Originally posted by HAWK23
All I have to say is if Curry and Chandler and Crawford become GOOD/GREAT players Krause better PAY to keep them...
I love the team, I love the players...but two things:Originally posted by Wishbone
the past 4 years... are just that. the past.
we as bulls fans knew that the organization was pretty much intentionally losing in order to build a new elite team a few years down the road.
As you stated above, Krause is certainly not the type to dump 100 million on an Alan Houston.:yes:Originally posted by Lizzy
The Bulls will pay the guys they want. They have paid guys in the past but they don't usually dump huge contracts into people who aren't worth it.
Oakley was due to his final year of his contract.
Mercer was to get somebody, ANYBODY to play in Chicago
Robinson could have been worth it if not for the injury.
Krause isn't the type who would give a player like Alan Houston 100 million and for that I appreciate what he does.
you forgot Rodman and BuecshlerOriginally posted by Wynn
On the topic of payroll......
I agree, Maestro!, that the Bulls *will* pay to keep their players. Jordan's last contract was $30 million for one season. Rumors were that they offered him $36 million to play one more season, but he turned it down.
My question, then, is if anybody knows what our team payroll *was* during the last championship season?
Jordan ($30 million)
Harper (wasn't his contract at least $5 million/season?)
.....and who else? Wasn't James Edwards or Robert Parish on this squad? I can't remember. I guess my point is that the Bulls were probably over the current salary cap with just Michael and Scottie. I know that Kukoc and Harper had nice contracts, and I know that even most of the role players were each making a couple million/season. I don't even think the Bulls flinched at paying the players. The only contract dispute we ever heard about was when Scottie wanted to back out of his 7-year deal because Kukoc was making more than he was.
Thanks, Hawk23!Originally posted by HAWK23
97/98 Bulls payroll was 61 mil:
that link has a bunch of salary stuff on there
looks like dennis had a nice salary of 9 mil
True, Ace!, but that misses the point I was trying to make in bringing it up. Bulls were paying a $61 million payroll. With the cap at $45 million (made up number) and a dollar-for-dollar luxury tax, that means the Bulls could go $8 million over the cap and still only be paying 1998 prices for their team. Meanwhile, the TV package is better, ticket prices will be higher (once we start winning again), etc. Bulls have shown that they are willing to go over the cap (to the tune of doubling it) to keep a winning team together.Originally posted by ace20004u
Of course it is important to realise that there was not a luxury tax back then either...