Pay cuts??

Pay cuts??

Postby zetaw00d on Thu Jul 10, 2003 6:29 pm

If Shaq were to take a pay cut of 6-7mil to sign another player or give malone and/or Payton more money, would he be able to do that? I read the CBA and couldnt find it in there!!! We have a vet min, can we add to that from that pay cut?
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Postby SWOL on Thu Jul 10, 2003 6:58 pm

no it wouldnt effect this years cap, the NBA has garantee'd contracts not like the NFL were you can restructure, thats why you dont see hold outs in the NBA
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Postby zetaw00d on Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:09 pm

swolswol wrote:no it wouldnt effect this years cap, the NBA has garantee'd contracts not like the NFL were you can restructure, thats why you dont see hold outs in the NBA



Did you read the question? i was asking if shaq can take a pay cut on his on free will to be able offer more money to other free agents!!!!!
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Postby SWOL on Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:22 pm

NO ... unless you take a buyout and get released your contract is set....even if he wanted to he would not be able to.....Shawn Kemp was the first guy like ever to take the buy out......and even then if my memeory is correct, they are still paying his salary and part of or most of it counts against the cap
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Postby SWOL on Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:25 pm

the NFL has non- garantee'd contrats so they can restructure in the middle of the contract, that is why you see what your saying happen so often in the NFL and never in the NBA
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Postby #1_Kobe_fan on Thu Jul 10, 2003 9:37 pm

Couldn't a contract be reconstructed?.... not to make the dollars less but to add another year to reduce the 'X' amount of dollars we would pay him in a season? isn't that possible?
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Postby Worthy of Lakers on Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:03 pm

NO!!! Swol is right. You can't restructure contracts in the NBA. IMPOSSIBLE!!! How many times do you guys have to ask a question when someone has given you the answer? Name one person in the NBA who has restructured his contract to have "extra" money for more free agents. I didn't think so. You can't name one because no one can do that. Don't you think Shaq would have done that by now in order to have signed any of the past free agents that woulda helped this team? The guy has more money than anyone reading these posts combined. He could afford to give up part of his $26 million this year. However, there's no restructuring of contracts because the contracts are guaranteed. As in the case of Grant Hill and Terrell Brandon. Those guys have and are injured. Yet, those guys are getting well over 8 million a year for sitting on their @ss and rehabbing. Everytime the push a button on the TV remote, they get paid a couple grand. That's because their contracts are guaranteed. Why do you think the Heat had asked the NBA for a "medical exemption" when Mourning was out? Mourning still got paid and his salary had counted toward the cap already. The medical exemption is so they get an extra percentage of the salary they paid Mourning to give to or split among other free agents. That money spent from the "medical exemption" wouldn't count against the cap. Hence, the contracts signed by an NBA player is guaranteed. They can fire, drop, get rid of a player under contract. However, that person is going to get paid no matter what and it will count toward the cap unles they workout a buyout. Who in their right mind would take a buyout if you're "GUARANTEED" millions and millions of dollars for years unless you want to become a free agent or you just hate your boss. The other question would be, who in their right mind would give a buyout to a guy like Shaq and have him become a free agent? That's what happens when you give them a buyout and use it. I hope that cleared everything up.
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Postby joshua on Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:52 pm

didn't magic do something like that for vlade?
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Postby Coppertop on Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:47 am

That was a very old CBA. Players are much greedier now, as are their lawyers in the Union. Magic cared about winning above all else, but its obvious times have changed.
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Postby lakers frizzo on Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:53 am

we got two non greedy players this offseason.
is shaq satisfied with three titles and continuing to blow up to 400 lbs or will he get the other hunger back and get down to 320 and win three more?? GO LAKERS 2004-06 CHAMPS!!!
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Postby #1_Kobe_fan on Fri Jul 11, 2003 1:15 am

didn't David Robinson restructured his contract most recently?
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Postby Retards on Fri Jul 11, 2003 9:29 am

#1_Kobe_fan wrote:didn't David Robinson restructured his contract most recently?


He sure did , he retired ............
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Postby SterlingBlueSatinGlow on Fri Jul 11, 2003 9:43 am

Hey guys, I was just thinking, It';s true that NBA contracts can't be restructured but there is nothing in the Rules that say's Shaq can't give Payton and Malone a gift of a few Million a piece. :man12:
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Postby #1_Kobe_fan on Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:08 pm

I'm wondering if MARK CUBAN does that.... he can certainly can afford it...

heck if they're in a mood if tossing a few change .... SHAQ toss a little of it over here!!!
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Postby Worthy of Lakers on Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:18 pm

David Robinson didn't restructure his deal. All he did was tell the Sperms that he was excercising his option and then retiring after that season. He said this two years ago. He had an option year left. This was his option year. Now that he retired, they have room under the cap to sign anyone for the max contracts. If I recall correctly, he had signed a 5 year $50 million deal.
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