D-league salaries this year

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  1. sinobball

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Correction: D-League salaries this year range from $15,500 to $26,000, pre-tax, non-guaranteed, per season. Housing is included.</p>&mdash; Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) <a href="https://twitter.com/DraftExpress/status/311648009182130176">March 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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  2. TheRealist137

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    with housing included, that's not all that bad.
     
  3. Joemambo

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    Wow, these guys will have to play until they are 70
     
  4. juicystream

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    Depends on the housing. They'll eat, but the guys that went to college could do better in the corporate world easily.
     
  5. smr6

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    It's hard out there for a pimp.
     
  6. jogo

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    That pay is pretty terrible. That likely encourages players to leave the NBDL and go overseas for more money. That hurts the chances of the NBDL growing into a more legitimate feeder league to the NBA.
     
  7. Amel

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    without another job that really would suck

    I hope they increase them by 100%
     
  8. TheRealAllpro

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    that should be damn good motivation to get called up...btw I saw that D-Leaguers also get 30 a day on the road for food.
     
  9. dragonz

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    EuroLeague is the legitimate feeder league for NBA, they are not trying to take that away from them.
     
  10. ch0c0b0fr34k

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    It's not actually that bad with housing and food. About the same as entry level government work for college graduates.
     
  11. nobie

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    In europe alot of players in nbdl would get 10x the amount they are getting if not more.. srsly even with housing this is joke pay for professional basketball player.
     
  12. bootsdaddy

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    If it was even something like $35K to $60K they would get better players and the league would be more successful you would think. I've been watching the games to see the Rockets' assignees and RGV is actually one of the top teams but they are really hard to watch.
     
  13. NotChandlerParsons

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    For comparison, WNBA salaries range from $37k to $107k
     
  14. dharocks

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    Seems reasonably consistent with what minor league baseball players make.
     
  15. PureElement

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    That is awful. I think in the american hockey league (minor league for the NHL), the players get a minimum of 50k.
     
  16. Deckard

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    I agree that it's awful. In fact, I'm shocked that it's that low. Had anyone asked me what I thought the range was, I would have guessed around $50 grand, plus or minus a bit. How does that compare to the upper to mid-level European leagues, I wonder?
     
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    The current average Euroleague salary is supposed to be about $1.3 million per year. However, very, very, very few D-League players are good enough to stick on an average Euroleague roster.
     
  18. teebone21

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    26k a year is what families of 4 are raised on the players will be ok
     
  19. DreamShook

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    20 grand to play basketball for 7 months? shrug*
     
  20. gnozahs

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    Agreed. I think my mom makes around that much. And that's with a household of 7 people.
     

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