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Jimmer Turning Down 10-day NBA Contracts

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:11 pm
by snoscythe
Jimmer's dad told the local paper that Jimmer has turned down at least two 10-day contract offers from the NBA, preferring to spend time with the wife and baby after their China separation.

http://poststar.com/news/opinion/column ... 5180f.html

Also provides interesting money numbers -- his Shanghai Sharks deal was for $1.1 million, but that was net to him -- the Sharks paid all his taxes, so that equates to about a $2 million NBA deal (fed, state, host-city taxes, + union dues etc), so he's making almost double his NBA-minimum. His shoe deal is ~$600K over three years.


My take is that Jimmer is being smart -- he's got a good thing going in China, and he's not going to run away from his family to take a dead-end 10-day stint with the T-wolves or Kings. If the right NBA team offered him the right deal, I think he'd take it, but he's not groveling for scraps anymore.

Re: Jimmer Turning Down 10-day NBA Contracts

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:09 am
by byufan4ever
Yeah, he's getting decent money AND playing time. I really think Jimmer needs to have the ball in his hands. He's not a Steve Kerr that can come off the bench and hit 4 3s in a row. And the fans have really taken to him over there. But his wife never joined him over there (could be wrong) and with a kid now will he want to be separated at such a long distance for an entire season (unless they plan to join him over there)?

Re: Jimmer Turning Down 10-day NBA Contracts

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:38 am
by Cougarfan87
byufan4ever wrote:Yeah, he's getting decent money AND playing time. I really think Jimmer needs to have the ball in his hands. He's not a Steve Kerr that can come off the bench and hit 4 3s in a row. And the fans have really taken to him over there. But his wife never joined him over there (could be wrong) and with a kid now will he want to be separated at such a long distance for an entire season (unless they plan to join him over there)?


I think they were just separated while she was pregnant...wanted to have the baby in the U.S. I have no insight, but my guess is that now they will move to China.

Re: Jimmer Turning Down 10-day NBA Contracts

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:05 am
by snoscythe
Cougarfan87 wrote:
byufan4ever wrote:Yeah, he's getting decent money AND playing time. I really think Jimmer needs to have the ball in his hands. He's not a Steve Kerr that can come off the bench and hit 4 3s in a row. And the fans have really taken to him over there. But his wife never joined him over there (could be wrong) and with a kid now will he want to be separated at such a long distance for an entire season (unless they plan to join him over there)?


I think they were just separated while she was pregnant...wanted to have the baby in the U.S. I have no insight, but my guess is that now they will move to China.


Correct.

Re: Jimmer Turning Down 10-day NBA Contracts

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:22 pm
by SpiffCoug
Is Jimmer finally getting good advice from his agent? Don't go to a bad situation. If the NBA is your dream, at this point, Jimmer has two options in regards to the NBA. 1) Wait for the right NBA team 2) stay in China or another non-NBA league where he can make a ton of money while waiting for No. 1.

Re: Jimmer Turning Down 10-day NBA Contracts

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:20 pm
by Cougarfan87
SpiffCoug wrote:Is Jimmer finally getting good advice from his agent? Don't go to a bad situation. If the NBA is your dream, at this point, Jimmer has two options in regards to the NBA. 1) Wait for the right NBA team 2) stay in China or another non-NBA league where he can make a ton of money while waiting for No. 1.


IIRC, they said on the ESPN feature that the Chinese league is considered the second best Pro League in the world. He should just stay put and bank his $1 Million a year after taxes until some NBA team is willing to offered guaranteed money. That may never happen, but I think it is better to be a huge fish in the Chinese league, than Mr. irrelevant in the NBA where your always worried about losing your job. I am assuming, of course, that he would have stable employment in China.

Re: Jimmer Turning Down 10-day NBA Contracts

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:25 am
by BroncoBot
Cougarfan87 wrote:
SpiffCoug wrote:Is Jimmer finally getting good advice from his agent? Don't go to a bad situation. If the NBA is your dream, at this point, Jimmer has two options in regards to the NBA. 1) Wait for the right NBA team 2) stay in China or another non-NBA league where he can make a ton of money while waiting for No. 1.


IIRC, they said on the ESPN feature that the Chinese league is considered the second best Pro League in the world. He should just stay put and bank his $1 Million a year after taxes until some NBA team is willing to offered guaranteed money. That may never happen, but I think it is better to be a huge fish in the Chinese league, than Mr. irrelevant in the NBA where your always worried about losing your job. I am assuming, of course, that he would have stable employment in China.

I'd sign up today for that. Obviously your pride takes a hit if you aren't playing in the NBA, but he's setting himself up for the rest of his life. Not that money is everything, but neither is basketball.