Skybox wrote:Regarding Evan's PO...do players with options have the ability to (have their agent) call around and solicit offers prior to deciding whether to opt-in? I'm sure it's done either way, but can it be done out in the open without any tampering issues? I would assume Evan, in particular, would want to know what opportunities are out there for long term $$$ before opting in for one year. He had a very good statistical year and with the limited number of FA's out there this summer, he might get a nice offer and a bigger role (ATL?) from one of the few teams with cap room rather than going naked next summer.
From cbs sports article about impact of coronavirus on nba
No matter how you slice it, there are players and teams that are going to be hurt by this lost revenue. The most obvious group is 2020 free agents. As it stood before the stoppage, only six teams figured to have meaningful cap space this summer: The Hawks, Knicks, Pistons, Hornets, Suns and Heat. Five of those teams are rebuilding. Veterans looking to cash in were going to have a hard time this summer to begin with. Now, if some of the very limited cap space is off of the table? Things will be even harder. Expect almost any player with an option for next season to pick it up and try his luck in 2021.
And in open market in football(soccer) estimated worth drop of top class players such as Neymar is jaw dropping.
His estimated value before all this on open market was 144 000 000 euros. Now? Well, 30 000 000 less.
And this is less than 2 months since games got shut down, keep in mind summer won't help, there is no world cup, Euro got postponed. NBA nor football can't really recover losses from this season. If they try to do it, they are hindering next year.
Sports economy is being hit harder than probably most others mostly because top sports profit was too inflated to being with. No disrespect to anybody nor any athlete ,but nobody should make $50M a year for running with ball.