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ChicagoRox
11-02-2009, 06:14 PM
Below are some of the best NBA point guards… is it just me or are point guards vastly underpaid compared to the other positions. I mean Ben Gordon gets around 11 to 12 mil a year and he is a six man. Is it because he is a shooting guard? I for one would think CP3 is a NBA superstar but he doesn’t even get a max deal. Even Zack Randolph gets paid $16mil, more than these guys. Chris Paul does get paid $17 in his final year but all the other premier players get paid between 18mil to 22mil?
So do you believe there is a pay bias?

This year.
Chris Paul ($13.6 million) (30th highest paid nba player)
Deron Williams ($13.5 million)
Steve Nash ($13.1 million)
Chauncey Billups ($12.1 million)
Baron Davis ($12.1 million).

Pierzynski4Prez
11-02-2009, 06:28 PM
most of it depends on where you are in your career, not position.

Marbury was making like 20 mill last year. J-Kidd is over 20 mill.

Pierzynski4Prez
11-02-2009, 06:35 PM
Or it also depends on the market of players available and who has the cash to spend and what team needs are. Really nothing to do with position.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
11-02-2009, 06:50 PM
this thread=:facepalm:

ChicagoRox
11-02-2009, 06:52 PM
It is probably situational. I was thinkin that the value of a good point guard has decreased becuase of all the scoring that sg and fowards do and the lack of star big men in the league. Which makes it seem that pg are a dime a dozen.

nipo10847
11-02-2009, 07:30 PM
I agree. I mean Steve Nash is a two time mvp. A player of his caliber didn't get the max deal, it's a shame. Now, same thing is happening with CP3, D Will etc etc...

i.got.the.nutz
11-02-2009, 11:54 PM
There's a salary cap, no salary bias.

Litchris12
11-03-2009, 12:25 AM
the econoly is bad now so teams are tryna play it safe with how much they pay athletes

Litchris12
11-03-2009, 12:27 AM
I agree. I mean Steve Nash is a two time mvp. A player of his caliber didn't get the max deal, it's a shame. Now, same thing is happening with CP3, D Will etc etc...

nash should of signed a 4 year deal with an opt out clause. he didnt kno mike d was gonna make him a superstar...he would have definitely got paid money if he did but he was happy just to get any contract i bet.

Saltinuts40
11-03-2009, 12:43 AM
This year.
Chris Paul ($13.6 million) (30th highest paid nba player)
Deron Williams ($13.5 million)
Steve Nash ($13.1 million)
Chauncey Billups ($12.1 million)
Baron Davis ($12.1 million).

Paul and Williams will get max deals when these contracts are up.
Nash is coming off of a max deal.
Billups was a late bloomer and his deal was considered big at the time, but he lived up to it and then some.
Baron had a max deal in New Orleans before signing this extension.

Spurred1
11-03-2009, 12:46 AM
I agree. I mean Steve Nash is a two time mvp. A player of his caliber didn't get the max deal, it's a shame. Now, same thing is happening with CP3, D Will etc etc...

Why would Nash get a max deal at this stage of his career? He's a terrific player and he's in great shape, but still, most guys in their mid-late 30's don't get max contracts.

spacemandave
11-03-2009, 01:14 AM
well i bet height is a factor. this is basketball.