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If I were curry, I’d pay green under the table for the amount less the max extension. First world problem solved. Now, lets focus on getting to seven rings.
P.s. lets get retro OG bigman mode and feed Wiseman on the post so he can get his hook shot going. Ok Kerr? Geez do I have to solve all your first world problems!
Lacob is a business man. He knows that (1) the Cap is going up significantly the year after the big extensions would hit, and (2) how to amortize money and distribute it across multiple years. He gave Myers a pretty clear message to cut payroll this year, and Myers did. They will have a lower payroll than they did last year after taxes. He also knows that once the cap goes up, they will also end up with a lower payroll. So, he will be willing to take the hit to extend everyone for one year, and amortize out that cost over multiple years, including this year's payroll.
Honestly, Dray opting out into an early extension at a $3M raise above his option is probably a good thing long term for the Dubs. If Dray were to go into UFA in the same year the salary cap gets a huge bump, there will be LOTS of teams with money to spend, and the Max could go up to $50M+/year. There's a high probability he would end up earning a contract well in excess of $33M+ in the first year. Yah, the extra $3M+ hurts in the year where you're paying almost an 8x multiplier in luxury tax, but the long term money saved most likely offsets it.