JonFromVA wrote:"Unlikely" is an important term because it means the bonuses will not count against this years cap, but they aren't necessarily going to be difficult to reach, just something the player or the team didn't accomplish last year. Too bad Zach didn't get/share details.
They're in the article. It's almost impossible to meet them all.
Cool, here's the list:
Irving would earn $125,000 apiece if:
He appears in at least 70 regular-season games.
He appears in at least 60 regular-season games and averages fewer than 2.4 turnovers per game. Irving has averaged 2.6 turnovers per game over his career, and between 2.3 and 2.7 in each of his past six seasons.
He appears in at least 60 regular-season games and attempts at least 4.6 free throws per game. Irving has averaged 4.4 free throws per game for his career, and has fallen below the 4.6 mark in each of his past two seasons.
He shoots 88.5 percent or better from the free throw line in the regular season. Irving is a career 87.5 percent free throw shooter. He has cracked the 88.5 percent mark in three of his eight career seasons.
Makes at least 2.8 3-pointers per game in the regular season. Irving has accomplished that just once in eight seasons. He has averaged 2.1 made 3s per game over his career.
He commits fewer than 2.1 fouls per game in the regular season. His career average: 2.2.
The Nets score at least 114 points per 100 possessions in the regular season with Irving on the floor.
Gotta say, that's a fantastic list of items of importance that Irving can reasonably achieve if he focuses on those areas. I was totally expecting a completely massaged list that he'd just have to do little more than just show up to achieve.
Of course injuries are (mostly) out of his control, and that 114 ORtg would be major increase for the Nyets; but I wouldn't call it impossible to reach them all unless he forgets what he signed ...