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    This is a bad financial decision by Wesley...

    Assuming Wesley Johnson is a future NBA player, he couldn't be making a worse financial decision. As a player you only have so many years available to make money before your physical abilities decline.

    By transferring he has to sit out a year. That is a year he will never get back financially, so he better be getting paid alot to transfer else where because he is likely giving up millions for the year he'll be losing in the NBA.

    Secondly, Wesley will now be viewed as a bigger risk because of a decision like this and this may move him down the draft which will cost him even more.

    He may be getting advice that a different style of team will better showcase his talent, but he's done a poor job of assessing the opportunity costs. What's even funnier is what happens if the coach that he transfers to takes another job after the year he sits out and someone similar to Mac's style gets hired :)

    Good luck Wes, but you've made some very bad choices. The NBA scouts were already well aware of you at ISU and now you're wasting a year of you're limited time to play in the NBA by riding the pine for a year.


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    Re: This is a bad financial decision by Wesley...

    I'll hold judgement on this being a dumb financial move until we see how it all pans out. I will say, there is data that shows (as far as age and draft status) it very well could hurt him.

    However, I do think there are players that have transferred from one school to another and went on to have pretty nifty NBA careers. I just don't know of an example off the top of my head.



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    Re: This is a bad financial decision by Wesley...

    I'm not sure if this is Wes' decision, I think it could be his brother's.


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    Re: This is a bad financial decision by Wesley...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    I'll hold judgement on this being a dumb financial move until we see how it all pans out. I will say, there is data that shows (as far as age and draft status) it very well could hurt him.

    However, I do think there are players that have transferred from one school to another and went on to have pretty nifty NBA careers. I just don't know of an example off the top of my head.
    You still have to factor in the opportunity cost. If Wesley can physically play until he is 35 then by sitting out a year, one of those years is lost. Instead of having a 13 year career, he is now only going to have a 12 year career.


    Last edited by mt85; 05-21-2008 at 08:09 PM.

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    Re: This is a bad financial decision by Wesley...

    Hey, you may have a very valid point - I won't discredit the thing one bit. I just think he could end up being just fine. Clearly whoever is giving him advice think this is a good move.

    I don't buy into that being true yet - but it could be.



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    Re: This is a bad financial decision by Wesley...

    In any move like this, there is the potential for dollars to be passed under the table. I'm not saying it happened, but this looks fishy.



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    Re: This is a bad financial decision by Wesley...

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    In any move like this, there is the potential for dollars to be passed under the table. I'm not saying it happened, but this looks fishy.
    I pretty sure there is some money involved here. You don't sneak out the way Wesley did if everything is on the up and up, but I'd be willing to bet that a lost year of NBA pay is greater than any money that is being slid under the table. That's what happens when you let the leaches take control of your future.



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    Re: This is a bad financial decision by Wesley...

    Are you guys trying to say that 18-22 year old athletes sometimes make really bad decisions????

    I'm shocked. Shocked, I say....


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    Re: This is a bad financial decision by Wesley...

    Wes turns 21 in July, so assuming he sits out a year and plays 2 years, he will be 24 years old at the time of the 2011 draft, after his senior year. Good luck with that WJ!



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