The Orange Mane -  a Denver Broncos Fan Community  

Go Back   The Orange Mane - a Denver Broncos Fan Community > Other Sports Discussion > NBA & NCAA
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Chat Room Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2007, 06:15 PM   #1
youcandoit1687's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,593

Chris Myers
Default Top Draft Pick Salaries

Hey I was just wondering what the deal is with such short and small contracts for NBA draft picks. They're only signed for 2 years with 2 more optional, only about 5 million a year, what's the deal with the discrepancy between NFL and NBA contracts? Also, how do they happen so fast?

Thanks to all you NBA experts.
youcandoit1687 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 07-05-2007, 08:55 PM   #2
Pro Bowler

Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 545

Well I think that's changed recently.

But yeah, generally 1st picks got 3 mill for 4 years...with the last one being an option year (that was generally picked up as the player was a young guy on a cheap contract)

The point was very much to address the unintended consequences of the NFL system. That the 1st rounders would gradually command bigger contracts. This means bad teams invest a huge amount of cap on 50/50 players. If it doesn't work out you are in big trouble.

In the NBA, you might shatter a franchise for a decade if they were to sign #1's to NFL style contracts and he was a bust.
rubaiyat is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:12 PM.

Denver Broncos