The NBA lockout is hard for many people, the stadium employees, surrounding businesses and the front office staffs, all of whom receive salaries far far below what even the leagues minimum, being hit the most. But the players too are struggling. Some of them at least.
Like New York Knicks second-year player Andy Rautins for instance. Last year he earned $600,000 but with no paychecks coming in anytime soon Rautins has done what many of his fellow recent college graduates are, moving home with the folks.
It’s nice to get some home cooked meals up here,” Rautins said. “It’s nice because it’s a rare opportunity to spend time with family and friends. Normally, you’d been in a busy season by this time. But I’ve been trying to see the positives in [staying home] and there’s a bunch so far. It’s saving me a lot of money right now and I think that’s a big concern for a lot of players.”
Rautins only played in 5 games last season scoring a grand total of 8 points, or more specifically, thats $75,000 per point.
New York Knicks Landry Fields tweeted this photo of his teammate Andy Rautins who are preparing for an NBA lockout. The current labor deal expires shortly after the NBA playoffs end on June 30.
Calvin Casey’s favorite Youtube sensation Keenan Cahill takes on “GO NY GO” with New York Knicks Landry Fields, Andy Rautins and the Knicks City Dancers.