rooneypoo wrote:Dash wrote:Isn't that what I said? I said base salary which is less than you see there (the 1.325), which ends up being $900K. The signing bonus, you said 425K, brings it to the 1.325. Then I'm sure if he plays X amount of games, scores X amount of points, etc. he gets more, right?
Well, your original post made it sound like the whole amount ($1.325) was set by a formula. The CBA determines the max salary we can pay him ($900K). The signing bonus can be anywhere from a few 10s of thousands to millions, and there is no mechanism for determining who gets what.
The base salary, and the bonus, all get worked out through negotiation, just like any other contract.
As for how bonus works, that's always been something of a mystery to me. As far as I can tell, it seems like all these kids earn their bonuses because they're "signing" bonuses and not performance bonuses, tho'.
Yeah, as far as I knew, the base salary was determined on what position you are drafted. Signing bonuses are up to the player/agent. I know some don't even get any - as in the case of Paul Byron, he was set to sign and his dad told him to hold out until he got a signing bonus, so he asked for one, and Buffalo refused. He would eventually sign, but took longer than was supposed to.