Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Nets' 2013-14 salary information
By Mike Mazzeo
Brooklyn Nets backup big man Andray Blatche has the right to veto any trade next season because he signed a one-year contract and will be eligible for Early Bird Rights at the end of the season, according to respected salary cap website ShamSports.com.
The second year of Blatche's contract is a player option, but he'd be eligible for a four-year extension worth around $25 million starting in 2014-15.
Other notes from the website, which updated its player salaries for the 2013-14 season Wednesday:
• Jason Terry had a 7.5 percent trade kicker in his contract, so he'll be paid an extra $400,413 million by the Nets this season, and will make $5,625,313.
• Shaun Livingston will make $1,272,279 on his one-year, veteran's minimum contract this season, but the Nets are only charged $884,293. The NBA pays the rest.
• As we and other outlets have noted, Kevin Garnett's $12 million salary for next season is fully guaranteed. Garnett has one of four no-trade clauses in the league; Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki have the others.
• Deron Williams (15 percent trade kicker): early termination option in 2016-17
• Brook Lopez (15 percent trade kicker): player option in 2015-06
• Andrei Kirilenko: player option in 2014-15
• Mason Plumlee (120 percent rookie scale): team options in 2015-16, 2016-17
A league source told ESPNNewYork.com recently that the team's payroll was around $101 million and their projected luxury-tax bill around $83 million. The reason it is projected is because the payroll could change by season's end.