Can Anyone Explain This Rule To Me ....Thanks
It allowed Team to pay FA who played for there team the previous season more money than other team
LeBron to the Knicks- the highest would be a 5 years, 60 million
Lebron to stay in Cleveland- Highest would be 6 years, 75 million
oo Thanks....really Was Confused about The Whole Thing .
That's not what the bird rule is...
The bird rule gives the ability to a team to resign it's own players even if they are over the cap. Created when the Celtics were over the cap and wanted to resign Larry Bird. They can do it as long as the player has been with the team for 3 or more years a believe. Bird rights are also traded with the player.
Bird rule is in fact when a free agent has played with their team at least 3 years. It allows the team to re-sign them regardless of cap space. This is why most good players get 3-5 year deals. So they can be re-claimed easier if the team wants. Also I do believe if the player has Bird rights he can be signed for a max of 6 years, instead of the regular max of 5.
Hey, I got part of it right then!
Also, Teams with players rights can offer more money then other teams.
KnicksBoy you threw it up there eh lol.........Because i heard the raptors were going to sign jarret jack then use the bird rule to Sign Delfino ....but thanks Fastdan