Re: is Green is still soft for you??
posted at 11/15/2012 1:19 PM EST
In response to 34wheelchair's comment:
I'm sorry Mr. Lamarr, you are wrong again.
Boston is paying Jeff Green $8,365,000.
The Lakers are paying Jamison $854,389.
The NBA is paying the remainder of Jamison's salary.
When a player has been in the NBA for three or more seasons, and is playing under a one-year, ten-day or rest-of-season contract, the league reimburses the team for part of his salary -- any amount above the minimum salary level for a two-year veteran. For example, in 2011-12 the minimum salary for a two-year veteran is $854,389, so for a ten-year veteran, with a minimum salary of $1,352,181, the league would reimburse the team $497,792. Only the two-year minimum salary is included in the team salary, not the player's full salary. They do this so teams won't shy away from signing older veterans simply because they are more expensive than younger veterans.
See #16 of the link.
In a sense, maybe you are right.
Boston is not paying Green 10 times what LA is paying Jamison, they are paying only 9.79 times. Hmmm...maybe I am a math whiz.
It's not the salaries, it's the age.
Very few players 33 or older are very effective NBA players.
May you have a day filled with sunshine!
That is splitting hairs and you know it. What is he on the LAKERS books for?
You are correct, very few NBA players 33 and older are effective - and you have 3 in your starting lineup!!
Thanks for playing!!