Ric Bucher’s Explanation For NBA Overspending Does Not Add Up

September 23rd, 2010 by ken park Leave a reply »
The greatest puzzle of the NBA might just be how Marko Jaric, a career seven point, 3.6 assist-per-game player, was slated to make $7.1 million in salary last season. The lavish contracts for sub-par players is indeed a head scratcher.

Rich Bucher's recent column, "Why are NBA Owners Spending So Much", was intended to shed light on this topic. According to his inside agent sources, GM's were more willing to overspend because of the imminent NBA lockout. According to them, GM's were okay with these insane contracts now because a) they may not be obligated to pay them in full later (after the lockout) and b) they wanted to generate fan interest when they have money now rather than later (after the lockout) when they might not.

Unfortunately for Bucher, overspending is a timeless issue. Any valid explanation for GM spending must also account for:

Jerome James - $6,600,000
Dan Gadzuric - $6,745,000
Jarred Jeffries - $6,466,600
Nazr Mohammed - $6,466,600
Brian Cardinal - $6,750,000

and a whole host of other horrible, overpriced ...

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