LeBron James Has NBA’s Best Contract
If you take a $10 million signing bonus and 70 percent of $12 million in base pay, Paul could get $18 million of his max contract in up front money. Again, the overall value of the contracts is the same, but obviously how the checks are cashed is different.
I don’t know the specifics on the signing bonuses and the up front money that Williams and Paul will be receiving. I would love to hear from somebody with a little more cap familiarity than me about just how max and max-plus works.
LeBron James’ extension with Cleveland, incidentally, is said to be the ultimate max-plus deal, with every concession you could come up with.