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Bird Rights Al Horford

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TimBC    0

Yahoo's free agent analysis says "Horford’s salary demand will be close to $26 million. The Hawks can afford that because Horford has full Bird rights." 

 

How do his Bird rights make him affordable for the Hawks? 

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Bird Rights in essence allow you to sign your own free agents up to the max amount even if you exceed the salary cap. there's various rules over how much you can go over the cap.

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TimBC    0

Bird Rights in essence allow you to sign your own free agents up to the max amount even if you exceed the salary cap. there's various rules over how much you can go over the cap.

 

Thanks. 

 

I'll bet that around 2020 they are going to have to blow up the rules and start over with something WAY simpler. 

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fanboyslim    0

Thanks. 

 

I'll bet that around 2020 they are going to have to blow up the rules and start over with something WAY simpler. 

The Bird Rights rule has been around since... well, Larry Bird. I'm guessing this won't be the one rule to be blown up.

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