silentjim wrote: dasein wrote:
I think you'd owe 25% of his 8.4M salary for next season as well.
Nope, I checked this. It was a 4 year contract so he can do the 3rd year at 50%.
I always read the rule as 50% of the 3rd year AND 25% of the final year on a 4 year contract, but it makes more sense to buy out at just 50% of the third year on a four deal now that I think about it.
I've always felt it was as I did it...I just wasn't sure I had Gortat on a four year deal. If he had been on a three year deal, I would have not been able to buy him out until next season (the way I'm understanding the rule). It has to be a four year deal in order for him to be eligible for the 3rd year buyout.
And I meant to include that info in my original post somehow ("3rd year buyout" or something to that effect)...I just got into a hurry as I had to step out that day, and forgot to mention that detail.