“Everybody knows the assets that we have and the young players that we have,” Ainge added in another part of the chat. “So I think that’s the challenge. In any conversation we have the price is a lot because of what we have in the bank. So I think that’s the challenge we’re facing. And we’re trying to stick to our plan. If a deal comes along where the price to add someone to the team who is more long-term as opposed to someone who is just the last 25 games of the season, we have more interest in that than we do in finding a Band-Aid.”
June 24, 2017 | 2:06 pm EDT Update
Tim MacMahon: Source: The Mavs do not intend to exercise team option on DeAndre Liggins, who was claimed on waivers during the last week of the season.
Foyle made $63 million during his career, according to Basketball-Reference, but with things like taxes and other costs, it really doesn’t add up to $63 million. “You have taxes, you have socialists, your psychological issues, you have an agent that can get anywhere between 1-4%, and then you have financial people and how you can choose to invest. Again, they can take anywhere from half-a-percent to a percentage to manage your portfolio. You have marketing people that take their percentages.”
Adonal Foyle: “You really have to pay attention to the multitude of people that is part of your payroll and that you’re responsible for at the end of the day and making sure that you have some money left at the end.”
According to Foyle, it’s important for players to manage their own money, know where it’s going, and to ask questions. Foyle said players should “audit” everyone, including their mothers. “If you audit your mama, then there’s no one that will pass scrutiny because you’ll audit everybody else.”