giberish wrote:Bad-Thoma wrote:bran muffin wrote:
If the Sixers keep Horford for 4 years, they pay him $109M. If they keep him for 3 years, they pay him $97M.
There is no scenario where the Sixers pay Horford $97M for 4 years of service. So stop pretending like this is a $97M 4-year contract, because it isn't.
The 4th year is partially guaranteed, it's low 4/97, high 4/109.
It's $97M over 4 years only if Horford is waived before the 4th year. The money is still spread out over 4 years, with the 4th year being a $14.5M dead weight contract hit without Horford on the roster. That's what a partial guarantee means. If Horford is playing under the contract during the 4th year he gets paid $26.5M.
This is just not complicated. It's how partially guaranteed deals work. It's not new or unusual.
We're really just arguing semantics here, I get how it works. I did mildly misunderstand what Bran was trying to say, but hey, at least he gets Westeros in the end.