Bingo. This is one reason guys leave. The contract differences are deceiving - the 5th year makes it look bigger than it is. And either way it’s more $ than anyone knows what to do with.
Like think about if the Lakers lost in WCF with similar roster situation. Would anyone be saying hey they might not keep guys because tax. No they’d be sayin they had better. Needs to be the same for everyone
People take a small city and excuse no luxury tax. They forget the owners are billionaires. Lasry and Edens have combined net worth or 4.3 billion dollars. They’re big city hedge fund guys. don’t give them a pass this summer if their #Bucks don’t pony up
Crazy stuff. But also why win probability data both in game and for games as a whole is meaningless haha. Changes so wildly at rapid rate
Bingo. The bucks need to keep these guys and should get killed if they let them walk to save money
A bonus maple leaf sports and entertainment should be and is happy to pay. Gotta spend to win
Kyle Lowry has now earned a $500K bonus as a result of Toronto reaching the NBA Finals. The bonus will cost $1.25M toward the luxury tax. The tax bill for the Raptors is now $23.9M. The cap hit for Lowry next season is now$ 34.5M. The point guard has now earned $1.2M in bonuses.
Really, anyone even MENTIONING the luxury tax in describing Bucks offseason should be ashamed of themselves. That can’t be a factor. The whole point of this stuff is to win. You had the best regular season in the league. You were a top 3-4 playoff team. Spend!
As for the Bucks there are 2 keys. 1: Giannis needs to develop a jumper because we saw how a great team can scheme against that critical weakness at money time; 2: **** the luxury tax. The bucks need to spend huge to keep this together. I don’t care if there’s a $100M bill
Sure. That doesn’t change that your tweet is either a troll job or based on a flawed premise.
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I’ve seen it personally the last 10 years at @impactbball ... So happy for @Klow7 success! Dude works his **** off!!! Go get you a chip!!!
I’m not sure I like that bud is this reluctant to up playoff minutes and Kenny leans on what he learned from him moreso than anyone
From all in to finals being persuasive. The cycle starts with every star and it may be starting here. Also: YUCK at tax references. The bucks NEED to go into the tax, deep@into it. I don’t want to hear balling on FA’s due to tax - Lasry Edens billionaires