Knicks Guard Saving Money During the Lockout By Living With Parents

Rucuss staffNovember 3, 2011

New York Knicks guard Andy Rautins didn’t want to take any chances.

Rautins moved out of his expensive New York apartment and back into his childhood bedroom at his parents house. The guard wanted to make sure he managed his money wisely. That’s a first for some professional athletes. Many are known for squandering their fortunes on cars, jewelry and bad business ventures.

“It’s nice to get some home cooked meals up here,” Rautins told ESPNNewYork. “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 made $600,000 last season. This will be the second year of his $1.39 million two-year contract. So has Rautins run through last season’s salary or is he being precautious? We hope Rautins is not in dire straights and just wants to save a little money.

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