Two years ago
How much is a win worth in dollars?
At the risk of starting another CJ thread I was wondering today how much a win is worth for an NBL club. My understanding is that by letting CJ go when they did the club avoided having to pay out his entire contract and instead only need to pay him one extra month's salary as compensation. He's been here for 2 months so this additional month would make it 3 months total. The season goes for what, about 6 months? So by cutting him when then did they saved half of his $37k salary, let's round it up and call it $20k saved.
Now, as others have pointed out CJ actually would have been pretty handy yesterday after Gibbo and DJ fouled out and we had no one left who looked like they wanted to take a shot. It's conveivable that a player renown as coming up big in the clutch who has a knack of putting the ball in the hoop and who recently dropped 15 in the final quarter against this same WIldcats team could have been enough to get the team over the line.
DO you think the club would have been prepared to eat $20k if it meant they got the win yesterday?
(Yes, I know it's a ridiculous hypothetical scenario and no one has anyway of really knowing if CJ would have made a difference, I'm just curious whether it's possible to quantify a win in dollars.)