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CBA School: Exhibit 5 – Performance Bonuses

Last but not least in our tour of the CBA is Performance Bonuses. While players signing deals at age 35 or older have a lot of bonus leeway, players on entry level deals can only get Exhibit 5 bonuses or games played bonuses.

Let’s dive into Exhibit 5: Performance Bonuses.

Category A Bonuses

Category A bonuses are for clubs to pay to rookies for hitting thresholds or for performance excellence relative to the rest of the team – provided they were negotiated into the deal. Players can get a maximum of $212,500 for any specific category and it maxes out per season at $850,000 in the aggregate.