Unexpected relief amounts to nearly $8 million

Originally Published: November 26, 2004
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Indiana Pacers will receive nearly $8 million of unexpected financial relief from the long-term bans of Ron Artest, Stephen Jackson and Jermaine O'Neal, based on a league policy that requires the Pacers to pay the NBA only 10 games' worth of salary for each player while they're suspended.

Barring successful appeals, Artest ($5 million), Jackson ($1.7 million) and O'Neal ($4.11 million) will lose a combined $10.81 million in salaries as part of their suspensions without pay for ...

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