The Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers are closing in on a deal to bring free agent C.J. Miles to Toronto in a sign-and-trade arrangement, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Raptors point guard Cory Joseph will head back to Indiana in the deal.
But those players can also choose not to do so. The thing about the max contract is that most players who are actually being paid the max are worth much more than that. Just ask LeBron James.
Most max level players will still be paid their max simply because other teams will pay them that if their current teams won’t. Paul Millsap is still making $30 million over the next two years, at least. Kyle Lowry will do the same at $33 million annually. They’d make that same money next year and the year after, simply because they’re All-Star level players.
It should be noted that Durant can sacrifice in a way those players can’t. He has more endorsement money coming in and has a Nike deal that could reach as much as $300 million. So $10 million per season for him isn’t as much of a sacrifice for him as it is other top tier players.
Still, many notable players have taken pay cuts over the years. Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh are all on that list. And now we can add Durant do it.
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