Illini in the NBA

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Giorgi is still on track..

"Nuggets Sign Giorgi Bezhanishvili To Exhibit 10 Deal"​



Would be huge if he gets the Nuggets 2nd two-way player slot. There isn't another player in the world better to be his teammate than Jokic.
 
#102      
Shots fired!! :p


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"I went to Illinois, so I like the Michigan ones just because we used to always beat them. So it just reminds me of Michigan."
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#105      
Giorgi is still on track..

"Nuggets Sign Giorgi Bezhanishvili To Exhibit 10 Deal"​



Couldn't be happier for GB !!! I'm sure he'll finally be able to upgrade his Lambo.... although I'm not so sure he's the kind of guy that will want to.
 
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#109      
Looks like Hill got waived today. At least he was in the mix.

 
#113      
Looks like Hill got waived today. At least he was in the mix.

Can someone who understands how this stuff works explain why a team would sign a training camp invitee and then waive him like 3 days later? I know these are non-guaranteed deals and guys get signed and waived like crazy at the lower end of the roster, but I still don't see the point.
 
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Can someone who understands how this stuff works explain why a team would sign a training camp invitee and then waive him like 3 days later? I know these are non-guaranteed deals and guys get signed and waived like crazy at the lower end of the roster, but I still don't see the point.
The Exhibit 10 deals these guys are signed to also feature bonuses of between $5,000 and $50,000 that kick in if the player is waived and they report to the team’s G League affiliate for at least 60 days. It's a way for the team to encourage a player they don't currently want to sign to an NBA contract to instead play for the team's G-League affiliate, which has to pay a standard G-League salary (I believe it's currently just $7,000/month).
 
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The Exhibit 10 deals these guys are signed to also feature bonuses of between $5,000 and $50,000 that kick in if the player is waived and they report to the team’s G League affiliate for at least 60 days. It's a way for the team to encourage a player they don't currently want to sign to an NBA contract to instead play for the team's G-League affiliate, which has to pay a standard G-League salary (I believe it's currently just $7,000/month).

Thanks. When they said "minimum" I knew it wasn't the NBA minimum, but wasn't sure what amount it was referencing. Sounds to me like it's a viable path for a younger player that still has a chance to leap-frog players in the draft or already in the G League. Not many guys will make it into the league, but if they get a decent draw while they're trying, that seems like a reasonable alternative to the overseas leagues.
 
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