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CBA Comparison Chart (2011 vs. 2017)

The link below will take you to a CBA Comparison Chart detailing substantive changes made to the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, dated January 19, 2017, since the last version, dated December 2011. NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement Comparison Chart (2011 vs. 2017) This chart is organized by category and contains nine different sections: I. Team Salary, Exceptions and […]

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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 […]

The Long-Term Injury Provision: What if Chris Bosh Can’t Play Again?

For Chris Bosh, the past two seasons have ended with serious health scares that forced him to sit out the remainder of the Miami Heat’s regular season games and, this year, their playoff run. A sure-fire Hall of Famer, we’d all love to see Bosh go out on his own terms – a decision made by […]

Evaluating the Whiteside/Howard Trade Proposal

Last week Real GM wrote a small piece on Dwight Howard’s happiness (or lack thereof) in Houston. In it, a prediction was made that during this season Howard would be traded to Miami for Hassan Whiteside. The crux of this prediction was that Miami would have a difficult time signing Whiteside due to his contract […]

The Steph Curry Rule

Former Brooklyn Nets Assistant GM Bobby Marks suggested during opening night of the NBA season that the NBA should have a Steph Curry Rule, allowing players to renegotiate their contracts even if their teams are over the cap. The full tweet can be seen here: NBA should have the “Steph Curry” rule. The ability to […]

That Weird Sign-and-Trade Rule

As mentioned in my Tristan Thompson piece, the Cleveland Cavaliers do have the option to sign-and-trade Thompson. If this ever came to fruition, the Cavs could only receive future assets and a trade exception in return. The trade exception, however, would not reflect whatever Thompson’s new salary would be. Instead, the exception is limited by […]

Options for Tristan Thompson & Cleveland Cavaliers

On October 1st at midnight Tristan Thompson let his qualifying offer with the Cleveland Cavaliers expire. The Cavs declined to offer Thompson a new contract that was acceptable to him and his agent and Thompson was unwilling to sign a $6,777,589 qualifying offer and play one year for less than his perceived market value. By […]

Team Salaries Updated, To be Posted Soon

Updating the Team Salaries took a little longer than expected as I was in the midst of studying for the Illinois Bar Exam. I have updated the salaries and they will be posted soon. They should be even more accurate than the salaries posted for last season. It should be noted that the salaries will […]

How the Hawks can re-sign DeMarre Carroll & Paul Millsap

Intro Atlanta was one of the most fascinating teams this season with their assist- and motion-heavy offense. Unfortunately, due to postseason injuries and running into someone named LeBron James, they did not get the opportunity to reach their ultimate goal and compete for an NBA title. This offseason two of their best players, Paul Millsap […]