by Michael Lowrey
From $67 million for 2015/16 to $90 million the following season as a fat, new television deal cuts in. So what do NBA teams do with a third more money to spend of players? Bid up player salaries, of course. Which gets us to this unintentionally funny quote from Charlotte Hornets’ vice chairman Curtis Polk in the Charlotte Observer:
“We are really assessing the other players around the league who will be free agents in the next couple of years – how their skill set and demeanor and personality and whatnot might be a good fit here in Charlotte,” Polk said.
Polk said the important difference between fantasy sports and the NBA is team building is about more than an aggregate of statistics.
“One plus one doesn’t necessarily equal two. You hope it equals three but sometimes it might equal zero,” Polk said. “There’s going to be a market for a lot of guys and you’re going to have to be selective about who fits with what your team’s culture is as well as how the team is going to play offensively and defensively.”