Years ago

Jerome Randle signed with Bahçeşehir for 2yrs

JEROME Randle, the reigning NBL MVP, has signed with Turkish club Bahçeşehir, sources told

Randle's deal is 'just shy of $US1 million net’ over two years, sources said, with the 30-year-old set to join his new team on Wednesday (AEST).

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Years ago

Cant blame him for going

When you take into account taxes in Aus v no taxes in Turkey

That deal would be equivalent of around $1mil per year in Aus (As he would have to pay around half in taxes) for him to take home $500k a year, so no wonder the 36ers/NBL clubs couldnt adford him

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Years ago

His 5th team in Turkey alone!

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Years ago

and in the 2nd tier league.

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Years ago

Just shows you how much the NBL is chump change.

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Years ago

Not sure I would want to be living in Turkey at the moment.
But good luck to him.

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Years ago

What are the chances he doesn't make it through his contract though?

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Years ago

Agreed with some of the above....has to make it through the contract and actually get paid first. Still, good luck to him.

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Years ago

Aussiebballer maybe its hazard pay? like some dangerous jobs get in australia

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Years ago

Stay out of politics and Turkey is probably fine. Beautiful country.

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Years ago

Not entirely sure that Turkey have no taxes? He'd fall in the highest income bracket which is 35% in that country...

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Years ago

Yes, but after taxes he is getting $1mil. Hence the word NET in the article.

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Years ago

"When you take into account taxes in Aus v no taxes in Turkey"
There are taxes. After taxes Randle is getting nearly $1mil. Learn to read or understand what the word NET means!

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Years ago

It's a trade off - sign for all those 000,000's and play in a country where you don't speak the language and probably won't earn what you signed for, or play in the NBL in an English speaking country for the summer for less money, with a much lower risk of not getting paid.

Randle has had bad experiences in Europe before, but it makes sense to risk it for the bigger pay day on the wrong side of 30. Like Isaac says, Turkey is fine as long as he keeps his nose out of politics and he doesn't put the wrong address in waze and end up crossing into Syria...

Good luck to him.

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Years ago

pretty sure Anon was responding to the "no taxes in Turkey" part of Johnno's post

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Thunder Jam  
Years ago

Wait till they see his missus let the Baklava & Borek's fly!!!

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Years ago

My bad, poorly worded, meant it was 1 mil over 2 years after tax, not that Turkey have a tax rate of 0, also i could be wrong, that often Euro clubs will pay the tax for the player, so essentially no tax,

But the main point being for Randle to get 500k a year after tax in the NBL a club would have to pay him around $1 mil, so you can see why he isnt in the NBL and the 36ers couldnt match what he was asking.

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Years ago

Rundle playing in Turkey how appropriate

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