FanPost

2012 "expiring" contracts

We all know that a lockout in 2011-12 is looming. Heck it's practically inevitable, not with the way owners destroyed their "salaries are too high" argument by showering players with money this summer. So quite a unique situation comes up in light of this fact. The 2012 pseudo expiring contract.

Okay what is an expiring contract today? One that expires after this next season right? One that expires in 2011. Well with the lockout looming, contracts that expire in 2012 or two seasons from now, are pseudo-expiring contracts today. In fact they're better than regular expiring contracts. Why? Because you don't have to pay them.

In the event of a lockout, player salaries do not get paid. And they do not get extended because of that. If it expires in 2012, and there is no season, it still expires in 2012. If a player was owed $20 million in 2011-12, that's $20 million lost for him. So we can view Ray Allen's 2 year, $20 million deal as practically a 1 year $10 million  deal. 

So when we say, let's trade for this PF with only 1 year left on this deal since he's an expiring, no risk; we can potentially apply that statement to guys with 2 years left as well. 

So who are the 2012 pseudo-expiring contracts? (leaving out the restricted free agents since most are coming off rookie deals)

Atlanta - Mike Bibby

Boston - Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Jermaine O'Neal, Nate Robinson, Rasheed Wallace's currently unretired contract

Charlotte - Boris DiawEduardo Najera

Cleveland - Ryan HollinsAntawn Jamison

Dallas - Jason KiddIan MahinmiJason Terry

Denver - Carmelo AnthonyChauncey Billups, Nene

Golden State - Charlie Bell

LA Clippers - Brian Cook, Randy Foye, Chris Kaman

LA Lakers - Matt Barnes

Miami - Zydrunas Ilgauskas

Milwaukee - Carlos Delfino, Keyon Dooling, Ersan Ilyasova

New Orleans - Aaron Gray, James Posey, David West

New York - Raymond Felton, Ronny Turiaf, Bill Walker

Oklahoma City - Royal Ivey

Orlando - Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus

Phoenix - Goran Dragic, Steve Nash

Portland - Marcus Camby, Andre Miller

San Antonio - Tim Duncan, Antonio McDyess

Toronto - Leandro Barbosa

Utah - CJ Miles, Mehmet Okur

Washington - Andray Blatche, Kirk Hinrich

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker