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jeffb 09-17-2012 09:54 PM

Lakers salary/tax for 2013-14 could exceed 200Mil
 
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The Los Angeles Lakers could spent nearly $200 million on player payroll and associated luxury taxes during the 13-14 season.

The Lakers already have $79.6 million committed to eight players for the 13-14 season. Assuming they re-sign Howard next summer to a maximum contract that calls for him to make $20.5 million in the first year, they will then exceed a payroll of over $100 million.

The Lakers still have their amnesty provision, should they decide to use it next offseason.

"Whenever I've talked to [Buss] about a budget, it's always kind of, 'Well, Mitch, we have a budget, but tell me who you're thinking about and I'll tell you if I want him,'" Mitch Kupchak said. "So yes, the budget and tax threshold is something we're going to pay attention to, but he's always understood the value and allure of a superstar and a team that wins."


http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/223539/Lakers_Could_Spend_Nearly_$200M_On_Payroll_Tax_In_ 13_14#ixzz26mJf3nlB

Dark Knight 09-17-2012 11:48 PM

The Raptors could probably be bought for less than that. :cookie:

jeffb 09-18-2012 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 682421)
The Raptors could probably be bought for less than that. :cookie:


The Business Of Basketball

Luckedout 09-18-2012 12:08 AM

Gosh thats ridiculous.

Raptorman 09-18-2012 12:32 PM

Here's the catch. Lakers make SOOOO much more than that. So the tax is useless.

So why not stack your team and pay a huge tax? Bone head fans all buy in to the "Wow! We have a great team!!"

No buttwads. You bought a great team.

d00little 09-18-2012 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Raptorman (Post 682483)
Here's the catch. Lakers make SOOOO much more than that. So the tax is useless.

So why not stack your team and pay a huge tax? Bone head fans all buy in to the "Wow! We have a great team!!"

No buttwads. You bought a great team.

It takes skill regardless. The Knicks and Mavericks have spent more than the Lakers in the past decade, yet do not have as much to show for it.

jeffb 09-18-2012 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by d00little (Post 682488)
It takes skill regardless. The Knicks and Mavericks have spent more than the Lakers in the past decade, yet do not have as much to show for it.

The Knicks are a joke (Leafs of the NBA)

ClutchCity 09-18-2012 01:14 PM

It starts with good management. Lakers have that. Teams like the Knicks don't.

halphbreedballer 09-18-2012 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by ClutchCity (Post 682496)
It starts with good management. Lakers have that. Teams like the Knicks don't.

I disagree, to me it starts with winning.

Superjudge 09-18-2012 06:54 PM

"So yes, the budget and tax threshold is something we're going to pay attention to, but he's always understood the value and allure of a superstar and a team that wins."

Always believed there was more money to be made with a championship team, than saved with a last place squad. Gotta spend it to make it man.

DVS 09-18-2012 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 682554)
"So yes, the budget and tax threshold is something we're going to pay attention to, but he's always understood the value and allure of a superstar and a team that wins."

Always believed there was more money to be made with a championship team, than saved with a last place squad. Gotta spend it to make it man.

Its a have/have not league. If your stuck in the middle its a greater chance you'll lose out I believe

Shadowfax 09-18-2012 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by DVS (Post 682557)
Its a have/have not league.

Bingo...becoming more like MLB every day

Toby 09-20-2012 05:13 AM

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