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    Nyk Logo Why Lebron will not resign with Cleveland

    The maximum amount of money a player can sign for is contingent on the number of years that player has played and the total of the salary cap. The maximum salary of a player with 6 or fewer years of experience is $9,000,000 or 25% of the total salary cap (2009-10: $14,472,500). For a player with 79 years of experience, the maximum is $11,000,000 or 30% of the cap (2009-10: $17,310,000), and for a player with 10+ years of experience, the maximum is $14,000,000 or 35% of the cap (2008-2009: $20,195,000).

    With that being said, We all know Lebron will have an opt out in his contract that he will exercise after 3 years so he can be grandfathered...(35% of the cap with annual increase of 10.5%)

    if so, then he will only be leaving 1.3 million on the table to join another team. most media outlets talk about Lebron leaving 30 mil on the table but thats mostly based on the last year the cavs can give him.
    cavs can give him 10.5% increases each year while other teams can give him 8%.

    cavs other teams
    year 1 16.5 16.5
    year 2 18.2 17.8
    year 3 20.1 19.2

    if he doesn't opt out and signs an extension with cleveland he will be making 17.1 in 2010 vs 16.5 in 2010.

    so if its about the money..... why opt out Lebron????

    sign an extension like kobe and gasol did

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    I'm totally bamboozled right now.

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    money doesnt matter to lebron. he has his own shoe, and mad billboards -_-

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    Originally Posted by nk11
    money doesnt matter to lebron. he has his own shoe, and mad billboards -_-
    You sure about that? Then why isn't he playing for (basically) free to win titles with Dwayne Wade, and Bosh? He won't even be willing to make 14 mil a year to team up with all three in a city with some of the best weather in the world (Miami)...

    That's an absolutely false statement.

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    Originally Posted by NYKnuniversity
    You sure about that? Then why isn't he playing for (basically) free to win titles with Dwayne Wade, and Bosh? He won't even be willing to make 14 mil a year to team up with all three in a city with some of the best weather in the world (Miami)...

    That's an absolutely false statement.

    no i mean in terms of the difference between staying with the cavs versus going to the knicks...

    hes the best player in the league and would obviously wanna be paid like it. it would be a slap in the face to see guys like bosh and wade play for max money and him having to settle for less...the idea of being a "max player" def means something to these guys, everybody has an ego in the nba.

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    LeBron would be stupid to stay

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    He has better opportunities to win somewhere else, better team, more ways to make money. aka NewYork

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    as i mentioned last week.... now realgm has an article with the full breakdown of salaries regarding the free agent class and why it seems most will not resign with their own team if they opt out and its all about the money..

    check it out..

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