dakomish23 wrote: GONYK wrote:
He can still get all his money if he's traded on his rookie deal.
If he asks out next summer & says I won't extend, what do they do?
If they are smart, call his bluff, and see if he's willing to lose hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of his career.
It's 76 million more that the Knicks could offer to him (based on the cap right now), if he qualifies for the super max.
That takes into account the 5th year the knicks could offer, but doesn't count year one of a brand new contract with another team at 30%.
I don't think it's even close to hundreds of millions of dollars.
Yep. They could still call his bluff. He wouldn't be the first to willingly choose to walk away from it though.
I said over the course of his career.
If he were to take the QO, his bird rights will reset, which will cost him his SUPERMAX on his second deal as well, since he would lose the option is sign a "designated player exception".
So if he loses $76M on his first extension, and another $76M (at least) on his second deal then he's clearly losing hundreds of millions.
He would absolutely be the first player to walk away from that type of money.