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#1 tsidebotham

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Posted May 06, 2013 - 03:04 PM

is the NBA anything like the NFL in terms of restructuring contracts?
it seems like the only way to bring anyone would be for them to restructure Kobe's contract... maybe give him the same money, or a little more spread out over more years? idk, something needs to happen because we likely wont win with the same crew.

people can blame injuries all they want, but we are another year older, and with that comes even more injuries...



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 03:06 PM

used too, but not anymore 


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Posted May 06, 2013 - 03:45 PM

Will never happen. Not even sure if you can but if you could it still wouldn't. 



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 04:07 PM

Why should Kobe re-structure his contract?

 

He's done enough to get everything he can from the organization.



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 04:45 PM

He deserves each and every penny he has gotten and will be getting. But if he is willing to offer to do this(assuming it's possible) on his own, then my respect for him would grow even more.

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Posted May 06, 2013 - 06:40 PM

Why should Kobe re-structure his contract?

 

He's done enough to get everything he can from the organization.

Hypothetically, to get a better team around him, so he can win one more ring, which is much more important to him.



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 09:32 PM

Yeah dude, let it go, it won't happen.

Of all things to be re-structured to win, Kobe's contract isn't it. No player has done it in the NBA and it certainly won't start now.

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Posted May 06, 2013 - 09:51 PM

Kobe's contract cant be restructured according to the new cba.

 

www.cbafaq.com point 59 and 60. 

 

I think the best way to restructure a deal with this team is to use stretch provision on Nash's 9 million in 2014-15. Instead of paying him 9 that season, he is then waived and his salary is stretched 3 million / yr for 3 years. That would take 6 million off the cap in the 2014-free-agency. In other words: if we have Dwight locked up, we'd also have 35-40 million in cap-space.



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 10:06 PM

I said that a while ago.

The stretch provision is what to do with Nash, if they're gonna think that way. It gives a tiny, tiny amount of relief.

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Posted May 06, 2013 - 11:49 PM

You would only reconstruct a contract if you anted to make a larger 1 year contract into a smaller 3-4 year contract. Other than that no way anyone would do it. How about next time you go to work you tell your boss you are willing to take a pay cut so your company can do better. When you do that you can tell kobe to do the same. 



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Posted May 07, 2013 - 05:40 AM

if Kobe wasnt injured would you stil be asking this dumb sheet?

 

Kobe has earned every $, deal with it & stop putting forth the inquiry!


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 06:44 AM

Contract renegotiation only applies to players who are going to get increases, and there are restrictions based on the year of the contract it is applied.  Pay cuts for cap relief are not allowed in the NBA, and you also have to be under the cap to renegotiate a contract.



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Posted May 07, 2013 - 08:01 AM

While clearly restructuring is not on the table, I disagree with the sentiment that a player should not consider it, because he has "earned" the right to make as much as possible.

If restructuring a deal is the difference between adding a key component, or not, then why should a player not consider it?

What is 35 year old Kobe most interested in? Squeezing as much money as possible out of the Lakers, or winning a championship? If the two are not mutually exclusive, then yes, he should consider sacrificing dollars if it will help him win a sixth ring.

Even the trifecta in Miami took a little less than the max in order to help facilitate putting that team together. It's the smart thing to do.

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 08:14 AM

While clearly restructuring is not on the table, I disagree with the sentiment that a player should not consider it, because he has "earned" the right to make as much as possible.

If restructuring a deal is the difference between adding a key component, or not, then why should a player not consider it?

What is 35 year old Kobe most interested in? Squeezing as much money as possible out of the Lakers, or winning a championship? If the two are not mutually exclusive, then yes, he should consider sacrificing dollars if it will help him win a sixth ring.

Even the trifecta in Miami took a little less than the max in order to help facilitate putting that team together. It's the smart thing to do.

they play in east & still have many yrs ahead of themselves. kobe is at end of train you milk it for everything!


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 08:17 AM

I said that a while ago.

The stretch provision is what to do with Nash, if they're gonna think that way. It gives a tiny, tiny amount of relief.

A tiny tiny 6 million dollar relief in the summer of 2014. That's actually a lot if you do the math.



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Posted May 07, 2013 - 08:17 AM

they play in east & still have many yrs ahead of themselves. kobe is at end of train you milk it for everything!


Like Karl Malone did?

Like Tim Duncan and Tony Parker?

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 08:21 AM

Malone was just thirsty for a Ring

 

TD & Parker are not Kobe & dont deserve $30 mill for a yr at this point in their careers nor never even in their prime.

Like Karl Malone did?

Like Tim Duncan and Tony Parker


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 09:46 AM

Malone was just thirsty for a Ring
 
TD & Parker are not Kobe & dont deserve $30 mill for a yr at this point in their careers nor never even in their prime.



Right. Is Kobe thirsty for a ring or is he thirsty for the largest possible pay day?

As far as Parker and Duncan, nowhere did I insinuate that they were worth 30 million. But, they did take less than they could've gotten in order to help the team. That is the principle at play here. Not specific dollar totals.

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 11:51 AM

Kobe will restructure his contract after next season lol. That's the closet you will get to a restructure of Kobes contract. When he's a free agent. If he does come back he probably does what KG and TD did with their contracts.

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 11:57 AM

Kobe will restructure his contract after next season lol. That's the closet you will get to a restructure of Kobes contract. When he's a free agent. If he does come back he probably does what KG and TD did with their contracts.


I suggested that to Eric Pincus last summer and he disagreed with me pretty vehemently.

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