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Old 09-19-2017, 12:23 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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Pretty interesting info for what players actually make as a % of gross salary.

NBA player salaries and take home pay

As we all know, if you want to make more money, don't play in California, NYC, or even Canada.
Texas, Florida, and Tennessee are all better/more salary friendly.
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:26 PM
 
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A player like curry would take home more than $3,000,000 per year MORE if he played in Texas as opposed to California
Hell mike coneley and curry take home the exact same amount despite curry making more than 6mil more per year.
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:46 PM
 
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I thought agents take 10%. The article shows 2.75%, which seems very low.
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:53 PM
 
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I thought agents take 10%. The article shows 2.75%, which seems very low.
I don't know of one agent EVER making that kind of cut. I'm sure there may have been one but in Sports it is usually <5%
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:45 AM
 
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A player like curry would take home more than $3,000,000 per year MORE if he played in Texas as opposed to California
I guess the question is how much more he makes in endorsements and other deals by virtue of being in the Bay Area as opposed to being in a city like Memphis, SLC or OKC.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:22 AM
 
Location: California
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I guess the question is how much more he makes in endorsements and other deals by virtue of being in the Bay Area as opposed to being in a city like Memphis, SLC or OKC.
Yes. People always forget this part when talk of taxes comes up. Plus, players like Curry and Kyle Lowry had the option of leaving high tax areas. Both elected to stay. DeRozen could have left Toronto as well. He stayed. Durant elected to go to a higher tax state. Decisions like this are calculus, not basic arithmetic.

Lower state tax doesn't necessarily mean more overall money for star players.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:51 AM
 
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Once you get that kind of money it becomes more about quality of life and less about the 5% extra.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:02 PM
 
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I guess the question is how much more he makes in endorsements and other deals by virtue of being in the Bay Area as opposed to being in a city like Memphis, SLC or OKC.
well the fact he is a 2x champion and 3x in the finals has far more value in endorsements than does his location.
james harden is making a bit over 20mil in endorsements and salary/endorsements combined he only made about 600k less than curry last season, factoring in taxes etc he saved himself something along the lines of 5-6 million last season by NOT playing in california.

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Yes. People always forget this part when talk of taxes comes up. Plus, players like Curry and Kyle Lowry had the option of leaving high tax areas. Both elected to stay. DeRozen could have left Toronto as well. He stayed. Durant elected to go to a higher tax state. Decisions like this are calculus, not basic arithmetic.

Lower state tax doesn't necessarily mean more overall money for star players.
there is a point of comfort, loyalty, fan base, coaching etc that is factored. the whole point if the article wasnt that players should leave because of taxes/money, simply how much money the difference is. durant was already making 35mil on endorsements long before he went to california. he went simply to win a title. his endorsements didnt get worse or better.
a lot of factors in decision to play for a team, in a city/state, curry wasnt likely looking at final dollars, the very top players rarely need to. it would be foolish to leave a champion of 5 million when youre making 47mil (pre expenses/taxes). to a mid level guy, expecting to make 10-15 million, that extra million or 2 CAN be a factor.
all that said, curry is keeping 44% of his earnings by living where he is. thats 10% less than say james harden.



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Old 09-20-2017, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Once you get that kind of money it becomes more about quality of life and less about the 5% extra.
Yeah. It's similar to how people say the rich will leave [fill in already expensive city on the coast] for the suburbs if a soda tax gets levied or something. As if a few extra thousand dollars a year is going to make a millionaire give up his 3BR/3BA loft in Chelsea for Hoboken. They probably give as much thought to paying that extra tax as you might give to buying a candy bar.
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Old 09-20-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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Yeah. It's similar to how people say the rich will leave [fill in already expensive city on the coast] for the suburbs if a soda tax gets levied or something. As if a few extra thousand dollars a year is going to make a millionaire give up his 3BR/3BA loft in Chelsea for Hoboken. They probably give as much thought to paying that extra tax as you might give to buying a candy bar.
not an apples to apples comparison.
$3,000,000 to a guy making $47,000,000 but only bringing home $20,700,000 is more along the lines of $10,500 to a the average family making $73,300 (the average household income according to the census 2014) and bringing home $50,000 after taxes. thats a big number, not a soda tax or a candy bar.
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