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Will The Zajac Deal Become The Model For Future Signings?

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

...let’s break down the deal: 
2013-14 $3.5 million (includes $1 million in signing bonus) 
2014-15 $5 million (includes $1 million in signing bonus) 
2015-16 $6.5 million 
2016-17 $6.5 million 
2017-18 $6.5 million 
2018-19 $6.5 million 
2019-20 $5.75 million 
2020-21 $5.75 million 

The contract also includes a full no-trade clause throughout and, of course, is not front-loaded like the back-diving deals of the past CBA; the salary variance rule in the new CBA having its impact right off the hop. 

Also, notice how the lowest salary amount comes next season in 2013-14 at $3.5 million? My guess is, Zajac’s camp, led by agent Kurt Overhardt, figured to protect against possible escrow payments.

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