Perhaps it’s the appeal of playing in the League but not living in the United States that has seen the Toronto Raptors become the NBA’s premiere destination of Euroleague talent. Or perhaps its just the excellent scouting and vision of GM Bryan Colangelo. Nonetheless, former Euroleague stars Andrea Bargnani, Anthony Parker, Jose Calderon and now Will Solomon will play for the Raptors this season.
With everyone from Josh Childress to Earl Boykins heading overseas to see plenty of Euros and playing time, 30-year-old Solomon decided to come home.
“I wasn’t even looking to the NBA. I had a contract on the table. I was looking to go back to Europe,” Solomon said of his off-season mind set as his new team, the Toronto Raptors, worked out for the first time yesterday at Carleton University.
After a brief stint in the League, the ex-Clemson star bounced overseas to play in Greece, Israel and Turkey, quickly making a name for himself as a prolific scorer. Excited to prove that he can play in the best league in the world, Solomon turned down about $2 million from his old club Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul, Turkey.
Would you take the money overseas or the shot at glory in the League?
Source: National Post