"After being the scoring champion in the EuroLeague, my value just went up too much," said Nicholas, now a scout for the Minnesota Timberwolves. "If I had decided to come back to the NBA, I would have actually been losing money — a lot of money. I still continued to look at it as a business decision. I'd be making more money and I'd be playing, because I also understood if I went to an NBA team, I might be the 10th or 11th or 12th man. It was a pretty easy decision for me."