By Marcus Thompson
Thursday, May 17th, 2007 at 4:27 pm in Uncategorized.
I wrote in Wednesday’s paper that Baron Davis is up for a four-year, $89.9 million extension per the collective bargaining agreement. That’s not correct. Davis can only be locked up for a total of five years, not six.
Players having their rookie contracts extended can be under contract for up to six years, and free agents can sign six-year deals. But players already under contract seeking extension on non-rookie deals can only be locked up for five years.
So, Davis is eligible for up to a three-year extension worth $64.65 million, on top of the two years, $34.25 million he has remaining.
He can get up to a 10.5% raise on the last year of his contract, which is worth $17.81 million. So, if the Warriors were to lock up Baron for the maximum allotted time and the maximum amount of money this offseason, his contract would look like this:
How many years and how much money would you be willing to give Baron?