Thursday, February 01, 2007

With my mind on NBA money

CNNSI has a nice page up with complete team salaries at the bottom of their NBA page.
I tried to link to it but, no luck.

I recommend talking a glance through the team salaries; Riles really sold the Heat's future to get that ring.

I'm trying to figure out what the market rate for Deng and Gordon wll be and it's more than a bit tricky. The new CBA has been in effect for just one free-agent signing period, so there's not really a big enough set of new contracts to predict what the market should yield. Owners were awfully stingy last year: Bonzi, DeShawn Stevenson and to a lesser degree Chris Wilcox all recieved much less than what they wanted.

One question, the cap for the 06-07 is $53.135 million, but the "luxury tax" is $65.42 million. Why does anyone
talk about the $53 million figure, its a soft cap so the only number that matters is $65.42. Right?

And the Bulls better be a hell of a lot closer to the "luxury tax" in 07-08;
they're the most profitable team in the league

7 Comments:

Blogger BenGo07 said...

You can check out each team by going to this site:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/salaries/[TEAM YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT HERE: I.E.,< BULLS].html

You're right about the Heat. Having Shaq on the books for $60 m. over the next three years is BRUTAL. And being a Heat fan from back in the day, I was gobstopped that they have 'Toine for something like $37 m. for the next 4 years! That they can terminate it early in two, though, and shave off $19 mil. helps quite a bit.

Looking at it, though, I could see why they re-signed all their creaky veterans for one last run. Next year, they should really suck and possibly be even worse the two years following. After that, though, you still got two of your biggest cogs, Wade and Haslem, signed for another year, and a boatload of cap space opening up. So the Heat should be tough again in 2010, but barring another unlikely run this year, I think it's safe to write them off 'til then.

5:36 PM  
Blogger BenGo07 said...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/salaries/bulls.html

I'm hoping this reads better

5:37 PM  
Blogger BenGo07 said...

Damn!

5:37 PM  
Blogger BenGo07 said...

How about this?

5:38 PM  
Blogger BenGo07 said...

Huzzah!

5:39 PM  
Blogger chickensalad! said...

nothing better than scrolling down and seeing jerry forking over 55,000 for our favorite australian

id kill for 55,000, by the way

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

The salary cap matters not because it is a financial pain to pay that much, but because you can't do things like sign free agents when you are over.

10:32 AM  

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