Isaac I find it staggering that you find no malice in what the Sixers did.
You might want to look up malice. I think you just mean "incompetence."
Furthermore, this "Confusion" you talk about is that you referring that the Sixers management is incompetent as you say that they didn't know when their players were meant to be paid and were going on whatever Hodges agent said?
Clubs are busy operations - it's easy to go on one set of details and overlook a specific contract thing. They made an assumption and didn't realise that they weren't actually paying late until further down the track.
You say his payments weren't due to the end of the month
End of a given period. I used "month" as an example of a period to keep the concept simple.
Why then was Mal telling the papers that there was a transfer issue as to why his payments didn't happen on the 15th of December. Not to mention that there hadn't been a problem with transfers the previous month.
Because I believe Hodge was originally getting paid to a different bank account (possibly through his agent) and then wanted to change it.
Add to that they then payed Hodges contract out in advance for the rest of the season on the 7th. Why would they need to do this if they feel they have paid on time?
Gesture of good will to keep him playing so that the issue wouldn't further disrupt the team. They paid him and took him to an ATM to physically show him that the money was there.
From this you can conclude there was Amendments to the contract.
No you can't. They were, by the contract, paying him in advance when they weren't required to.
but from what was reported in the newspaper IMO there WAS Malice from the Sixers management regarding this issue.
See further up. Malice would be them trying to screw him. They weren't - they ended up paying more than was required to try and rectify the issue.
Finally, everyone hating on him for leaving because they thought he was looking for an out clause so he could go to the Tigers, NBA or Europe was also UNTRUE and purely speculation by the haters.
And you know that how? Some of his team mates knew he was very eager to get over to the Tigers - he'd said as much. I think I'll go by what they said rather than your guess.
If all you're going on is newspaper articles and your own stubborn position, I don't know why I'm bothering to argue with you. The club were late to pay him based on the schedule they were maintaining, but technically they had been paying early if you went by the contract. Incompetent (hardly new to the NBL) but nothing malicious about it at all. They were relying on Groves money at the time IIRC and from what I was hearing it wasn't always too regular.