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Ronnie Price - PG, 6'2, 190
Free agent - Last played with Phoenix (2017)
       Date of birth: 06/21/1983
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2005
     Out of: Utah Valley
  NBA Experience: 12 years
  Hand: Right

2nd August, 2005 NBA Signed a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Sacramento.
26th July, 2007 NBA Signed a two year, $2,288,000 contract with Utah.
14th July, 2009 NBA Re-signed by Utah to a two year, $2,631,250 contract.
23th December, 2011 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Phoenix.
18th July, 2012 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Portland.
21st February, 2013 NBA Waived by Portland.
25th July, 2013 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Orlando.
2nd July, 2014 NBA Waived by Orlando.
24th September, 2014 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
17th July, 2015 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Phoenix.
13th August, 2016 NBA Signed a two year, $5 million contract with Oklahoma City.
24th October, 2016 NBA Waived by Oklahoma City.
27th January, 2017 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Phoenix.
6th February, 2017 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Phoenix.
16th February, 2017 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Phoenix.
When: Where:
2001 - 2003 Nicholls State (NCAA)
2003 - 2005 Utah Valley State (NCAA)
July 2005 Sacramento Kings (Summer League)
August 2005 - June 2007 Sacramento Kings (NBA)
July 2007 - June 2011 Utah Jazz (NBA)
December 2011 - June 2012 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
July 2012 - February 2013 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
July 2013 - July 2014 Orlando Magic (NBA)
September 2014 - June 2015 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
July 2015 - June 2016 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
August 2016 - October 2016 Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
January 2017 - June 2017 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
From blog:

   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010

The teams projected to be over the $70,307,000 luxury tax threshold in 2010 include Boston ($77.8 million, assuming Sheed got nothing), Dallas ($84.5 million), Denver $83.8 million), Houston ($73.6 million after the Trevor Ariza/Courtney Lee trade), the L.A. Lakers ($91.9 million before Shannon Brown), Orlando ($92.6 million), Portland ($72.8 million) and Utah ($75.3 million). Some of those teams will never get under the tax threshold, and some of them won't try. But some will, and even those that don't make it will probably pawn off excess salary onto the teams with cap space they're otherwise struggling to use. Here are some such dumps that I'm officially predicting, apart from the ones that I'm not.

4) C.J. Miles, or Ronnie Price, or both

- In spite of it all, Utah are still over the tax. Trying to get under it has cost them Ronnie Brewer, Eric Maynor and Wesley Matthews, and yet they're still $5 million over it. To get under it this year, they could dump the above two, yet Miles is a good two-way player on a decidedly reasonable contract. They don't want to just have to dump him. Doing so would leave only Othyus Jeffers and Raja Bell at the two guard spot, which isn't really sufficient, and it'd mean losing a young contributor. Even if they get a first round pick for him, it'll smart. But if there's another way to get under the tax, I don't see it. As much as it might be preferable to trade Andrei Kirilenko somewhere - especially since he's bolting for New Jersey next offseason - it won't be easy. $17.8 million contracts are not easy to deal. This, then, puts Miles on the hot seat.

The only question is how much of a priority Utah puts on dodging the luxury tax. Based on last year, it's quite a lot.

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   Tax Payers, Trade Kickers, And Other Deadline Day Bookkeeping

That leaves Utah and Houston as pre-deadline projected tax payers. And as of today, both still are. Utah saved a little bit of 2010/11 tax when they made the Deron Williams deal, but they were still $4,907,732 over it in the aftermath, and never made another deal. Rumours of Raja Bell to Minnesota went nowhere - the Timberwolves presumably realising just in time that they don't need 34 year old veterans for the stretch run when they have only 13 wins - and players like C.J. Miles and Andrei Kirilenko were not moved to cut costs. Strangely, neither was Ronnie Price; his $1,321,250 salary was not enough to get the Jazz under the tax, but a simple trade him and cash to a team with cap space, as predicted way back when, would have saved them that much again in luxury tax. Alas, it did not happen. And I'm not sure why.

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   Sham's unnecessarily great big draft board: Point Guards

Kevin Anderson - Anderson compares to Ronnie Price. Ronnie Price has had a multi-year NBA career, in spite of his fringe talent, so such a comparison is meant favourably. Yet a key condition to the comparison is to note that Ronnie is slightly better at everything. Both are point guard sized without being point guards, although both have improved in this regard, particularly Ronnie. Both are athletic, but only Ronnie can do this:

Both put forth good defensive effort and have decent hands, but Ronnie is bigger and faster. Both are making the adjustment to the point guard spot from being undersized scorers, but Ronnie has made it better. Both put forth good defensive effort and have good hands, but Ronnie is more disruptive. Both are sub-par jumpshooters, but Ronnie has slightly more consistent range (which, considering his 31% career NBA three point shooting, is no great endorsement). And both are small, but Ronnie is slightly bigger. Anderson had a good senior campaign, aided (and aiding) a good season for the entire Spiders program. He has skills, effort and hustle. Yet he still comes up a little short.

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   2017 NBA Manifesto

Ronnie Price
PG, 6’2, 190lbs, 34 years old, 12 years of experience

Had as many fouls as points, and his offence has eroded to the point of being non-existent. He now almost exclusively takes three-pointers, and that is not something he has ever been good at. Defensively, Price was given (and seemed to embrace) the sparkplug role, though this did mean plenty of gambling. A marginal NBA talent at this point due to how minimal the offensive contributions are, although the defensive effort may carry him along for a bit further yet.

Player Plan: Expiring minimum salary and probably not worth another one.

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