Bernucca: NBA’s Largest Pay Raises Show It Pays To Be Patient

Jimmy Butler

It pays to be patient. That is the financial lesson of the NBA’s offseason, which saw the biggest pay raises go to players who turned down contract extensions and gambled on themselves. Among the top 11 pay increases this summer, five went to players who felt like they were being lowballed by their teams — and proved it when they cashed in with bigger deals as restricted free agents this summer. Chicago’s Jimmy Butler, Orlando’s Tobias Harris, Detroit’s Reggie Jackson, Oklahoma City’s Enes

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Bernucca: Were You Paying Attention This Summer?

LBJ-RichPaul

July has become a great month for the NBA. Considered the start of the offseason, July begins with the moratorium, when teams can’t do any official business but rumors and reports fly fast and furious. There are summer leagues in Orlando and Las Vegas, and NBA-TV fills countless programming hours by televising these games for hoops junkies. Sin City and its triple-digit temperatures has become the unofficial summer home of the league, hosting the Players Association meetings and Team USA’s training camp.

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Washington Wizards Salaries and Analysis

WASHINGTON WIZARDS 2015-16 Offseason Additions: G-F Jared Dudley, G Alan Anderson 2015 Draft Picks: F Kelly Oubre, F Aaron White Draft Picks Coming: None Draft Picks Going: 2016 first round (to Phoenix, protected 1-9); 2016 second round (to Atlanta); 2019 second round (to Atlanta); 2020 second round (to Milwaukee, 31-55) Cap Exceptions: Partial mid-level ($1,460,000) Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Over the cap, under the tax Amnesty Provision: Used on Andray Blatche (2012)PLAYER 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20John Wall $15,850,000 $16,960,000  $18,060,000 $19,170,000Nene Hilario $13,000,000Marcin Gortat $11,220,000 $12,000,000 $12,780,000 $13,570,000Markieff Morris $8,000,000 $7,400,000 $8,000,000 $8,600,000Bradley Beal $5,690,000$7,470,000Martell Webster $5,610,000Otto Porter $4,660,000 $5,890,000 $7,730,000Jared Dudley $4,380,000Alan Anderson $4,000,000Drew Gooden $3,300,000  $3,550,000Ramon Sessions $2,170,000Gary Neal $2,140,000Kelly Oubre $1,920,000 $2,010,000 $2,090,000 $3,210,000 $4,490,000Garrett Temple  $1,100,000Jarell Eddie  $850,000J.J. Hickson $370,000Marcus Thonrton $240,000Ryan Hollins  $200,000TOTAL SALARY $85,000,000 $55,280,000 $48,660,000 $44,550,000 $4,490,000Player Option Team Option Qualifying Offer Waived BACK

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Utah Jazz Salaries and Analysis

UTAH JAZZ 2015-16 Offseason Additions: G Raul Neto, C Tibor Pleiss, C Jeff Withey 2015 Draft Picks: F Trey Lyles, G Olivier Hanlan Draft Picks Coming: 2016 second round (Golden State); 2016 second round (Boston); 2016 second round (Toronto); 2017 first round (Golden State); 2017 second round (New York); 2017 second round (Golden State); 2017 second round (Detroit); 2018 first round (Oklahoma City, protected 1-14) Draft Picks Going: None Cap Exceptions: Partial mid-level ($2,810,000) Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Under the cap Amnesty Provision: UnavailablePLAYER 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20Gordon Hayward  $15,410,000 $16,070,000 $16,740,000Derrick Favors  $12,000,000 $11,050,000 $12,000,000Alec Burks $9,460,000 $10,150,000 $10,850,000  $11,540,000Trevor Booker $4,780,000Dante Exum  $3,780,000 $3,940,000   $4,990,000 $6,620,000Tibor Pleiss $2,900,000 $3,000,000 $3,100,000  $3,880,000Trey Burke  $2,660,000  $3,390,000 $4,590,000Trey Lyles $2,240,000 $2,340,000 $2,440,000 $3,360,000 $4,630,000Shelvin Mack  $2,430,000 $2,440,000Joe Ingles $2,150,000  $2,150,000 $2,690,000Rodney Hood  $1,350,000  $1,410,000  $2,390,000 $3,470,000Rudy

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Toronto Raptors Salaries and Analysis

TORONTO RAPTORS 2015-16 Offseason Additions: G-F DeMarre Carroll, F-C Bismack Biyombo, G Cory Joseph, F Luis Scola 2015 Draft Picks: G Delon Wright, G Norman Powell Draft Picks Coming: 2016 first round (New York); 2017 first round (LA Clippers, protected 1-14) Draft Picks Going: 2016 second round (to Memphis); 2016 second round (to Utah) Cap Exceptions: None Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Over the cap Amnesty Provision: Used on Linas Kleiza (2013)PLAYER 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20DeMarre Carroll $13,600,000 $14.200,000 $14,800,000 $15,400,000Kyle Lowry $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 DeMar DeRozan $10,050,000 $10,050,000 Cory Joseph $7,000,000 $7,320,000 $7,630,000 $7,950,000Patrick Patterson  $6,270,000 $6,050,000Jonas Valanciunas $4,660,000$14,380,000 $15,460,000  $16,540,000  $17,620,000Terrence Ross $3,550,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000Luis Scola $2,900,000Bismack Biyombo  $2,810,000 $2,940,000James Johnson $2,500,000Lucas Noguiera  $1,840,000  $1,920,000 $2,950,000 $4,140,000Bruno Caboclo $1,520,000 $1,590,000   $2,450,000  $3,510,000Delon Wright $1,510,000  $1,580,000  $1,650,000  $2,540,000  $3,640,000Anthony Bennett $950,000Norman Powell $650,000  $870,000 $1,010,000  $1,290,000Jason Thompson $330,000Ronald Roberts $80,000TOTAL SALARY $72,220,000 $83,900,000 $68,950,000 $62,370,000 $21,260,000Player Option Team Option Qualifying Offer Waived BACK TO

