An $11M/year deal will pay him the same as Monta Ellis and just a tad shy of Steve Nash’s average salary ($11.7M) over the next three seasons. He’ll get less than the max or near-max guys (Gil Arenas, Chris Paul, Deron Williams), less than Baron Davis ($13M) and Tony Parker ($13.5-ishM) but considerably more than the next tier down—Devin Harris ($8.8M), Jose Calderon ($8.9M), Mo Williams ($8.9M) and T.J. Ford ($8.5M).*
All salary figures here are the average of the next three seasons.
For someone who can’t hit a jump shot, Rondo got a very, very fair deal. Congrats, Rajon. We’ll enjoy watching through the middle of the next decade.
In other words, this is about right, and, if anything, a bit of a reach for the C’s. Just a bit.
But it’s official: The team is hitching its future to Rajon. We’ll have more on what this means for the C’s salary cap going forward later today.