jambalaya wrote:NBA says they want a massive increase in next national TV contracts. NFL just got theirs. NBA may not be as successful but they will probably still get at least a pretty good increase.
With current contract running to summer 2025, it would be massively helpful to sign long term deals in summer 2023 and 2024 before the salaries also balloon. That will be right timing for 2nd contracts of 2021 and 2022 draftees (after 4th yr or 3rd by extension) and the 2020 draftees and Dort, Brown. Some but not much advantage with SGA and some others to be re-signed soon
I would rather not pay rookie contracts in summer 2025 or after, or new deals for role players or especially stars. So assemble the entire team by summer 2024 or trade deadline 2025. If they maximize this time strategy, they will probably be able to afford 3 stars after 2025, or 5 good or better starters and maybe a good / deep bench too. Move distant future draft assets forward if possible at a reasonable cost.
We need to find someone with some bum ankles to get signed at a discount before the spike hits.
Seriously though man, this is such good info