No NBA season means no paychecks -- period.
No NBA season on Nov. 15 means everyone on the Nets’ roster fails to receive their first paycheck.
Due to the NBA lockout, Nets players under contract for the 2011-12 season missed out on a total of $3,872,128 in salary on Tuesday. Under the previous collective bargaining agreement between the NBA Players Association and the league, most players received 1/12th of their salaries on Nov. 15 of each season.
Assuming all of the Nets were on that payment schedule, Deron Williams missed out on roughly $1.4 million. According to CNBC, the average NBA player lost $220,000 on their first paycheck.
Below, we’ve broken down the initial losses for each Net (in alphabetical order), based on the premise that they would have received 1/12 of their salary on Tuesday. We also assumed players with team and player options returned, but we did not include unrestricted free agents, including Kris Humphries, Sasha Vujacic and Quinton Ross.
Jordan Farmar = $333,333 (season = $4,000,000)
Sundiata Gaines = $73,691 (season = $884,293)**
Stephen Graham = $92,245 (season = $1,106,941)**
Damion James = $103,590 (season = $1,243,080)
Brook Lopez = $256,415 (season = $3,076,983)
Anthony Morrow = $333,333 (season = $4,000,000)
Travis Outlaw = $583,333 (season = $7,000,000)
Johan Petro = $270,833 (season = $3,250,000)
Ben Uzoh = $80,322 (season = $963,872)*
Deron Williams = $1,363,317 (season = $16,359,805)
Brandan Wright = $381,716 (season = $4,580,601)*
All salaries via hoopdata.com