Originally Posted by woodchuck
That rule is practically irrelevant in this situation. If Rudy opts out, he'll be eligible for 4/80 mil from any team. The Raptors
would be able to offer him close to 5 / 110 mil.
Basically, the max numbers are much bigger than 15-18 mil a year. Unless Rudy becomes Carmelo, the max is irrelevant.
The Raptors' advantage is the extra year that they can give, but it's a small advantage since other teams can just overpay him per year.
Ah, didn't realize teams could offer that much. The new CBA lets "max" players get paid wayyy more on the open market.
But yeah, even i said that we probably won't want to give Rudy such a fat contract; even 4/80 is way too much for him!