Forget about the cap number (even though that is the most important number). Forget about the money to be paid over the first three years of the contract (even though that is the second most important number) For now, let's focus on the least important number of all. The avg cost of Mario's new deal...... if you were the guy writing his new deal, what's your max avg salary? $15M/yr $23M/yr $6M/yr or do you really not care as long as it's cap friendly for the first 3 years? please, justify your max valuation.