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BornReady#6
07-06-2012, 10:55 AM
ou've got to be kidding me. Really? These tweets can't be serious can they? Berger and Co. have to be making this stuff up, right? Berger: Others have touched on this, but Blazers have nothing but contempt for Minnesota's bid for RFA Nicolas Batum. Sorry, Nic, you're staying. John Canzano: Paul Allen "livid" with Minnesota's pursuit of Nic Batum. Feels they're in this only to drive Portland's price higher. This is the same franchise that offered "toxic," front-loaded contracts to try to ensure the Utah Jazz wouldn't match for Paul Milsap and Wes Matthews. This is the same franchise that set the "overpay" precedent this offseason by offering Roy Hibbert (a non-max player) a max contract. Contempt? Livid? And what emotions do you think other fans/front offices have felt while Portland attempts to annually pillage their rosters with offers of overpriced/toxic contracts? Overpaying is a common theme in free agency that will eventually haunt NBA owners in collective bargaining. Overpaying, I think most NBA fans can handle because it's such a prominent element when dealing with desperate teams and sophisticated/wheeling-and-dealing agents. Overpaying with a complete disregard for how your past and current actions may affect other NBA teams/moves? That's just myopia of epic proportions. No one feels bad for you Paul and Neil. As the old saying goes, "you reap what you sow." Gotta love NBA free agency.
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Funny how the universe works, still sucks they put us in this position. I'm almost to the point of saying let Roy walk, in all reality he hasnt nor will ever put up the numbers that justify that loot.

Will Galen
07-06-2012, 01:02 PM
This is the same franchise that offered "toxic," front-loaded contracts to try to ensure the Utah Jazz wouldn't match for Paul Milsap and Wes Matthews.

As I've been saying, Portland is going to poison pill the Pacers too. If possible with max contracts, it will either be a front loaded or back loaded contract, whichever they think we will be most likely to pass on.

Another thought; If it was back loaded with most of the money in the final two years that would help us now. Say it's 10-10-19-19, we could sign him and take the first two years to rework our roster, or trade him. Of course we might not be able to trade him in two years because everyone will be trying to get under or stay under the luxury tax. The front office will have to bear that in mind.

So it will probably be front loaded, designed to hurt us now. Actually who knows!

xIndyFan
07-06-2012, 01:08 PM
As I've been saying, Portland is going to poison pill the Pacers too. It will either be a front loaded or back loaded contract, whichever they think we will be most likely to pass on.

It can't be front loaded or back loaded. The max contract is based on the first year's salary. The most they can offer Roy is $13.6M for the first year with raises of 4.5%. The $58M is the total the max salary and max raises generate. It is not a max number that the contract adds up to. The poison pill, front loaded, back loaded stuff only works with contracts that are less than the max.

Team Indy
07-06-2012, 01:09 PM
As I've been saying, Portland is going to poison pill the Pacers too. It will either be a front loaded or back loaded contract, whichever they think we will be most likely to pass on.

Wouldn't the contract be less than max if it's front or back loaded?

Kegboy
07-06-2012, 01:11 PM
I hope everyone who was worried about Pritchard is paying attention to what an *** Paul Allen really is.

[edit] Also, I must say, Nic Batum for $11-12M per makes me feel better about Roy for $14.5M.

Will Galen
07-06-2012, 01:24 PM
It can't be front loaded or back loaded. The max contract is based on the first year's salary. The most they can offer Roy is $13.6M for the first year with raises of 4.5%. The $58M is the total the max salary and max raises generate. It is not a max number that the contract adds up to. The poison pill, front loaded, back loaded stuff only works with contracts that are less than the max.

Okay, thanks. I used to run my own spreadsheet and stay up to date on this kind of stuff, but the way the NBA is now days, I'm no longer interested enough to think about the obvious.

Will Galen
07-06-2012, 01:29 PM
That brings up a question though. If a max contract is set in stone like that why would the front office need to read the contract before deciding to match? That's whats being said.

Steagles
07-06-2012, 01:29 PM
Well HA ****ING HA, JACKASS.
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Rogco
07-06-2012, 01:37 PM
That brings up a question though. If a max contract is set in stone like that why would the front office need to read the contract before deciding to match? That's whats being said.

I think for starters we dont even know what a max contact is. Other than that this talkmeans nothing till roy actually signs the contract and 2 days, 23 hours and 59 minutes have passed. I think portland had the cap hit until we match, so if we're going to match we wait as long as possible to f portland.

cinotimz
07-06-2012, 01:47 PM
Cant help but wonder if donnie walsh's old buddy Kahn just added a little something something to get at Allen and company for the deal they obviously made to screw with pritchard....a little what comes around goes around....pacers will match...all you afraid they wont should relax....this is personal for allen and portland kinda overplayed their hand...roys agent is just doing is job....and its business for roy and agent...roy never wanted to go anywhere and the pacers never wanted him to go anywhere...if they feel theyre overpaying then they will do so and maybe trade him in the future...its really that simple...

Hicks
07-06-2012, 02:00 PM
1. We DO know what a max contract is.

2. As Wells explained, there's apparently a way to 'almost max' Roy and therefore use signing bonuses to front load the deal, which they may or may not have done in Portland with Roy's offer. Apparently, the Pacers don't know either way until the 11th. What confuses me is why wouldn't Roy's agent tell Indiana what the structure is to speed up a decision either way?

MrHale
07-06-2012, 02:02 PM
What Portland is trying to say is wolves dont really want him they just know ptown will match anything so there makin em pay more then they want to. Which i think is opposite to hibbert cuz i think they really do want him and not just trying to make us pay max. Only real way u get RFAs is to overpay.u guys get mad at people goin our rfa but everyone wanted gordon, so i see no difference

cinotimz
07-06-2012, 02:12 PM
2. As Wells explained, there's apparently a way to 'almost max' Roy and therefore use signing bonuses to front load the deal, which they may or may not have done in Portland with Roy's offer. Apparently, the Pacers don't know either way until the 11th. What confuses me is why wouldn't Roy's agent tell Indiana what the structure is to speed up a decision either way?

What makes u think roys agent hasnt told indiana? what makes u think a decision hasnt been made? just because they havent announced a decision doesnt mean they havent made one....the pacers have been in the catbirds seat from the very beginning...why give that up? its actually beneficial for the pacers to let teams-especially portland-think theyre undecided on whether to match....and even moreso to let portland think theyre gonna get hibbert...if they say theyre matching then portland goes out and talks to other free agents...free agents the pacers could very well have an interest in....this way portland is constrained from doing much in that regard, even moreso if they believe they will get hibbert....portland is dying to know what the pacers are gonna do....just like all the fans are....walsh and pritchard know what theyre doing...and theyre not telling anyone...and theres many many good reasons for not doing such...and outside of putting ur fears to rest, theres no good reason to tell anyone what theyre doing until they actually do it...and i dont look for them to do anything until the very last hour...thus getting back at paul allen and company as decisions will likely have been made on most of the desirable free agents by then and the blazers will be left pretty empty handed...

able
07-06-2012, 02:17 PM
assuming 58 mio, max signing bonus is 10% of that, counted over the duration -minus option years so in this case 4 years.

which means cap hits remain the same and salary is lowered by 5.8 * 0.25 = 1.45 so first year hit would be 5.8 - 1.45 = 4.35 mio on top of the starting salary

Hicks
07-06-2012, 02:58 PM
What makes u think roys agent hasnt told indiana? what makes u think a decision hasnt been made?

Mike Wells. David Aldridge.