BlazersBroncos wrote:I wonder how frontloaded a Svi contract could be. I think getting him for the long haul (4 years) with as much $$$ as possible going to him early.
I thought they removed the front end bonus after the nick collison extension ? So we are down to a normal contract with normal decrease.
Unless you can give bonuses that likely won’t hit in the later year , like winning mvp or something of that like .
It can still decrease 8% per year. As to the signing bonus, capwise it appears that it is portioned out equally to each year of the contract. The player just receives it upfront.
“The raise limit also applies to salary decreases -- for example, since the Larry Bird exception limits raises to 8% of the first-year salary, the salary may also decrease by up to 8% of the first-year salary.
The percentage (5% or 8%) applies to regular salary, i.e., the player's base salary, not including signing bonuses or anything treated like a signing bonus. The same limit also usually applies separately to likely and unlikely incentives, and to the total salary (which includes signing bonuses and anything treated like a signing bonus). Because of this rule, certain combinations of signing bonuses and non-guaranteed salary are incompatible.
For example, suppose a team has $9 million of cap room and uses it to sign a player for four years with 5% raises. The first three seasons are fully guaranteed and the fourth season is non-guaranteed. The player also receives a 15% signing bonus. This contract would not be legal.
Teams are allowed to offer the players they sign a bonus worth as much as 15% of the total compensation. The total compensation includes the signing bonus itself, but excludes any incentive compensation. It also includes seasons following an option or ETO. A signing bonus is paid up-front, but it is charged to the salary cap across the guaranteed seasons in the contract (not including option years or years following an ETO), in proportion to the percentage of salary in each of those seasons that is guaranteed.”