Thread: Speculation: Kings to Sign Peter Mannino?
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01-09-2013, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by kingsfan View Post
The $900,000 would represent the (approximate) percentage of wages Quick would have earned during the lockout due to being an injured player (he is on the final year of his old contract before the extension kicks in, and is due $1.7 million this year). Once a player comes off injury (medically cleared) he is no longer eligible to earn that salary. Assuming nothing was wrong, Quick was slated to be cleared around the end of training camp (IIRC).

I get the idea of keeping Quick around to recover, but seems like an expensive way to make sure he's in shape.
Ok, makes more sense now. I think it was a matter of no other option being available, so just pay him and let him work out in Manch. I'm also not so sure once the lockout happened that the Kings could take him off of IR or whatever. I think he was stuck there until a new CBA was in place and teams could make roster moves again. Expensive sure, but just don't see another option that would have worked.

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