- Jan 5, 2006
This doesn’t make any sense to me. Boston is the only team that can offer a Super, everyone else just the max. By this very constraint you are paying above market price for his production. What the Super offers is better control over assets, but that comes with a financial penalty.Brown is not overpaid for the Supermax. He is a top 50 (he is a top 25 player but doesn't matter for the economics of the case) player and is getting the SuperMax before a salary cap bump with the TV renewals. The SuperMax becomes its own asset especially an early cycle SuperMax with the new CBA rules. Only place a SuperMax kills you is if you give to a borderline top 50 played like Tobias Harris or some one who just doesn't play like Kawhi or Irving.
When you look at the new CBA, the most valuable assets for luxury tax teams are SuperMax contracts, potential lottery picks, and then lottery second round picks. Late first round picks have gained value as well but not as much as solid second round pick up.