Originally Posted by dmbishop
Guess I was wrong about the FIBA thing since the Nets' starting point guard is about to sign with a Turkish team and nobody is complaining.
That doesn't surprise me. When the NHL lockout happened, the IIHF had no problem with NHL players signing in Europe. I would imagine, that playing in Europe is a better option than the D-League etc. since the European teams would likely have the insurance to cover injuries.
I do imagine that a few NBA players may sign with minor league teams either in their NBA team's city or their hometown. I know some NHL players played in low level leagues simply to keep in shape. Scott Gomez, then of the Devils signed with Alaska of the ECHL and Chris Chelios of the Red Wings signed with Motor City in the UHL. The ECHL is about the equivalent of AA baseball and the UHL high single A. So you might see some of the players doing this with PBL or D-League teams. I can't see any NBA player heading into the ABA or any of the smaller leagues. If this drags on and causes the league to kill next season, I could see some players playing in the IBL to stay in shape.