ChuckDurn wrote:shazam_guy wrote:So the vet minimum for one guy would cost what Kawhi's getting for a yearly salary. Kind of puts it in perspective.
Meanwhile, I'd have no problem with Exum. I'd love to see him salvage his potential, especially here.
Not the vet minimum, which is roughly $1.5-$2.5M in salary to the player. That probably costs about $15M overall to the team at this point.
The quote was about the taxpayer MLE, which is $5.9M in salary. That’s what would become about $47M, apparently.
I think minimum contracts have some rule for taxes as well. Now this is more tribal knowledge and its from nearly a decade ago, so who knows if it still counts. But I seem to remember that min contracts didnt count against the tax more than the rookie minimum