FNQ wrote:wco81 wrote:Lopez would look for deals above minimums and probably get one.
Getting enough coin from his current deal that if he took a 1yr min here, it wouldnt affect much. 27 games left, about 1/3 of the season, so the difference between a pro-rated 1.1m min deal (360k) vs a prorated 3m deal (1m), along with bonuses for making the playoffs, going to the Finals, winning the Finals - as well as joining a team thats favored to win the Finals - seems like a much more likely scenario than getting an extra 700k and not having as good a chance at a ring.
Being a 10+ year player, his vet minimum is about $2.4M, so about $800K pro-rated with your 1/3 season assumption.
If a team has a sizeable amount left on a MLE (full, taxpayer, room), which start to pro-rate down after January 10th, it could be well above $1M. For instance, if a team has $4M remaining on a MLE (based on the full season), they could offer around $3.2M tomorrow as the MLE will have pro-rated down around 20% from January 10th.