therealdeal wrote:Weezy wrote:therealdeal wrote:If I'm Wade or Bosh I tell them to go jump in a lake. They earned that money, especially Bosh.
Yeah, this isn't the NFL, they gave them the contract and they have to pay it. It would be good for the team If they took less, but that's not their problem. We're going through this with Nash, it sucks, but again, they gave him the contract, no one forced them.
Exactly. And if Wade opts out then he's going to lose money. No one is going to offer him anything close to 20 million dollars even over the life of a contract. He'd be looking at 2/15 million or something. That's what he's worth now in this CBA.
Bosh honestly could be worth his contract. He carries them sometimes and I think he's better than what they've turned him into. He could be a 20/9/1 type of guy elsewhere and those kinds of stats deserve great pay.
To ask them to make themselves role players so LeBron can get all the money? I'd be pretty pissed off if I were them.
This isn't entirely accurate. Currently Wade is owed $43 million over the next two years should he opt-in. Let's say after those 2 years he want to re-sign for another 3 years, what would his worth be? Maybe $10 at most? That would mean about $73 mill over the next 5 years (while the current cap hit is $20 mill each over the next two seasons). Instead, he can opt-out now, and re-sign for say, $85 mill for 5 years. He ends up making more money in that 5 year span, and the contract is about $17 million per season, while the cap hit in the next 2 seasons is obviously lowered. So it's a way to cut salary, while not really taking a pay cut. Obviously this is just an example and I don't see them getting Wade a 5 year deal, but this opens up options obviously.