The leaving or leaving of upper-level players in the league directly affects the contracts and worth of lower-level players. Even the verbal agreements that have been reached will be changed or cancelled directly due to changes in certain players.
The former Lakers' two shooters are good examples. The amount of the contract signed is less than half the amount reached before.
Both Bullock and Muscala were players acquired by the Lakers in the midterm last season. The goal was to find more reliable shooters for James. However, the two came to the Lakers and performed disappointingly. Muscala was basically abandoned in the later stages, and his trade became one of the magicians' failures.
Because his 3D attributes still have good value in the market, he reached a two-year verbal agreement with the Knicks for $21 million when the free market just opened, but it was later reported by the Knicks. Bullock's injury risks need to be reassessed.
But it was actually because Morris was offered a one-year contract of 15 million US dollars. The Knicks had to make room to sign him, and later felt that the two-year contract of 21 million US dollars was inflated. Up.
So renegotiated a two-year new contract with an average of about 4.7 million US dollars per year, which is more than half the previous one.
He had this encounter and his teammate Muscala. Muscala is a space-based No. 4 position and has a certain market. At the beginning, he negotiated with the Thunder for two years to join the US$10 million. contract.
But who would have thought that the Thunder would have undergone a great change later. The five starting players last season were traded away for three, especially Pickle and Westbrook.
Next season's Thunder may enter the rebuilding period, but fortunately, the Thunder has hoarded a large number of draft picks through the pickle, Grant and Westbrook's trade, and Presti selected 3MVP From a draft perspective, the Thunder's reconstruction must not take long.
But obviously the purpose of signing Muscala is not what it used to be. The Thunder does not need to pay such a high salary for players who are not in the team's future plans. You must know that the Thunder have paid luxury taxes for several years.
So the latest news that Muscala and the Thunder reached a new agreement, about two years of 4.3 million, also shrunk the previous contract by more than half, but Muscala now has nothing else. select.
It has been twenty days since the free market has been opened, and the reinforcement of each team has been basically completed. There is no team left with position and salary space for Muscala, so he can only choose Accept it, but fortunately it is a player option for the second year.
Examples like Bullock and Muscala are actually not uncommon in the league. In addition to the team’s remorse, the more unacceptable thing is that the player remorse. It was good to join but he regretted joining because of the contract amount. The other team, this year's Morris is a typical.
Morrison and the Spurs reached a two-year verbal agreement of 20 million US dollars, but unexpectedly he chose to accept the Knicks' one-year 15 million US dollars, which caused controversy.
In fact, the Knicks’ annual salary of 15 million is not as much higher than the Spurs, because the Spurs’ Texas has no state tax, and the cost of living in Texas is lower than that of New York. A lot, so he can't make much money.
And it is said that the Spurs management is very angry about his move. Maybe Morris prefers the Knicks in the metropolis than the disciplined Spurs, and the Knicks have no record goal next year, but There is a lot of spotlight, and the Knicks are indeed a good place for players who don't pursue too deep.
Paul George’s application for a transaction directly changed the pattern of many Western teams and also affected the fate of many players. His approach is obviously controversial for the team.
Xiao Hua also convened an alliance meeting for this move. The specific measuresIt has not been announced before, but I believe that with the continuous development of the league, both the rights of the team and the players will be more perfect and standardized.
The next season of the NBA will be a year full of expectations. When the dominant Warriors in the past few years are gone, several powerful teams have gradually emerged, and the team that won the arms race this summer will We will play a big role next season, and we will usher in the most intense and interesting season.