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04-13-2013, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Sarava View Post
6.5 to 5.9 isn't a big leap. That's not much of a hometown discount when the money is locked in and guaranteed. A hometown discount would have been signing like a 6 year deal @ 4.5 per.
The so-called hometown discount is usually pretty small (~10%) outside of special circumstances. The obvious ones are guys at the end of their career that have already made bank and want to retire with their team and/or contend for a cup (also the twins so they could play together on a contending team.)

But asking a guy in his prime money-making contract to "pay" $10m, or ~20% of his income to play in his "hometown" is nuts. I don't understand why some guys leave good situations to take a little more, but I do understand why players don't accept big discounts where the money they leave on the table ends up going to others paid in full (or the owner's pocket.)

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