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07-24-2012, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by opendoor View Post
They're talking about a 340 or so day span (from now until next July 1st) where he'll pocket $27 million. So in the next year he'll make that much, but the payments are technically spread out over the 2 seasons.
I guess it makes sense to include it, since they don't have a way out of the second payment because they can't trade him before July 24 of next year. Seems like something the small-market teams should be going after in the negotiations, take away that poison-pill option by changing the date the trade restriction ends (or just turning it from an outright restriction into a single-year NTC for the player.)

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