Getting back to the All-NBA discussion with respect to Jaylen. Is he considered a guard or a forward for All-NBA purposes?
Isn't there a 70% games played requirement for All-NBA, so to qualify, you must play in 57 of your team's games? I think there's a number of guys who are going to be right on the cusp of not qualifying potentially, and was curious if that will help Jaylen in the end, but I don't know who he's up against by position.
There is no minimum games requirement for all-NBA. Lebron made it with 45 games played out of the Lakers 72 in 2020-21. I'd imagine some voters have a cutoff they use in their vote. I'd guess if you only get to 50ish games you can still get voted in, but have to be a heck of a lot better than a guy who played 70ish games.
Jaylen will surely be on the ballot as both guard and forward.
Are we positive we want him to make All-NBA, and thus qualify for the 35% max instead of the 30% max? We'd still be able to give him an extra year more than other teams would, but we'd save $6-7M/yr in salary plus the luxury tax on that difference (which might be as high as a 4-5x multiple). In one sense it's "not my money", but in another sense it's opportunity cost for funding our team's contention window.
I think this depends on the new CBA.
If they change the extension rules where Jaylen can be extended for his 30% max this summer, I'd root against him making all-NBA.
If they don't change the extension rules, I'd root for him to make it so they could extend him this summer at 35%, rather than have to wait until summer 24 and hope his signs here at the 30% max.
I believe they will change the extension rules, so I'm currently rooting for him to miss all-NBA by one spot.