ShamSports.com, a source I trust for contract figures, has updated its Pistons salary page (hat tip: @pistons_). The highlights:
- Rodney Stuckey’s contract is for $25.5 million, but the third year is guaranteed for just $4 million. I guess it helps the Pistons, but I can’t imagine a scenario – barring career-ending injury – where they’d rather pay Stuckey $4 million to go away than $8.5 million to play for them.
- Richard Hamilton’s buyout was $8,430,293. That’s lower than reports suggested, but based on the previous Collective Bargaining Agreement, that should be split across the next two seasons. Sham lists it for just this season. I have an inquiry in to Mark from Sham about this.
- Tayshaun Prince received a $28 million contract. Perhaps, the $27 million figure was an estimate of how much he will earn, because this season’s salaries are prorated.
- Damien Wilkins’s and Vernon Macklin’s minimum contracts are unguaranteed. That could come in handy if the Pistons make a trade that brings in more players than they send out.