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Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Octavianus, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Octavianus

    Octavianus Member

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    This was brought on by a poster saying Lebron is getting basically the max.
    Lets see who makes more then Lebron....

    Yao Ming and Vince Carter to name a few, make more then Lebron..


    Top NBA Salaries
    1. Kobe Bryant LA Lakers
    $24,806,250
    2. Rashard Lewis Washington

    $20,514,000
    3. Kevin Garnett Boston
    $18,800,000
    4. Tim Duncan San Antonio
    $18,700,000
    5. Michael Redd Milwaukee
    $18,300,000
    6. Pau Gasol LA Lakers
    $17,822,187
    7. Andrei Kirilenko Utah
    $17,822,187
    8. Yao Ming Houston

    $17,686,100
    9. Gilbert Arenas Orlando

    $17,730,694
    10. Dirk Nowitzki Dallas
    $17,300,000
    11. Vince Carter Phoenix
    $17,300,000
    12. Zach Randolph Memphis
    $17,333,333
    13. Carmelo Anthony Denver
    $17,149,243
    14. Dwight Howard Orlando
    $16,509,600
    15. Amare Stoudemire New York
    $16,486,611
    16. Joe Johnson Atlanta
    $16,324,500
    17. Kenyon Martin Denver
    $15,959,099
    -. Elton Brand Philadelphia
    $15,959,099
    19. Predrag Stojakovic Toronto
    $15,602,138
    20. Chris Paul New Orleans

    $14,940,152
    -. Deron Williams Utah

    $14,940,152
    22. LeBron James Miami

    $14,500,000
    -. Chris Bosh Miami

    $14,500,000
    24. Jason Richardson Orlando

    $14,444,444
    25. Carlos Boozer Chicago

    $14,400,000
    26. Dwyane Wade Miami

    $14,000,000
    27. Paul Pierce Boston

    $13,876,321
    28. Andrew Bynum LA Lakers

    $13,842,332
    29. Rudy Gay Memphis

    $13,603,750
    30. Brandon Roy Portland

    $13,520,500

    http://hoopshype.com/salaries.htm#ixzz1E1A2ZYZl
     
  2. Octavianus

    Octavianus Member

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    This might surprise quite a few people, who thought Miami would be number one. They are number 20 in the NBA..


    Team Payrolls
    1. Los Angeles Lakers
    $91,569,659
    2. Orlando Magic
    $89,139,596

    3. Dallas Mavericks

    $87,889,633
    4. Boston Celtics

    $83,790,759
    5. Denver Nuggets

    $83,020,059
    6. Utah Jazz

    $75,785,355
    7. Houston Rockets
    $74,581,719
    8. Atlanta Hawks
    $69,989,708
    9. Milwaukee Bucks
    $69,543,506
    10. Philadelphia 76ers
    $69,360,246
    11. San Antonio Spurs
    $69,051,987
    12. Portland Trail Blazers
    $68,450,685
    13. Toronto Raptors
    $67,698,088
    14. Memphis Grizzlies

    $67,733,258
    15. New Orleans Hornets
    $66,133,816
    16. Detroit Pistons
    $65,917,821
    17. Charlotte Bobcats

    $65,880,884
    18. Phoenix Suns
    $65,694,143
    19. Golden State Warriors
    $65,571,058
    20. Miami Heat
    $65,356,624
    21. Indiana Pacers
    $64,368,421
    22. Washington Wizards
    $60,066,811
    23. New Jersey Nets
    $58,589,080
    24. New York Knicks
    $58,102,438
    25. Oklahoma City Thunder
    $57,954,586
    26. Chicago Bulls
    $56,237,705
    27. Los Angeles Clippers

    $52,668,803
    28. Cleveland Cavaliers
    $51,572,807
    29. Minnesota Timberwolves
    $44,899,891
    30. Sacramento Kings
    $43,798,40

    http://hoopshype.com/salaries.htm#ixzz1E1ATo9lo
     
  3. AggieRocketsFan

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    LeBron's final year of his contract is a player option for $22,112,500.

    That would make him the second highest paid player in the NBA this season.
     
  4. Octavianus

    Octavianus Member

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    That's all and good, but I'm talking this year, and I'm sure others will be a lot higher come Lebrons final year.
     
  5. AggieRocketsFan

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    So what is the point of your post exactly? You say LeBron isn't getting paid close to the max when he really is.

    ESPN:

    He is making $15mil less over the life of the contract and Florida doesn't even charge a state income tax.
     
  6. Octavianus

    Octavianus Member

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    Just pointing out to people who say Lebron is getting the Max, when reality is, he isn't.
    What you wrote really summed it up, good post :)
     
  7. AggieRocketsFan

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    Thanks. He is getting close to the max, but Dwade actually took the biggest paycut out of the big 3.
     
  8. meh

    meh Contributing Member

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    Yes. Obviously comparing players that have been in the league 10+ years with Lebron(7 years, opt out too early for the best raises) by their salary means that Lebron doesn't make near max. And who the hell says Miami have the league's highest payroll?

    I don't know what's worse. The fact that your post is uninformative to anyone with knowledge of the CBA? Or that it's misleading to anyone without understanding of the CBA.
     
  9. apollo33

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    useless thread is useless

    the sole reason you started this thread is because one poster said something about Lebron's salary, now you have to be all defensive and get your panties up in a bunch.

    Lebron's earning the max, the first year of his max, therefore it is lower than Yao's and Carter's who's at the end of their max contract. Tell us something we don't know.
     
  10. glimmertwins

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    This is a stupid thread.

    The way the current CBA works, even if Lebron had taken the absolute max going to Miami, he still would have been low on the list because the max is determined by how long you have been in the league. Lebron - being one of the youngest stars doesn't have the years of service under his belt to get a max like let's say Kobe. This is why young stars are so valuable because though they make "the max" their max is less than the max of older stars who might not be as productive.

    Same thing with the Heat's place on the list of franchise salaries. The Heat can only spend up to the salary cap and the only way they can go over that is by using exceptions like the MLE(that is only available once you have no more wiggle room under the cap). When they say there is a soft cap, they mean there is a real cap, but there are exceptions that allow you to go over and take on more salaries. That's why they had to gut the roster and trade everyone for expirings to sign Wade/Lebron/Bosh because they couldn't just sign them outright even if they had unlimited funds because FA doesn't work that way. Give the Heat a few years of maxing out their exceptions(something they will certainly do given this roster) and they will be right there are the top. You may ask how teams like LA, Dallas, and Orlando have managed to go so far over the cap - the answer is they used every exception they could over several years to go way into the luxury tax threshold and then they have flipped several of those smaller 6/7mil deals via trade for players worth twice that.
     
  11. VBG

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    The max for Kobe who has stayed with the team with his Bird's rights and has been in the league for longer than Lebron is different than the max for Lebron.

    You can't compare raw salaries as the max is dependent on bird's rights and how long you've been in the league
     
  12. Don FakeFan

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    Rockets are number 7 and look at their results.

    Is money ball working?
     
  13. glimmertwins

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    Considering Yao and before him Tmac's contract were mostly paid for by insurance companies and at least for Yao they received a disabled player exception which I believe provided them some tax relief I would say Houston's out of pocket spend the last few years has been significantly less than what that list reports.
     
  14. H-town master

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    lebron and wade took a paycut so bosh gets paid about same
     
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    7, 9, & 10 on the top 10 payrolls are failures..

    :) us, the bucks and the sixers
     
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    OKC is in for a bright future...
     
  17. DCkid

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    There's a new troll in town.
     
  18. VBG

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    Well their payroll is gonna increase.
     

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