Jayson Tatum - Contract extension - Mission Accomplished (now with more $$$$$)

NomarsFool

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The monetary amount is a given.

What other details do both sides need to iron out? Can incentives be added to max contracts? I assume not. I would also assume you can't add trade kickers as well.

So:

1) Player opt out option? What has been normative for Tatum status players so far, and what are the implications for the Celtics?
2) Is a no-trade clause in play?
 

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The monetary amount is a given.

What other details do both sides need to iron out? Can incentives be added to max contracts? I assume not. I would also assume you can't add trade kickers as well.

So:

1) Player opt out option? What has been normative for Tatum status players so far, and what are the implications for the Celtics?
2) Is a no-trade clause in play?

For the no trade clause--I don't think he can.

In order to qualify for a no-trade clause, a player must meet the following criteria:

  • He must be signing a free agent contract, not an extension.
  • He must have at least eight seasons of NBA experience.
  • He must have spent at least four seasons with the team he’s signing with.
 

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Tatum and Brown's contracts would both expire the same summer if Tatum gets a player option. $100M/year contracts each?
 

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"first $70M player in NBA history"... unless you inflation-adjust Michael Jordan's $30M / year from 30 years ago. I believe that was like $112M in today's dollars.
 

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"first $70M player in NBA history"... unless you inflation-adjust Michael Jordan's $30M / year from 30 years ago. I believe that was like $112M in today's dollars.
Get outta here with your "financial literacy" and "math." Journalists don't need none of that.
 

Al Zarilla

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Tatum is ahead of Brown in salary again. Back to not being able to stand each other? Kidding. Brown’s “partners in crime” callout after the clinching game took care of that bogus. Probably never was any jealousy except them pushing each other.
 

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"first $70M player in NBA history"... unless you inflation-adjust Michael Jordan's $30M / year from 30 years ago. I believe that was like $112M in today's dollars.
A fun way to calculate this would be in terms of cap percentage. Tatum will obviously earn 35% in his base year. Jordan earned $33.1 million during the last dance while the cap was $26.9 million, so Jordan earned 123% of the cap.
 

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The 7 year journey to lock in a team around the Jays has culminated. Things looks so bleak in that regard following 2021, it’s really an amazing turnaround.
 

Jed Zeppelin

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Can’t even win Finals MVP. Looks like we have a new worst contract in history in town, taking the mantle from the **checks notes** Finals MVP.
 

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A fun way to calculate this would be in terms of cap percentage. Tatum will obviously earn 35% in his base year. Jordan earned $33.1 million during the last dance while the cap was $26.9 million, so Jordan earned 123% of the cap.
How were they able to pay Jordan more than the cap? Did no one care because he brought in so much league revenue? Those couple years of salary are crazy to see.
 

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"first $70M player in NBA history"... unless you inflation-adjust Michael Jordan's $30M / year from 30 years ago. I believe that was like $112M in today's dollars.
The inflation calculator adjusted I just used calculated highest MJ’s salary adjusted for inflation to $63 million.

JT>MJ
 

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How were they able to pay Jordan more than the cap? Did no one care because he brought in so much league revenue? Those couple years of salary are crazy to see.
There were no max contracts back then, and teams with Bird rights on a player could pay that player whatever they wanted.
 

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Hard to wrap my head around that type of money. Nice work if you can get it I suppose.
 

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There were no max contracts back then, and teams with Bird rights on a player could pay that player whatever they wanted.
I wish MLB would adapt this. We'd still have Mookie, for one thing.
 

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Tatum and Brown currently have the top 2 richest contracts in NBA history at $314M and $285M respectively. Next is Jokic at $276M followed by Bradley Beal at $251M. I am thankful the Celtics did not trade for Beal as was rumored just one year ago.
 

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Tatum and Brown currently have the top 2 richest contracts in NBA history at $314M and $285M respectively. Next is Jokic at $276M followed by Bradley Beal at $251M. I am thankful the Celtics did not trade for Beal as was rumored just one year ago.
Was Brown not like $305M?
 

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Was Brown not like $305M?
When it was announced, the value was based on the projected cap numbers for this year when the extension kicks in. The cap came in lower than expected so Brown’s initial salary is lower than was estimated at the time of the signing.
 

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IIRC, Brown dropped to 285m because of lower revenue (ironically, because of the playoff series that he helped to limit to 4 or 5 games)
 

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IIRC, Brown dropped to 285m because of lower revenue (ironically, because of the playoff series that he helped to limit to 4 or 5 games)
Conversely, we can almost carve Tatum's number in stone as the cap will rise the full ten percent next summer, barring another plague.