Detailed Math of Keeping Andray Blatche

Recently, Net Income posted an article about keeping Andray Blatche . I've used his formula to put together the possibilities of Blatche's total salary up to the full non-taxpayer MLE, which the Nets would not be able to offer him this summer. There are an almost infinite number of combinations, but you should be able to calculate the other iterations with what I have provided below.

The bottom line: by staying with the Nets on vet's minimum contracts at least until the Nets gain his early Bird rights instead of signing with another team for the full non-taxpayer MLE, Blatche only loses \$1,023,925 in total salary.

If I were his agent, I'd tell him to stay with the Nets and sign a two year vet's minimum deal with a player option in the second year. Then opt out in 2014 to sign a 3 year deal using early bird rights, with a player option in the third year.

Here is the link to the original excel sheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ak8zjqjiygbf4pf/Keeping%20Andray%20Blatche.xlsx

Any suggestions, comments or corrections are appreciated.

See bottom of the page for data sources.

Two year commitment:

Blatche gains \$106,609 by signing 2 separate one year vet's minimum deals instead of 1 two year vet's minimum deal.

Three year commitment:

Blatche gains \$2,640,906 by signing a one year vet's minimum, then a new 2 year deal using early bird rights instead of signing for the full taxpayer MLE.

Data Sources:

Vet's minimum salary and salary for player with one year in the league: http://www.cbafaq.com/salarycap.htm#Q16

Off-set formula: http://www.netsdaily.com/2012/12/3/3721910/andray-blatche-makes-more-than-reported-result-of-complicated-formula

Salary from amnestied contract: http://hoopshype.com/salaries/washington.htm

Percent of raises, Starting salary of taxpayer and non-tax payer MLE: http://www.cbafaq.com/salarycap.htm#Q25

Starting salary for early bird rights deal: http://www.cbafaq.com/salarycap.htm#Q31

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