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Should making an All-nba team determine how much a team can pay a player?

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Should making an All-nba team determine how much a team can pay a player?

There has been a lot of talk recently about Paul George and Gordon Hayward not making any of the all-nba teams this year. Under the current CBA, both would have been eligible to sign max extensions with their current teams for 5 yrs and over 200 mil ( referred to as the super max) had they made any of the all-nba teams. However, now the jazz and pacers can offer no more in annual salary than any other team with cap space. It gives much less financial incentive for either player to stay with a smaller market franchise.

I know this designation was put in place give superstar players the incentive to stay with their current teams rather than jumping to bigger markets and contenders. However, something about this just seems really wrong. We are basically letting a bunch of writers determine the worth of a player. It's one thing if a team isn't willing to pay, but basically being unable to pay due to a stipulation just doesn't make sense to me. Are George or Hayward somehow less valuable​ to Indiana or Utah because a group of writers didn't want to reward them with an all-nba selection? Shouldn't it be up to the team to determine how much they want to pay them?


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And it also gives players the

And it also gives players the incentive to chase stats and play "me first" basketball. If your future earning is determined by how much you impress a bunch of writers, you're gonna try and be as impressive as possible.

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They can still sign the best

They can still sign the best deals with their existing teams and PG13 still has another year on his deal to get into an All NBA team. I'd assume that Hayward can be offered 7 year veteran Max deal by Jazz this summer and PG13 would be in line for 8 year veteran Max deal next summer.

If PG13 was thinking of jumping ship next summer then it would still be mutually beneficial for him to get to a team of choice via a trade so he could get best possible deal then and Pacers would get assets for any trade.

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They agreed to it, as per the

They agreed to it, as per the collective bargaining agreement.

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Thanks Andrew...but should

Thanks Andrew...but should they have?

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Well played Mr. Smalls, well

Well played Mr. Smalls, well played.

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