Heh Columbus internet is pretty bad :(
He is out for the season with a knee injury
I mean the players get 48% or 49% of the NBA revenue so the teams are making out very well.
That would suck for Ash. Rutgers was/is a dumpster fire so giving a guy 2 years isn't enough imo. That team has 0 talent they were competing with Div 2 schools for recruits, that is at least a 5 year rebuild.
If you are moving Kyrie, you have to bundle some of the bad contracts with it and do a whole rebuild. Problem is this should have been done a long time ago.
Fine with me if they are ranked low. Let them be. Have them come in and become and star and go to the league. That interests kids more than having all five stars come and do the same.
Limit is 70 but having just got back back there and driving from Austin to Dallas, you feel like you are barely keeping up with traffic going 90 mph. So while it sounds bad, pretty much everyone is driving that speed and since everything is so spread out there, it doesn't feel like that fast.
Coaches already sign over control of their likeness in contracts so that isn't a problem
Lots of schools already promise millions of dollars to kids by saying they will send them to the NFL. I am against paying players because I see that it would eventually be the end to womens and non-revenue sports and then at that point it is just a minor league that the pro leagues should pay for themselves.
I understand your concern about recruiting, but that already happens. With regard to teams going Div 2 that was if they had to pay players since most schools don't make money like Ohio State does and already takes money from students as a subsidy. But allowing players to go out and do things in their free time doesn't bring any of those issues up.
If I'm on a full ride scholarship to OSU for academics, I can stream on twitch and upload youtube videos and literally make millions of dollars if I am popular enough. Why can't the person on an athletic scholarship do the same?
Let's not be hypocritical here.
The tax issues are irrelevant which is why you don't pay them. You just allow them to make money off of their image. Only the money they earn from that would be taxed. No different from other students making youtube content or streaming games on twitch TV and getting donations and subscribers. College athletes should be able to do the same thing other students do. And kids are already sold on going to college for more exposure and chance at money, that is why the power 5 schools have a big advantage, because they are on TV and the kids name is out there more.
Seems reasonable to me. If they are student-athletes and not pros then dont put corporate logos on their images. If they are then let them earn money off of their image (or create their own content like youtube). Don't even have to give them a salary, just let them do what any other student can do which is put their face out their and try to have some fun and make some money.
Verizon has a long history of promises and signing contracts and not fulfilling them
How is Indy helping the Cavs? They got swept with George on their team. Getting two good players in return is better than nothing. I understand fans wanting to be petty, but as a GM you can't be. The only other deal I could see them getting would be draft picks if they want to blow everything up and start over.
Wouldn't offer more than Shumpert/JR or Shumpert/Korver
Or go all out
Starters would be TT, Melo, Lebron, George, Irving
Or my preferred just on player likes,
Love, Melo, Lebron, George, Irving
It is pure incompetence to fire your all time winning coach when you aren't even sure you have an equal or better replacement.
If this hire doesn't work out Smith should be gone as well
Probably same reason as Schiano if he takes a multi-year deal his payouts from previous employers would stop.
Pay Larry & Kerry a little more imo
True, I don't see him as an NBA player though. Could have a nice career overseas though, which is a nice life as well.
I would say because it is hard for them to leave the game so coaching allows them to stay in it when their body can't.
How to solve many problems in the NBA....
Get rid of teams. There are too many teams in the NBA.
Super teams not a problem, there is enough talent for every team to be good
Every team is good, you can't take nights off and make the playoffs or get a good playoff seed
Less teams = less the pie is split = able to play less games and make the same money since games are better quality (more viewed)
Allow teams to keep 15 players on the roster the whole year
Only question is how many teams do you get rid of?
Sucks for Lee, glad he didn't do anything because he would have taken the blame. Probably some drunk guy wanting to get hit so he could sue and make some money.
The more important story is who was his guide and where were they when this happened?
Welcome to the off season, it came a week earlier than a lot of people wanted or expected!