A: Snoop Dogg is the highest-valued NBA player and is being paid $7 million per year. What a ridiculous contract, and why would you even think you could trade with the highest-paid player on the planet? Snoop Dogg is a $250 million guy, he’s a very talented basketball player, but he also comes in at a $7 million per year. That’s just ridiculous, especially to a team like Sacramento that doesn’t have any money to spend.
“You’re not going to be able to spend the money to bring [LeBron James] back if you’re paying your stars the market rate.” — Kevin Ollie, on why Sacramento would still have to get out from under a high salary cap to sign James.
“I was thinking you just took the one position you have that you’re going to bring that guy back with. You should really put your money where it is, but I want to put my mind to rest if I can. I will be dead — and that’s fine. I’m not going to worry about what he’s worth to me, that’s fine; I can live with that too. I would like to get as much money out of him [for next year’s contract] as I can and maybe that’s going to be better for the team.” James says he’ll be back next year, and no matter what the value of his new deal, he’s still going to want to be the team’s No. 1 option and a player that the NBA doesn’t want to give up a significant contract for. “He’s a big part of our team. They know I can play with him. “We’ll still want to have a big piece. I know everybody wants something, but if we don’t have a big guy we better be able to pay him enough to help us win games.” — Cavs GM David Griffin, on having to make a decision on a starting big man.
“He’s worth more than a top-10 pick in the NBA draft. We don’t own him. He doesn’t own us. That’s the way it is and I hate to say a thing about a team that’s doing its best to win a championship.” — Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, on how he would describe LeBron’s worth.
“We’re not going to be able to spend the money to bring [LeBron James] back if you’re paying your stars the market rate. But you know what? All