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Keith Bogans will make nearly $5.1 million Boston next season

Jul 15, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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Sometimes it’s good to be trade filler.

Keith Bogans is a “3 and D” NBA roll player who has stuck in the league for a decade, a guy who averaged just 4.2 points a game last season for the Nets, but he defended well and started 23 games for them.

He made $1.2 million for that role last season, a fair price.

But he’s about to get a huge pay raise as he moves to Boston for the coming season. Why? Not his play, it’s all about the fun of the NBA salary cap and making trades, which Mark Deeks of the fantastic site ShamSports breaks down for us.

The rebuilding Boston Celtics insisted upon Jason Terry (and, primarily, his salary) being included in the Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett trade with the Nets. Brooklyn could afford it and were prepared to pay it, but, in light of all their recent roster turnover, they didn’t have the necessarily medium-size expiring contracts that are so useful in trade scenarios that would have facilitated it. In order to provide the necessary salary to match, then, they had to sign and trade someone.

Into the breach steps Bogans, who will now earn $5,058,198 in 2013-14.

That salary is fully guaranteed for the first year. T

This is a three-year deal where the Celtics can get out of the next two without penalty. You can assume they want to, but the Celtics will be making a lot of other trades this year and guys making that mid-level kind of salary are valuable trade chips. Which means he could get moved and that salary picked up for another season because of its value as a trade value.

And for that, you get a few threes and some solid defense.

  1. jpizzle227 - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    What is $ 5.1 million Boston?

    • tcclark - Jul 15, 2013 at 3:06 PM

      That’s $5.1 million worth of Lobster.

      • buttfumbles - Jul 15, 2013 at 5:28 PM

        or chowda

    • Anoesis - Jul 15, 2013 at 5:53 PM

      You weren’t aware NBA teams can print their own money?

  2. Kevin S. - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Unreported aspect of Bogans’ salary being this high – the Nets can structure Bogans for Terry as a one-for-one trade. This lets the Nets aggregate Terry’s salary with other players in a trade immediately, instead of having to wait two months to do so. It’s a small benefit, but it lets the Nets explore more trades during the summer roster-building period instead of having to wait until the month or so before the trade deadline.

  3. boltokmymaster - Jul 15, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Nobody cares…

  4. turdfurgerson68 - Jul 15, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    That’s about $5 million more than that scrub-a-dub is worth. How/why is he still in the NBA???

    The only player worth less than Bogans is probably Sundiata Gaines.

    • Kevin S. - Jul 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      You think this has anything to do with how much he’s worth?

      • turdfurgerson68 - Jul 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

        No, not at all. NBA GM’s move in mysterious ways.

        That being said he’s a fringe D-Leaguer at best….and possibly the luckiest guy on the planet.

  5. dezglobal - Jul 15, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Some guys have all the luck lol

  6. titansbro - Jul 15, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Lol @ the NBA

  7. somebakedkid - Jul 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    “Keith Bogans is a “3 and D” NBA roll player ”
    “He made $1.2 million for that role last season, a fair price.”


  8. simonkuntz - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:03 AM

    Learn to edit your writing. You have so many typos dude… I came across 3 in the whole article without even looking for typos

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