NBA 2K17 MT Coins Player is a dream job, but it’s still a job — one that comes with all the stuff everyone
deals with at work: paychecks, bosses, relocation, co-workers, perks, org charts, workplace culture. And even if you’re not getting wined and dined by Gregg Popovich and Pat Riley, the NBA’s labor market affords most of the league’s rotation players options.There are choices to be made.Based on extensive conversations with agents, front-office personnel and players, here are the factors that drive those decisions:
Money: For max players, this a fixed variable, with a marginal advantage for the incumbent team, which can offer additional dollars and a fifth year. But for most NBA free agents, there isn’t enough sunshine, perks and touches in the world to induce them to take the lower offer.Role: How does the team envision a player fitting into the existing structure? This is often the first item on the agenda when free agents sit down with general managers and coaches — the composition of the lineup, shot distribution among the key contributors, what kind of defensive assignments the player can expect. Not everyone can tolerate being Andre Iguodala or a third banana, and some need to hear in no uncertain terms that they are The Guy.
Market: No matter how dysfunctional a franchise might be in New York or Los Angeles, the appeal of playing in a commercial and entertainment capital still holds allure. We say “still” because with the rise of social media and the global expansion of the NBA, it’s easier than ever for stars to thrive in smaller markets (see Durant, Kevin and Lillard, Damian). But the fringe benefits that come with working in a major metropolis, be it the celebrities sitting courtside or the opportunity to build relationships for a career after retirement, are enticing. For others, the opposite is true; some want to lead a quiet life in a small radius between the practice facility, arena and home.