if he can be a top 15 pick and make enough for his families for generations to come.

    This got me thinking, so I looked something up. Here is the 2018-19 NBA rookie wage scale. It’s only for first rounders – second round draft pick contracts are not guaranteed. That’s one reason the difference between the first and second round is so important.

    There is no guarantee the 2nd round picks get a guaranteed contract….. but some do. I guess it just depends on how good the player is, how shrewd the agent is and how desperate the team is.

    #58809
    Butlereer
    Butlereer
    Muskets:

    If he wants to play NBA forward he needs to grow about 2 more inches and learn to be consistent with his outside shot. Have not seen him with the ability to drive to the basket either. He has no business trying for the NBA. Sure he can block shots but doing that in the NBA is different than college ball. But if he thinks he can do it, then no reason to hold him back. Let him give it a shot. But this ultimately comes down to what advice the NBA gives him

    Right now he’s a high level overseas player. He’s make good money there. He can play PF at 6’8″. That’s not the problem. He just doesn’t have the ball skills to drive from the top of the key. His handle is two or three bounces and put it up over his shoulder. His outside shot is 15 ft catch and shoot. Neither of these are what NBA scouts are looking for.

    If he can’t body up while driving from the arc and either put it up hard or kick it out and also put it on the floor with a nice step back, he won’t make it in the NBA.

    #58850
    Allen
    Allen
    Muskets:

    In Euro league: the best 30 players make somewhere between 1 and 3 million.

    In the top national leagues such as the ACB, VTB, ESAKE, BSL etc. most players will make between 5–10k a month

    On top of this: house, car, food, and sometimes even taxes is paid for the players.

    As you move down the ranks, payment gets a lot muddier. You have players in lower leagues getting paid more than players in higher leagues because they are popular and can draw a crowd. Veterans command more money than rookies and bigs often command more than guards. Then you have to consider each players value if they are considered an import or a local.

    It is all very confusing, but between 1k and 3k a month is pretty good in the mid level leagues, any more you are doing really well.

    At the lower levels the contracts get much more creative as well.

    Often players that are just getting their start will take a contract from 0–300ish a month just to build their resume and hope they can move up. These contracts often include food, travel, and a place to live. Sometimes the teams will set the players up other jobs in order to make some extra money.

    Even below that you have players getting paid by the game, or paid only with incentives to win. This multi tiered system is awesome because it allows for serious competition for a much larger group than in the US. The other really great thing is that even the small teams draw a committed and rowdy crowd.

    Best paid

    https://www.talkbasket.net/salaries

    There is always the D and G league.

    The league gets a bad wrap for their paltry salaries — and rightfully so — but there is still money to be made through quality play in this league. There were many top-tier players omitted from the call up ranks however; guys like Jalen Jones, Keith Benson and the league’s MVP Vander Blue were not so fortunate.

    https://2ways10days.com/nba-g-league-top-earners-for-the-2016-17-season-ea5804ea7f7b

    To me it would be in his best interest to come back for another year. But that might be because I’m a selfish fan.

     

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