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05-06-2013, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Eddie Shack View Post
By the time he gets done paying his agent and paying taxes does it really amount to much more than an extra happy meal each payday? I think the max was going up about $50K/year the last couple years. I believe we can still pay him the max per that year, regardless of where he was drafted. I don't recall ELCs being an issue in the new CBA.
We can pay him whatever but teams and players can use draft position as leverage to get better deals. I agree with you in that I highly doubt that's the issue in this case but it has come up in the past - IIRC it was an issue with us not signing Scott Valentine a few years ago.

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