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Phoenix Suns Salaries and Analysis

PHOENIX SUNS 2015-16 Offseason Additions: F Jon Leuer, C Tyson Chandler, G Ronnie Price, F Mirza Teletovic 2015 Draft Picks: G Devin Booker Draft Picks Coming: 2016 first round (from Cleveland, protected 1-10); 2016 first round (Washington, 1-9); 2017 first round (Miami, 1-7); 2020 second round (Detroit); 2021 first round (Miami) Draft Picks Going: None Cap Exceptions: Partial mid-level ($2,810,000) Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Over the cap Amnesty Provision: Used on Josh Childress (2012)PLAYER 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20Eric Bledsoe  $13,500,000  $14,000,000 $14,500,000 $15,000,000Brandon Knight $13,500,000 $12,610,000 $13,620,000 $14,630,000 $15,640,000Tyson Chandler $13,000,000 $12,420,000 $13,000,000 $13,580,000P.J. Tucker  $5,500,000 $5,300,000Mirza Teletovic  $5,500,000Alex Len $3,810,000  $4,820,000 $6,400,000Kris Humphries $4,440,000Devin Booker $2,130,000  $2,220,000 $2,320,000  $3,310,000 $4,580,000T.J. Warren $2,040,000 $2,130,000 $3,150,000 $4,390,000DeJuan Blair $2,000,000Ronnie Price  $1,500,000Archie Goodwin  $1,160,000 $2,090,000 $3,140,000Jon Leuer $1,040,000John Jenkins  $980,000  $1,050,000  $1,180,000Michael Beasley  $780,000 $780,000Cory Jefferson $420,000Chase Budinger $250,000Bryce Cotton $230,000Phil Pressey $120,000Alan Williams $110,000  $870,000Lorenzo Brown $60,000Orlando Johnson $60,000Jordan

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San Antonio Spurs Salaries and Analysis

SAN ANTONIO SPURS 2015-16 Offseason Additions: F-C LaMarcus Aldridge, F David West, G Jonathon Simmons, C Boban Marjanovic 2015 Draft Picks: C Nikola Milutinov, F Cady Lalanne Draft Picks Coming: 2016 second round (Charlotte, protected 31-55); 2017 second round (Atlanta, 31-55) Draft Picks Going: 2016 second round (to Sacramento) Cap Exceptions: None Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Over the tax Amnesty Provision: UnavailablePLAYER 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20LaMarcus Aldridge $19,690,000 $20,580,000 $21,460,000  $22,350,000Kawhi Leonard $16,410,000 $17,640,000 $18,870,000 $20,100,000 $21,330,000Tony Parker $13,440,000 $14,450,000  $15,450,000Danny Green $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000Boris Diaw $7,500,000 $7,000,000 $7,500,000Tim Duncan $6,000,000 $6,400,000Patty Mills $3,580,000 $3,580,000Manu Ginobili $2,810,000 $2,940,000 David West $1,500,000 $1,550,000Matt Bonner $1,500,000Rasual Butler $1,500,000Boban Marjanovic $1,200,000 $1,500,000Kyle Anderson  $1,140,000 $1,190,000  $2,150,000 $3,230,000Ray McCallum  $950,000Jon Simmons $530,000  $870,000  $1,210,000Jimmer Fredette $510,000Andre Miller $390,000Kevin Martin $310,000TOTAL SALARY $87,960,000 $87,400,000 $78,640,000 $55,680,000 $21,330,000Player Option Team Option Qualifying Offer Waived BACK TO TEAM SALARY INDEX

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Sacramento Kings Salaries and Analysis

SACRAMENTO KINGS 2015-16 Offseason Additions: G Rajon Rondo, G Marco Belinelli, G James Anderson, C Kosta Koufos, F Caron Butler, F Quincy Acy, G Seth Curry, F Duje Dukan 2015 Draft Picks: C Willie Cauley-Stein, C Arturas Gudaitis, F Luka Mitrovic Draft Picks Coming: 2016 second round (San Antonio); 2018 second round (Portland, right to swap) Draft Picks Going: 2016 first round (to Chicago, protected 1-10); 2016 first round (to Philadelphia, swap); 2016 second round (to Milwaukee, 56-60); 2016 second round (to Oklahoma City, 31-55); 2017 first round (to

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