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    Quote 10 000 Hours wrote: View Post
    I don't care if the Raptors pay luxury tax or not because it's not my money. Whatever they are willing to do to win, is up to them.
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    I was thinking the same thing...... who gives a crap if they have to pay luxury tax.....MLSE or BELL or ROGERS makes enough $$$$ ...WHATEVER IT TAKES TO WIN.... you have to spend $$$ if you want to win (long term)

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.
    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.
    Lakers are going to be paying more in tax that 2&3 teams combined! Yikes.
    Last edited by mcHAPPY; Fri Aug 10th, 2012 at 10:03 AM.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Default Team payrolls.

    Just decided to put up the numbers of the team's payrolls in the league.

    http://hoopshype.com/salaries.htm

    Team Payrolls
    1. Los Angeles Lakers
    $97,740,731
    2. Brooklyn Nets
    $82,863,544
    3. Miami Heat
    $82,629,170
    4. Orlando Magic
    $73,312,267
    5. Philadelphia 76ers
    $72,705,528
    6. New York Knicks
    $68,989,028
    7. Golden State Warriors
    $66,699,736
    8. Detroit Pistons
    $66,009,791
    9. Memphis Grizzlies
    $65,621,568
    10. Utah Jazz
    $64,192,721
    11. San Antonio Spurs
    $63,687,035
    12. Washington Wizards
    $62,043,724
    13. Los Angeles Clippers
    $61,619,891
    14. Dallas Mavericks
    $61,217,894
    15. Milwaukee Bucks
    $60,678,085
    16. New Orleans Hornets
    $57,053,630
    17. Charlotte Bobcats
    $56,820,187
    18. Oklahoma City Thunder
    $56,638,264
    19. Phoenix Suns
    $55,856,415
    20. Toronto Raptors
    $55,786,355
    21. Chicago Bulls
    $55,702,768
    22. Sacramento Kings
    $54,886,455
    23. Atlanta Hawks
    $53,089,031
    24. Portland Trail Blazers
    $53,013,198
    25. Indiana Pacers
    $50,530,897
    26. Denver Nuggets
    $50,059,814
    27. Cleveland Cavaliers
    $48,498,938
    28. Houston Rockets
    $48,195,649
    29. Minnesota Timberwolves
    $44,513,198
    30. Boston Celtics
    $36,512,932

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    Just decided to put up the numbers of the team's payrolls in the league.

    http://hoopshype.com/salaries.htm

    Team Payrolls
    1. Los Angeles Lakers
    $97,740,731
    2. Brooklyn Nets
    $82,863,544
    3. Miami Heat
    $82,629,170
    4. Orlando Magic
    $73,312,267
    5. Philadelphia 76ers
    $72,705,528
    6. New York Knicks
    $68,989,028
    7. Golden State Warriors
    $66,699,736
    8. Detroit Pistons
    $66,009,791
    9. Memphis Grizzlies
    $65,621,568
    10. Utah Jazz
    $64,192,721
    11. San Antonio Spurs
    $63,687,035
    12. Washington Wizards
    $62,043,724
    13. Los Angeles Clippers
    $61,619,891
    14. Dallas Mavericks
    $61,217,894
    15. Milwaukee Bucks
    $60,678,085
    16. New Orleans Hornets
    $57,053,630
    17. Charlotte Bobcats
    $56,820,187
    18. Oklahoma City Thunder
    $56,638,264
    19. Phoenix Suns
    $55,856,415
    20. Toronto Raptors
    $55,786,355
    21. Chicago Bulls
    $55,702,768
    22. Sacramento Kings
    $54,886,455
    23. Atlanta Hawks
    $53,089,031
    24. Portland Trail Blazers
    $53,013,198
    25. Indiana Pacers
    $50,530,897
    26. Denver Nuggets
    $50,059,814
    27. Cleveland Cavaliers
    $48,498,938
    28. Houston Rockets
    $48,195,649
    29. Minnesota Timberwolves
    $44,513,198
    30. Boston Celtics
    $36,512,932
    These numbers do not include a lot of deals. For example, Boston is over the cap now and Toronto is around $58M (they don't include Gray).

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    These numbers do not include a lot of deals. For example, Boston is over the cap now and Toronto is around $58M (they don't include Gray).
    Hmmm. Sorry for the inconvenience Matt, didn't know too sure whether these were updated or not.

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    Hmmm. Sorry for the inconvenience Matt, didn't know too sure whether these were updated or not.
    No worries.

    If you are looking HoopsWorld.com is pretty up to date. Historically HoopsHype.com has been more reliable but of late the nod goes to HW.com.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    No worries.

    If you are looking HoopsWorld.com is pretty up to date. Historically HoopsHype.com has been more reliable but of late the nod goes to HW.com.
    Alright thanks for that Matt. Just thought I'd post the payrolls to give everyone an idea on the overall financial statuses of teams.

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