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Lakers09
02-20-2009, 09:52 PM
How will the 2010 free agency class be affected by the economy? By then will it be stronger in that there will be some huge contracts or will it get worse and cause guys like Lebron, Wade, and Bosh to get severely underpaid

GregOden#1
02-20-2009, 09:54 PM
I'm not educated so I'l see my way out.

Ansy
02-20-2009, 10:01 PM
Having a guy like LeBron or Wade is worth ssoooo much more in marketing and jersey sales and ticket revenue than the max contract the NBA allows. The total value of the Cleveland franchise will probably be literally $200million less if LeBron leaves.

Guys like Joe Johnson who are all-stars but not superstars might see a cut in pay, but definitely not any of the big time players you mentioned in your post.

Raps18-19 Champ
02-20-2009, 10:15 PM
Big, long contracts for some players

I can see Lebron getting like 20+mil a year for 7 years

Jay22Redd
02-20-2009, 10:22 PM
Contracts prolly be slightly lower

lorenz00
02-20-2009, 10:35 PM
i think the contract will stay the same.... and i can see obama can change the economy problem

Kakaroach
02-20-2009, 10:40 PM
Depends on the economy in 2010. I say their lower except for Bosh, LeBron, and Wade.

JordansBulls
02-20-2009, 10:57 PM
Depends on the revenue teams are bringing in.

MetsAllTheWay
02-20-2009, 10:58 PM
I think the star players will be ok just like in other sports. I think its the other guys who will be affected.

Manos
02-21-2009, 12:22 AM
How will the 2010 free agency class be affected by the economy? By then will it be stronger in that there will be some huge contracts or will it get worse and cause guys like Lebron, Wade, and Bosh to get severely underpaid

Underpaid? Either way they will be paid millions for throwing a ball through a hoop......"severely underpaid"...:rolleyes:

-Juice-
02-21-2009, 12:33 AM
Look what is happening in baseball. The Superstar players are getting huge contracts. The all-stars are getting affected greatly. Orlando Hudson in December was telling the Diamondbacks he wanted $12 million per season. Today he just signed a 1 year $3 million.

Players such as Joe Johnson, Ron Artest, Lamar Odom could suffer a ton.

abe_froman
02-21-2009, 04:46 AM
top guys wont be that affected,but the lesser and older guys probably will get less than they were hoping.it will affect movement,depending on the financial situations of some owners they may want to trade before then as they might not have the money to pursue keeping players,you may see alot of guys try to cash in now,looking for extensions,that is if things are looking like they'll better soon

Missing56&33
02-21-2009, 01:22 PM
ticket prices may go down but player salary wont. People still love their sports the money will be there for professional sports

Chaudhry
02-21-2009, 01:50 PM
well intuitively basketball is entertainment and entertainment is a luxury good... thats the first thing to go in a bad economy... demand should go down for tickets and merchandise and perhaps merchandise supply will also... so teams will definitely have a lower income if not a loss... so theoretically they should pay their players less to cut costs... however im thinking owners like mark cuban care more about basketball then their money (i might be wrong don't kno the guy) so a handfull of owners will still pursue the best players and give them big contracts... however others are very stingy and won't want to take the risk in this economy...

so to answer ur question i don't think they're gonna be severly cut but there will be less competition to get the player and thus lower salaries (less bidding essentially)...

Chaudhry
02-21-2009, 01:54 PM
i think the contract will stay the same.... and i can see obama can change the economy problem

the economy is gonna run its course no matte what... the US goes in about 12 year economic cycles... ie it takes 12 years for prosperity, recession, depression, and growth... we are in a recession quite possibly depression...

what obama could do is prevent or lessen the effects of the depression... this is where him being a "socialist" helps... theres nothing you can do to avoid a recession... you can only hope to minimize its affect...

Game_Over
02-21-2009, 02:17 PM
i think the contract will stay the same.... and i can see obama can change the economy problem

Whats Obama going to do wave a stick and say 4 trillion dollar def be gone(Poof).. Everyone foreclosing on their house pay your payments(poof).. Banks you will be fine suck it up and be a little smarter on your loans. Wow by July I see us being just fine with everyone back to work..

stevefrancis
02-21-2009, 04:14 PM
i wouldn't be surprised if players start asking for 1 or 2 year deals because teams can easily want to cut salary like what the suns want to do.

KB24PG16
02-21-2009, 04:25 PM
underpaid lol is that possible in pro sports