thanks for the info and a tp to repay the good research. hmmmm...i wonder if the same is true for "bonuses"?
Is g league salary Set? Or can the parent club pay a team member what it wishes? The implications of that are clear.Fixed pay scale, see above. The parent club does not pay g-leaguers, I think they are paid by the g-league, not even the individual clubs. The only thing the parent club has is a right to sign them to an NBA contract, or pay them on a 2-way player basis.
Problem is the parent team CAN'T sign a first-year player to a 2-way contract, as the player hasn't been drafted yet.
Right now you still gotta declare - for example Daniel Theis declared back in 2013.
So the best G-league teams can offer is the $26K + room and board. Not exactly massive money.
But getting to live in Portland ME for free would be pretty sweet by itself, I would get fat with all the excellent restaurants around. And apparently G-league teams are putting emphasis on developing life skills in players. This could help offset the lack of college experience - and honestly do we want young people being taught by the likes of Rick Pitino anyways?
I'd rather have my kid in Portland.
There have been rumors of the league increasing salaries to double what they are now. They should do it. Keep these kids out of the NCAA and all the unsavory elements that come with college sports.