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  1. #61

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE Chitown Gopher View Post
    Is there a specific date that Amir must commit to G league or "return" he U by?
    I keep hearing May 29.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemy2u View Post
    It is also a place to develop refs, coaches, etc. if you havenít been signed by an NBA team, the path to the NBA is very slim. Only about 30 (none NBA contract) players get a chance at the NBA each year out of 27 teams. And very few are brought back for a second year. Here is a graphic of a G-league team makeup:



    Be real, it is a last shot to see if you stand out. Chances of getting to the NBA is very slim.


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    This is just not correct. 40% of players on NBA rosters to begin the season played in the G League at some point. Itís become a fairly common route to the NBA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzle22 View Post
    This is just not correct. 40% of players on NBA rosters to begin the season played in the G League at some point. Itís become a fairly common route to the NBA.
    Look deeper into the stats, my infor comes right from the NBA site. That 40% includes every player that has seen the court in the G-league. Many young players are sent to the G-league to get PT. Just look at how many of those spots are available to a player as Amir if he doesnít get drafted or signed to a NBA contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemy2u View Post
    Look deeper into the stats, my infor comes right from the NBA site. That 40% includes every player that has seen the court in the G-league. Many young players are sent to the G-league to get PT. Just look at how many of those spots are available to a player as Amir if he doesn’t get drafted or signed to a NBA contract.
    This is what I'm talking about. It's the category Amir would fall into on a two-way deal. What I'm saying about Amir is that if he's promised a two-way deal then I think there is a very real possibility he will not return to school.

    We might be talking about two different things. I'm talking about players signing two-way deals. Almost every player who signed a two-way deal last season got called up at some point. The guys who make those G-League teams via local player tryout or by being a returning player are in a different category than Amir, and are obviously much less likely to make it to the NBA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzle22 View Post
    This is just not correct. 40% of players on NBA rosters to begin the season played in the G League at some point. It’s become a fairly common route to the NBA.
    Link.

    “Common route” of starting on a 2 way contract as a way to get into the NBA?

  7. #67

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winasota Gopher View Post
    Link.

    “Common route” of starting on a 2 way contract as a way to get into the NBA?
    G league website .

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    off the top of my head, I can think of three Timberwolves players last year that started the season in the G-League.. two of them have a chance this year to make the Wolves roster and get a NBA contract

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    I do believe the G league opportunity will be there a year from now?
    Playing in front of 10,000 plus people in most every game, finishing your degree, finishing your career fighting for a Big Ten title, NCAA run, 1st team all Big Ten, leading teammates as "the man"...all that and more ain't ever gonna present itself in his lifetime again. Clearly best year of his basketball life is on the horizon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winasota Gopher View Post
    Link.

    “Common route” of starting on a 2 way contract as a way to get into the NBA?
    Here's where the 40% number comes from: https://gleague.nba.com/news/nba-pla...eason-2018-19/


    Here's a list of the 48 players who earned NBA call-ups through the G-League in the 2018-19 season: https://gleague.nba.com/callups/


    Here's a list of the players on two-way deals during the 2018-19 G-League season: https://gleague.nba.com/twowayplayers/

    If you go through the list of two-way players you'll see that most of them ended up playing for their NBA team at some point in the season. The Wolves brought up each of their two-way players for 10+ games each last season. Same for the Bulls, which is one of the teams reported to be showing a good amount of interest in Amir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 60's Guy View Post
    I do believe the G league opportunity will be there a year from now?
    Playing in front of 10,000 plus people in most every game, finishing your degree, finishing your career fighting for a Big Ten title, NCAA run, 1st team all Big Ten, leading teammates as "the man"...all that and more ain't ever gonna present itself in his lifetime again. Clearly best year of his basketball life is on the horizon.
    From where i sit your right but some of these young men have a different dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzle22 View Post
    This is what I'm talking about. It's the category Amir would fall into on a two-way deal. What I'm saying about Amir is that if he's promised a two-way deal then I think there is a very real possibility he will not return to school.

    We might be talking about two different things. I'm talking about players signing two-way deals. Almost every player who signed a two-way deal last season got called up at some point. The guys who make those G-League teams via local player tryout or by being a returning player are in a different category than Amir, and are obviously much less likely to make it to the NBA.
    I was looking at it from the point of view that he didnít get a two way contact (which is an NBA contract). And thus talking about the average number of players that get call ups each year. The 40% is a little deceiving because it counts all the NBA players that also spend some time in the G.


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    Any word on Amir? I believe today (26th) is the key day for his decision. Draft or no draft?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bordergopher View Post
    Any word on Amir? I believe today (26th) is the key day for his decision. Draft or no draft?


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    He has until the 29th to decide.

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    I think Amir's looking at a nice long career in Europe. Short of a newfound shooting touch, I see no scenario where he ends up an NBA player.

    As for coming back next year: Does he enjoy the experience at the U? Is it fun being a Gopher & BMOC? His family's not destitute so he doesn't need to put bread on the table. On the other hand, you only have so many quality years to earn in his profession, does he want to spend one of them getting beat up at the U & risking injury?

    I know this won't be a popular take, but I think we're a bubble team next year with Amir & talk of an Elite-8 is downright kooky. We're banking on a PG we've never seen play in the B1G, Eric Curry's knee being 100% & Oturu playing the entire season without any injuries. I think the loss of Murphy is going to hurt more than most realize.
    If at first you donít succeed, then maybe you just suck. Ė Kenny Powers

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