Wilcox earning 10 million/year would be ridiculous. Magic/Bird didn't even earn half as much in the 80's. How can GMs just throw millions of dollars and cap flexibility hat mediocre basketball players. I dont get it
Because the reality is that they most likely wont be around long enough to have to suffer the consequences(the good GM's generally dont do that). On top of that, by having a soft cap you may aswell not have a cap and the guarenteed contracts basically make the job a nightmare, you have to not only judge talent, but even more so you have to judge the character, if you are unlucky enough to get someone who will dog it you can do absolutely nothing about it.