Cohen 8-Ball: How to Win the Cap Game
Cohen’s Analysis: $10-15 Million Per Year – A player earning this much per season should be categorized in the A- sector of the league. He is an All-Star talent, but isn’t someone that can exclusively propel his team to a title. A compilation of A- players, however, can potentially be a substitute for having one A+ competitor. The 2004 Pistons, for instance with Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton and Ben and Rasheed Wallace, are the perfect model for such a theory. Examples of players in this echelon today include Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge, Rajon Rondo, Tony Parker and Blake Griffin.