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What's the salary of overseas basketball players?

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In European and other overseas basketball leagues, player salaries typically range from $65,000 to $100,000; however, a top league can pay over a million dollars a year, for the right player. In many instances, the pay is untaxed, with many teams also providing players with apartments and vehicles.

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Some of the top overseas basketball leagues include HEBA A1 in Greece, Lega Basket Serie A in Italy, Liga Naional de Basquet in Argentina, Liga ACB in Spain, and the Chinese Basketball Association. Featuring the best talent outside of the NBA, player salaries in these leagues can be significantly higher. For instance, in 2014, Southern Methodist University recruit, Emmanuel Mudiay, turned down the opportunity to play college basketball; instead, he accepted a one-year, $1.2 million deal with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.

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