Monthly Archives: June 2016

What Should the Lakers Pay Jordan Clarkson

I. Introduction Once the Los Angeles Lakers submit a Qualifying Offer (“QO”) to Jordan Clarkson, he will become a restricted free agent (“RFA”) on July 1. Because Jordan Clarkson has only been in the NBA for two seasons, his restricted free agency period will be subject to the Gilbert Arenas Provision (making Clarkson an “Arenas RFA”). […]

LeBron James’ Contract Options and Earning Potential

LeBron James just capped off his 12th season in the NBA with his third Larry O’Brien trophy. In just his second year back in Cleveland, he brought an NBA Championship to the city that hasn’t seen a title in over 50 years, arguably his greatest accomplishment to date. Despite the win, LeBron is expected to opt out of […]

How it Works: The Gilbert Arenas Provision

  Restricted free agency exists so teams can control the young players they took the time, money, and effort to develop. In restricted free agency, teams are given first refusal rights to prevent their players from leaving for other teams so long as they are willing to pay what the market is offering. It is a […]