I was pretty disappointed when the Bucks traded Ray Allen to the SuperSonics for a partial season of Gary Payton. Herb Kohl was turning the Bucks into a very sellable asset by getting rid of all the expensive players.
Allen is now negotiating his contract with Seattle. Check this out:
Though the average yearly salary of the contract is $16 million, the starting salary for Allen has not yet been worked out. Allen’s side has given the Sonics the freedom to structure the deal however they choose in order to allow the team to surround Allen with talent, possibly by re-signing some of their own free agents or entering the free-agent market and signing top quality players.
Ray understands what the game is about – winning.