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What is an overseas basketball player's average salary?

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In most European basketball leagues, average starting salaries typically range from $65,000 to $100,000, depending on the league. In some instances, the earnings are untaxed, and many teams also provide apartments and vehicles to players.

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Some of the top leagues are Liga ACB (Spain), HEBA A1 (Greece), Lega Basket Serie A (Italy), Liga Nacional de Basquet (Argentina) and the China Basketball Association, according to Dime Magazine. Player salaries in these leagues may be significantly higher; in July 2014, SMU signee Emmanuel Mudiay opted to skip his college eligibility and sign a one-year $1.2 million contract with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the China Basketball Association.

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