Originally Posted by Jose_TheGenius
McDyess retired (comes off the books unlike a buy out) and he wasn't earning as much as Bonner. his buy out was around $2 mill the most, Bonner's is double that next year. Oberto retired too, so he didn't get a buy out option done. Bowen got bought out by the Bucks because he was an expiring deal from the RJ deal (he wasn't earning anything close to RJ).
you're also talking about a Spurs team that didn't have a lot of big contracts like they do this year. After the Big 3, the Spurs rarely had someone over $5 mill a year
McDyess never offically retired! HE WAS ON THE CAP LAST YEAR CHECK IT PLEASE! The Spurs couldn't get him to report to camp so they bought him out at their team option of 2.6 million. Oberto didnt retire until he got to portland. The Bucks traded his contract to the pistons for Amir Johson. pistons exercised the buyout. Bucks exercised buyout on Bowen.
The Spurs had until the end of business Monday to guarantee the other half of veteran big man Antonio McDyess’ $5.2 million contract, but they won’t drag the process to the end of the day.
The teams acknowledged that McDyess won’t be back, and the club will get to remove $2.6 million, the non=guaranteed portion of his contract, off its player payroll for the 2011-12 season.
McDyess, a former All-Star and an Olympic gold medal winner i n 2000, started all six playoff games last season. – Reported by Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News Blog
Read more: Antonio McDyess will not return to Spurs :InsideHoops