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Chucky Jeffery picked 24th in WNBA Draft by Minnesota Lynx

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by buffgal, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. buffgal

    buffgal Club Member Club Member

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    If Chucky makes this team, that isn't that far of a drive and I will go see her play!!!

    Congratulations, Chucky!

    I know that outside of the first round picks, it's unusual for players to "stick" with a team. Let's hope Chucky proves them wrong!
     
  2. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    :woot: good for chucky.
     
  4. ZKobalt

    ZKobalt Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck to her in Minnesota. :thumbsup:
     
  5. cubuffs85

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    Does the WNBA have guaranteed contracts for first round picks?
     
  6. buff190

    buff190 Club Member Club Member

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    Congrats Chucky! I might have to watch a WNBA game now. :huh:
     
  7. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    Congrats. Hope Chucky makes the team.
     
  8. buffgal

    buffgal Club Member Club Member

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    I don't think so, but Chucky was a 2nd round selection.
     
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    WasianCU Club Member Club Member

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    Congrats Chucky
     
  10. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    That's awesome! Hopefully she can stick. I saw in one of the articles last night that apparently Minnesota has one of the deepest rosters in the league, so it might be a bit of a battle. Hopefully if she can't stick there, she can do enough to impress another team and land there.
     
  11. cubuffs85

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    I'm aware just curious how the contract structure works there. I mean how many women's players have declared early? Griner could've gone last year and been picked #1.
     
  12. Buffs@5345'

    Buffs@5345' Club Member Club Member

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    Well done, good luck!
     
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    WNBA rules do not allow players to declare early unless they have already completed 4 years of college or turn 22 before the end of the calendar year in which she was drafted. Only one early entry this year. That was Kelsey Bone, center from TAMU. She was eligible, even tho she had just completed her junior season and still had one year of college eligibility left, becasue she had transferred from South Carolina and had to sit out one year. Thus she had already spent 4 years in college. Griner would have been eligible last year because she would have met the age requirement but she wanted to complete her 4 years of college.

    As for salary, the WNBA is not the place to make the big bucks. From the collective bargaining agreement: The maximum salary a player can earn in the WNBA for the 2013 season is $107,500. In order to earn the maximum salary, a player must have six or more years of service in the WNBA. For players with less than six years of service, the most they can be paid in salary for the 2013 season is $105,000. In addition to maximum salary amounts, the CBA also spells out the minimum salaries that WNBA players must be paid in 2013. Players with less than three years of service must be paid at least $37,950. Players with three or more years of service must be paid at least $55,000 for the 2013 season. Average salary is around $72,000.
    The players actually can earn more by playing overseas, with some playing both WNBA and overseas. Remember, the WNBA season is the summer and the overseas season is the traditional basketball season of fall thru spring.
     
  14. cubuffs85

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    Interesting wasn't aware of the 22 or 4 years rule, I guess Griner really liked college since she wasn't going to improve her stock by coming back.

    I know the WNBA isn't isn't big bucks and they are "working class" athletes atleast compared to the NBA. I also knew many supplemented their incomes overseas. You can still make a decent living playing women's basketball when you factor this in especially if you make it past your cost controlled years.

    I'm not sure what the Madison Avenue appeal is for someone like Griner, but maybe she could supplement her income there?
     
  15. buffgal

    buffgal Club Member Club Member

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    The money for Griner will be in endorsements and Europe.

    I saw an interview done with Griner, Delle Donne and Diggins and they had all three been to make-up before the interview. Brittney looked quite nice.
     

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