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Old 07-24-2013, 04:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BballWatcher View Post
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.
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