Maybe he feels he has more security by signing with a team that's going to pay him his money, as opposed to potentially missing out on some game checks here, if he even earns a fully guaranteed contract and a roster spot with a team. I'm sure he's making more money over there, and the talent pool isn't anywhere near as deep as the NBA...so there's no threat of getting sent down to a lesser league where you're paid peanuts.
It seems like more of a security thing to me than anything else. Why opt out of what I assume to be guaranteed money to try to fight and claw your way onto a roster over here, and potentially get sent down to the d-league?
FAs who are good enough to fit onto a roster shouldn't have this problem tho, which makes Wilson's decision so puzzling...
But I think we'll see less players going over in the coming days because CBA talks seem to be heating up. There was a meeting yesterday, and another one scheduled for Tuesday where both labor committees from the league and union will be there.
That's a meeting last week, a meeting wednesday, a meeting thursday, and now a meeting with full labor parties in attendance on tuesday. Patience people, it's gonna get done.