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Cerruti Brown Rumors

The thinking is that if a player doesn’t make it in the NBA, he will have a level of security with the Dealers, who are aiming to play 35 games in Las Vegas (possibly at the Cox Pavilion) and then 15 games in Europe against to-be-determined competition. Brown said he was in contract talks with former college assistant Scott Adubato about coaching the team. Adubato was not immediately available for comment. “You would get some security if you don’t get drafted,” the source said of the players. “You can come back and play on the team and be at the same salary level.”
“He’s throwing out $700,000 and he’s going up to $1.2 million on some kids,” the source said. “He’s offering a three-year deal with the first year as a team option and the second- and third- year as a player option. “All of them [the players Brown has contacted] have interest in getting paid right now.” Said one NBA scout: “Obviously, you want that money up front and guaranteed because they’re coming out of nowhere because who are these masked men?”
The Las Vegas Dealers semipro basketball team has offered up to $1.2 million for at least one 2015 McDonald’s All-American and has garnered interest in having several play for the fledgling team, a source close to the team told SNY.tv. “[Dealers head Cerruti Brown] is offering some lofty money,” the source said. “There’s people actually considering it now, don’t think people aren’t considering it.”