MLSE green lighted Grunwald to spend a lot of money back at the peak of "Vinsanity". If they ever put something legit together again I'm sure they'll get green lighted to spend up to the threshold but not beyond given the new rules.
LEGACY LEGENDS LEAGUE
PG - Penny Hardaway, 1995-96, Orlando Magic: 21.7 PPG, 4.3 REB, 7.1 AST, 24.6 PER
SG - Kobe Bryant, 2005-06, L.A. Lakers: 35.4 PPG, 5.3 REB, 4.5 AST, 28.0 PER
SF - Elgin Baylor, 1961-62, L.A. Lakers: 38.3 PPG, 18.6 REB, 4.6 AST, 26.5 PER
PF - Patrick Ewing, 1989-90, N.Y. Knicks: 28.6 PPG, 10.9 REB, 4.6 BLK, 25.8 PER
C - Dikembe Mutombo, 1999-00, Atlanta Hawks: 11.5 PPG, 14.1 REB, 3.3 BLK, 19.4 PER
Isn't the real advantage of spending towards the luxury tax the ability to take risks by giving out bad contracts and then just letting those rot if the risk backfires? Most of the big spenders in the league have always had a crap contract that caused them to go into luxury tax. I don't think its a necessity that the Raps have to go with that approach even if they become contenders.
Unless if we are considering giving max contracts to deserving players (like Miami, minus Bosh), but I don't see those guys being available for Toronto unless we draft really well (ie, Val/Ross become mega stars).
Ken Berger @KBergCBS
Assuming Dwight re-signs, rough math for Lakers' guaranteed commitments for '13-'14, first year of super tax: $92M for six players.Lakers are going to be paying more in tax that 2&3 teams combined! Yikes.Ken Berger @KBergCBS
Based on $75M tax line, Lakers would owe $34.3M in tax for those six players at $92M alone. That's $126M for half a team.
Last edited by mcHAPPY; Fri Aug 10th, 2012 at 09:03 AM.
Yeah I saw that tweet. I suppose having 4 veteran All-NBA players isn't, and shouldn't be, cheap...but that's just a little mindbottling. You know, when things are so crazy it gets your thoughts all trapped, like in a bottle.
Man oh man, OKC has got to be PIIIIIIISSSED!!!
I beleive the Lakers are one of those teams that can turn a profit no matter how much they are spending.
Just decided to put up the numbers of the team's payrolls in the league.
1. Los Angeles Lakers
2. Brooklyn Nets
3. Miami Heat
4. Orlando Magic
5. Philadelphia 76ers
6. New York Knicks
7. Golden State Warriors
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Memphis Grizzlies
10. Utah Jazz
11. San Antonio Spurs
12. Washington Wizards
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Dallas Mavericks
15. Milwaukee Bucks
16. New Orleans Hornets
17. Charlotte Bobcats
18. Oklahoma City Thunder
19. Phoenix Suns
20. Toronto Raptors
21. Chicago Bulls
22. Sacramento Kings
23. Atlanta Hawks
24. Portland Trail Blazers
25. Indiana Pacers
26. Denver Nuggets
27. Cleveland Cavaliers
28. Houston Rockets
29. Minnesota Timberwolves
30. Boston Celtics
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