GONYK wrote:30andoverclub wrote:The Detroit Pistons did the same thing with Andre Drummond back in 2015 btw:Andre Drummond has elected not to sign a long-term extension with the Detroit Pistons before next month's deadline in a partnership with the team to increase salary-cap space, coach and team president Stan Van Gundy said Tuesday.
Drummond was a strong candidate to sign up to a five-year, $120 million maximum contract extension by the Nov. 2 deadline. But after consulting with the team, he will delay making any commitment until next July, when he will become a restricted free agent.
The move will allow the Pistons to enter free agency with nearly $13 million in additional salary-cap space next summer than if Drummond had signed a max contract extension now. It's a mechanism that will allow the Pistons to sign other players and then use their Bird rights to sign Drummond. Had Drummond agreed to the extension now, the Pistons would have to include the new salary on their books going into free agency.
It would be great if we get a similar statement from Scott Perry later this summer.
Teams do it all the time. It just requires the trust of your star.
That’s why they implemented the 300% rule. It’s not th full contract but you take a bigger hit than past years