Former NFL star Brandon Marshall has very loud and wrong thoughts in NBA contracts
Maybe Brandon Marshall should take his advice and do a little more research before he starts making a fuss.
“I’m an athlete” in the final session, a six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who discussed the differences between NBA and NFL players in contract structures with Channing Crowder, Chad Johnson and Fred Taylor. The conversation erupted when Marshall stated that most NBA players do not have a fully guaranteed contract. Friends of Marshall tried to cut it, but it was already too deep.
“Not everyone on the NBA list is guaranteed a contract,” Marshall said. “There are four guys on an NBA team who have guaranteed contracts, and now everyone else can be cut and they haven’t got anything. Look!”
Just a small problem here. Uh, Marshall is wrong.
As Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report noted, most NBA contracts are guaranteed. Yes, some contracts may be unsecured depending on how a player and a team negotiate an agreement, but these are not common cases.
I mean, I think most people know that NBA contracts are guaranteed. Some (perhaps 5-8% usually don’t count) can start the season every year without a January 10 guarantee (no pandemic) – all from that point onwards
– Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) April 5, 2021
And if that’s not enough for Marshall, Lou Williams guard or Lakers striker Jared Dudley can ask how the NBA contracts work. Both veterans have signed some of them.
🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️ Can’t this man be serious ??? 95% of players are guaranteed contracts … Sometimes a person on the roster will sign a partial with a later date so they can be cut or signed at the end of the season. Only the major elite QBs have similar deals to the NBA. https://t.co/9K9j1Mwlzg
– Jared Dudley (@ JaredDudley619) April 6, 2021
Marshall’s energy was tremendous. It just needs better information.