Aaron Rodgers’ indecision at $47 million


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As Aaron Rodgers ponders his future, several of his Packers teammates — including All-Pro receiver Davante Adams — are stuck in a waiting pattern.

Last summer, Rodgers restructured his contract with a possible exit after this season, but on Wednesday general manager Brian Gutekunst denied making any promises to trade him in the offseason.

But if Rodgers doesn’t retire and Green Bay doesn’t move him, he’ll wear a a massive cap of $46.7 million reached — and the team is already $37.4 million more.

  • This week, the Packers opened up $14 million in cap space in restructuring of contracts by Kenny Clark ($11 million) and Aaron Jones ($3 million).
  • Green Bay could also restructure or release All-Pro linebacker Za’Darius Smith, who has missed much of the season after back surgery and has a cap of $27.7 million (2nd on the team behind Rodgers ).
  • The Packers’ desire to sign UFA Adams on a long-term contract is paralyzed by the ceiling situation; it can be franchised by March 8 (one year, $20 million)

Adams, who is looking for $30 million per season, is the most important point guard of the Packers and forms one of the most dangerous pairs in the league. The five-time Pro Bowler scored 11 touchdowns and set career highs in receptions (123) and yards (1,553) in 2021.

Several teams have reportedly made offers for Rodgers, per ESPN Dianna Russini, who says the reigning NFL MVP will give them an answer “soon”.

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The Knicks’ “Bing Bong” era didn’t last long – and neither did Kemba Walker’s first year in New York.

The team announced Wednesday that the four-time All-Star will not play the rest of the season — the latest evidence of New York’s offseason spending failure.

They allocated $84.1 million of their 2021-22 cap space to sign — or re-sign — Julius Randle ($21.7M), Evan Fournier ($17.1M), Derrick Rose ($13.4M), Alec Burks ($9 .5 million), Nerlens Noel ($8.8 million), Walker ($8.7 million) and Taj Gibson ($4.9 million), all of whom were disappointed.

Walker’s numbers have continued to decline since his best year in 2018-19 (a career-high 25.6 PPG), and by the end of November, Walker was already out of rotation.

  • Walker averages a career low 11.6 PPG on 40.3% FG.
  • He will likely be redeemed or traded this summer — he has one year left with the Knicks for a value of up to $9.2 million.
  • Kemba gave up $20 million total in his buyout/waiver with the Thunder to sign with the Knicks (OKC still owes him about $54 million through 2023).
  • From now on it will earn at least $63 million Knicks and Thunder over the next two seasons.

The acquisition of the local hero had sentimental appeal, but made little sense for a team with several young guards more deserving of playing time.

At 25-34 (12th in the East), it’s safe to say this season has been a giant disappointment after last year’s team finished fourth in the East.

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Time is running out for MLB and its players to reach an agreement.

On Wednesday, the league confirmed that if the two sides do not agree on a new CBA by February 28matches will be canceled without rescheduling — and players will not be paid for lost matches.

The idea of ​​removing this by Monday is highly implausible at best, given the number of key issues at stake — and by Jeff Passan report on the distance between the league and the players’ association.

  • MLB has propose a 214 million dollars competitive equilibrium tax threshold for 2022, while the MLBPA is seeking $245 million.
  • The two parties are separated by $95 million on a pre-arbitrage bonus pool and $135,000 per player on minimum wage.
  • They also disagree on the number of teams that would be in a proposed lottery project.

The players stand lose large sums for each game lost. Mets pitcher (and union leader) Max Scherzer would be to lose the most per game ($232,975), followed by the Angels OF Mike Trout ($199,552).

This situation could perhaps have been avoided if the negotiations had started earlier.

After MLB locked players on Dec. 2, the two teams met for the first time on Jan. 13 — and the league didn’t offer players a counteroffer until mid-February.

Tennis: Novak Djokovic fell from No. 1 in the ATP rankings after a loss to Jiri Vesely in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Championships; Djokovic set a men’s record with 361 weeks at the top of the seed. Daniil Medvedev will take first place.

Soccer: Poland, Sweden and the Czech Republic have released a joint statement saying they have no intention of playing in next month’s World Cup qualifiers in Moscow.

NCAAF: Grambling State has hired former Baylor head coach Art Briles as its next offensive coordinator, per ESPN; Briles was fired by Baylor in 2016 following an investigation into allegations of sexual assault on campus.

Functioning: The New York Marathon will return to full capacity (50,000) after a cancellation in 2020 and limited capacity last fall.

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