Originally Posted by BballWatcher
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!
It's not the new CBA - it is because of his current starting salary. Since he is already making well over the max, the amount other teams can offer starts at 5% above his current salary instead of the basic max amount. With decreased raises and shorter contracts, players actually earn less on the open market.