- Aug 12, 2009
Can only sign up to a five year deal for players for whom you have Bird rights, fewer years depending on how you sign them (e.g., up to four years if signed using cap space, three years for taxpayer MLE, etc.).Is there any rule in the NBA CBA that precludes signing a player to a stupid long contract to spread out AAV when you realize that some chunk of that time would be post-retirement (i.e. "a Bobby Bonilla contract)? It seems to me that people are putting a LOT of weight on two freak injuries in minimizing Hayward's value. Those injuries aside, he seems to me to be the type of player whose game would age well. Hayward is currently 30; Kyle Korver is currently 39. Hayward doesn't shoot the 3 as well as Korver, but he seems to do most everything else better. Could they sign Hayward to a new contract for something like 7 years/$105M or 9/$120M?