Teams Can Offer Raises Of 8 Percent/5 Percent Under New CBA

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Teams Can Offer Raises Of 8 Percent/5 Percent Under New CBA 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:41 pm

Under the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement, player raises will climb from 4.5 percent for rival teams and 7.5 percent to incumbent teams to five percent and eight percent respectively.


With bigger raises, player salary will climb to slightly higher levels in each progressive season from their starting salary.

Via Eric Pincus/Basketball Insiders

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Re: Teams Can Offer Raises Of 8 Percent/5 Percent Under New CBA 

Post#2 » by Sam195 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:00 pm

CBA getting even more sweeter for superstars. The new designated player rule for veterans and the over-38 amendment is going to lead to nba stars being handed fat guaranteed contracts that pay them max money way past their prime like MLB. But Kudos, for the new designated veteran player rule so guys like Curry don't need 10+ years of league experience to sign the largest max deal (35% of cap with 8% raises) possible. Curry and CP3 are both going to ink the same new 5 year 210M+ deal with their current teams next summer despite fact the latter is 3 years younger, has 2 mvps and a ring while the other has never gone past the 2nd round of the playoffs. These new rules are also going to lead to Carmelo and Wade inking new contracts when they hit free agency that pays them max money as they age with their game and health getting worse - just because they have name recognition.
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Re: Teams Can Offer Raises Of 8 Percent/5 Percent Under New CBA 

Post#3 » by youblewwit » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:05 pm

Sam195 wrote:CBA getting even more sweeter for superstars. The new designated player rule for veterans and the over-38 amendment is going to lead to nba stars being handed fat guaranteed contracts that pay them max money way past their prime like MLB. But Kudos, for the new designated veteran player rule so guys like Curry don't need 10+ years of league experience to sign the largest max deal (35% of cap with 8% raises) possible.


This is the way the owners wanted it set up. They could easily remove the cap % of below 7yrs, 7-9yrs, and 10+ years, but that would mean paying younger guys more money (which they should do since they'll be closer to their primes) and they don't want to do that.
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Re: Teams Can Offer Raises Of 8 Percent/5 Percent Under New CBA 

Post#4 » by Sam195 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:13 pm

youblewwit wrote:
Sam195 wrote:CBA getting even more sweeter for superstars. The new designated player rule for veterans and the over-38 amendment is going to lead to nba stars being handed fat guaranteed contracts that pay them max money way past their prime like MLB. But Kudos, for the new designated veteran player rule so guys like Curry don't need 10+ years of league experience to sign the largest max deal (35% of cap with 8% raises) possible.


This is the way the owners wanted it set up. They could easily remove the cap % of below 7yrs, 7-9yrs, and 10+ years, but that would mean paying younger guys more money (which they should do since they'll be closer to their primes) and they don't want to do that.


I think it's the players who pushed to keep the various experience requirements not the owners. If the owners had their way they would want the largest max deals to only be available to superstar players who resign with their current teams. The experience brackets favor the mid-tier type player who due to market conditions and their accrued experience might get overpaid or handed a max deal as a ufa. This provision is what helped Rashard Lewis under a previous CBA become one of the league's highest paid players despite the fact he only made a pair of all star games in his career and didn't have much marketability or name recognition outside the two teams he played for in Seattle and Orlando. Rashard was like the 2nd highest paid player in the league behind Kobe in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons before the last lockout.

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