Interesting player movements after NBA trades start 2020

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Seth Curry from Mavs to 76ers

Josh Richardson traded to Mavs

Dwight Howard 1 year with 76ers

christian Wood 3yr $41m with Rockets after leaving Pistons

Montrezl Harrell 2yr $19m deal with Lakers

Wes Mathews 1yr with Lakers

Joe Harris 4yr $75m return to Nets

Danilo Gallinari 3yr $61m with Hawks

Rajon Rondo 2yr $15m with Hawks

Kris Dunn 2yrs $10m with Hawks

Davis Bertans 5yr $80m return to Wizards

Malik Beasley 4yr $60m to stay with Wolves

James Ennis 1yr deal stay at Magic

Jerami Grant goes to Pistons for 3yrs $60m

Mason Plumlee 3yrs $25m to Pistons

Goran Dragic another 2yrs in Miami at $37m

Avery Bradley 2yrs $12m to Miami

Maurice Harkless 1yr to Miami

Marcus Morris 4yr $64m return to Clippers

Kelly Oubre Jr to Warriors pending

De’Aaron Fox signs max extension with Kings 5yr $163m+

Knicks decline options/waive $34m in salaries from Portis, Gibson

Bobby Portis 2yr deal with Bucks

Gordon Hayward to Hornets on a 4yr $120m deal

Jae Crowder 3 year $30m to Suns

Fred VanVleet resigns for 4yrs and $85m with Raptors




pending deal Steven Adams to Pelicans plus Mavs gets James Johnson, Pistons get Devon Wright, OkC gets Trevor Ariza and Justin Jackson.
 
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Interesting rookies I’ll be watching next season


3. LaMelo Ball - Hornets
6. Onyeka Okongwu - Hawks
20. Precious Achiuwa - Heat
24. R.J. Hampton - Nuggets
 
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As a general comment I find it interesting that this much coin is being given to some average guys given the general financial uncertainty. Grant getting 20 mill per, Harris 19, Bertans and Morris 16, and a guy not on your list in Clarkson getting 13 mil from the Jazz. Not short deals either - though there will obviously be options in most of them.

Compare this to MLB where decent players with reasonable contracts are being non-tendered and many of the non-stars are likely to settle for one year deals.

I know the NBA season was only minimally affected by COVID in comparison to MLB but I still would have thought the prospect of a season with no fans would have been enough for owners to cry poor especially on the mid-tier guys. Seems that has not happened though.
 

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As a general comment I find it interesting that this much coin is being given to some average guys given the general financial uncertainty. Grant getting 20 mill per, Harris 19, Bertans and Morris 16, and a guy not on your list in Clarkson getting 13 mil from the Jazz. Not short deals either - though there will obviously be options in most of them.

Compare this to MLB where decent players with reasonable contracts are being non-tendered and many of the non-stars are likely to settle for one year deals.

I know the NBA season was only minimally affected by COVID in comparison to MLB but I still would have thought the prospect of a season with no fans would have been enough for owners to cry poor especially on the mid-tier guys. Seems that has not happened though.
Is there some sort of escrow mechanism which automatically adjusts if the cap is lower in future years?
I thought that was how the revenue sharing model worked. They are still very big numbers for these guys though
 

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Is there some sort of escrow mechanism which automatically adjusts if the cap is lower in future years?
I thought that was how the revenue sharing model worked. They are still very big numbers for these guys though
As I understand it player salaries have to total to a % of the league’s revenue as per the CBA (it is around 50% from memory but would have to look it up to find the exact number) if the player salary total falls below that then teams have to pay out to players the difference. I also believe a portion of player salaries also go in to an escrow account in case the alternate is true and salaries are above the %. If they aren’t the players get that money back.

The maximum player salaries are also a % of the salary cap (which is calculated based off the above % of league revenue) so if the league revenue falls, then the cap falls and the max salaries players can sign also fall. What I am not 100% sure of is whether existing contracts get “grandfathered” in to the fixed dollar amount based off what the cap was when the contract was signed or if they also adjust as future caps do. I imagine they must be fixed as you always see set numbers quoted even years after the original contract was signed.
 

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Despite obviously being very successful since Harden's arrival I feel the recent Houston teams have fallen short of fulfilling their potential and to a degree wasted the best year's of Harden's career because they never give a consistent line up a decent run.

Howard lasted three seasons including a trip to the WCF and maybe that was time to move on. However, Paul only lasted two and again a trip to the WCF and a 3-2 lead before he got hurt. Westbrook is now gone after one.

I loved that Houston went all in with their funky ultra small ball line up last season. Would they have won a title? Probably not. But, they embraced their style of play 100% and were looking really good before the Covid-enforced break. Coming back in the bubble Westbrook got hurt and they never really clicked.

Why not bring the same crew back again? (minus D'Antoni if he was set on leaving).

I know Harden must be hard to play with but the guys who come there must know that and accept it.

Just seems disappointing every new addition only seems to make it a season or two until they are moved on. That as much as anything seems to be what has cost them a Finals berth or title shot. (And a historically good GSW team I guess!)
 
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