There are seven NBA teams that have never had a luxury tax payment since it came into existence with the 1999 collective bargaining agreement.
The Bulls, Warriors, Clippers, Wizards, Bobcats, Hornets and Sonics/Thunder have always been on the receiving end of tax distributions.
While the Clippers, Wizards and Hornets have taken on salary during the 2012 offseason and the Thunder face tax issues if James Harden and Serge Ibaka are signed to new deals, the Bulls and Warriors continue to be tax conscious in their decision-making.
Golden State has just one playoff appearance over that stretch.
Via Mark Deeks/Sham Sports
Read more: http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap...#ixzz21lCLuLzb
Even though we all are aware of this, I things that is good we have not reached that point. We have made some questionable moves and everyone will say Jordan is too cheap. But I think if we continue what we are doing and I think we can become a better team without having to overspend. MJ will not do so if we are not a contender anyway.
There's a big part of me that still wishes we'd have expanded off the playoff team and that most likely would have done it. I didn't trust the FO at the time tho so it probably was best we went the way we did.
Hope Resurrected: "I think I can bring an attitude to a team as far as, ‘All right, no matter what, we are not losing this game'." - Kemba Walker
"Its okay to be bad; just so long as you're bad ass." - Keetch
"I don't care if he uses a sophisticated pulley and tackle system to get his shot off if the bitch goes in."-Mustachio
Let's see how long the Thunder stay on this list
here's the original shamsports article, complete with the Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet. It's kinda interesting to look at for 5 minutes. Portland paid 50 mil the first year, New York got up to 45 mil one year in the middle of being a travesty of a team.
Courtesy of Mark Deeks
hmm re-affirms the belief that Cuban is willing to spend. And theres a pattern where the most unstable teams have the highest tax bill, the Jail Blazers in 03 and as Adam pointed out the terrible Knicks team.
Last edited by MadBOBCATfanUK; 07-27-2012 at 10:31 AM.
In Cho we trust
As long as we don't ever follow suit
sent from the pseudo GM offices of the Charlotte Bobcats.