Sixers only pick up Ollie's next season and the one after that is an option.
I am very interested in his contract status if you could help us out here as ditching Snow's horrific extension was the key to this trade I would hate to end up with another dead end contract in a back up guard.
Well, my information could very well be wrong, I am just going by what comcast was reporting today. According to them both players they picked up were only signed for next year and both had options for the year after.
I'm almost positive Ollie's contract is close to identical to Buckner's. Cleveland doesn't make the trade if Ollie expires after next season.
I haven't seen anywhere else about Ollie's contract so all I can go by comcast. They were reporting it based on that was a major part of Philly's reasoning behind the trade. Although Snow through 2009 on any team makes little sense. And I don't know if Ollie's contract was supposed to be a player option year or owners or whatever.
King also said that while money was a factor, it wasn't the primary motivation behind the deal. Neverthless, by trading Snow, who earned $4.5 million last season, the Sixers open up some room under the salary cap. Last October, Snow signed a four-year extension that expires in 2008-09. Ollie is currently in the midst of a 5-year, $15 million deal that expires in 2007-08. Brown is entering the final year of a four-year, $7.26 million contract
I think the final year of Ollie's contract is an option, but I was still wrong regardless. I guess in effect it can be view as a salary dump, but not a great one.