Detroit Pistons go 1-for-2 in accuracy of leaking contract information

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When Ben Wallace agreed to terms, I wondered why he wasn’t getting more money. I think it was obvious he felt a minimum contract wasn’t respectful enough.

Turns out he will get the full Bi-Annual Exception.

ShamSports updated its Detroit Pistons contract information and has Wallace pegged to make $4,326,400 the next two years – $2,080,000 this season and $2,246,400 the following.

That’s encouraging, because I like Wallace and am glad the Pistons didn’t nickel and dime him. But I also wished he signed using the Mid-Level Exception. At this point, the Pistons aren’t going to use the entire MLE, so if they had done that, they’d still have the Bi-Annual Exception available next year.

Bynum will make what Pistons, not Bartelstein, said he will

Will Bynum is set to make $3,250,000 each of the next three seasons. That’s the $9.75 million figure the Pistons leaked, not the $10.5 million Bynum’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, claimed.

Bynum’s contract also contains unlikely incentives – I’m guessing to the tune of $750,000. That would make Bartelstein truthful, just misleading.

The Detroit Pistons contract information page will be updated shortly.

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