Originally Posted by ArlingtonTexan
Especially when the largest part of the "secret" formula is the average salary of the contract. Playing time and wards matter, but sems to be less than pure contract value. Never have seen a "why" as to the year wait.
Realistically, most late 3rds don't provide immedaite returns, so you are looking 2014-15 before getting impact, if at all from the compensatory picks.
According to McClain performance with new team is part of the formula. He says we should all hope these players do well. The better they do the better compensation we will get.
Who knows if this is true or not.