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#Max Contract Players vs #Teams

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by celebrevida, May 22, 2019.

  1. celebrevida

    celebrevida Member

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    There are 30 NBA teams. Obviously each team has cap space for at least one max contract player. The question is whether there are truly 30 players "worthy" of a max contract.
     
  2. xaos

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    Heck no
     
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  3. smp

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    That’s why they need to get rid of max contracts. Disperse the superstars. The league would be much more fun to watch in my opinion.
     
  4. calcium

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    Kind of topical.



    salaries of the top earners in each NBA team compare to their teams' total salaries

    Note there may be a correlation how strong a team is.
    Also note, data is from 2018.
     
  5. fallenphoenix

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    how is the lakers total salary so high for 94-95?
     
  6. calcium

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    Typo above. I meant the data is only up to 2018.

    As to your question, according to Wikipedia.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_salary_cap
    it says
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    The league continued to operate without such a cap until 1984–85 season, when one was instituted in an attempt to level the playing field among all of the NBA's teams and ensure competitive balance for the League in the future.
    """

    Oops.. I read your question as 1984-85.. and not 1994 :)
     
  7. Realjad

    Realjad Contributing Member

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    Holy Balls

    in the 1996-1997 season Michael Jordan's salary alone nearly doubled Vancouver's entire rosters salary.

    Grizzlies total team salary:$15,978,000
    Michael Jordans salary: $30,140,000
     
  8. calcium

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    Paying for 2 retired players.

    https://www.eskimo.com/~pbender/misc/salaries95.txt

    Top 25 Salaries
    Earvin Johnson (LAL) ....... 14,660,000 (retired)
    David Robinson (SA) ......... 7,300,000
    James Worthy (LAL) .......... 7,250,000 (retired)
     
  9. cjvnyc

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    How do you think we got Steve Francis?
     
  10. calcium

    calcium Member

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    Jeepers....
    https://www.eskimo.com/~pbender/misc/salaries97.txt says
    Chicago Bulls ($58.27 million)
    Player Salary
    Michael Jordan ......... $30,140,000
    Dennis Rodman ........... 9,000,000
    Toni Kukoc .............. 3,960,000
    Ron Harper .............. 3,840,000
    Luc Longley ............. 2,790,000
    Scottie Pippen .......... 2,250,000
    Randy Brown ............. 1,300,000
    Dickey Simpkins ......... 1,040,000
    Robert Parish ........... 1,000,000
    Bill Wennington ......... 1,000,000
    Steve Kerr ................ 750,000
    Jason Caffey .............. 700,000
    Jud Buechler .............. 500,000
     
  11. Realjad

    Realjad Contributing Member

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    If memory serves me right Steve refused to play for any team outside of USA, his grief wasn't over anything salary related.
     
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    Steve Kerr ................ 750,000

    Zhou Qi makes more money than Kerr.
     
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